Goodrich Gifted News
Friday, September 25, 2015
6th Grade Advanced Math
Next week, the students will practice dividing rational numbers, review properties of operations, such as the distributive property, and complete task #2 on their Real World Experience project. I'm looking forward to another fun week of learning!
3rd/4th Differentiated Engagement Block (DEB)
On Thursday, the students participated in a learning simulation. To get them excited and engaged in the unit, they became explorers themselves! Click on the link to The Goodrich Way blog to read about their adventure!
Next week, the students will finish their exploration simulation reflection. They will also be introduced to the explorer, Marco Polo. The students will gain an understanding of who he was, what he explored, and his accomplishments as an explorer by reading articles and stories about his life. I have some critical thinking activities planned that I know the students will enjoy!
Sticky Note Storm
Students working on their pre-assessment.
Students dressed as explorers!
Students opened their treasure maps once their voyage began!
5th/6th Differentiated Engagement Block (DEB)
On Thursday, the students began working on an activity called a Task Rotation, which provides students the opportunity to complete four interrelated tasks in different learning styles. This specific task rotation focuses on age. If your child has not yet brought in pictures from different stages of his/her life, please have him/her bring those in by Monday!
Next week the students will finish their task rotation. The students will also complete a short research activity on Coming of Age celebrations. Goodrich's LRC teacher, Mrs. Sayre, will be joining the class Tuesday to give a book talk. Her book talk will be given on four different novels focused on the theme, Coming of Age. As a class we will choose which one of the four books we will read for our novel study. I am really looking forward to an exciting week!
The Gifted Parent Meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 14th @ 7PM at Jefferson Junior High.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Have a great weekend!