Mrs. Thompson's January GE News
Gifted Education News for Rush Creek Elementary
CogAT Testing Schedule Grades 2-4
Grade 2 Schedule for Testing:
January 12, 13 & 14
January 19, 20 & 21
Marshik 1:00-2:00 (testing 1/22 instead of 1/21)
January 26, 27 & 28
Grade 3 Schedule for Testing:
February 3rd 9:40-11:10 and 2:00-3:30 Riddle & Hritzko
February 4th 9:40-11:10 and 2:00-3:00 Luedemann, Felton & Burns
Grade 4 Schedule for Testing:
January 14th 11:15-12:15 and 2:10-3:50
Pull Out Groups for 3rd-5th
Parent Open Houses for Non-Verbal Seminars of LEGO Robotics and K'nex Bridges!
Grade 3 K'NEX Open House - Wednesday, January 13th 2:00-2:40
Multipurpose Room 122
Grade 5 LEGO Robotics Open Houses -
Thursday's Group: January 20th 12:20-12:55 (right after lunch during recess)
Friday's Group: January 22 12:20-12:55 (right after lunch during recess)
Back hallway - Room 302 (computer lab)
Please sign in at the office. Thank you!
Perennial Math Wall of Fame
Fabulous 5 Scores for November:
Perfect Scores for November:
Fabulous 5 Scores for December:
Perfect Scores for December:
February 4th and February 8th from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Feel free to stop in and check on your child's progress in GE. I will be attending the Minnesota Educators Gifted & Talented Conference on February 2nd, so I will not be available during this conference day.
Young Scientist Roundtable
Please join us on:
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 7-8 p.m.
at Wayzata Central Middle School
305 Vicksburg Lane Plymouth MN 55447
Presenter: Dr. Terry Jones
Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Minnesota
“Theory of Relativity”
Albert Einstein is famous for his Theory of Relativity, but many people don’t know that he actually developed two theories. The first is called the Special Theory of Relativity, which explains what happens to objects moving at speeds close to the speed of light relative to each other, but does not include the effects of gravity. Einstein later developed his General Theory of Relativity, which includes gravity and led to our current understanding of the Universe as a whole. Dr. Jones will focus on the Special Theory of Relativity, which is surprisingly accessible to students and forces us to think differently about time and
space. He will then briefly cover the General Theory of Relativity and how both profoundly important theories are used in nearly all of our current technologies.
Your FREE participation in each month’s Young Scientist Roundtable is funded by Gifted Education 279.
Minnesota Institute for the Talented & Gifted - MITY
GE Monthly District Parent Meetings
Our first two Osseo district GE parent meetings have been successes! The purpose of these meetings is to provide parent support for students participating in gifted education needs based classes. There will be monthly meetings throughout the year with various topics – see schedule below. These sessions will be facilitated by several of our #279 Gifted Education Teachers. All meetings will be held at Oak View Elementary and will be from 6:30-7:30 pm. Childcare for children 4+ and a light snack will be provided.
January 12th, 2016
Motivation, Enthusiasm, and Underachievement
February 9th, 2016
Idealism, Unhappiness and Depression
March 29th, 2016
Communication: The Key to Relationships
April 12, 2016
Not Just Gifted? Twice-Exceptional Children, Organization Issues
May 10th, 2016
Advocating for Your Gifted Child Gifted Child