What's Up Weekly!


Important Dates:

4th 6 weeks

Wednesday January 8th- College Shirt day

Monday January 20th- Student Holiday

Tuesday Jan. 21- Jan. 30- Online STAAR Interim Benchmarks

* Please do not schedule appointments on these days- our students need to be present for our benchmark tests. Thank You!

Wednesday January 29th- 100th day of school!

Friday January 31- GT field trip to Brenham

Monday February 3rd- Counselor's Day

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Learn with IXL at home!

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We’re using IXL to support our curriculum this year, and your child has access to this online program at home. With thousands of skills that match what we’re learning, as well as insights into student progress, IXL is a great resource to help your child excel.


1) Practice

Encourage your child to work on the diagnostics 10 minutes every night.

2) Explore personalized skill suggestions

Encourage your child to visit their Recommendations wall for helpful review or new challenges—it’s full of skills picked just for them!

3) Stay in the loop

Sign in to your child’s account and click on Analytics to see what they’ve been working on and take a peek at their progress. Celebrate your child’s accomplishments Want to receive certificates whenever your child reaches a milestone? Sign in, click on their profile icon, and enter your e-mail address under “Profile & settings”.

Lately at GIS...


Just like our sign in the office says, "Come in" please know that you are welcome at Giddings Intermediate School!

We value our relationships with parents and appreciate the opportunity to partner with you to help our children grow and learn throughout the school year.

If you are ever willing to help in any way, please let us know! We appreciate your support!

~Mrs. Floyd

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?! Riddle of the Week ?!

Repeat to Remember

  • Most memories disappear within minutes, but those that survive the fragile period strengthen with time.
  • Long-term memories are formed in a two-way conversation between the hippocampus and the cortex, until the hippocampus breaks the connections and the memory is fixed in the cortex- which can take many years.
  • Our brains give us only an approximate view of reality, because they mix new knowledge with past memories and store them together as one.
  • The way to make long term memory more reliable is to incorporate new information gradually and repeat it in timed intervals.

Brain Rules by John Medina

Let's see who is reading the newsletter....

Reply to the riddle of the week with the correct answer to receive a prize from Mrs. Floyd.

Please send an email response to the riddle of the week- the first 3 responses will win.

Riddle of the week...

Based on the Brain Rules information from today, what implications does this information have on how students will best retain information in the classroom?

Campus Wide Expectations- Buff a Laws

Please click the link (button) above to see the explanation of our campus expectations. We use tickets to reward positive behavior of students. Students may use their tickets to purchase items and attend a reward activity every 6 weeks.

Character Counts!! #BuffPride

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Braveheart of the Week #Superhero #ThePowerofOne

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Braveheart Award for this week goes to..... Mrs. Janca

Thank you Mrs. Janca for everything that you do!!

Mrs. Janca displays her Superhero power of initiative in many ways. When she sees that something needs to be done, she is proactive, a problem solver, and a great team player!

She works hard to create meaningful lessons and activities for her stations in math class.

She is dependable and consistent. I am so thankful that she is a Buffalo!

Thank you Mrs. Janca for being a SuperHero to many!

Bravely leading students to see their WONDER.

Thank you Mrs. Janca - we appreciate you! (4th grade ELAR Teacher)

#ThePowerofOne #KnowyourWHY

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