GT Academy Newsletter
April / May / June 2018
Field Day Fun
GTA students have worked hard this year, producing outstanding TPSP products and presentations for the GTA Showcase and excelling at competitions (First Place TCEA Robotics, Ninth Place TMSCA State meet, Quiz Bowl Champs, and FPS International Competition!) This last nine weeks, our classrooms were buzzing with excitement as students learned from guest speakers like the Bee Lady and Mr. Floyd. Students had fun and learned so much through owl pellet dissections, lava labs, podcasts, edible Australia maps, and a Scrabble tournament.
Field Day was a fun way to end our school year with friends. Take a look at the link below for more fun photos.
GTA Student Showcase
Sixth grade students guided guests through creative scrapbooks, blogs, vlogs and interviews that documented their their trips to countries around the world. They shared artifacts collected on their travels and explained their budget and itinerary used to plan their journey.
Fifth grade students gave outstanding professional presentations about their areas of expertise, as a result of in depth research done during the first semester. Some of the topics explored were: Deforestation, Lack of Water in Africa, Drones, Genetic Engineering, Future Delivery Systems, and Women at War. Several of the quilts will be on display throughout the Pearland community this summer.
Not only do students learn about the topics they research, but perhaps more importantly, they learn to set goals, manage a long term project, collaborate, resolve conflict, communicate effectively and think critically.
Did you know?
Mrs. Boyd & Mrs. Manning Receive Grant
Mrs. Stenvall Retires
Orbit Visits Mrs. Needler
Take a peek into our classrooms:
Owl Pellet Dissections
What's coming up?
Don't forget to take a few minutes to give feedback through the GTA Parent Survey by July 1st (link below), if you haven't already. We appreciate your support.
Also, take a look at the links for summer opportunities through the libraries, museums and UHCL. Remember - all GTA students' ALEKS subscriptions are good through August. Students can keep up with math skills all summer!
... and mark your calendar for these upcoming GTA events:
June 6 - FPS International Competition - Good Luck Anna!July 30 -August 3 - Math Boot Camp @ PJHW
August 10 - Schedule Pick Up Day
August 14 - GTA 5th Grade Gathering 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
August 20 - First day of school!
September 20 - Gifted Guru @ ESC