As the heart of the gifted community, the mission of the SAGE Center is to ensure all students, as members of a global society, foster their uniqueness, develop their potential, and embrace their true belonging through learning experiences distinguished by:
- Courageous exploration and discovery of passions in a flexible and innovative environment
- Support systems for students, staff, and community
- Ownership and self-regulation in a student-driven culture
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What We Have Been Learning
First grade students got to try various foods from the rainforest.
1st graders completed a straw challenge to see who could build the tallest structure.
Endangered animals unit of study students created a video with Animoto.
Marine biology unit of study students created animal habitat dioramas.
2nd graders worked through the engineering design process for their PBL project.
A guest speaker from the Assistance League of Kansas City came for a visit to kick off a PBL (problem-based learning) project.
1st graders dissected owl pellets.
2nd graders painted and decorated the candy bars they made for a creativity project.
Geology students tested the absorption of water in soil and how it affects erosion.
Spanish with Señora Meyer
Kindergarteners and First Graders are continuing to add to their Spanish vocabulary through activities, games and conversations. This month we’ve added “I like” and “I don’t like” as we talk about cookies. I find that there are lots of strong opinions out there about cookies! In the coming weeks, students will bring home to share a mini-book about a family of cookies.
Second graders are making the jump from responding verbally in Spanish to writing in the language. Writing is a more complex language skill and needs scaffolding to help students work at this new level. To practice our writing, students are creating their own monster, then using a sentence frame to write several sentences about their creation. These projects will be completed before the winter break.
Extension Calendar for December
Check out these boredom busters which promote creative thinking.
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