Guardians of the Galaxy
Defenders, Preservers, Stewards, and Emissaries
In what ways are guardians important to you? to humankind?
Up for Grabs...
YOU CUBED...a project based on the design and marketing of guardianship. Think guardianship in a box!
Inspiration in a Box
This project will detail a student created logo, description of branding, details of a student created product, and marketing plan demonstrating full ownership of their student created cube. Product rubric and details are being distributed to students now, and we will work on this through the month of December.
Students need to practice thinking divergently, and will become better problem solvers if given the opportunity. Transferring these skills to real life problems will be our focus over the next few weeks. Divergent thinking is to think creatively. We will focus on expanding creativity through flexibility, fluency, originality, and elaboration exercises. An example divergent question is posed in the picture box.
Inspiration in a Box
Frequently Asked Questions:
I send a newsletter at the beginning of the month; this month I am bit late. The Remind 101 app will be used to notify you of meetings and updates. I recently sent home a remind app code with the information on it to receive the updates.
What can we expect regarding homework for GT?
Each month students are responsible for a THINK TANK and NEWS TODAY submission; your student should have brought home a detailed information sheet on this. If not, I have added one to this newsletter. Your child should be reading their book, and reflecting in their composition notebook outside of our GT time.
How much outside work will my child have assigned in GT?
Our GT program requires very little outside of class work. If it is required, you will be made aware of it in advance. We encourage students to be independent investigators, curious for new knowledge, and creating learning for themselves.
GT Spring Trip Parent Meeting, DESTINATION:NASHVILLE
An information parent meeting is scheduled for November 10th, 6 pm, RGLMS
Today’s News is Tomorrow’s History
Each month students are responsible for finding ONE current credible news article pertaining to: an event, invention, scientific discovery, political or cultural event, or artifact that impacts or could impact their world. Students need to understand the news article and be able to tell others about it with confidence. The news article must be handwritten or printed out from digital source or clipped from a journal, magazine, or newspaper. The source must be recorded and dated. It is of great importance that the student completes the research, but they are encouraged to discuss the news article with their family.
Your child’s Today’ s NEWS clipping is due Wednesday of the ____________________________week of the month.
Our think tank is designed for students to nurture their creativity. The think tank is an empty tank reserved for student’s input, ideas, and brainstorms. This is a platform meant to encourage divergent thinking and establish a safe place for students to communicate their ideas. These are to be submitted on a 3X5 notecard monthly or more often if needed. To submit they must include their name and class, as well as ask me to initial their card.
Your child’s Think Tank submittal is due Thursday of the ________________________week of the month.