Parent Support Group
Fourth Grade - DIG - May 5, 9:00-10:00 a.m. (outside)
Fifth Grade – Walk to WRMS – Visit GT Classroom and Mrs. Reese – Thursday, May 12th, 10-10:45 a.m.
In addition, they have continued to work on critical and creative thinking skills through a variety of activities.
The children will finish out the year with some creative and critical thinking activities that revolve around the zoo animal “theme”.
The children will finish the year with an exploration of perspectives. They will focus on understanding and appreciating the different views of others though debate experiences, art, and team problem solving experiences. I tried to include activities that recognized the diverse talents/interests of the group.
Recently the inventors used creative problem solving to create mini-games using a limited set of materials.
As soon as their final inventions arrive, the children will make their signs and commercials in class. The inventors will be ready to share with you and their friends at Cedar Creek on May 20th, 11-11:30, in the Cedar Creek Commons Area. We hope you can attend. My favorite part of the event is when they get to share with the friends they made “online” and then have lunch together. The children will also present their new friends with their “magnificent thing” inventions that they made in class.
Brad Jones, an archaeologist, will visit the class and share his experiences on May 3rd. He worked on the “La Belle” ship archaeological project that can be seen at the Bob Bullock Museum. Dr. Jones is a very engaging speaker.
The children will also walk to WRMS on Thursday, May 12th during our class time to visit Mrs. Reese and see her room. This should help with the transition to middle school.
Your child will also receive a letter from me reflecting on the memories of their time in GT. I hope he/she shares the letter with you. I’ll let you know when I send the letters home. It has been an honor to work with such a kind, enthusiastic and hard-working group of students.