Mrs. Thompson's June 2016 GE News

Gifted Education News for Rush Creek Elementary

Thank you for all your wonderful wishes!

What a year! I have had a great time working with your students and the rest of the Rush Creek community this year! Thank you for all you have done for your children and our school throughout the year. I wish all the best to those of you that will not be returning to Rush Creek next year. For my 5th graders, I wish you the best in Middle School, please stay in touch. Welcome to the new second grade families of students I will begin to work with next year on a regular basis. Lastly, to all those returning to Rush Creek, I look forward to reconnecting with you in the fall! Thank you for being part of my teacher life this year. Have a wonderful summer!


Rush Creek students in grades 3, 4, and 5 are featured in this weeks Osseo-Maple Grove Press for accomplishments in CML, Perennial Math and Math Masters. The edition is on sale now and you can usually buy a copy at Cub Foods in Maple Grove.

Here is the link:

Big image


We had a beautiful day for our egg drop on Tuesday. The goal was to build a container so that BOTH eggs survived! We had many students who accomplished this. These students received a button and are pictured with their class below. Everyone who participated also received a certificate. An egg-ceptionally good time was had by all!
Big image

Congratulations to 4 students who had a perfect score on a Wordmaster's meet this year! They received a medal today!

Big image

Summer Creativity, Math & Science Schoology Course is here!!

Something new this year is a Gifted Ed course in Schoology that provides all kinds of creative and critical thinking activities and links for students to engage in over the summer! I have also included practice CML problems! Any student that has participated in GE this year will be able to access this with a special code. Students will log into Schoology with their Osseo apps log in and join the course using this access code-FQGZ8-MNB3T. Please see detailed directions below. I have shared this information with all 3rd - 5th graders but younger ones can join too, just let me know so I can add them. Let me know if you have any trouble,

Directions for GE Summer Schoology Course:

  1. Go to the Rush Creek website
  2. Under the students tab select Schoology
  3. Enter student's RC username and password that they use at school
  4. Select the "Courses" tab
  5. Click "join" and enter the Access Code: FQGZ8-MNB3T

GE Monthly District Parent Forums

W enjoyed the chance to connect with some of the GE parents from across our district during the parent forums this year! We hope they were a beneficial way to learn about issues in Gifted Education and connect with other parents. Based on feedback we received we do plan to continue them next year. Look for more information in the fall for topics and dates. If you were not able to attend any of the forums this year but are interested in the information please see the links to the presentations below.

materials from past presentations