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COME MEET JULIE LESLIE!

TOP NEWS: SAGE EVENING PROGRAM


Julie Leslie, GCISD Director of Advanced Academics

  • Thursday, September 27, 2018
  • 5:30 pm Family Social Brown Bag Dinner
  • 6:00 pm Program
  • GCISD’s Professional Development and Education Center (PDEC), 5800 Colleyville Blvd

Invite a friend — our first SAGE program of the fall is FREE. Parents, educators, and students are invited. Older gifted students may benefit from hearing the strategies first-hand; we’d suggest kids 5th or 6th grade and above, depending on the student.

1ST GRADE - CONTRIBUTION

First Graders are learning to think logically with spatial reasoning, and they are about to conduct Authentic Research. We went on a walking tour to meet our Technologist and our Learning Liaison. We took pictures of where they worked and learned a bit about how they help students and teachers. Next week, they will create a survey as a class and will survey their own 1st Grade Classrooms about technology. Eventually, they will present their findings to our Technologist and Learning Liaison. Below are pictures of students presenting their piccollages they created on multiple perspectives about themselves. We practiced speaking loudly and being a helper in another person's presentation.
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2ND GRADE - SYSTEMS

We are learning about our universal theme, SYSTEMS. We went on a systems scavenger hunt throughout OCT taking pics of examples on our iPADS. Students will create Doceris to upload examples and to explain the four generalizations of systems. Students are very excited about the Field Trip that will launch our next big unit of study, It's Extinct! Please turn in your permission slips and payment by Thursday, September 27th. Thank you!
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Discussed Skeletal System, Plant System, Solar System, and a Computer System.

3RD GRADE - POWER

Students created an artistic piece using random craft items. They brainstormed ideas, evaluated best ideas, titled them, and wrote creative stories about them using alliteration. We will talk about the power of a visual and the power of using techniques like alliteration for effect. Students also practiced thinking through if/then thinking to solve logic problems.

4TH GRADE - EXPLORATION

Students are reflecting on a past mistakes from which they have learned lessons. They are also thinking about how these lessons will help them in the future. Ask them what an oxymoron is?

5TH GRADE - CHANGE

Students have been reflecting on the Power of Yet and having a growth mindset. They have picked a goal, either academic or extra-curricular, to demonstrate the steps needed to reach it. They are starting to create visuals and will share them. Students have also worked on developing questions through video clips or images that make them wonder. Next week students will begin to learn about mind-mapping and creating a proposal for an important issue. They will be thinking about who their audience will be and what's needed to inform or persuade them.

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