CMSS GT

Sept. 28, 2015

Lesson Plans for week of Sept. 28

5th Advisory: Team Building/Problem Solving

Students will work together on a team building activity.


6th Advisory: Team Building/Problem Solving

Students will work together on a team building activity.


5th Seminar: STEM Starters Unit

Students will expand on their understanding of systems by categorizing systems. Then, they will explain what a system is not. Students will record generalizations about systems in their learning logs.


6th Seminar: Self-Awareness Unit

Students will use technology to create a newsletter to demonstrate what they have learned about themselves as a gifted learner.

What's Happening in GT?

Sept. 29: GT Parent Orientation - 6th grade parents @ 6:00 - 6:45p.m., 5th grade parents @ 7:00 - 7:45p.m.


October 1: $35 deposit due for Global Gateway program (6th graders only)


October 9: 5th grade Service Learning trip to Greystone Nursing Home (Teams 5-3, 5-5)


October 16: Last payment of $35 due for Global Gateway program (6th graders only)


November 13: 5th grade Service Learning trip to Greystone Nursing Home (Teams 5-1, 5-2, 5-4)


Please join the CMSS GT CELLY! I am using Celly, a platform for instant social networks, in the classroom. Celly is completely private and does not advertise. Your name and number are protected and you will be identified by your unique username only. Celly is available on iPhone, Android, web, SMS text and even email. I will use Celly to send you GT updates and reminders.


How to Join:
I have created a classroom cell called cmssgt5 (5th grade parents) or cmssgt6 (6th grade parents). You can choose how you want to receive Celly messages, whether on your feature phone, the web dashboard, your smartphone or email.

To Use Celly via SMS Text
1. Text @cmssgt5 or cmssgt6 to 23559
2. Follow the instructions in the reply that you get.

To Use Celly via Android
1. Download the Celly app from the Google play store http://cy.tl/16LHTjg
2. Sign up for an account - you will need to validate using email, facebook, twitter, or your cell phone number.
3. After you log in, click the plus button at the bottom of your inbox. On that screen, enter @cmssgt5 or cmssgt6 and click join.

To Use Celly via iPhone
1. Download the Celly app from the Apple iTunes App Store. http://cy.tl/16LIuRZ
2. Sign up for an account - you will need to validate using email, facebook, twitter, or your cell phone number.
3. After you log in, click the celly logo in the top left to open the left panel
4. Click "Join Cell" on the top toolbar and type in @cmssgt5 or cmssgt6.

To Use Celly via Web
1. Head to cel.ly/signup
2. Fill out the signup form
3. Once you've signed up and logged into your account, type in @cmssgt5 or cmssgt6 in the join cell box. You can also join a cell by clicking "cells" on the top toolbar

After following these instructions, you will either join the cell immediately, or might need to wait for approval depending on the cell settings.