Mrs. Scott's Spectrum Classes

scottma@rcschools.net

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Classes have been meeting for nearly two months now. It is wonderful to see the enthusiasm each student brings to our sessions. I anticipate a positive year as we seek to create a learning environment where each student feels safe, appreciated, and is challenged to grow.


I will be sending digital newsletters via email throughout the year. Please let me know if you would prefer to have a paper copy, and I will be happy to send one home with your child.


Thanks again for all you do!

OUR THEME FOR THE YEAR

Last year, we studied the theme of invention. Students completed several projects throughout the year that revealed the identity of their "Mystery Inventor". This year's theme is the concept of "change". Through the lenses of math, reading, history, and science, students will develop their conceptual understanding of change. This first quarter we have created a concept web about ourselves, a concept web about literature, and a concept web about change. We have read about changing behavior, with lots of discussion and written reflections about the readings. Students have also begun work on their independent projects related to their strengths and areas of interest.

**These independent projects will be due the week of December 5, 2016.

INTERESTED IN THE DUKE TIP TALENT SEARCH?

http://tip.duke.edu/


Duke TIP is a non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of gifted students. By enrolling in the program, students have the opportunity to take above level tests that can help identify their strengths. There are also other benefits offered through this program. Check out their FAQ for more information by following the link. If you are interested, you may sign up online, or send me an email requesting a brochure.

Creative Lunches to Pack

http://www.mensaforkids.org/teach/activity-plans/too-cool-for-school-lunches/


Tired of the same old sandwich and chips? Check out this site for some creative lunch ideas like "sandwich sushi" or "fruit stackables".

MARY SCOTT

Before becoming a Spectrum Facilitator, Mrs. Scott moved to Tennessee from Missouri. She taught elementary education for 23 years, in addition to part-time classes for beginning teachers at Moberly Area Community College. She holds BSE and MSE degrees in early childhood education, elementary education, and middle school education. She has endorsements for Gifted and Talented education as well. Mrs. Scott has two sons that reside in the state of Tennessee with their families, which have blessed her with three beautiful granddaughters!