November 2017

HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

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The mission of Georgia Cyber Academy is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for all students.

ADVANCED LEARNER PROGRAM @ GCA

The Elementary School Advanced Learner Program serves approximately 500 students at GCA in K-5th grades. The goal of the Advanced Learner Program is to provide an individualized learning experience that addresses the unique needs of a student who is advancing educationally at GCA and requires additional opportunities to meet the educational and emotional needs of this unique population of students. Our flexible model for services enables us to meet the needs of any and all students who demonstrate the need for academic challenge beyond the regular education curriculum whether they are identified as gifted or not.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When corresponding with ALP Coordinator, Rebekah Cooper, please include your student's name and ID in the subject line. This will make for a quicker response time. Thank you!

K12 LEARNING CIRCLES ARE BACK!

The Magic in Science and Paper Plates or Paper Plate Marble Maze

Have you ever thought that Science could come to life working with a paper plate? Would you like to make something fun that you can share with others and show them that same magic? Please join me for Paper Plate Marble Maze. This is for grades 3rd through 8th.

We will meet on Thursday, November 16th at 1 pm ET| Noon CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT to learn the Science and start the magic. You can share your mazes at a follow up session on Thursday, November 30th at 1 pm ET| Noon CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT.

You will need the following materials to create your own Paper Plate Marble Maze.

Items needed for this project: *

  • Paper Plates (The ones with high edges work best)
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Tape
  • Markers
  • Marbles
  • Optional: Wikki Stix, pipe cleaners, and/or straws
*All supplies are the responsibility of the family/student and are not provided by K12. The project for this build is optional and students are welcome to join even if not planning on building the project.

The Little Island

Target Audience is K-2

“We use this Caldecott Award Winning book to address social-emotional standards for primary gifted students. Not just a social-emotional unit, we answer critical thinking questions, explore literary theme and other ideas, and create a fun island adventure using a grid. Great stuff for our youngest gifted learners: It’s hands-on, requires critical thinking, and good fun.”

This unit has four lessons. The first two lessons are book club discussion format with critical thinking questions. Students will share a comic they create and fill in a graphic organizer. Lessons 3 and 4 will involve projects that extend what they have learned in lessons 1 and 2. Creating a net for a treasure box and making a map using coordinate grids.

Each week you will be given a project to complete before the next class.

We will meet on

Tuesday, November 14th,

November 28th

December 5th

December 12th

at 12:30 pm ET| 11:30 CT | 10:30 am MT | 9:30 am PT

You will need the following materials: paper, scissors, crayons, and tape. Optional: The book The Little Island, I will also share out a video read aloud of the story.

*All supplies are the responsibility of the family/student and are not provided by K12. The project for this build is optional and students are welcome to join even if not planning on building the project.

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We love to see what our students are doing and learning. If you have something you would like to share, send an email to your homeroom teacher.

ELLIE FROM MRS. BELL'S HOMEROOM

Ellie participates in Tae Kwon Do and is a Green belt. She has been accepted into the Black Belt Club at our TKD school, Breakthrough Martial Arts. She won a gold and a bronze medal in a tournament in September and is participating in another one in October. She is doing great and we are so proud of her!

MRS. BELL'S ENRICHMENT SESSION

Samuel went above and beyond with this Main Idea and Supporting Detail activity using the book, Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.

MRS. RUDD'S ENRICHMENT SESSION

5th graders work together to solve problems, and then analyze and justify their answers. You can find additional work at: Mrs. Rudd's Enrichment Padlet

MRS. CHRISTENSEN'S 5TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS

5th graders have been learning about the leaders of the Civil War. After selecting and researching one, students post their information to: Civil War Leader Padlet

MRS. CHRISTENSEN'S 5TH GRADE ELA CLASS

5th graders have been working on narrative writing. Here are a few of the many students who shared their work with their classmates. Additional student work can be seen at: Narrative Writing Padlet

MRS. CHRISTENSEN'S ENRICHMENT SESSION

Lana, Jared and Douglas used their math skills to solve this Saturday Market activity.
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WRITE ME A STORY @ KIDSCOM

Try your writing skills, submit and get published.

http://www.kidscom.com/create/write/write.html

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K-2


Students in grades K-2nd are building a solid foundation to be able to join the ALP team in 3rd grade. They are placed with gifted certified teachers and offered extension/enrichment sessions.

3-5

Students in grades 3-5 that qualify for the Advanced Learner Program will be placed on an ALP team with gifted certified teachers. Qualifications are set forth by GCA and are subject to change year to year; therefore, students will need to requalify yearly to stay in the ALP program. Students may also be placed on an ALP team with qualifying documentation from another school or documentation of prior academic achievement.
NEW GCA WEBSITE

New website location opens up on November 1st.

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