GT Newsletter

Mrs. Hartsell

January 2016


If You Can Dream It, You can do it!

-Walt Disney

1st Grade

1st grade students are exploring the layers of the Rainforest. Students are comparing different levels of the Rainforest, researching different animals and plants that live within the Rainforest. They will also compare the different levels of the Rainforest. Students will also have the opportunity to explore the valuable resources that come from the Rainforest. First grade will have this on display during open House in March.

2nd Grade

Second grade students are finishing up on their "Pursuit of Passion" project. They have received some amazing letters from professionals in the community. During Open House in March you will have the opportunity to read their letter they wrote to their professional. We are excited to begin our new project called "Play Ground Design". This project will allow students to use their creative minds to design a playground. Each group will work together to design a Play Ground with a theme. Each student will write a letter to a construction company trying to persuade the company to build their design. This will be on showcase at Open House.
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3rd Grade

Third grade students just finished sharing their presentations on their "Planet Project" along with creating more obstacle course for their Sphero. Students will begin creating their own "Utopian City" and designing their city with Google Sketch Up. This will be shared with you at Open House in March. They have been working hard creating, designing and planning their cities.

4th Grade

Fourth Grade students just finished sharing their presentations on Enigmas. This created a lot great of discussion. I enjoyed hearing all the different theories that they shared and loved watching them debate their theories back and forth.

I hope your student came home and shared details about creating their video game. Fourth Grade is in the process of building and designing a mini golf course. You will have the opportunity to see it during Open House in March.

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4th Grade created their own video game. Mrs. Spears tried them out.

Donations Needed for GT

Masking Tape

Sand paper

paper towel rolls

toilet paper rolls

masking tape

packing tape

duct tape

craft sticks

felt- variety of colors

coffee filters

pipe cleaners(any color)

CAMP INVENTION 2016

Camp Invention coming to Prosper ( Cockrell Elementary) this summer-

June 20th-24th

Check out the Camp Invention's website!


http://campinvention.org/ (Information)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmExNyeW3-o (watch a quick video)

Thanks for all your support! Feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns.