April GT Newsletter 2016

Mrs. Hartsell

Look at all the great things going on in GT!

We are finishing up all of our projects. Here's what we have been working on.

Kindergarten- Yolanda the Yarnspinner was introduced as a new character and reinforced the concepts of divergent thinking. We discussed that divergent thinking allows us to use our imagination and helps us see many possibilities. Yolanda the Yarnspinner allows students to learn about the art of storytelling. She weaves word pictures with her creative use of language. Each student created their own stories on the I-PAd or the laptop using Storybird. This activity allowed students to use their imagination and make their story come to life using colorful language.

1st Grade- Each student created and developed an invention. Students made a prototype of their invention and explained how it worked to the class. Right now, students are working on their own stories using Storybird. As soon as they finish, your child's story will be coming to you by e-mail. :)

2nd Grade- Students are finishing up their Party Planning project. Each student planned a party including invitations, party planning budget sheet, and Google Slide Show about planning their party!

3rd Grade- Hope your child has been coming home and sharing some interesting facts about the Egyptian pyramids with you. We reasearched and even looked inside a few. Each partner group also made their own pyramids using tooth picks and marshmallows. We also learned about Mummification. Can you tell who our Mummy is?

4th Grade- The Road trip across the United States has allowed students to explore new states and landmarks along the way. Each group was in charge of creating their mileage during the two week adventure, calculate the cost of gas, and stay within their budget as they plan their lodging and food. Students will present their project by using a prezi.

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GT Information

It has been a pleasure to have your student this year in GT. Our last day of GT will be May 12th. I hope you have a great relaxing summer. Thanks for all your support and the generous amount of supplies that everyone has donated all year.

*Progress Reports will go out the last week of school.

Our last day of GT will be Thursday, May 12th.

Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.

-Walt Disney


Mrs. Hartsell