It's more than just a class.
Challenge Friday - Spaghetti Towers
Collaboration and creativity at it's finest!
8th grade - Envision Project
8th grade students working with their "spouses" on future financial decisions.
7th Grade - Cow-Eye Dissection
Learning about eye anatomy - and then seeing it directly for yourself!
Third Quarter Projects- Research
6th Grade Spectra - Infographics - We are taking our research and applying it to a graphic format. We have studied the popularity infographics and how they can help us communicate our research to a global audience!
7th Grade Spectra - Passion Project - From steroid use to the dangers of hover boards, students are researching topics of interest and packaging their findings into a college-level quality presentation. Go easy on your 7th grade Spectra student - this project is by far the most intense of the 3-year middle school Spectra program! :)
8th Grade Spectra - Envision - This is one of my most favorite research projects! Students are taking their research on their future and presenting them to the class. Some students have chosen to take on spouses to help with the financial and lifestyle decisions, while others wanted to remain single and in complete control. Don't just ask your 8th grade Spectra student where they are going to college and what they are going to be when they grow up - ask to see their house and what their adult lives may look like!
4th Quarter Preview
6th Grade Spectra - Infomercials - Students will get to create a product and produce a commercial for their product!
7th Grade Spectra - Create a Country! - Will your child be President or a Queen? Will his face be on his national currency? You'll find out as 7th grade spectra students develop their own country, form alliances, and possibly take over the world!
8th Grade Spectra - Mental Health - Students will view various aspects of a mental illness of their choice. To support this topic, we will go on a tour of the 1869 St. Louis Historical Lunatic Assylum near Tower Grove Park and then eat lunch together at Cunneto's on The Hill!
Advocacy is most important in gifted education and it usually falls to the Gifted Education Specialist and parents of gifted students. Through education, we can make a difference!
Anglia S. Wittmus, M.S. Ed., NBCT
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