2nd Grade SAGE News
As the heart of the gifted community, the mission of the SAGE Center is to ensure all students, as members of a global society, foster their uniqueness, develop their potential, and embrace their true belonging through learning experiences distinguished by:
- Courageous exploration and discovery of passions in a flexible and innovative environment
- Support systems for students, staff, and community
- Ownership and self-regulation in a student-driven culture
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Conferences and Progress Reports
SAGE parent teacher conferences will be held in January this year. Look for information to be sent via email closer to the event. SAGE progress reports will be given at the end of first semester.
If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's SAGE teacher.
Primary Fall Showcase
Thursday, Nov. 29th, 4:30-6:30pm
6889 North Oak Trafficway
HOME CONNECTION: Ask your child: What is one of your strengths and how does it impact you as an individual?
HOME CONNECTION: Ask your child: What are different ways you can decompose multi-digit numbers and defend your answer?
Blocking with Bots
The Blocking with Bots programmers have been busy learning about and coding their Ozobots. Using different color codes, students instructed the bots to travel at different speeds like snail dose and turbo, do special moves like back walk and tornado, and choose a direction to turn when at an intersection. Students started designing their own tracks for the Ozobot to travel. The goal is to get the Ozobot to move smoothly and continuously without stopping.
Next up… Spheros!
HOME CONNECTION: An algorithm is a process or set of rules to be followed by a computer. Ask your child to write an algorithm for a task that they do every day (ex. brushing teeth, making a sandwich, etc.). See if you, the adult, can complete the task as it is written.
HOME CONNECTION: Ask your child which endangered animal they are researching and why the chose it.
HOME CONNECTION: Ask your child about how the plants we are growing get their nutrients in a hydroponic system. Ask your child what plants we are growing and what they notice from week to week about the plant growth.
Lego My Machine
HOME CONNECTION: Ask your student to point out screws, gears and inclined planes in everyday life. How do these simple machines help accomplish work or make work easier?
HOME CONNECTION: Ask your child what new vocabulary they are learning in Spanish this week.
PAGS Parent Ed Camp
Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 6-7:15pm
6889 North Oak Trafficway
Join us for Parents Ed Camp on November 14 at the SAGE Center! You will be able to meet with other parents as you discuss topics and resources that impact you and your gifted child(ren).
Limited childcare will be provided by our Middle School SAGE students for kids ages 5 and up.
Please RSVP to the event using this link so we can know how many parents to expect. We will then reach out to see if you will be using childcare services so that we can ensure enough coverage.