Nichols GT Scoop
September - October 2021
Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life. - Linus Pauling
5th Grade - Mystery of Me
5th grade GT students started the year getting to know themselves in our Mystery of Me Unit. Students wrote a poem about the Best Part of Me. Students learned about the 5 love languages, discovered their creative type, learned their personality type and discovered what their name means. Students interviewed their parents to learn how they got their name. The fifth graders then created an acrostic poem using their name and created a name transformation to complete their What’s in a Name project.
researches the history of her name.
Jovani & Martin
work on their name transformations.
Kimberly & Valeria
create their name transformations.
In our next unit, our fifth graders are traveling on a road trip to their ideal location/vacation destination in the United States!
6th Grade - Logo Design
6th grade GT students started the year by learning about logo design and the 5 principles of logo design. Students researched the different concepts of logos such as color, negative space, proportion & symmetry, motion, use of fancy font, keeping it simple, hidden meanings, and thinking outside the box. Students then utilized everything they learned about logos to create four logo designs of their own for their GT class. These designs were then shared with their class and their peers provided feedback to help them reflect and improve their designs. Students then choose one design to redesign based on the feedback they received. Each class then voted on the redesigns to select one logo design per class and one overall logo design was then selected to represent 6th grade GT!
Aiden & Cale
work on designing their logos.
Elizabeth, Katherine, Chloe, & Audrey
work on their logo designs.
Eliel & Tristan
research the elements of logo designing.
The overall class logo design winner for sixth grade:
Class Logo Design Winners
logo was chosen as the winning design by Tuesday 1st period students.
logo design was chosen as the winning deign by Tuesday 2nd period students.
logo was chosen by Thursday 1st period students.
logo was chosen by Thursday 2nd period students.
logo was chosen by Thursday 5th period students.
Crime Scene Investigation is our next unit and our sixth graders are excited to learn and participate in hands on lessons!