Discovery and Discussion
The Inquiry Fair is Coming!
Share Our Pride on June 1, 2016!
Wyckoff Public Library, 7 - 9 pm
What Does This Mean For Parents?
Special Instructions for Discovery Parents:
Discovery Modes of Presentation:
Magazines, journals, diaries, and creative fiction must be carefully proofread and reviewed before being published. Students must complete writing and formatting magazines by the second week of May. Once I have proofread it and given the green light, they should have their projects printed and bound for display. Staples, Sir Speedy, and Office Depot are among the places where this may be done. Magazines should reflect real magazines as closely as possible. Their magazines should include a contents page, an editorial board page, various articles, and ads that deal with their theme. It should be printed on both sides of the page. The students were shown examples from former years.
Talk Shows, documentaries and other video projects should be filmed and exported to .mp4 or .m4v to ensure that we will be able to play them. Students may load the movies to their gmail account drives and share the link with me or upload their project to a shared link on a private YouTube account. They may also be brought to class on flash drives to be uploaded to a school account. Please contact me with any questions.
Games should come with clear printed directions. They should be three-dimensional and played at home before being presented in class to ensure that there are enough game cards, if they are used, to sustain interest during the course of the game. All materials should be typed and printed. Game cards should be laminated. I can do that for students if they get their cards to me by the middle of May. Students have been told that THEY are the experts on their chosen topics. By playing the game, others should learn about the topic rather than being quizzed.
Models should be accompanied by supporting texts so that others can understand what they are viewing.
Students should know passwords for Animation Projects that may have been designed on private accounts so that they may share their work. I should have access so that I can help edit their work.
Trifold Brochures should be printed and folded at home to be sure that the margins are correctly formatted.
The Inquiry Fair Needs YOU!
Interesting Links for Parents:
June Sklar Weissman
Director, Summer Institute for the Gifted
The Hudson School
Hoboken, New Jersey