The Academically Gifted Gazette
Murphey Traditional Academy
Volume 2, Issue 1
Happy new year, students and families! This year you can look for a newsletter with each report card cycle. Don't forget to check your spam. Let's make this our best year yet!
2nd: Labor Day Holiday
5th: AG Open House
6th: NC Folk Festival begins
10th: AG 101 session (Sterneberger & Southwest)
12th: AG 101 session (Hunter & Fairview)
2nd-4th: CogAT testing (3)
25th: Quarter 1 Ends
28th: Teacher Workday
The Team for the Academically Gifted is seeking a parent representative. If ever there is a question or concern that families wish to share parent-to-parent, this person would make themselves available. He/she can seek answers/solutions from the TAG or share his/her own experiences with the GCS AG program. TAG meets bi-monthly and parent representatives are only asked to stay for the first few minutes of each meeting for confidentiality purposes. Might you be willing to help us out?
Who Said It?
Simply guess who said the following quote and click on the link below to check yourself!
Habit of Mind: Remaining open to continuous learning
Your child's AG progress may be periodically checked this year using Thinkwave. Here's how it works:
1. Go to ThinkWave.com
2. Click the "Login" button on the top right.
3. Then click "First Time? Start Here..." under ThinkWave 3.0.
4. Establish a Username and Password, and type in the Access Code (email or hard copy).
And you're in! You may begin accessing your child's AG grades immediately for a connected school year.
K-1 Nurture Program
3rd Grade Building Thinking Skills
Maximizing Academic Potential
4th Grade AG
The Hero Within
From the original Superman to real-life everyday heroes, this unit takes an in-depth look at the concept of heroism through multiple genres--including biography, graphic novel, short story, and poetry. This group is set to meet first thing on Wednesday mornings. Who is your hero?
Pictured Right: Featured author William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. Greensboro's own O. Henry.
In what world might you find an Arithma Tic attacking water supplies, a Decimalus Rex inserting decimals into team values, or a Geomet Tree full of treasure? Only in the Math Quest world, of course! Math Quest is a role-playing simulation which acquaints students with six strategies for problem solving. Groups of students work cooperatively to travel through several exciting worlds while their fate rests in the card their team draws and the supplies they chose to take with them. Which groups will make it to the treasure chest?
If you are able to send in the following items with your child to keep in their AG cubby for the duration of this quarter, it might just help out their team tremendously (wink):
-one or more baseball caps
-a graham cracker
-a football &/or football helmet
-one or more shower caps
-die or dice
-a new or used calendar with a few random dates circled
The following might also be good to know:
-how to calculate a batting average (and regular average too)
-how to explain any of Newton's 3 simple laws of physics
-what the "C" in Einstein's famous E=mc squared theory stands for
This section will meet on Wednesday afternoons. LET THE GAMES BEGIN!