PACE Newsletter

Week of "Socktober" 14th-16th, 2015

Upcoming events and opportunities

Gifted Eagle Mountain Saginaw Students (GEMSS) Presents

Tracy Weinberg

Associate Director of

Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT)

Hope for the Future: Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Gifted Learners

When:

Thursday, October 29th

7:00pm-8:30pm

Where:

Boswell High School

Pioneer Lecture Hall

5805 W. Bailey Boswell Road

Fort Worth, TX. 76179

Directions: Enter Boswell High School via the Northeast entrance on Bailey Boswell Road (turn in by the security booth). After parking, enter the doors at Kirk Watson Hall. Upon entering building turn right to Pioneer Lecture Hall.

Who is this for?


· All Parents of Gifted and Talented Children

· All Teachers of Gifted and Talented Students

What will be discussed?

Developing a better understanding of giftedness and its common characteristics assists parents in meeting the social and emotional needs of their gifted children. With this knowledge, parents can develop strategies for more effective parenting. In addition, an overview of simple steps for effective advocacy helps parents build alliances with educators to more effectively address the educational needs of their gifted children.

This program is brought to you by

Gifted Eagle Mountain Saginaw Students (GEMSS).

Questions:

Contact GEMSS Board at

GEMSSinformation@gmail.com.

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Dear PACE Parents,

We continued our study of Ancient Egypt this week. We discussed contributions that the Egyptians made to the world. One contribution was papyrus and we all made a sample “papyrus” sheet of paper. We also learned how to play the game of Senet. There is a game board on the back of this letter if you would like to try it out!

The students also practiced a short skit that they can present to their classmates about Socktober. I had the students brainstorm ways to promote this project. Each of my schools had great ideas and we are working on spreading the word through flyers, announcements and posting on social media.

Thank you for your support,

Meg Farley mfarley@ems-isd.net

HOMEWORK-(Choose one!)

Use the game board on the back of this letter to teach somebody at home or school how to play Senet. Have them sign the board after you play!

OR

Research Ancient Egyptian inventions. Make a list of the ones you discover and be prepared to tell us about one of them!

OR

Experiment making your own paper adding something else to the basic mix of flour and water.

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Making papyrus paper

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