Peek at the Week in Project Extra
We will have classes next week as normal.
We will start classes on January 13th but I have a Gifted Meeting on January 16th so 7th/8th grade will not meet that week.
Wow! What a Week!!!
Monday - PD Day No School
Tuesday - We began the construction of our paper version of 1940s Fulton. It is very tedious but they are looking great. Students also took a trip to Norway and met a couple of my friends who shared how Christmas is celebrated in their country. Next week they will take a new trip and light their buildings up with micro:bits. Students ended the day trying to pick supplies for their trip to the island and were left with a very important decision to make!!
Wednesday/Thursday - Middle School - We began the construction of our paper version of 1940s Fulton. It is very tedious but they are looking great. Students also took a trip to Norway and met a couple of my friends who shared how Christmas is celebrated in their country. They also received penpal letters from 7-9th grade students in Denmark that shared how they celebrate Christmas. We are working on writing them back and look forward to sharing letters in the future. Next week they will take a new trip and light their buildings up with micro:bits.
Next all students will have the opportunity to share their "Gingerbread" creations with students from all over the world. Currently we have Skypes set up with students from Lithuania, Newfoundland, Montant, and South Carolina. Working to add more!!
Asynchronous Development - Empathy
Ultimately, your gifted child needs to be taught an “action-based” strategy for living with empathetic anxiety. He should be instructed to ask himself whose anxiety he is really experiencing and what, if anything, he can do about it. He should be told that if he cannot do anything about the situation, it’s perfectly okay to leave. Seeking space in which to regroup is not a sign of weakness. Once your child learns how to apply these constructive methods of anxiety management, he can begin to see his empathy as something productive and therefore valuable. This is, of course, the first step to becoming a confident and empowered individual.
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