Wrightsville Beach AIG Newsletter

February 2013


K – 2 Nurturing

The Gifted Specialist is continuing to visit K-2 classrooms, and teach higher level skills to the whole class. K-2 nurturing classes began in November, and at that time the “HOT Seats” were given to each classroom. Please refer to the wikispace for more information on the nurturing program.

WBS Chess Club began in January for selected 2nd and 3rd grade students. This club takes place from 8:30-9:15 every Friday. If you would like to volunteer your time, please let Mrs. Kochakji know.

3rd Grade

The Gifted Specialist is now working with small groups of 3rd graders in Reading and Math. In addition to pull-out, the teachers and the GES collaborate to enrich and extend the learning for the entire classroom.

4th Grade

Reading ~ Students are beginning a study on the Civil Rights Movement. Their unit will initiate with a seminar using a popular Bob Dylan song.

Math ~ The GES works with the students through push-in and pull-out.

5th Grade

Reading ~ The GES is working closely with the reading teacher during the Culture Project. Pull-out and push-in are taking place in 5th grade reading.

Math~Students were introduced to algebraic expressions. Practice with your child with problems such as: 5n + 2n -7 + 8 = _____

AIG Enrichment Academies have been a great success so far this year! The students have selectively participated in a Global Read Aloud, Origami, Stock Market Academy, Public Speaking, and Fossils. Upcoming Academies: Poetry with Mrs. Hewitt, and Debate with Mr. Ebelherr. These academies will only be offered to the 5th grade AIG students. Next month the academies will be for 4th grade.

If you would like to volunteer to assist with an Academy, please let me know.katherine.kochakji@nhcs.net


AIG Students~

Please make sure you have received an EDMODO contract, and turn this into Mrs. K as soon as you can. This contract is for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade identified students.

A copy of the contract can be found here:


WBS Parent Advisory (WAPA)

Our next meeting will be held on Friday, March 15.

New Hanover County Gifted Advisory Council

Thank you to Beth Johnson and for volunteering to represent WBS at the NHC Gifted Advisory Council for Gifted Students.

The NHCS Gifted Advisory Council asks each school to select a liaison to attend the monthly GAC meetings. The liaison’s responsibilities include: monthly meeting attendance and reporting notes and relevant issues to the school. The meeting schedule is listed below. All meetings will be located at the Spencer Board building. A liaison can be a teacher, parent, or community member. The job of liaison may be shared by 2 people at the school, and attendance at the meetings can be alternated.

Next Meeting ~Tuesday, March 12th @ 6:00

Common Core Learning