2013 - 2014
This year's theme is "Inventions" - "I Have an Idea"
Assignment - week of November 18, 2013
Invention Surveys (2) per student
Students will conduct an interview with two people using the communication
survey sheet. The completed interviews are due the week of December 2.
See directions on the handouts. This will be helpful in creating a student
invention. Lessons will be given to assist students in an innovation as well
as solving a problem. A culminating "Invention Convention" will be held in
the spring. Details to follow...
Theme is "Out of This World".
Part 1 - Research Report
Students have been given assigned SPACE topics for research.
The final product must be typed on a computer and work saved on a flashdrive.
Their research report must have:
*A Cover Page with a Picture, Title, TAG, Name, Due Date, School & Grade
*Introduction, Facts, Summary (Pictures optional)are to be included
*Bibliography (Use handout directions given out in class)
The required number of typed pages with spellchecking is two or more plus
Printed copies are due on March 20.
Two copies are needed. One is for the teacher and one is for the student.
Three copies are required if working with a partner.
Part 2 - Project
Projects have been approved and assigned. They are due on March 20 along with
the research paper.
All research and projects will be presented to parents and guests on May 3,
2013. The Space Convention will be held at Arleth School from 9:45am -
10:45am in the school gym.
2011 - 2012
Instructions for a "Lightbulb Project" for all new TAG students will be given
out during the initial TAG class. This project will demonstrate creative
abilities. Explanation, examples and due date will be given by Mrs. Hudock.
TAG Theme: Think Extinct
Project is due:
March 19 - Arleth
March 20 - Wilson
March 21 - Eisenhower
March 22 - Truman
The project entails research on a specific endangered animal given to the
student by Mrs. Hudock. The research paper must be computerized and saved on
a flashdrive. Directions were given out in January - please read it for the
specific directions on the information below. One copy must be made for Mrs.
Hudock and one for the student.
The research paper must include:
Habitat, Longevity, Behavior, Diet, Size and Weight, Interesting Facts
Students had the option of working alone or choosing a partner. If working
with a parner, the research paper must include what each student worked on.
Construct a Poster
One poster is required whether working alone or with a partner.
Follow directions as to what goes on it.
Make a Mask
Each student must have his/her own mask. If working with a partner, it can be
identical or different.
Optional - Make a display board as a visual aide.
There are no specific directions and can be designed as desired.
Parent Invitation for "Ask the Student Experts"
April 20, 2012 - Friday
9:15am to 10:00am
Arleth School Gym
All the TAG students will be bussed to Arleth School. Parents will walk
around and ask the children about their researched animal.
Afterward, the students will have a presentation by the Philadelphia Zoo and
make a craft.
2010 - 2011
2009 - 2010
GREEN HERO STORY & CREATIVITY PROJECT
Arleth - May 17
Wilson - May 18
Eisenhower - May 19
Truman - May 20
GREEN HERO STORY
Type your own story on the computer and follow all directions on the
instructional sheet. Use all the Microsoft Word applications learned in TAG.
Remember to include the following in your story:
Title - unique and engaging
Seven Story Elements
High Level Vocabulary Words
Descriptive Language using the 5 Senses
Your Green Hero saving the day
Length - Long enough to be interesting
GREEN HERO CREATIVITY PROJECT
Choose one or more of the options listed on the explanation sheet.
A new idea must be approved by Mrs. Hudock
If applicable, use as many recycled products as possible.
Going Green is our TAG theme this year.
Our kick off is a voice thread response to Mother Earth from the book,
Dear Children of the Earth by Schim Schimmel.
We are going to learn how to do a powerpoint presentation and show ways to
protect, help and care for our planet.
Then, we will develop personal and community endeavors to accomplish this
"YOU" Be the Teacher - OUR LIVING EARTH MINUTE
Students are asked to share information about the earth and our environment.
There will be one presentation each class on a scheduled TAG class date.
Each student will have one minute to explain a selected and approved green
Students will write, edit and type their presentation on the computer.
Handouts and props are optional but highly recommended.
Students receive a lesson plan guide from Mrs. Hudock.
This explains procedure and order of events while being the teacher.
Our Living Earth Minute (LEM) GOALS are to:
*Share interesting and useful environmental information
*Research GREEN materials in books, articles. magazines and websites
*Read and write non fiction information
*Use critical thinking skills
*Build strong communication skills
*Prepare a Living Earth Minute for a Voice Thread
Note: After the individual presentation, the student will meet with Mrs.
Hudock to go over the comment sheet on his or her performance. Then the child
will receive a certificate of completion and an earth eraser for their
Lightbulb projects are for new students, only. However, past students may
to do an extra one for fun. The project can be made using any type of
material. This project demonstrates creativity. It shows how a child can use
his or her imagination.
Many examples were shown in class and past students shared their ideas.
Students must fill out the accompanying lightbulb project paperwork and
submit their answers with their project. They will read their answers to the
class on the due dates. First, we tell what we love about the project.
Then, we discuss if there is anything that can be done to make it better.
A certificate of completion is awarded and everyone applauds.
Arleth - 10/26/09 Eisenhower - 10/28/09 Truman - 10/29/09
Wilson - 10/27/09
Lightbulb Project Questions
1. How did you get your Idea?
2. What materials did you use?
3. Did you have help? If yes, what kind?
4. What was the easiest part?
5. What was the hardest part?
6. What was the best part?