WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 - ON OR CLOSE TO 11:55 PM
The newest members of the Gifted and Talented Program began their experiences today. Here were some highlights from their "Opening Day."
This young lady enjoyed her journey from another school to Howell Road. Notice the smile. That's a happy rider!
"This looks like an enthusiastic kid.....WAIT...Oh my gosh...and is that Yoenis Cespedes?"
As soon as the children walked in, they began to learn about the program. This young lady is intensely working on her first challenge.
This young man is treating his challenge very seriously. He has also learned how to levitate his hands.
"Ok...I know this may seem a little weird,...but I just can't help it...I feel like my lunchbox staring at me?"
"Hey wait a minute...I think he is trying to trick us."
This young lady is taking her first survey. By the end of the year, she will be crafting her own and gathering information on her Independent Study.
Lunchtime at G&T is a nice intermission. The children, can bring in their own lunch or order from the lunchroom - just as they would at their own schools. On the left side of the photo, there is a group of children playing "Quarto" a very cool strategy game.
Here is a close-up of the game. Each piece has four properties (Color, shape, size and mass). The goal is to line up four pieces in a row with one common trait. The cool part is that you do not select your own piece. That is chosen by your opponent. This looks like a tough battle.
This is the puzzle challenge. The first team to complete it wins...if they follow ALL
of the rules.
This team is using a few strategies to solve their puzzle.
"I found the missing piece...I found the missing piece!"
"We're almost done...we just have to exchange a few prisoners of war."
Thank you for a great first day. I hope you have a fantastic school year. Remember to have your parents complete their survey and form and also bring in your own surveys and goal sheets next week.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 - ON OR CLOSE TO 1:05 PM
Good Afternoon Everyone!
The G&T Bus will be rolling this week!
6th Graders meet every Tuesday.
4th Graders meet every Wednesday.
5th Graders meet every Thursday.
A more detailed schedule is posted on another page of this website. Simply click on the "2016-2017 Schedule" link. It's on the left-hand side of the page.
The children can bring their parent-permission forms to class when they attend. These should arrive by mail from the District Office.
SAVE THE DATE
The Gifted and Talented Open House will take place on Thursday, October 27 at Howell. More information will be coming soon.
One last reminder that Maker Faire takes place at the New York Hall of Science on October 1 and October 2. It's a fantastic experience for all family members. Once again, here is the link to the website: http://makerfaire.com/
Enjoy the Weekend!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 - ON OR CLOSE TO 3:50 PM
Good Afternoon Everyone!
If you are a parent or guardian of a Fourth Grade student, please note that the screening process is almost complete.
If your child met the district criteria to participate in the program, you will receive a parent consent form from the district by the end of the week. These will be mailed home.
I expect to meet my new Fourth Graders for the first time on Wednesday, September 28.
If you are the parent of a student who was in the program last year, you will also receive a permission form in the mail.
I posted the first part of the 2016-2017 schedule:
On Tuesdays, I will see my Sixth Graders, Wednesday's will be for the Fourth Grade classes and Thursday is reserved for Fifth Grade.
I want to make everyone aware of two events that are open to ALL students.
First, I always remind the children and their families who are interested in technology, art or crafting to attend Maker Faire each year. This incredible event is being held on October 1 and 2 at the New York Hall of Science.
Here is information for anyone who is interested in attending:http://makerfaire.com/