Gifted & Talented Classes will resume the week of August 28-September 1. We will follow the same schedule as we did last year. New welcome notes, supply lists and agreement forms will come home the first week of school.
Units of Study for this Year
This year I am going to focus on the following Big Ideas for each class.
3rd: Robotics and Circuits
Bee-Bots, Blue-Bots, Pro-Bots, Hummingbird Robotics, Cubelets, Drones Ozobots, Dash robots, We Care and Mindstorm Legos, Little Bits, Makey-Makey, Tesla, Smart Circuits, Doodle-Bots, and Pi circuits (to name a few).
4th: Coding and Creation
OSMO, Bloxels, Code Academy, Agent Cubes Online, Glogster, 3Doodlers, Creo-Pop Pens, 3D printing, video animation, design units Scratch, Tynker, MAD Learn app creation, Lego Education, and Google (to name a few).
5th: Business Planning and Cultures
Budgets and Inventory, problem solving in teams, scheduling, leadership skills, recipe science, business planning and simulation, food service health and safety, survey building, chess, land anguages and cultures (Italian, Chinese, German, Russian, Greek, and Egypt) (to name a few).
6th: Future City Planning and Engineering
OSMO, presentation skills and social media, Strawbees, Marble and Domino runs, Legos, Cardboard building, tuct tape creations, Microduino, engineering unit, Future City Planning, and SIM City (to name a few).
Combo: STEM and Rubik’s Cubes
Rubik’s Cube lessons, mosaics, and patterns, energy, life science, Earth Science, Space, development and design, construction, digital living, holiday STEM, machines, health, environment, communication, and nature (to name a few).
In addition to these big ideas all classes will continue with Microsoft Word, Web 2.0, Google, Kidblog, Typing Agent, the smoothie work, problem solving, STEM mini projects, and team building.
I plan to use Class Dojo for my main communication with parents. Information on sign up will be sent home on the first day of class. Please be looking for the note.
3rd Grade: @fdkhed
4th Grade: @k7cfh7
5th Grade: @cdd7h
6th Grade: @h63be2
Sweetwater County School District #1 has the SchoolWay app. Community members may download this app to receive push notifications. Use the way code below to subscribe to the Gifted and Talented group. Directions for downloading the app may be found here: http://myschoolway.com/sweetwater
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