Thanks to all students and families for your willingness to work with a flexible schedule this fall. I am grateful to have been able to attend both the PBL (Project Based Learning) Virginia conference as well as this Gifted and Talented symposium. I am a perpetual learner and love adding new strategies, skills, and ideas to my teaching toolbox. That being said I do not have any more out of district events for the year so scheduling will remain consistent other than scheduled district breaks. Thank you everyone for your flexibility.
Here are some highlights from the past two weeks. Projects are underway and students are applying the skills they are learning to their PBL units. It is great to see so many a-ha moments when students are able to answer the questions or complete the tasks being asked because they have those skills ready to go!
|Audrey is also tracking her company's performance. She is planning to reinvest when the required tracking session is complete.|
|Amanda is working to identify seeing details in her version of Beauty and the Beast. She worked with her partners Autumn and Vienna on the triple Venn Diagram this week.|
|Brady, Jason, and Seraphina are compelling their set design ideas into one. They are labeling the sketches with possible materials and dimensions.|
|Brady, Jason, and Seraphina have decided to create a model to represent their set design. They felt they would have more freedom of choice with materials working on that scale.|
|Stuti and Ireland are comparing and contrasting different versions of Beauty and the Beast. Next session they will begin sketching the ideas for their theatric design.|
If I do not have the chance to see your family prior to break, have a GREAT Thanksgiving. I am truly grateful to have the opportunity to work with your children. This is an incredible bunch and they amaze me everyday. Thanks for sharing them with me :)
As always reach out with questions for items to discuss!