Lela Dickens Gifted News
Lela Dickens Gifted News
December 2, 2013
(Updated each school day)
*************I enjoy teaching my students! Thanks for sending them to school READY, RESPONSIBLE and RESPECTFUL!
Welcome to the Gifted Page! I hope this will answer questions about our Gifted Class and Testing for the Gifted Program. Our program is full of excitement and adventure that establishes a love for learning!
Gifted Classes are served one day per week.
For Current Students and Parents:
What we need to work on for our next class:
Welcome Back! I hope you had a great vacation!
Today we worked on our Egypt games . Each student created one! We researched mummies and pyramids on the Net.
HW: Embellish your game!
H.W.: VisitAncient Egypt For kids(Mr. Donn) .com and explore site! Students have questions to work on. :) We had a great day learning about Egypt! They loved the site! There is a maze and ineractive games for them to enjoy while learning. I found some really neat facts about Ancient Egypt I didn't know! Take a look! :)
10/28/13 : Students had a great day of learning. We began with our Junior Great Books lesson. The students used inferences to answer a formative evaluation about "The Blackberry Pick". They did an outstanding job! Students had the opportunity to log in to their HRRB questions and meet . Math Rules had quite a stir with a backwards clock! WOW-RIGHT!
HW: Go over (read and re-read) completed prefix activities. A formative(quiz check) will be given on sub and trans. Thanks and have a GREAT DAY!
HW: Complete Over and Under Prefix (Greek and Latin Roots) Activity #31-32
It is a fill in the blank and extend vocabulary activity...:) sub/trans
Go over Logic..Easy/Medium/Hard (choice)
HW: Make Giza Pyramid Activity : Some students still need to turn this math activity in to me!
Tuesday: Kid Town
12/3/13: Today we rotated through centers. The students participated in a simulation about grocery shopping. They looked at several items and evaluated them for nutritional value. They have a guide we found on-line that they are bringing home. Let them compare their favorite food to the values on the guide!Great life lesson!!! :)
We had a GREAT day learning!
11/05/13: We elected our last members of the City Council! We made Kid I.D. Cards! The students will bring one copy home to fill in information they didn't know off-hand. We learned about personal information: Social Security Cards, Birth certificates, Identify Theft and other information. We took thumb-prints! What a day! Joy to all!!!!!:) No H.W. Enjoy next week -holiday! Thanks for sending such smart, polite, excited students to school!:o)
10/29/13 Today we worked on solving code breakers! The students did a FANTASTIC JOB! I was so proud of the way they work to solve the mystery numbers!
HW: Create 5 laws for our city with consequences
****** Our class has elected a mayor! She appointed a city manager. We will select a city council next week!
Wednesday: Conferences/Meetings/Testing Day
We had a GREAT DAY!!!Yeah GIFTED! YEAH STUDENTS !No HW!
Our Feast is Thursday, November 21, 2013.
Created invitation for feast. Feast will be held 11/21/13. I have called some class parents and asked them to bring items. I still need plates/forks/napkins. I will bring turkey and stuffing/venison and cups. If you would like to send an item, please feel free to do so! The Feast will be held from 12:30 pm until 1:00pm. Our Pilgrims and Indians are ready to celebrate! Enjoy the long weekend and be safe! See you soon!
10/24/13 : Read AR for HW
HW: Multilplication Mosaic Sheet
We are working on multiplication facts. I suggest flashcards. Have your child make them with colorful markers and practice every night before bed! This will make math so easy! Three digit subtraction is hard for some of the students in the regular classroom. We will create a game next week to help with that skill! Enjoy your weekend!
Visit site : www.scholastic.com/The First Thanksgiving
Feast Date : November 21st at 12;30pm
Friday: Middle Ages
We had a great day! The students created a story about the Middle Ages and applied it to write about Historical Fiction!
HW :King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Activity
We had a logical day! The logic lesson really challenged us! Students were rewarded with extra center time. Next week we will work on creating a game about The Middle Ages. Enjoy the long weekend!
1025/13: No H.W.
Projects from the unit are due by the end of the grading period. The projects can be found in the unit notebook. Your child should be working on them at home to complete. Remember to study Greek and Latin Roots for assessments. This type of assessment will help them learn to study for vocabulary tests in Middle School. :) Students must score an 80% on these tests. Read helen Ruffin Bowl Books.
The course of study in Gifted Resource Class includes the following subjects:
Junior Great Books
Students must maintain a satisfactory grade in Gifted Resource Class to continue in the program. The grading scale is:
U=Does not meet standard
A rubric style is used to grade students .
For Students Being Tested:
The testing process takes time. Please be patient. If you havre questions, please call me. I will be happy to answer them! Results of students tested Spring of 2013 are almost completed. Testing will begin for 2013-2014 school year when I complete the paperwork/meetings for Spring 2013.
Please feel free to make suggestions. I welcome feedback.