"She understands kids who have fantastic imaginations and how to get them to focus and learn without forcing them or pushing them. She allows their imaginations to go wherever they want to go and it's o.k. and whatever that is, is o.k."
"My kids can't stop talking about her. She seems to motivate them so when they come home they want to do their work. They want to complete their project. They want to go back. She's an amazing teacher."
Gifted and Talented is a district program for third through fifth grade students who are eligible for accelerated learning. Students are nominated by their teachers and chosen for the program based on test scores.
Classes begin at 9:00 Dismissal at 2:15 Students should be ready for bus by 8:40. All P.C. supplies should stay in their backpacks.
· Lunch 12:30-1:00 Cost and choices same as home school. Students should bring a healthy snack to eat in the morning.
· Refer to your calendar to note class day changes around holiday breaks and testing periods. These dates will continue to change in winter and spring.
· Sign up for REMIND on your phone to keep updated with changes and to receive reminders.
· Parent Planning meeting was a success. Thank you to those who attended or volunteered to help at our Cultural Celebration already. I will be asking every family to donate one large dish of food from another country. Instructions about who, what, where and when will be sent out much closer to the event, which will be held on April 12 at the Roseville/Eastpointe Recreation Center. In lieu of a homemade dish, you may want to get a donation from a local business. I have letters that can be used for that purpose. The luncheon will be followed by a lively assembly, worlds of Music, performed by Guy Louis and the Chautauqua Express. this program is being pad in part by support from the Michigan Humanities. Our next planning meeting should be brief. It will be held on January 12 at 10:30 in our Kaiser classroom.
Fountain, Patton and Steenland students and parents recently toured the Detroit Historical Museum and the Detroit Institute of Arts. We had a blast and learned so many new things about Detroit and of course many cultures as well. Thanks for supporting this opportunity. Students from Dort, Huron Park, Kaiser and Kment will take the same field trip on on Wednesday, January 17. Students and parents need a bag lunch and drink. Dress for the weather as we do walk outside from one museum to the other.
Kudos to our Ambassadors that were added in the last month. It is truly awesome to see such passion for learning, and watching how interested their classmates are when they share out fro their passports. Some of these students are Ambassadors in more than one country. Congratulations on your extra effort!
After learning about China, and more importantly about the culture of children living in the Sichuan Province, students created visual letters to send back to their pen pals. I returned the large kit and all of my students' artwork to the MSU Extension Centre. From there, we are waiting to hear if any students got their work chosen to travel throughout Michigan, and then go to China to be used in classrooms to each about our culture.