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James Williams Elementary. Welcome to Challenge Curriculum Night. Mrs. Ajaya Sonde. Agenda. Curriculum: Year 1, Activities, Projects, Report Cards, Field Trips Extensions: DI, Reflections, KPGT

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Welcome to challenge curriculum night

James Williams Elementary

Welcome to Challenge Curriculum Night

Mrs. AjayaSonde



Curriculum: Year 1, Activities, Projects, Report Cards, Field Trips

Extensions: DI, Reflections, KPGT

Communications: Wiki, 5th Gr. JRHS Screening, Flipped Classroom & Edmodo, GT PAC & KPGT Liasion

Contact Info



Year 1: Change

Meteorology, Fine Arts, Chemistry

  • Change happens over time.

  • Change can be natural or man-made.

  • Change can be random or predictable.



  • Inquiry

  • Flipped Classroom

  • Discovery Education

  • TED

  • PBS - NOVA

  • Edmodo Homework

  • Simulations

  • Computer Lab

  • Internet sites

  • SMART Board

  • Read Aloud

  • Hands On Activities

  • Logic Games & Puzzles

Project for meteorology

Project for Meteorology

  • Grades 4 & 5

  • Grades 2 & 3

  • Grade 1


Report cards

Report Cards

  • Evaluations same as before.

    • Excellent = Exceeds Expectations

    • Satisfactory = Meets Expectations

    • Needs Improvement

    • Unsatisfactory

  • No comments this year unless child is not meeting expectations.

  • 1st report card = Work Ethic, Current status.

  • 2nd report card = Meteorology

  • 3rd report card = Fine Arts

  • 4th report card = Chemistry

Field trips

Field Trips

  • Challenge Field Trip: Weather Museum?, Houston Symphony?, Museum of Fine Arts? Theatre?

    • Focus on Meteorology, Fine Arts

    • Will be in May near the end of school

    • Will need parent chaperones & photographers



  • Destination Imagination

  • PTA Reflections

  • KPGT Opportunities

  • TAGT Conference

Destination imagination

Destination Imagination

Destination imagination1

Destination Imagination

Pta reflections

PTA Reflections

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KPGT Opportunities

Welcome to challenge curriculum night

KPGT Opportunities

Welcome to challenge curriculum night

TAGT Conference

George R. Brown Convention Center



  • 5th Grade JRHS Screening

  • My Wiki: asonde.pbworks.com

  • Edmodo: katy.edmodo.com

  • KPGT Liasion & GT PAC

5 th grade jrhs screening

5th Grade JRHS Screening

Parents: Please Note:

5th Grade JRHS Screening Info that is currently being advertised is NOT for you!!!!

Information for your child will be sent at a later date. I will update you via email and send an e-copy for you.

All current screening information is being posted on a new wiki:


Old challenge wiki new challenge wiki

Old Challenge WikiNew Challenge Wiki



Communication for

The Next Generation


Your intermediate level child is connected to a Challenge classroom on Non Challenge days.

They are able to communicate with their challenge friends and discuss challenge topics in a safe environment.

They are able to share their knowledge learned outside of the classroom with their peers.


Welcome to challenge curriculum night

What’s the Difference?

KPGT Liaison

GT PAC Member

  • A “ room mother” for Challenge (or father)

  • Campus / Classroom focus

  • District contact is the Challenge teacher

  • Assists with dissemination of KPGT information to the campus and classroom

  • Time required varies ,“as needed” for KPGT and campus needs, usually during school hours

  • More than one Liaison per campus is OK

  • Focus on carrying out tasks

  • May also serve as the PAC Representative

  • A representative on an advisory board

  • District / Program Focus

  • District contact is the GT/AAS Director

  • Receives department/district information and provides input as requested

  • Time required is attendance at three evening PAC meetings scheduled by the Director

  • One PAC Representative per campus

  • Focus on discussing issues

  • May also serve as the Liaison

Welcome to challenge curriculum night

  • JWE needs

  • a KPGT Liasion

  • and a GT PAC member

  • Please email or contact me

  • if you are interested.

Thank you

Questions? Concerns?

Email Me! 

Thank You

For coming tonight!

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