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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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agenda
Agenda

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

curriculum
Curriculum

Year 1: Change

Meteorology, Fine Arts, Chemistry

  • Change happens over time.
  • Change can be natural or man-made.
  • Change can be random or predictable.
activities
Activities
  • 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

Complexity

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
extensions
Extensions
  • Destination Imagination
  • PTA Reflections
  • KPGT Opportunities
  • TAGT Conference
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TAGT Conference

George R. Brown Convention Center

communications
Communications
  • 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:

http://jwegt.pbworks.com

edmodo
Edmodo

Communication for

The Next Generation

Advantages:

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.

Edmodo

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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
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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!