Ms. Andrea Love Art and Gifted Educator
It's a cold day today at David Barton, but that didn't stop us from having a fun and engaging day today in TAG. We started off our day enjoying the NEW (old smart board from 5th grade) we received! Yea! Love it! Then, we watched a video of how kids their age meet their best friend. Students wrote their story of their best friend in their composition books. We then shared our story to the class if they choose to share. Wonderful friendship stories they shared.
Students enjoyed their exploratory time for 15 minutes then we were off onto our CSFirst and Scratch. The coding a story has been a frustration for a few, but they have come to understand that frustration is a form of learning and that making mistakes is OK and a part of the learning process as well. This is Ms. Love's overall goal with the students.
We also discussed working on our research project from our trip to the Anthropology museum. We will take breaks from the coding to work on our research in the classroom and students may work on it at home as well.
Don't forget about the Parent Gifted conference on November 27th in Columbia from 6-8pm. I realize there is a play that many are practicing form during this week, but if you have time to be informed by a wonderful speaker who will inform you of how gifted students think, I would highly suggest the drive to Columbia. Students will meet other gifted students to play chess, checkers, marble run and other games while parents are listening to the speaker. Please let me know if you would like to attend. We are trying to get a head count.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Registration 6:00 pm
Speaker(s) begin at 6:30 pm
Location: Columbia Independent School,
1801 N Stadium Blvd, Columbia, MO
Speakers for parents/guardians
Learn about current legislation regarding gifted programming in the state of Missouri
Class Dojo announcement this morning:
I am working on setting up a Maker Space in the classroom with the Google Goggles I won at conference. I need an old android or iPhone that you would not need to put the app on the phone and use in the classroom. Does anyone have a cell phone they would like to donate? I need two phones.
Also, My TAG budget has been cut down somewhat this year for supplies. I will be ordering a few items for our Maker Space that the kids loved at Morenet, but I will not be able to buy but two or three items with our funds. I will be setting up a Donors Choose fundraiser to help with funds. I will be sending that information out soon.
As always, thank you for sharing your student with me in the TAG classroom. They are a joy!
Boonville Talented and Gifted Program