Monday, March 2, 2009

around the world in 180 days in gifted

Today we did a stand up/sit down game. It's a game where you stand up and sit down when you hear a certain word.Then we wrote a polar project.Next we did a detective club mystery.Then we launched diffrent things onour catapult to see wich went the farthest.then we did Magic statues.It was realy fun.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Top 40!

Wow! I am so proud of everbody and what a fantastic job they did in our 3 performances of our Top 40 Musical! The show was outstanding and I was amazed by our fabulous performers. I did not get the chance to take many pictures so I would love to get pictures sent to me so that I can out them together for a slide show. Stay tuned for more about the musical...

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Musical is Coming Soon!

Our gifted musical is fast approaching! Please mark your calendars...Evening performance January 22nd 7:00pm and morning performances January 23rd K-2 9:30am and 3-5 10:30am. Please join us for some "Top 40" tunes!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

When 2nd Grade Turned Green

Our new Book of the Month When Santa Turned Green by Victoria Perla inspired us to brainstorm ways that we could help save the planet. The author wrote this book to teach her own children about global warming in a non-scary way. She wanted to show them that they could make a big impact just by making lots of little changes. Each of us made our own list of ways that we could help and then we used Wordle to create a word cloud. As you can tell the biggest thing we can do is to recycle! Check out this list off more ways you can "go green."

Monday, December 1, 2008

City lights,play parts and wake ups

Today in gifted we got parts for our play.We also did our Wake Up [it was tricky stuff!]Mrs.Skipper our teacher,said that the whole class could do city lights.Do you know how we did city lights?We painted on a paper[we used oil pastels first.]We had a fun day.Posted by Vaishnavi,Alyssa, and Olivia.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Jr.Spiders in gifted!

Today in gifted we made a web out of yarn by telling about ourselves and made up story about four spiders. Our gifted class went on a spider hunt.We only found one itty,bitty ,teeny,weeny brown spider.We created our own special spider.Then,we pretended we were the spider on a spider interview.We did spider facts.Did you know? That.................. The goliath tarantula is as BIG as a dinner plate?Spiders live in every continent except Antartica?WARNING!The black widow can be very poisonus and be recognized by the red hourglass it has on its abdomen. By:Vaishnavi and Franchesca

Monday, October 6, 2008


We have been playing the role of "science detectives" in gifted the past two weeks. We have been piecing together clues to learn about how things work. We have been asking questions, making observations and predictions, testing ideas, changing variables, analizing our data, and sharing our results. These skills are part of the process that we call scientific inquiry. We have been learning about density through scientific inquiry. There is nothing magical about density. It is simply the mass of a substance or object relative to the amount of space it takes up. We have been testing the density of different liquids. You can check out this Zoom video and find out more.

Teachers' Domain, Density and Buoyancy: Testing Liquids, published January 22, 2004, retrieved on

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