10.01.2018

Month of October 2018


Students will be choosing their independent activity for this school year in the coming weeks.  I am encouraging students to choose an activity that they feel passionate about.  I will help them brainstorm possible options as we continue to meet.

Students should take some time to think about possible projects, activities, field trips, etc. that might be of interest them individually or to the whole group.

Don’t forget the first Gifted Parent Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 10th at 5:30 pm.

I will update with details as soon as we finalize some of our activities.  As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.



9.07.2018

Month of September 2018


I have held a few student meetings and will see everyone else during the week of September 10th.  We will be brainstorming and planning our activities for the new school year.  Sixth Grade Chess Club will begin on Day 8 during recess starting on Thursday, September 27th. 

Students should take some time to think about possible projects, activities, field trips, etc. that might be of interest them individually or to the whole group.

Don’t forget the first Gifted Parent Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 10th at 5:30 pm.

I will update with details as soon as we finalize some of our activities.  As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.

5.11.2018

Month of May 2018


Endangered Animal Project – The students will be presenting to the Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade classrooms to end the school year.  They have prepared posters, powerpoint presentations, and activities for the students to complete. Everything is coming together, and they are excited to go into the primary classrooms.

Math 24 Tournament – NSE was represented at the Math 24 Regional Tournament at the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit.  While none of our participants made it to the final round, all of the students had a great time being involved and meeting students from other school districts in our area.

Thank you so much for your support throughout the school year.  I enjoyed working with each of the students on my roster and look forward to next year.  Good luck to the sixth graders!!!  Wishing them much success at the high school!

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.


3.29.2018

Month of April 2018


K’Nex - The K'Nex STEM Design Challenge was held at the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit on March 28th.  I would like to recognize the NSE team (K'Nex Generation Engineers) that completed against other 4-5 grade teams from our area.  The team was proud to take home second place, but even prouder to be recognized by the votes of the other students with the Student Choice Award.

High School Field Trip - The high school field trip is set for Tuesday, April 3rd.  We will be walking to and from the high school for our day of exploring the interesting opportunities the high school has to offer.  This is also spring picture day.  Students will still have their pictures taken in the morning before we leave.  We will be attending various classes, eating lunch, and checking out the library (possibly checking out some books). 

Endangered Animal Project - Students are still working on their endangered animal projects (posters, powerpoint presentations, lesson plans, etc.) to present the information gathered to students in grades K through 2.  Hopefully we will be getting into classrooms following the PSSAs in either late April or early May. 

Science Fair - Fifth grade students participating in the Science fair will be bringing in their projects on April 25.  The Science fair will be held on April 24th and 25th for sixth grade students.  Sixth graders will be given their date by Mr. Hysock.   

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.


2.27.2018

Month of February 2018


The endangered animal projects are really taking shape.  Students are continuing to work on their projects (posters, powerpoint presentations, lesson plans, etc.) to present the information gathered to students in grades K through 2. 

A field trip to the high school is scheduled for April 3rd.  Information regarding this trip will be going home soon.  Hopefully, it will be a repeat of the wonderful experience we had last year.   We are looking forward to seeing what other interesting opportunities the high school has to offer.

The K’nex stem challenge is in the building stages.  The fifth grade team is working hard on our environmentally friendly entry.  The students are continuing to tweak their design and are adding new ideas daily.

I am currently looking into a trip to the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit Make Space.  I will post details as they become available. 


As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.


1.03.2018

Month of January 2018

The students are continuing to work on their endangered animal projects.  They are beginning to transfer what they have researched to their projects (posters, powerpoint presentations, lesson plans, etc.) to present the information gathered to students in grades K through 2. 

A field trip to the high school is being planned.  Hopefully, it will be a repeat of the wonderful experience we had last year.   We are looking forward to seeing what other interesting opportunities the high school has to offer.

The K’nex stem challenge is in its initial stages.  The fifth grade team is working with all of the gifted students to prepare the NSE entry.  The students have come with some great ideas and are anxious to start building. 


As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.

11.30.2017

Month of December 2017

The students are working on their endangered animal projects.  They are still in the information gathering stages.  In January, they will begin their projects (posters, powerpoint presentations, lesson plans, etc.) to present the information gathered to students in grades K through 2. 

A field trip to the high school is in the planning stages again this year.  The students had such a wonderful experience last year and are looking forward to seeing what else the high school has to offer them.


The K’nex stem challenge will be held in March.  The fifth grade team is working with all of the gifted students to prepare the NSE entry.  As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.