Each student will develop a written or visual product, such as an essay, scrapbook, biography, photograph, album, bio poem, a timeline of historical events as they apply to their interviewee's life, fashions and fads of a person's lifetime, or museum exhibit. The student should attach a list of references or works cited.
Project is going smoothly and we thank you for the pictures of the antiques.
This last week students chose between three different occupations: a Doctor, State Representative, and Engineer. Once they decided who they were they had to think of ways that they would assist senior citizens within their field. Students made designs to accommodate older people in vehicles, how to make visits to the doctor and pharmacy cheaper, and how to assist with cost of living increases.
We are getting students to understand the perspective and life of their elders.
***This week students will be generating questions for their interview of a relative over the age of 60...***
Students will explore the reality of the process of aging through research and interviews. This project generates an understanding of elderly persons in our community. Interviews of elderly persons(60 yrs or older) will be conducted by students as part of this project.
More information on this project can be found by clicking on the following link...
This week's goal will have your students narrow down their interests/passions to the top 3. They will begin researching the opportunities and details of their topic. They will complete a timeline over the course of the project so as to stay organized and finish their product on time.
The next GT project that will begin this week is a unit that will allow students to explore the relationship between their personal interests and future opportunities. By connecting the two, students will gain well-rounded perspectives that help guide them toward professional or academic future goals.
If you would like more information about the task please visit www.texaspsp.org and scroll over the Intermediate 3-5 Link at the top of the page, then click on the Tasks option and choose the Pursuit of Passion link on the right hand side of the page.
Parents of GT students, your child has been participating in an innovations/inventions project this 9 weeks. They brainstormed ideas of something that would affect their lives and the lives around them. Once they had their concrete idea they had to then draw a picture and list the details of how it would work. We had a lot of creative inventions. Now that they have finished the intricacies of the invention on paper, students will create an advertisement to sell the product and figure out who their target consumer/audience will be. After completing the advertisement they will build a model and present it in an interview setting. This week they will be building the model, so we are asking you to send them to school with whatever materials they would like to use to build it: i.e. legos, playdoh, cardboard, poster board, etc. Presentations/interviews will be posted on our GT website when they are completed! Brochures will be sent home detailing the GT program.
Examples some of your children have come up with include:
DinoCar (security in the forest)
Remote Control IcyHot Patch
Robot 3000 (Portable ATM)
Do Your Hair Robot
Jet that breaks speed boundaries