Thursday, August 22, 2013

August 2013 - Newsletter

I would like to welcome you back for the 2013-14 school year. I am so excited about this year and really can’t wait to get started. Again this year we will be working with Challenge Based Learning
(CBL) and collaborating with different classes throughout our country and world. With CBL, students are required work collaboratively to solve a real world problem. Through CBL many
Common Core Standards are infused into this process. However, our main focus in goals/standards will continue to come form Florida's Framework for K-12 Gifted Learners, which the
CBL framework also covers effectively. 

 Throughout this year we will be exploring ways that we as individuals can be a heroic and promote others to do the same. We will be exploring ways to be heroic on Oneco’s Campus, in our community, to our earth and within the worldwide digital community.

After a few conversations with parents at back to school night we will again be applying to Rock Our World. This project has a several components GarageBand Tracks, a CBL project and Video Conferencing with school throughout the world. A ROW release form is attached. Please sign and return these as soon as possible.

I am thrilled to announce that I will be on Oneco’s campus full time this year. The gifted schedule is below and I will have other responsibilities on campus. If you need to reach me, the best way is through email If you need to reach me, the best way is through email

Supply List
-2 Theme books
-1inch three ring binder
-2 ream of white copy paper
-4 sharpened pencils
-glue stick
-8 AA batteries (Energizer, Duracell and Marks Brands preferred)

 Looking forward to another great year!