Parents, thank you all for your support and attendance at Curriculum Night. If you were unable to attend or wish to review the PowerPoint and brochure, please view the attached links. For parents of 5th grade students, please review the attached Fulton County Q&A regarding middle school TAG placements prior to the ITBS testing window in October. One of the criteria for your child's TAG Science and Social Studies placement is a 90%ile or greater on the ITBS in the content area.
A Peek at Our Week in TAG
Monday - 3rd Grade
This week's Essential Question was "What are the significant symbols and artifacts of the ancient civilization you researched and why are they important to the civilization?" 3rd graders worked on the Blooms' Taxonomy Research Projects with their group and will present the projects to the class on September 12. Following student presentations, we will complete a Decision Making lesson on which famous ancient place should be preserved.
Tuesday - 4th Grade
Fourth graders studied one of our nation's founding fathers and the author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson. Students discovered from studying his life and contributions that Jefferson had many skills and talents as they answered the EQ "Why is it important for a leader to be well-rounded?" Students completed a Decision Making lesson evaluating Jefferson's inventions and which one deserved to be awarded the "Most Valuable Invention Award." Students also completed their persuasive speeches modeled after Tecumseh's speech "Sell the country? Why not sell the air?" Next week's leader is Abraham Lincoln.
Wednesday - 2nd Grade
This week we completed a Compare Contrast lesson on the similarities and differences between the 1st Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving now. We continued our journey to the New World as students christened their ships, packed their bags, and created a passenger list. Students answered the Essential Questions "What did the Pilgrims bring with them to the new world? If your family was moving to the “new world”, what would you bring?" Next week we'll learn more about what the Pilgrims packed as students complete a Mystery lesson to discover one very important and potentially life-saving item necessary for a long voyage at sea.
Thursday and Friday - 5th Grade
Students had an opportunity to create their own virus or bacteria in TAG by completing a medical pamphlet from a doctor's office and making a labeled model of their virus or bacteria. We discussed the anatomy and structure of viruses and bacteria. Fifth graders answered the EQ "How do germs spread?" Next week, we'll explore ways that a virus can spread around the world as students complete a Mystery Lesson to figure out how Lou got the flu.
Thank you for your hard work this week, TAG students! Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
Gifted Specialist Teacher at Teasley Elementary