Gifted program prep level 1
2017-2018 School Year
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Today, in class, we all had fun learning new things! The goal of today’s class was to understand how to read clocks and tell time. At the end of class, students were expected to know how to tell time and read Analog clocks. In addition, students were introduced to basic adding and subtracting of time. During class, some of the knowledge check from last week’s class was also reviewed. Time and clocks is part of the pattern completion section of the CogAt test. The CogAt is a test to assess a child’s ability and proficiency of gifted program material. In order to be accepted into a gifted program, students must take the CogAt and pass it, which is the whole goal of this class. At the end of this semester, it is my goal that all students can pass the CogAt, if they wish to enter a gifted program. In my class, students will be taught CogAt material, advanced early elementary school material in all subject fields and also public speaking. I believe that public speaking is a skill that all students need to learn in order for their success in the future. At times, students will be assigned to present various things.
Next, many students failed to complete last week’s homework. As of now, anybody who did not turn in last week’s homework, which was to explore the class website and take the website assessment (10 points), plus writing a short narrative essay introducing themselves to me (30 points), they have received 0 points out of 40 which is a lot towards the end of this course. Students who failed to complete the homework can turn it in late, but can only recieve partial credit of what they would have earned. Remember that every single assignment in my class counts towards the overall percentage of the student, which will help me determine their readiness for the Gifted Program and provide a grade. Also, the points will be redeemed for prizes and decide 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place at the end of the term. Students who did complete the homework and turned it into me, I have graded all of them and the scores have been posted to teacher.ease.com. Remember, directions on how to log on to check grades and points in this class were sent in an email last week. All papers that students turned in to me have been entered into the grade book, so please check your grades everyone!
Furthermore, this class has a textbook. The textbook is named “Practice Test 1 For The COGAT”. It is pink and available on Amazon. Please search it up on Amazon and purchase it. If you are unable to find it, please let me know. The textbook will be used consistently in this class for class work and homework so having it is necessary.
Also, if you would like your student to have even more practice, I would recommend the textbook “Gifted and Talented CogAr Test Prep” which is yellow. This second book is not necessary but is recommended.
1. Continued reviewing Semester 1 Knowledge Check
2. Clocks and Time Lecture
3. Clocks and Time Practice Worksheets
4. Trivia Game
THIS WEEK’S HOMEWORK ( PLEASE DO IT EVERYONE! )
For this week’s homework, students are going to do a small mini project. Students will make a small poster, or small book, or advertisement about their regular day. I would like that students draw clocks from morning to night (multiple clocks) that are complete and tell me what they are doing during that time of the day. Drawings and written explanations is required. This is a big homework assignment, but remember that there is no class next Saturday, (2/17) due to second winter break. This homework project will be worth 75 points.
Thank you everyone for taking your time to read this email.
I hope that everyone has a great week and enjoys their break. Happy Chinese New Year!
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this class, please feel free to ask me!
Also, if you find that your child has missing assignments, I strongly recommend that they complete them. Just email me and I will send you the assignment.