Georgia Association for Gifted Children (GAGC)
GAGC Parent Newsletter
December 8, 2018
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Sincerely, GAGC Executive Board
Scott Elementary School celebrated computer science week this week with IBM! This is the "Dream Team" from IBM Tallahassee!
With the launch of IBM Volunteers in November 2003, IBM reinvented its support of employees and retirees whose volunteer work enriches the communities where we live and work. This innovative global program reflects IBM's strategy to help the world work better, making a wide range of knowledge and expertise available to volunteers online. It builds on award-winning IBM corporate citizenship programs and extends a long tradition of community engagement by IBMers worldwide, drawing on our strengths in innovation, expertise, reliability, and trust.
IBM Volunteers offers dozens of skills based volunteer activity kits designed around specific opportunities such as project management, technology strategy and planning, disaster planning, science and math education and more. Each kit provides supporting materials such as presentations or educational modules, to prepare and equip volunteers for their valuable work with schools or community agencies - with translations into multiple languages to support what is truly a global program.
The program represents a collaboration among IBM Corporate Citizenship, IBM business units (whose expertise in areas such as technology planning and open source software is integral to many volunteer activity kits), and external partners from the fields of education and not-for-profit administration. A study by the Points of Light Foundation, which promotes volunteerism in the United States, deemed IBM Volunteers "a program without peer."
Of course, its most valuable participants are IBM volunteers. In the program's first decade, IBMers logged more than 16 million hours of service worldwide. To begin the program's second decade, we enabled not-for-profit organizations to connect with IBM volunteers who are sharing their skills and expertise to improve communities worldwide.
Several baby squirrels were found on Scott's playground so the students informed Nurse Cook. She is feeding and caring for them until they can care for themselves. The students have named the squirrels and 4th grade will have a fun writing project about the squirrels!
UPDATE: Nurse Cook is now raising SIX (motherless) baby squirrels.
Welcome back to school! We have another exciting year planned for Gifted Services.
2nd - 5th Grade GIfted Students will be served at Thomasville Center for the Arts one day each week. Check out the website for the GATES program.
1st Grade Gifted Students will be served by Ms. Shiver one day a week at Scott. We will work on creativity, critical thinking, STEM, and robotics.
1st - 5th Grade Gifted Students will receive Collaborative services for each class that does not have a Gifted Endorsed Teacher. Ms. Shiver will coordinate with the teachers weekly.
Students create a paintbrush that is able to paint dots, thick lines and skinny lines.
Listen to the story Mouse Paint. When students evaluate their paintbrushes, they will mix colors like the mice did in the story.
The Painted Pony Field Trip
Scott Elementary Gifted
Check back to see what we are learning in our Gifted Resource Class.