Dear Parents, Students and Teachers,
We are looking forward to working with GRADE FIVE students over the next two weeks at Holbrook School.
5B January 11;
5C January 12;
5D January 13;
5E January 16;
5F January 17;
5A January 18
Please visit the Calendar at: http://gifted.commons.hwdsb.on.ca for future dates.
**IMPORTANT CHANGE: Please note that the location of this session is at HOLBROOK School (450 Sanitorium Rd.) – NOT at Dr.Davey School as originally scheduled. The classroom equipment at Dr. Davey school is not ready at this time.
In session TWO, we will be focusing on Leonardo daVinci as a learner in a variety of disciplines and his role in the community. Students will participate in a variety of activities that will address the following Big Ideas and Themes:
- What is Excellence? What is Gifted?
- Who was daVinci? What is Enrichment?
- What does it mean to be a self-directed learner?
- How did daVinci impact the lives of others? What was his role in the community?
What can you do at home or at school?
The following are suggested prompts for conversations that may occur at home or at the home school prior to the this session. They will not be formally assessed on completion, however, prior knowledge may make them more comfortable on the topic.
- What are some examples of daVinci as a Mathematician? How did daVinci become an Artist?
- What does it mean to be self-directed? How are we responsible for our own learning?
- What supports are needed most to help us learn and excel in our areas of interest.
Community Kitchen – Please bring a favourite decaffeinated tea for our Kitchen
We will be enjoying TEA to celebrate our community, bring on discussion, and alleviate anxiety. For more information about using Tea in a community, consider listening to this podcast which discusses Tea as a “foundational concept around which to structure a set of ancient teachings, principles, knowledge and wisdom to glean a broader truth about health, healing, community, the environment, life, life’s meaning and the unifying oneness – or undeniable interconnectedness of everything”. http://www.richroll.com/podcast/rrp-87-wude-on-zen-the-art-importance-of-living-tea/
Please feel free to send an email if you would like to discuss this topic any further or have questions – Zoe Branigan Pipe (firstname.lastname@example.org), Kristy Luker (email@example.com) and Gerry Schaefer (firstname.lastname@example.org) Holbrook # 905 385 5369 http://gifted.commons.hwdsb.on.ca