Today our students attended our Intellectually Gifted Conference to discuss Overexcitabilites based on their research and Myth vs Facts of Intellectually gifted. Each class had a Team Leader to lead the class through the agenda and a Time Keeper to keep everyone on task with time for conclusion. The students did a great job listening and speaking in their Conference!
We just completed creating "Fun Theory" projects and presenting our ideas to Ecru Mayor, Mr. Jeff Smith! Students identified a problem that they wanted to solve, developed a solution, and created a fun way to get the community involved. Students create Google Slide presentations to share their ideas and then presented their ideas to the Mayor! Mr. Jeff gave wonderful feedback about public speaking, "selling" your idea, and confidence.
Students are currently working on extension activites related to the books being read in Language Arts Class.
6th grade students are creating perspective drawings from one-point, two point, and five-point perspectives depending on their level of artistic understanding. The idea relates to their book "A Wrinkle In time" where the characters experience a 5th dimension.
5th grade students are sketching, researching, and building a ferris wheel from craft sticks. The ferris wheels will be able to turn when completed. This is an extension to the book "Tuck Everlasting" as students relate the Ferris Wheel to symbolism in the book.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Abigail McMillen
A graduate of North Pontotoc High School, I am thankful to be teaching in my hometown! I have a Elementary Education Degree from Missisippi State University with concentration areas in Math and Social Studies. I have a Gifted Certification add-on and am a National Board Certified Teacher. I have taught 4th-8th grade; Intellectually Gifted and Mathematics. I consider teaching a passion to grow students in school and life skills.