Hello Parents! Here’s what’s happening in CATS this month.
Important Dates for March Thursday, March 4th: New 3rd Graders’ first day of CATS *We are so excited to see our new 3rd Grade CATS students this Thursday, 3/4! Sarah, Bianca and Aritza will join the morning Zoom at 9am. Dylan and Devyn will be joining our afternoon Zoom at noon! Friday, March 5th: Teacher work date, no school Thursday, March 11th: Half-Day, Parent-Techer Conferences, no 3rd Grade CATS Friday, March 12th: Half-Day, Parent-Teacher Conferences SPRING BREAK: March 15th – March 19th
In Early April:As per the new District calendar, there will be no school on Friday, April 2nd and Monday, April 5th in observance of Easter, April 4th.
CATS SCHEDULE for REMOTE and Hybrid Learning I just wanted to remind everyone again about the CATS Zoom schedule. Please see the Zoom schedule below:
**Remember, the Zoom link is found on the CATS Google Classroom, under the Classwork Tab. Our Zoom time is maximized when students go to the Google Classroom before the Zoom meeting to read the class Stream (for instructions, materials needed for the day, the weekly riddle, and to see the “Meme in the Stream”) and to work on the logic puzzle. Changes may be coming soon. Due to new COVID cases declining in Pima County, the District is looking forward to possibly offering the option of full-day learning for elementary students. They are still in the early stages of planning, so it is unknown at this time if this option would be offered at all sites; however, a remote option will remain available for the rest of the school year for families who prefer to stay remote. I am uncertain about what a full-day, in-person learning schedule would mean for the CATS Program this year. It is my understanding that any changes that occur will happen after Spring Break. As more information becomes available, I will pass it along to you. Curriculum It is my hope that throughout the month of March, a few students each week will share their Genius Hour Project and what they have learned with the class. (This does not apply to to 3rd graders.)
In addition to Genius Hour Projects, we have been focusing on social-emotional development in our Zoom meetings. We have been playing new games together, discussing current events, and sharing our home learning experiences with each other.
In March, we will also be focusing on Spring Time! We will do some art and poetry, and hopefully some basic bird-watching and other activities that will help us identify and appreciate the beauty that comes with the season of Spring.
Thank you for supporting your child’s gifted education. We have so much to look forward to!
Take care of yourselves and each other.
Always feel free to contact me with any concerns – 696-8437 or by email. Puzzle of the Month Can you write down five odd-numbered digits in such a way that they add up to 14?