Thursday, October 24, 2013

What do I do when I hit the wall?

When gifted students "hit the wall" and are struggling with a problem here are some options to help in the situation.
These are some ideas from my own gifted students:
"When I hit the wall, I wait for help."
"I look at the problem and concentrate." 
"I do yoga and meditation."
"I try anything I can think of."
and my favorite quote...... " I slouch like a couch potato."

Do you have any other suggestions?  What can help us cope when we are struggling?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Welcome PACT and Prime Time Students!

It is time for my PACT and Prime Time students to begin classes this week. I look forward to meeting all of you and I look forward to stretching your minds.  The skies the limit!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Mrs. Arnold will be the PACT resource specialist at.......

I look forward to continuing my PACT instruction at Van Buren and Hoover elementary, but I will also join the Coolidge team this year.  I am excited to work with great students, teachers and parents at all of my buildings.  

New iPads for PACT

I look forward to incorporating iPads into my gifted classrooms this year. I can't wait to see what the students can create with this technology.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

PACT/Prime Time Classes Begin the week of September 17th!!!

Fall PACT and Prime Time Classes begin next week.  I am looking forward to working with your child(ren).  Hopefully your child brought home the selection letter in the gold communication envelope.  Please return this envelop so that I can continue to use it throughout the year to communicate with you.  Please contact me if you have any questions.   
work phone 558-3301
Sara Arnold

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Global Literature students get a taste of Japan!!

Students from Van Buren, Hoover and Nixon Elementary have had a guest visitor in their Prime Time classes from Japan.  Yume Hidaka from the University of Iowa has been sharing her culture with our students.  She shared information about the restaurants, schools and family life of Japan. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy students at Nixon elementary are working on Building their own Business.  They are creating 30 second commercials for their business and a model of what their store will look like. 
They had to go through multiple business options before deciding what their final business was going to be.  It had to be something that they had the expertise in and it also had to be something that would make a profit.

Our Future Business Leaders of tomorrow are working hard to make their ideas reality :)