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Mrs. Laura Lamoureux » Welcome to Awesome Academic Adventures!!!!!!

Welcome to Awesome Academic Adventures!!!!!!

WELCOME TO AWESOME ACADEMIC ADVENTURES!!!!
Hang on to your hat if you get to join the fun out in the Accelerated Learning Center! A team of us work together to help students achieve academic success. We tailor our lessons to meet the individual needs of our students in order to fill educational gaps or to extend and enrich the curriculum.
 

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THANK YOU!!!!!!!

This morning at our huge Exposition, over 60 students presented their research!! Many of their exhibits were a culmination of this year's work. The folks who were able to attend consistently commented upon the depth of knowledge exhibited by our kiddos. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to spend the year with these dedicated students and their wonderful families who have supported all of my zany ideas. I look forward to whatever  adventures that next year will bring! GT Portfolios will be distributed at the grade level award ceremonies. Thanks for a fantastic year.

Everyone was amazed at the cures that were presented at today's FUTURE OF MEDICINE exhibit. Our students thought through the possibilities and designed cures that really could work some day!!
Our babies are looking for a new, forever home. If you'd like some new (FREE) pets, please send me a note to let me know that you have a cage and I will send them home.  If you only want a short term pet, the hissing cockroaches, the hermit crab and Gilgamesh the Gerbil are looking for a summer home. You can send those guys back to school in August!! :-)

GT classes return next week! :-)

First, I would like to thank everyone for the amazing Teacher Appreciation Week that I had last week. I was completely overwhelmed by all of the surprises. Thank you all for taking time to make me feel special. 
 
We are wrapping up the STAAR make-ups this week and GT classes should return to normal on Monday. Every group has a research project that will be due soon. Please mark your calendars now and plan on visiting either our Egyptian Gods&Goddesses Museum or our Future of Medicine Museum from 8:15-9:15, on May 23rd. Invitations will be coming home soon. 
 
Kinder- Dinosaur Research and Diorama   Due: May 18th
1st- Planet Research   Due: We are completing this in class.
2nd/3rd- Egyptian Gods/Goddesses Research and Museum Exhibit  Due: May 16th      Our Museum exhibit will be on May 23rd.
4th/5th- Future of Medicine Research Project   Due: May 17th         Our Museum exhibit will be on May 23rd. 

SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART ADVENTURE
Our 2nd and 3rd graders spent an awesome morning checking out artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. After touring the halls, they got to create their own clay art. The museum's workshop coordinator noted that our kiddos were surprisingly prepared for the exhibits and that he was impressed with their level of knowledge. I LOVE THESE KIDS!!!    
I'd like to give a shout out to the fantastic group of moms who were able to tour  with us.... thank you!
Fetal Pig Dissection Lab
 Wow!!  Our 4th and 5th graders did an outstanding job in today's lab. They worked as teams to identify the major organs in the respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, nervous system, circulatory system,and the endocrine system.... and EVERY TEAM succeeded!  We may have some future doctors in this bunch!!                                              
**Many thanks go out the parents who came out and helped the teams. What an awesome day!!!!!   #lovemyfamilies!   # lovemyjob!

4th/5th Grade Overnight STEM Camp

We had a great turnout for our overnight STEM Camp. Thanks to the support of our wonderful parents, our 4th/5th grade GT group had a fantastic evening filled with star gazing, flashlight fun, STEM labs and camping.