Mrs. Howell's AIG Corner

Academically and Intellectually Gifted

A Brand New Year!

August 14th, 2012

I hope everyone had an awesome albeit short summer. As I begin a new year, there have been many changes.

My school assignments have changed. I am now assigned to Clyde, Riverbend and Jonathan Valley.  I am excited about getting the year started. Parent conferences will be coming up shortly so look for your invitation to conference.

I will also be sending Space Camp information for 5th grade and Discovery Place info for 4th grade.

Get Ready for Blast Off!

March 5th, 2012

We will be leaving for Space Camp in a few weeks.

I will be sending home a letter sometime in March. And, I will send a list of  items

needed at Space Camp and a list of suggested items to take.

The excitement is building!

Space Camp letter #2

December 21st, 2011

The second Space Camp Letter will be sent home before Christmas for Clyde students and after Christmas for North Canton and Meadowbrook. The total cost will be $325. Our buses were just a little more than we expected. The letter will also serve as your receipt for payment received and will show your remaining balance. The balance will be due on Feb. 3.

4th Grade Discovery Place Trip

September 30th, 2011

Meet at the Tractor Supply in Lake Junaluska Friday, Dec. 9 before 7:00am. we will leave at 7:00.

We will return to Tractor Supply around 8:30 pm Friday night.

Looking forward to  a great trip.

Space Camp Update

September 22nd, 2011

IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SPACE CAMP INFO

First installment of $200 per person is due Nov. 4, 2011.

New Links

September 15th, 2011

I have added links to Super Saturday and the Duke 4th/5th Grade Talent Search(formerly MAP). They are under Parent Resources below Blogroll. Students may register for Super Saturday now. Talent Search registration will probably be in the winter.  I have to give students some information (i.e test scores) for this enrollment.


Welcome to A New Year!

September 13th, 2011

Welcome to a brand new year!

There are several changes this year with the AIG program.

First, I have changed one school. I am now at Clyde Elementary. I was there once before and am excited to be back. I am still at North Canton and Meadowbrook.

Another change is my schedule. This year, instead of being at a school for a day or two a week, I will be at one school for a week at a time.

4th Grade AIG

September 13th, 2011

The 4th Grade field trip will be to Discovery Place in Charlotte. We are in the process of planning this trip and more info will follow soon.  

This year, 4th grade AIG students will learning about  electricity , simple machines, and structures. We will also be reading myths, poetry and selected non-fiction pieces to practice discussion skills and critical reading.

5th Grade Happenings

September 13th, 2011

This is a Big Year for 5th Grade AIG. We go to Space Camp!!! The dates for the trip are April 11-13, 2012. The approximate cost is $300 (all inclusive) per person. We will be sending a letter home soon with more details.

This year in AIG, we will be learning about types of energy and Newton’s Laws of Force and Motion. Also, we will be reading myths, poetry and various works of non-fiction then discussing each and practice critical reading skills.