Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Here's a snap of some of our fourth graders researching four sciences for an upcoming simulation.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Do's and Don'ts

Here are some simple guidelines for participation in ANY of our groups!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Attribute Game

Here's a couple of snaps of fourth grade CSG playing a challenging attribute game!

AIG Meeting September 23 5:00-5:30

Hi! I'm hosting an AIG informational meeting the night of Claxton's open house -

                                                     September 23 from 5:00-5:30.

This meeting will be an overview of qualification and services for AIG students in grades 3-5. It will be a broad stroke to inform parents about current services and the ongoing qualification of Claxton's third grade.

Please attend if you are able! I am happy to schedule times to chat more specifically at your convenience!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Quick Notes

Currently there are 9 different 4th/5th grade AIG groups at Claxton. I want to use this blog to try to highlight activities in these groups. To try to keep you abreast of what might be pertinent for YOUR student(s), I will try to send "Quick Notes" home with students to bring attention to blog postings or other informative sources.
We'll see how this works out. Please let me know how I can help inform you about our activities!

4th Grade ESG Assignment (in class)

Hola fourth grade ESG students!

So if you had to choose between the following careers, which would you choose?


Take a few minutes to research and define each. Collect your work on a Word document - use words and pictures! After you've made some notes decide which you'd like to be. Write no less than five (5) grammatically correct sentences describing the ONE you'd like to be and why! Your very best writing is expected!

After you've saved your work (in My Document is fine), print a hard-copy for Mr. Pruett. No longer than two (2) pages, please.

Your completed work will help decide your assignment over the next few weeks.

Did I mention your best writing is expected? Good.

Bon chance!

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Here's a snap of the logos many of our AIG students have created. They represent fourth and fifth grade work. It has been interesting to see how students view themselves!
This bulletin board is outside the AIG room, 304. Check it out the next time you're on campus!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Math: Collaborative Problem Solving

Our math groups in both fourth and fifth grade have been working with collaborative problem solving activities. Students each have information that is helpful in solving specific problems. They must share with each other and work together to solve the problems. And, yes, they do get more challenging!
Here's some fourth grade conversation about their first attempt. I'll share some post-solving video later - but not the answers!


Fourth grade advanced subject group in reading have been working with Junior Great Books to introduce the concept to seminar learning. We'll be reading some short selections and then having discussions with specific participation goals. Stay tuned!