Our theme is year is Odysseys. The 5th and 6th graders are studying flight. We are using guiding questions such as: "Why do you think humans want to expand their horizons?" and "When can our strengths become our weaknesses?" The 7th and 8th graders are studying forensics. We are using guiding questions such as: "What is justice" and "How does the study of forenscs help or impede justice?" Seventh and eighth graders will also be exploring how people's view of justice shaped our nation.
We are trying to plan two field trips for the 5th and 6th graders. They will both be in the spring. We are still searching for a good place to take 7th and 8th graders that correlates with the theme and standards.
Each Encore class is carefully planned to correlate with state content standards and national gifted standards. Students are expected to behave and think. While we do many projects, students are also required to critically and creatively think.