Roberta Morse
morserj@pwcs.edu
703-791-0727


SIGNET Schedule:

Instructional Block: Mondays 10:00-11:30 on TEAMS 
Virtual Office Hours:  Fridays 1:30-3:00 On TEAMS or by email.



SIGNET Announcements:


April 27th Puzzling Puzzles:  
This week's optional SIGNET Challenge is a collection of puzzles from KrazyDad.com  The website has LOTS of different types of puzzles including some from the Puzzlemania Class/Center.  There are printable and interactive options.  In our instructional block we will focus on Binox which start out easy, but will get your brain working quickly!  Here is an easy sample.  The solution is posted on TEAMS
Binox instructions

Binox puzzle #1
Permission


April 20th Optional SIGNET Poetry Challenge:  
This week's optional SIGNET Challenge is a Poetry Challenge.  Check out BTMS SIGNET on Teams to find the details.  If you are not familiar with Teams, check your Office 365 Outlook email for an invitation to the team.  Once there, you will see a dated list of activities on the left side of the screen.  These are called Channels.  Look for the Poetry Challenge there and feel free to check out any others that you may have missed.

I miss you and really enjoyed your Dad jokes this morning!  :-)

Keep Thinking!
Mrs. Morse


April 20 Instructional Block will begin with an optional Zoom 

meeting at 10:00 AM.   
----The link and password are on the SIGNET TEAM. 
----For security, You must sign in with your first and last name to be admitted to the conversation.  
----Remember to bring your best (or worst) school-appropriate Dad Joke.


March 23, 2020
Hello SIGNET Students,

How are you doing?  I miss you! My family and I are well, and I hope the same for you and yours.  I know that social distancing is hard....and so boring!  Mrs. Boisvert and I are working on a plan to send you some challenges to work on and possibly solve together.  

Please check your Office 365 for an email that invites you to join a new Team entitled BTMS SIGNET. (The icon image is a brain! It's fitting, right?) This will be a huge group because it is for ALL of our students. (Yes, 1st and 2nd quarter students that we have already seen for the year, this means you!  Yes, to our 3rd quarter students that we are missing right now, this means you! And especially to our 4th quarter students who we have not met yet, we really mean you as well!)

Remember to be kind, stay inside, and wash your hands!  :-)

Missing you tons!
Mrs. Morse





March 25, 2020 Gifted Identification UPDATE from PWCS: 

With the closure of Prince William County Schools due to COVID-19, the timeline for gifted identification has been affected. The division-level Gifted Identification/Placement Committees will meet to review cases and make decisions regarding eligibility as soon as possible when PWCS reopens. We will continue to keep you updated as the situation evolves. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the gifted resource teacher at your child's school.





Whats Up in SIGNET? 

 

6th Grade:
-Analyzing the qualities of a Great Thinker and creating a Great Thinker Trading Card
-Individualized learning while in Centers
-Designing a balanced video game in Gamestar Mechanic 

7th Grade :
-Developing a Growth Mindset while working on puzzles with increasing difficulty.
-Individualized learning while in Centers
-SOMA Puzzles

8th Grade Fractals:
-Study of Fractals including the Coastline Paradox, Koch Curve  and Koch Snowflake, Sierpinski Gaskets, Apollonian Gaskets, Cardioids, Fractal pop-up cards, Sierpinski Pyramids, and Menger Sponges
-Individualized learning while in Centers