CYMS GT Updates

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Schoology- CYMS GT

GT will use Schoology in the Gifted Support room to post blog updates on progress toward GIEP annual goals, to record attendance in the GT room , and to communicate events and information relevant to gifted services.  Schoology is learning management tool that is being used by the district as the mail learning management tool.   Click here for more information:   One of my favorite aspects of the tool is the parent access feature. Click here for more information:   

Reminders & New Items:
1.  I attend team meetings on Thursdays to check on all GT students.  Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns for the team.
2.  All GT students keep a record of their attendance and goal progress on Schoology.  Please let me know if you need me to resend your parent access code.
3.  All GT students will post evidence of progress toward individual GIEP goal(s) on Schoology by November 13th.
4.  CYMS conferences will take place this month.   I do not schedule individual conferences at this time.  I will attend the team conference if you schedule one.   Here is the link to schedule a conference with your team:
5.  As always— please contact me anytime with questions about your child’s academic and/or gifted goal progress.



Classic Book Reading List (7-8)


Alcott, Louisa May. Little Women.
Bagnold, Enid. National Velvet.
Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451.
Bunyan, John. The Pilgrim's Progress.
Christopher, John. The White Mountains.
Cleaver, Vera. Where the Lilies Bloom.
Collier, James and Christopher. My Brother Sam Is Dead.
Cooper, James Fenimore. The Last of the Mohicans.
Cormier, Robert. The Chocolate War.
Defoe, Daniel. Robinson Crusoe.
Dickens, Charles. A Christmas Carol.
Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
Dumas, Alexander. The Count of Monte Cristo.
Eckert, Allan W. Incident At Hawk's Hill.
Engdahl, Sylvia. Enchantress From the Stars.
Forbes, Esther. Johnny Tremain.
Forester, C.S. The Horatio Hornblower Series.
Frank, Anne. Diary of a Young Girl.
Frost, Robert. Poems.
George, Jean Craighead. Julie of the Wolves.
Hamilton, Virginia. M.C. Higgins the Great.
Hautzig, Esther. The Endless Steppe.
Hilton, James. Goodbye, Mr. Chips.
Hinton, S.E. The Outsiders.
Hugo, Victor. The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Hunt, Irene. Across Five Aprils.
Hunter, Mollie. A Stranger Came Ashore.
Irving, Washington. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Keith, Harold. Rifles for Watie.
Keller, Helen. Story of My Life.
Kipling, Rudyard. Kim.
LeGuin, Ursula K. A Wizard of Earthsea.
L'Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time.
Lester, Julius. To Be a Slave.
London, Jack. Call of the Wild.
Malory, Sir Thomas. Le Morte d'Arthur.
Mazer, Harry. The Last Mission.
McCaffrey, Anne. Dragonsong.
O'Dell, Scott. Island of the Blue Dolphins.
O'Hara, Mary. My Friend Flicka.
Paterson, Katherine. Jacob Have I Loved.
Peck, Richard. The Ghost Belonged To Me.
Peck, Robert Newton. A Day No Pigs Would Die.
Pyle, Howard. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. The Yearling.
Rawls, Wilson. Where the Red Fern Grows.
Reiss, Johanna. The Upstairs Room.
Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de. The Little Prince.
Schaefer, Jack. Shane.
Scott, Sir Walter. Ivanhoe.
Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein.
Smith, Betty. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Sperry, Armstrong. Call It Courage.
Steinbeck, John. The Red Pony.
Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island.
Taylor, Mildred D. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit.
Twain, Mark. Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Uchida, Yoshiko. Journey to Topaz.
Verne, Jules. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Webster, Jean. Daddy Long Legs.
Wells, H.G. War of the Worlds.
Wilder, Thornton. The Bridge of San Luis Rey.
Yates, Elizabeth. Amos Fortune, Free Man.
Yep, Laurence. Dragonwings.
Zindel, Paul. The Pigman.