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SPRING 2009 PROGRAM
Sponsored by the Adirondack Advocacy for Gifted Education (AAGE).


Opening classes of the Spring 2009 Super Saturday School set will begin at 9:30 a.m. on February 28th.

The program will continue for six consecutive Saturdays, including February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4th, Open House day, when parents come at 12:00 (instead of 12:45) to help us celebrate our students and their SSS work.

The doors will be open at 9:00 on February 28th for registration!

Tuition: $90 for all six Saturdays. (You may also pay $15 per Saturday or $8 per Class.)

SPRING 2009 PROGRAM OFFERINGS

Primary Program (5-8yrs)

*KRAFTY KIDS GO GREEN – Do you want to explore the wonderful “green” world? Are you crafty? Do you love making neat and special things with your hands? Do you want be a part of the Greening of America? Well then, this is the class for you! We will collect ideas into a special “Greening” book that each of us can take home. Then we will put these ideas into action. Learn about the world of bartering, composting, and container gardens. Grow your very own plant from a choice of seeds. We’ll learn about collecting things, like plastic bags and learn to do many, many other things to help our planet. Get the idea? See you soon!
Judy Harris, BS, MS Ed.

*Favorite Stories and Our Senses – Come read a favorite story and complete some cool activities that correlate with the theme of the day. We will be reading books that include: Rainbow Fish; Clifford; Very Hungry Caterpillar; Johnny Appleseed; The Popcorn Book; and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day. After we read and relax, get ready to get your hands dirty and have some messy fun! We will complete several crafts that go along with the themes of our stories, and end each session with a theme-related snack that we create. YUM!
Diane Pecoraro, BS. MS Ed.

Intermediate (9yrs and up)

Choose 2 from:

*In the Words of Our President – Calling all Analyzers! President Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, our new president spoke some very important words in his inaugural speech on January 20th. Many people believe his words are sobering and hold much hope for our future as citizens of this country. Some say these words are brilliant. What do YOU think? Come and let us analyze these words together. What will we each decide are the most important points of his message? Why do you think some of his thoughts were spoken to us, the American people? What would you want to say to the people of America and around the world if you were the President of the United States?
Dr. Karen J. Agne, Ph.D.

*MENSA for KIDS MIND GAMES – Mensa International is a membership organization whose purpose is to serve the needs and concerns of gifted individuals the world over. Nationally, American Mensa has more than 140 special interest groups devoted to hundreds of topics from astronomy to literature to games. Among Mensa’s special interest groups are Gifted Children. Mensa for Kids offers benefits for gifted children and teens and resources for their parents, too.

Come try your BRAIN at solving REAL MENSA GAMES, puzzles and problems!! We’ve got them all! Have a ton of fun and learn to be an expert MENSA level problem solver, too!
Theda Wilfore,BS. MS Ed.


***Harry Potter fans! Don’t forget to bring your best quiz questions for the Potter Points board! After all, a new movie will be coming out soon. Let’s be ready!

** PLEASE NOTE:

• Age Levels are just Suggestions! Students are encouraged to choose any class they wish!
• Favorite Stories will be taught at 9:30 and 11:15 in Room 103.
• Kids Krafts will be taught at 9:30 and 11:15 in Room 104 and/or 308 (computer lab).
• President’s Words will be taught at 11:15 in Room 222 and 308 (computer lab)
• MENSA for KIDS Mind Games will be taught at 9:30 and 11:15 in Room 106.
• Also inquire about possible Individual Study projects
• (Option) Learn to knit or crochet with Dr. Agne


Classroom Assignments: All students rotate between two 1 1/2 hour classes. Intermediate students choose the two classes they wish to attend. Primary students generally attend the same classes and are escorted to and from each class. However, we like to be as flexible as possible in order that our students and their parents enjoy the classes of choice. Therefore, if intermediate aged students wish to attend a class designated for primary or during a primary time slot, this is fine. We happily try to accommodate the needs and wishes of each student.

Students will find classroom assignments also listed on the chart posted near the Registration Table on February 28th! Secondary students are expected to find their own classes according to the choices they make by following the chart. Volunteers will be on hand to help new students find their classrooms on February 28th.

We look forward to seeing you all on February 28th!

GENERAL INFORMATION

Below find important details you need to know to help us provide the best experience for your child(ren):
  • Drop Off/Pick Up Place: Sibley Hall (North Doors of Sibley Front Parking Lot)
  • Drop Off Time: 9:15 - 9:30 a.m.
  • Pick Up Time: 12:45 p.m.
  • Supplies:
    • - Pack
    • - Water Bottle or juice
    • - Snack (All students have a fifteen-minute snack break between classes. Nutritional selections are recommended. No messy foods, please.)
    • - School Supplies (Please include: pencils, markers, crayons, rulers, scissors, erasers, glue, and individual pencil/crayon sharpeners. Other supplies required for individual courses will be specified by instructors on February 28th!)

Please print student name on all supplies and outer garments!
(Missing items may be retrieved from Dr. Agne’s office, 222A Sibley Hall)



Tuition: $90 for all six Saturdays. (You may also pay $15 per Saturday or $8 per Class.)

The registration table is located just inside the doors at the left end of Sibley Hall front parking lot on the Plattsburgh State University campus each Saturday. You may also mail tuition(s) to: Dr. Karen Agne, 222A Sibley Hall, Plattsburgh State University, 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Make checks payable to: College Auxiliary Services (CAS) for AAGE or SSS.

Special Information

Medical Needs: Please inform us of any special medical or other information we should know to insure your child's safety. Obtain Medical Information Sheets at the Registration table on February 28th.

Security: Graduate education majors and parent aides are on hand at all times to monitor hallways, perform head counts, escort children, assist teachers, answer questions, and other duties necessary for safe and smooth operation of Super Saturday School activities.

Parent/Teacher Lounge: A meeting place for parents to get-acquainted, chat, speak with teachers, or read articles or catalogues about gifted education and have a cup of coffee or tea is available! Parents are also encouraged to quietly explore and observe SSS classes and activities during any Saturday.

Plattsburgh Campus: Many parents are commuting from some distance so that children may participate in SSS. Of course, there is always shopping in the several Plattsburgh malls. But, if you prefer to stay close by, you may wish to visit some special spots on campus.

The following facilities are usually open on Saturdays:
  • Burke Art Gallery - Myers Fine Arts Building 2nd floor
  • Nina Winkel Sculpture Court - Myers Fine Arts Building 2nd floor
  • Rockwell Kent Gallery - Feinberg Library 1st floor
    (Galleries are Open from 12 - 4 PM)
  • Angell College Center
  • College Book Store or Angell College Center Book Store
  • Coffee and deli (Angell College Center)
  • Angonquin Dining Hall - Brunch
    See: www.plattsburgh.edu for more details.
The Super Saturday School is a non-profit organization. The primary purpose of tuition is to pay teacher stipends. Any surplus funds are used to purchase teaching materials, resource room supplies and equipment, and other expenses directly related to the successful operation of the Super Saturday School.
All personnel except for teachers are volunteers.

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