NES QUEST

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Q.U.E.S.T.
Questioning the Universe through Evaluating, Synthesizing, Tangents
 
A program for identified gifted and talented students
 
Mrs. Henry's 4th and 5th grade QUEST students meet one full day a week.  They are served daily in gifted cluster or collaborative classrooms, with gifted endorsed teachers.  
 
Please use the menu to the left to find the information you need.  If you do not find what your are looking for, please send me an email - henryk@mcduffie.k12.ga.us.
 
Please join Remind.com and put the app on your phone to receive class messages
(see attached files for more detailed instructions):
Please make your student's name a part of the name you join with (ex. KhristaHenry Johnny)
 
QUEST - Fall 2020
In person and Learning From Home
 
Meet the QUEST teacher -
Mrs. Khrista Henry
This is my 22nd year teaching QUEST in McDuffie County. I'm always available to help students, parents, and colleagues navigate the world of gifted kids and gifted/advanced instruction. This year will be very different, but we are up for the challenge!
Click on picture to watch a "Meet the Teacher" video:
 
Meet Mrs. Henry
 
 
Supply List:
In person and Learning From Home
  • 3 ring binder - between 1"-2.5"
Staples Standard 1" 3-Ring View Binder, Chartreuse (26435-CC) - Staples Back to School SuppliesStaples Big Tab Insertable Paper Dividers, 8-Tab, Buff with Assorted-Color Tabs (13487/11111),Size: largeNotebook Paper Wipe-Off Chart TREND enterprises, Inc.Basic Classroom Supply Labels
  • Tabs to section off the binder (you can make your own tabs if needed)
  • Notebook paper
  • Pencils, colored pencils and markers (basic set of colors, I'll bet you already have some at home)
  • Scissors and glue stick
  • Those learning from home may need household items for experiments and problem solving.  I will send out supply lists in advance if other items will be needed.
 
This Year in QUEST:
Topics:
Tentative Competitions:
  • DAR Essay Contest - Fall
  • Morris Museum of Art Combining Voices Literary Competition - Winter
  • The Stock Market Game - Spring
 
working from home
Learning From Home:
QUEST Distance Learning lessons will be posted weekly in Google Classroom.  Please join the appropriate classroom using the attachment at the bottom of the page.  Lessons will be due each Thursday afternoon.  You will be notified of any Zoom or Google Meets meetings.
 
How to sign in to Google Classroom:
 
If your child has forgotten his/her Google Username and password, It should be written in the Agenda Book and follows the following pattern:

2028 (their graduation year) first initial of first name, complete last name, last two numbers of their lunch number @student.mcduffie.k12.ga.us

example: 2028jhooper84@student.mcduffie.k12.ga.us

Their password is: mcs + their lunch number.

example: mcs805001

Students may login to their accounts like you would login to a normal gmail account. Then they can access google classroom from the top right "waffle." or through http://classroom.google.com

Here is a list of additional websites they have access to at home:
CS First/ Scratch (coding) 
Be Internet Awesome (Internet safety game)
Moby Max (Math, Science, ELA, SS)
GimKit
Kahoot
NewsELA
Brainpop (username hooper0506 password: nes0506)
Rosetta Stone
Khan Academy (Math) 
http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/
Prodigy (ELA)
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-3-5.html (reading)

*Thank you Mrs. Hooper for letting me use your information!

 

Online Learning Expectations:Digital Learning Expectations*Katie Minor - TPT free resource

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5th grade First Lego League Team:
Augusta Regional FLL Competition, December 2019:
  • Project Award Trophy Winner 
Athens Super-Regional FLL Competition - January 2020: 
  • Participation
Participation in First Lego League has been suspened due to Covid-19.
We hope to compete in 2021-2022 FLL season!
 
 
Spring/Summer 2020
150th Anniversary of McDuffie County ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS:

Grades 4-5

1st - Roaslie Starrett

2nd - Layla Kitchen

3rd - Jim Alfriend


Grades 6-8

1st - Vertenski Peterson

2nd - Jaira Davis

3rd - Markevion Jones


Grades 9-12 

1st - Hayden McCord

2nd - Kaylee Tam


Overall Winner - Rosalie Starrett

Overall Runner-up - Layla Kitchen

 
DAR Essay Contest Winners - February 2021
First Place - Ka'Leiya Bradshaw 
Second Place - Mason Hammond
Third Place - Brayden Lazenby
 
2021 Young Georgia Authors, McDuffie County Winner -Tyndell Crafton
 
Morris Museum of Art - Combining Voices Literary Competition - May 2021:
4th grade 
1st place - 
2nd place - 
3rd place - 
4th place - 
Honor for outstanding creative writing - 
 
5th grade 
1st place - 
2nd place - 
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3rd place - 
Honor for outstanding creative writing - 
 
 
EVENTS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
Rock Eagle Overnight - Due to Covid-19, we will not attend Rock Eagle this year
DAR Essay - 5th grade only - Due in October - Awards ceremony in February

FLL Competition -  Due to Covid-19, we will not compete in First Lego League this year

Morris Museum Literary Competition - Due in March - Awards ceremony in May

Gifted Testing - Spring testing, March 2021

Stride CAMP - June 2021- To Be Determined