Tomi Stage


Happy New Year!  Welcome to the new and improved "Mrs. Stage's Wonderful Website"!  

What we Are Up To:

First Grade: We are finishing up our research on animals with echolocation.  We are making comic strips and writing reports about them.

Second Grade:  We are continuing through our challenge math/reading for information packets.  We are working on organizing the sound garden.  We will be starting our ABC research soon!

Third Grade:  Our enigmatic warm ups have been tons of fun!  (what does enigmatic mean??!!!) . We are working on some algebra problems.  Why algebra?  Algebra builds a better brain (as do other disciplines such as learning an instrument, doing puzzles, and, yes, even some video games). When the brain is stimulated to think, the hair-like dendrites of the brain grow more extensive and more complex enabling more connections with other brain cells.

Fourth Grade:  We have been practicing analyzing the validity of some of the resources we use for research.  We are now researching some very interesting topics.  In Math, we are working moving on to geometry, and doing some programming challenges with our Dash robots. 

Fifth Grade:  We are continuing to work on our Fences STEM  problem in Math, and some students have started a pre-algebra pathway.  We are focusing on developing our vocabularies through some fun choice activities and beginning a school podcast (more information to come as we get closer to this).  We are also building a model of the Jamestowne Fort with our KEVA planks.

 Sixth Grade:  In Math we either work on our classwork, our Vacation project, or our Algebra pathway.  In literacy, we are reading and participating in Socratic Seminars, and learning about social issues, including immigration.



DCSD Gifted Education News

We are excited to let you know that we will be sending out a monthly newsletter called the DCSD Gifted Education News. The newsletter will contain information about upcoming events, updates, resources and student opportunities through the Douglas County School District.

DCSD Gifted Education News

2nd Grade COGAT

Family Letter


During the weeks of February 10-28, all students in Grade 2 will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (COGAT) using the online platform.  This testing window will be used for Universal Screening in 2nd Grade only.  The next CogAt window for grades other than 2nd will be in the fall of 2020.  The results of these tests are used to by Sand Creek Elementary to help us best program for all children.  The scores are also used as one of the components of the body of evidence used to determine qualification for an Advanced Learning Plan.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.




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