Here’s the update for April, 2015:

March brought our Kinder PEPs to join us. We have been getting to know one another and started working with manipulatives to solve our problems. They have worked with tangrams and teddy bear counters and have shown they’ve got some good math skills!

We welcomed a new class of PEP guests in the First and Second Grade PEP classes at Sunny Hills after February break. We are continuing our work on problem solving. The students have been practicing some pretty difficult logic problems and are becoming experts! The Second Grade PEPs also did a mini-unit on color that was a lot of fun.

Third and Fourth Grade SAGEs are finishing up their Polyhedraville colonies. This has been an arduous task, but they have shown real persistence and hard work. The collaboration on this project has been great and I’m excited to be able to post pictures of the colonies when we finish.

The Discovery Fifth Grade SAGEs have just finished their paper towel testing and will begin the Inventions Unit next. I hope we have some creative inventors. Maybe one of them will be famous!

The Sunny Hills Fifth Grade SAGEs are now working on their robot obstacle courses. We’ve been working on learning basic programming and are about ready to get to the nitty gritty work of perfecting their program. We will be having our Robot Rodeo on June 4th at 6:30 pm.

Happy Springtime!

Cindy Parsons


Clipart by Phillip Martin

Issaquah Schools Foundation

The students in the SAGE program, along with their teachers, want to thank the Issaquah
Schools Foundation for their donation of LEGO EV3 Robotics Kits. These kits allow all 5th
grade SAGE students to participate in this great STEM activity. ISF supports our students
with contributions made to their organization by the Issaquah community. Find out how you
can be a part of this worthwhile endeavor at

SAGE Expectations

SAGE students will attend class each week with their binder and all due assignments.

SAGE students will be collaborative, enthusiastic and persistent learners working toward their chosen individual goal.

Mrs. Parsons' SAGE Group

Mrs. Parsons' SAGE Group
SAGE Challenger and Discovery Elementaries