Specials - Gifted and Talented
Gifted and Talented students in grades K-5 will have the opportunity to receive accelerated instruction in a self contained pull out program. Once a week during the designated pull out time, students will have opportunities for independent study, productive thinking, communication, decision making, and research.
GT Nomination Parent Informational Meeting
If your 1st - 5th grade child has been nominated for GT testing, we will have a parent informational meeting to discuss the testing and identification process for Gifted and Talented.This meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 6:00-6:30 in room 319 at the back of Copeland Elementary / Huffman Intermediate Schools.Please enter through the BACK glass doors of CES/HIS.
Gifted and Talented Program
Gifted and talented students in grades K-5 will have the opportunity to receive differentiated instruction in a self contained pullout program. Once a week, the identified gifted and talented students are grouped together by grade level through a pullout program. During the designated pullout time students will have opportunities for independent study, productive thinking,
critical/creative thinking, communication, decision making, and research.
Curricular Classes GT Delivery Plan
Gifted and talented students in grades K-5 will have differentiated instruction in the regular classroom in the areas of reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Emphasis is placed on developing and improving higher-level thinking skills, creativity, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on working cooperatively with others and developing the social skills necessary for daily living. Gifted and talented students are heterogeneously grouped within the grade level. Teachers who provide instruction and services that are a part of the program for gifted students have a minimum of 30 hours of staff development that includes nature and needs of gifted/talented students, assessing student needs, and curriculum and instruction for gifted students.
First Grade - Mondays - 8:50 - 10:50
Second Grade - Wednesdays - 8:55 - 10:55
Third Grade - Tuesdays - 8:50 - 10:50
Fourth Grade - Wednesdays - 12:45 - 2:45
Fifth Grade -Fridays - 12:45 - 2:25
GT Pullout Teacher
My name is Paige McEachern and I am the gifted and talented REACH teacher for kindergarten - fifth grades. I graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with my BA in Elementary Education. I also played volleyball and basketball for the Lady Rams while at Texas Wesleyan. I recently earned my M. Ed. in Educational Administration from Lamar University. This is my twenty-second year of teaching and my tenth year of working as the lead teacher for gifted and talented. I am a huge supporter of the Huffman Hargrave high school falcons! My husband, Mike, is the athletic director and head football coach. My oldest daughter Kelsie, plays volleyball, basketball, softball, and track for the varsity falcons. My youngest daughter Kylie, is in sixth grade and plays volleyball. As you can see, my family loves sports and the outdoors.
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