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.
A meeting was held on Monday evening,October 20, 2014, for the parents of 1st through 5th grade students in the Gifted and Talented (REACH) Program . The agenda will included: G/T program overview of local policy, G/T program design, schedule, and syllabus. If you were unable to attend the meeting, I have attached the powerpoint (hyperlinks only work when in slide show mode) to this page.
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 8:45 - 10:45
Second Grade - Wednesdays 8:45 - 10:35
Third Grade - Tuesdays 8:45 - 10:45
Fourth Grade - Brokaw/Sparks/Sonnier/Wilson Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:30
Treadway/Martinez Thursdays 1:30 - 3:30
Fifth Grade - Fridays - 1:30 - 3:30
Conference - 11:30 - 12:30
GT Pullout Teacher
My name is Trina Gore and I am the gifted and talented REACH teacher for kindergarten - fifth grades. I graduated from Lamar University with my BBA in Accounting. After working several years in the corporate world, I chose to become a stay-at-home-mom when my son was born. In 2005, I went back to college and earned my Teaching Certification. This is my tenth year of teaching and my ninth year with Huffman ISD. I am certified for Early Childhood through 8th grade and have serviced gifted and talented students in the classroom for over 6 years. I am a huge supporter of the Huffman Hargrave High School Falcons, FFA, and East Harris County 4H program. My husband, Marcus, and I have been married for 21 years as of August 2014. Our son, Luke, is a junior at HHS, plays baseball, is active in FFA and 4H, and competes in shotgun sports. I look forward to a fun and exciting year working with your kids as the GT Pullout Teacher.
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