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 NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
The Gifted and Talented Students in Grades 1- 5 will host a GT Museum to show case their research projects at Open House on Tuesday, March 4th on the campuses of Copeland Elementary School and Huffman Intermediate School.
First and second grade GT students will display their research products in the library. Third grade GT students will present their synthesis level research products during Open House at the GT Museum from 5:30 - 6:00 in room 603.
Fourth and fifth grade GT students will present their synthesis level research products during Open House at the GT Museum from 5:30 - 6:15 in room 319.
All students and parents are invited to attend and view both GT Museums. The first - fifth grade GT students are excited to showcase their hard work and long hours of research.
GT Nominations for 1st – 5th Grade
Parents and teachers of 1st - 5th graders may nominate students to be tested for the Gifted and Talented REACH program. Nominations will be accepted February 10 – February 28, 2014. Students enrolled after the fall G/T identification period and any student enrolled the previous year in Huffman ISD who were not already tested for G/T are eligible for spring G/T testing. Please contact the counselor or your child’s teacher between February 10 – 28 to submit your child’s name. Screening will begin toward the end of March 2014.
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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