I am extremely excited about GT this year! The program will be full of excitement and new learnings. We will be using the TPSP (Texas Performance Standards Project) GT program for this year. The TPSP is a statewide standards and assessment system you can use to capture the high levels of achievement of gifted and talented students. Student projects are TEKS-based and focus on the core content areas of English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies with interdisciplinary connections. It will be more educationally involved than in the past. I will be keeping a portfolio of each unit the students complete and some of those projects will even be chosen to be submitted to TPSP. There will still be a heavy emphasis on creativity, but it is not be a requirement. A project will be required for each 9-week unit. We will do our best to complete each project at school, but please be aware that some projects will need extra work or items from home.
I will be putting 9-week information on my web-page by grade-level as well as sending home a paper copy. I hope this new schedule and program is something that you as parents can be excited about. I am!
If ever you have any questions, comments, suggestions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Conference Time: 9:50-10:35