All About Gifted Education

               Writing     Reading     Out of the Box    Flexibility     Problem   Solve     Applying     Challenging     Analyzing
                        Making Connections

My idea of GIFTEDNESS:
                        Mathematics Creating
Articulate Collaborate
                  Communicate Evaluate Design STEM Construct
                         High Ability Techno Savvy Acceleration

I am delighted to be working with your child as their Gifted Resource Teacher! I look forward to challenging your child this year.  The opportunities are endless, their minds are remarkable, their creativity unbound, and I am truly inspired by their enthusiasm to learn. 

  I serve three county schools, and can be found at New London Academy on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, at Huddleston on Thursdays, and at Thaxton on Fridays.  If you would like to meet with me or have any concerns, please feel free to call me at one of the locations above or email me at ksteele@bedford.k12.va.us. 

This year I will be working with your child in the regular classroom and/or pulling them out of their enrichment/remediation block for instruction.  We will be focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities where your child will emulate a real life engineer.  Students will be engaged in SOL related activities that stretch their way of thinking.  Everyday tools such as hand drills, glue guns, hammers, and screwdrivers will be used to design and build a variety of projects.  Students will work on becoming highly proficient in research skills, as I will be adding laptops to my room.   In addition, we will be working on creative problem solving, and other projects/activities based on your child’s interests.

I stress that these activities will be “instead of”, not “in addition to”. By working closely with your child’s regular classroom instructors, I hope to ensure that they are not just “gifted” on the days I am at your child’s school..

It is my goal to lead the gifted children into some wonderful learning adventures. If you have any questions feel free to call me at school (MTW at New London Academy 434-525-2177, Thursdays at Huddleston 540-297-5144, or Friday's at Thaxton 540-586-3821). Thank you for the privilege of teaching your child this year.

Sincerely,


Kelly Steele
Gifted Resource Teacher
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