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    August 24, 2020                                                                                                         

         Welcome parents and students to the Gifted/Talent Development Program!  I am

    Mrs. Gaither and I am excited to provide Gifted and Talent Development instruction beginning the week of September 21st, 2020. Our classroom theme this year is “Making Connections to Our World and Beyond.”

         All students will attend class one day a week, where the focus is on standards-based differentiated lessons and activities that promote the Atlanta Public School’s Gifted and Talented Program Standards: Advanced Communication Skills, Creativity, Creative Problem Solving, Global Citizenship, Higher Order Thinking Skills,

    Leadership, Advanced Research Skills, and Social Emotional Learning. Units of study are aligned with the Georgia Standards of Excellence. Collaboration through STEAM engineering design challenges, projects, and various activities will support the social and emotional needs of all children throughout the school year.

         Students should come prepared on their Challenge day with 1) composition notebook and 2) pencils. Students are expected to complete any homework assignments, mini projects, and the end of the unit performance task. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.



    Mrs. Gaither

    Gifted/Talented Development Teacher

    Usher-Collier Elementary School