Centennial G/T Parent Newsletter

September 2022

Howdy Parents!

I hope you have been hearing about all the fun and learning that has been happening in G/T class. Our first week back we started off sharing a little bit about ourselves and finding our commonalities. Then, we boogied and solved puzzles and did a dance themed Breakout EDU! Breakout EDU is an online game that requires students to think critically, problem-solve, troubleshoot and work collaboratively to solve puzzles, and answer questions. They have so much fun doing it they won't even realize how much they are using their brains!

Now, we are moving on to our Design Thinking unit with National Inventors Hall of Fame. In lesson one we designed a video game controller out of clay to begin exploring the Design Thinking Process. During the rest of the month we will begin creating website portfolios, learn about patents, learn how to create logos, draw sketches, and more!

Thanks for your support!

❤️-Mrs. Barrera

Supplies Needed-G/T Binder

The kiddos will need to bring their G/T binder to school everyday. Thank you for reminding them to keep it in their backpack.

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Helpful Information for Parents

TAGT Parent Webinar

Processing and managing emotions is hard for even the most level-headed of us. For gifted and twice-exceptional kids and teens, dealing with "all the feels" can be exhausting. The skills needed to develop emotional regulation can be developed over time with guidance and compassion from parents. Emily Kircher-Morris will break down the 4-step process of emotional regulation so we can help our kids who are "a little bit extra" find healthy ways to manage their emotions on Tuesday, September 20, at 6:30 p.m. This webinar will also be presented with a live Spanish interpretation during the event!​ Learn more and RSVP here: https://txgifted.org/webinar

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Cool Stuff for G/T Kids

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G/T Service Design

All students who are identified as gifted/ talented will participate in services designed for gifted/talented students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment.

They will accomplish this by:

  • Classroom teachers provide differentiated instruction in the core subjects.
  • Receiving weekly pull-outs/ push-ins by G/T ELT Teacher
  • Students are clustered in classes with a teacher who has met the state G/T training requirements.
  • Students participate in G/T Expo, which highlights their completed independent study projects.
  • G/T students are met with each week to work on research instruction, independent project work, and other group activities.
  • Classroom teachers are supported with strategies and training specific for G/T students.
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Centennial Elementary Student Expectations:

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