5th Grade GT LEAD

Battle Bots Robotics Field Trip Reminder

Who: OCT 5th Grade GT LEAD students

What: Battle Bots Robotics Field Trip

When: Monday, May 1st

Attire: OCT t-shirt with jeans or shorts

Bring: A sack lunch and disposable drink


7:30 am Students will report to their regular classrooms at OCT.

8:30 am Mrs. Griffin will pick up GT LEAD students from their regular

classrooms and walk them to board the bus. Students will only be allowed to bring a sack lunch/drink on the field trip.

(no backpacks, phones, ipads, money, etc.)

8:45 am Students will ride the bus with GT LEAD students and

teachers from Heritage Elementary to the Founder’s Building located at 701 South Main Street in Grapevine, 76051.

9:00 am Robotics Camp will begin!

12:00 pm We will take a break to eat our sack lunches.

2:00 pm Robotics camp will end, and students will ride back to OCT.

2:30 pm Students will return to 5th Grade classes to end their day.

2:55 pm Students will be released during normal school dismissal.


GT Specialist and ASPIRE Academy teachers will be scooping ice cream as a fundraiser for SAGE.

Marble Slab Creamer, 3930 Glade Rd #119, Colleyville, TX 76034

Monday, May 1st from 3:15 to 8:30 pm.

I will be there from 3:30-5:30.

I hope to see you there!!

Great Opportunity...

SAGE Parent Group for GT Children is offering FREE membership for teh remainder for the remainder of this school year for recently GT identified kindergarten families and fifth graders. Visit this link now to sign up for your free membership:



Information on Math Telescoping can be found on the district's website under Advanced Academics under the Acceleration tab. The online registration process opens o May 11th and closes on May 25th for the summer exam date of Wed., June 28th.


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Want to know more about raising a gifted child? Check out these resources!

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Perfectionism.....The Struggle is Real!
In Rosemary Callard-Szulgit's book, Perfectionism and Gifted Children, she states that the number one social and emotional issue gifted children deal with is perfectionism, due to their high intelligence and talents, and that they can typically see more than one solution to a problem. She points out that gifted kids struggle with a finishing point, as they are fully aware more could be done. Many times, these students will avoid new experiences (or committing to one final solution), due to their fears of failure, and they are therefore concerned others will view them as inadequate.
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* Offered to current 1st-6th Grade GT Students

We are excited to announce sessions designed specifically for gifted and talented students are available this year during the GCISD Summer Enrichment Program! These courses will include a greater degree of depth, complexity, and challenge to captivate GT students!

● Sessions: One-week sessions from June 12 - July 21 8:30-11:30
● Fees: $100/course with a one-time $25 registration fee
● Location: Cross Timbers Middle School
Early Bird Registration ● A $10 discount per class will be given during each early registration period.
● To receive the discount, all fees must be paid by the deadline.
Early Bird Registration Discount Deadlines:
● For classes held June 12 - June 30, register and pay by May 14, 2017
For classes held July 10 - July 21, register and pay by June 18, 2017

Online registration opens Monday, March 27, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Closes one (1) week prior to the start of each session.
● After online registration closes, all registration must be in person.
You will need the following code to enroll in GT Summer Enrichment classes: SEGT2017


Welcome to Mrs. Griffin's Gifted & Talented Class. It is a privilege to teach these future leaders and innovators! My goal is to create an environment for learning that allows my students to discover their unique talents and encourage them to make a difference in the lives of others. Our lessons this year will focus on effective communication and the need to be flexible, resourceful and innovative. Students will be encouraged to ask questions and experience empathy. As we prepare these leaders of tomorrow, we will be infusing technology into our class.