In A Nutshell...


Two Open Houses Scheduled for Next Week

Just a friendly reminder that RRISD will host a meeting for parents of current TAG students on September 16, 2014 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at CD Fulkes MS Auditorium.

Please join us on the morning of September 17 from 7:15 - 7:45 for a continental breakfast in my classroom, allowing us a few minutes to get acquainted and share with you an overview about our TAG program for our youngest Blue Jays. Our portable, 128, is located directly behind the main building and faces the blacktop.

What is an independent study project?

As we move further into our year, you will hear more about the independent study (ISP) projects. Our gifted students participate in at least two projects during the year to increase their self confidence and skill with research using visual, print, and online resources. Each project focuses on a topic. First and second grade students will focus on animal research during the fall semester. This very broad topic allows each child a choice in which animal to study. With first graders, we are working on most of the project together to build their vocabulary and reading response skills using nonfiction text. Second graders will accomplish similar skills at a higher level and then segway into a more independent project next month. Details to follow!