Gifted Education at Windsor Woods Elementary School

Gifted Education at Windsor Woods Elementary School The energy of the mind is the essence of life. – Aristotle
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Gifted services are available at Windsor Woods Elementary School through the cluster/resource model. Kindergarten and first-grade teachers, along with the gifted resource teacher, collaborate to decide the appropriate level of instruction for the students. Instructional involvement may come through staff development services, extension activities, whole group lessons, or various configurations of small groupings of students. Identified students in grades two through five are placed in heterogeneous classrooms, in groups of six to eight, and are taught by a cluster teacher trained in gifted education. The gifted resource teacher, endorsed in gifted education, assists the cluster teacher in delivering instruction at a depth and rate conducive to the intellectual needs of gifted learners. The cluster/resource program is grounded in general education curriculum but is differentiated, modified and expanded, to provide appropriate learning challenges. Students are required to demonstrate mastery of the state-mandated Standards of Learning and their instruction is differentiated to meet their intellectual needs.

Love the smiles of these Kindergarten students as they create a variety of patches using pattern blocks.
02/06/2020

Love the smiles of these Kindergarten students as they create a variety of patches using pattern blocks.

An opportunity to consider...
02/04/2020

An opportunity to consider...

Today 3rd grade students in Mrs. Griffin/Colombrito's class traveled the silk road. They learned how to make good econom...
01/30/2020

Today 3rd grade students in Mrs. Griffin/Colombrito's class traveled the silk road. They learned how to make good economic decisions and met their goal of trading so that every group had at least one of every product.

One of my favorites - using good old fashioned string telephones to learn about how sound travels with 5th grade.
01/29/2020

One of my favorites - using good old fashioned string telephones to learn about how sound travels with 5th grade.

Gifted art and dance applications for 2nd - 5th grade students are due by 4 pm next Monday, February 3rd. If your child ...
01/27/2020

Gifted art and dance applications for 2nd - 5th grade students are due by 4 pm next Monday, February 3rd. If your child is applying for art they must also submit an art portfolio by the Feb 3rd deadline.

1st grade applications for general intellect gifted services (cluster classroom and ODS) are due by 4pm Monday, February 10th.

Please contact Amber Estep ([email protected] or 648-4160 x54022) if you have any questions.

2nd grade students in Mrs. Hodges's class are researching the answers to their questions about how matter and energy are...
01/24/2020

2nd grade students in Mrs. Hodges's class are researching the answers to their questions about how matter and energy are connected.

Ms. Rousselow's 4th grade students participated in a demonstration to connect their learning from last week's experiment...
01/18/2020

Ms. Rousselow's 4th grade students participated in a demonstration to connect their learning from last week's experiment, "How does salinity affect the density of water?" This week they discovered how salinity and temperature form layers in the ocean which create currents.

Ms. Griffin/Mrs. Colombrito's 3rd grade class took a look at the results of their apple mummies. They discovered that th...
01/18/2020

Ms. Griffin/Mrs. Colombrito's 3rd grade class took a look at the results of their apple mummies. They discovered that the best preservative is salt.

1st grade students are working hard to discover Tangram magic by building a square with their puzzle pieces.
01/14/2020

1st grade students are working hard to discover Tangram magic by building a square with their puzzle pieces.

2nd grade students (with the help of some awesome 5th graders) combined their measurement skills with science to investi...
01/11/2020

2nd grade students (with the help of some awesome 5th graders) combined their measurement skills with science to investigate how matter and energy are related.

General Intellect applications for Grades 2-5 are due TODAY by 4pm. Just to clarify, if you are only applying for the gi...
01/10/2020

General Intellect applications for Grades 2-5 are due TODAY by 4pm. Just to clarify, if you are only applying for the gifted art and/or the gifted dance program at Old Donation School you have until February 3rd at 4pm to apply online.

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Applications for students in 2nd-5th grade who are interested in General Intellect gifted identification and/or consideration for Old Donation School must submit the online application by 4pm tomorrow, January 10th.
giftedapplication.vbcps.com

Applications for students in 2nd-5th grade who are interested in General Intellect gifted identification and/or consider...
01/10/2020

Applications for students in 2nd-5th grade who are interested in General Intellect gifted identification and/or consideration for Old Donation School must submit the online application by 4pm tomorrow, January 10th.
giftedapplication.vbcps.com

Want to find out more about the gifted art and gifted dance programs at Old Donation School? Attend an Information Night...
01/09/2020

Want to find out more about the gifted art and gifted dance programs at Old Donation School? Attend an Information Night tonight - January 9th. Tours start at 5pm. Presentation starts at 5:30. 4633 Honeygrove Road

Interested in learning more about Old Donation School (gifted elem/middle school)? There is a parent information night f...
01/06/2020

Interested in learning more about Old Donation School (gifted elem/middle school)? There is a parent information night for students currently in grades 1-4 tomorrow night, January 7th. The Open House begins at 5 pm with a presentation at 5:30. 4633 Honeygrove Rd.

2nd graders went on a measurement scavenger hunt today using estimation to make predictions and skills with measuring to...
01/03/2020

2nd graders went on a measurement scavenger hunt today using estimation to make predictions and skills with measuring tools to verify.

Ms. Griffin's/Colombrito's class used mathematical reasoning and collaboration through their use of estimation and array...
01/03/2020

Ms. Griffin's/Colombrito's class used mathematical reasoning and collaboration through their use of estimation and arrays to develop a reasonable answer to this 3-Act Math Task.

Just a reminder - All 2nd - 5th grade applications for intellectual gifted services are due next Friday, January 10th by...
01/03/2020

Just a reminder - All 2nd - 5th grade applications for intellectual gifted services are due next Friday, January 10th by 4pm. Be sure to visit https://giftedapplication.vbcps.com to complete your child's application.

Today is Password Change Day at Windsor Woods. If you are trying to access your child's application for gifted services,...
12/18/2019

Today is Password Change Day at Windsor Woods. If you are trying to access your child's application for gifted services, please check with your child to find out their new password.

Fifth grade students in Mrs. Huggins's class are starting their Monday collaborating before holding a Math Congress on m...
12/16/2019

Fifth grade students in Mrs. Huggins's class are starting their Monday collaborating before holding a Math Congress on multi-step practical problem-solving using division, multiplication, adding, and subtracting.

Mrs. Hodges's 2nd grade students are using Creative Problem Solving to figure out how we can help a Snowman with a cold ...
12/13/2019

Mrs. Hodges's 2nd grade students are using Creative Problem Solving to figure out how we can help a Snowman with a cold feel better without it melting.

2nd grade students in Mrs. Hodges and Ms. Riker's class created their own symmetrical logo to represent themselves using...
12/09/2019

2nd grade students in Mrs. Hodges and Ms. Riker's class created their own symmetrical logo to represent themselves using pattern blocks.

Hoping to see lots of families tonight at the Gifted Services Information Night. Find out how to apply for gifted art an...
12/04/2019

Hoping to see lots of families tonight at the Gifted Services Information Night. Find out how to apply for gifted art and dance programs as well as identification for intellectually gifted.

Families of current 2nd - 4th grade students - Is your child interested in gifted services? There are programs available for students who are identified as intellectually gifted as well as gifted in art and/or dance. Find out more about the options available this Wednesday, December 4th from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Windsor Woods Elem School Library.

Fifth grade students (and their parents) who are interested in applying for Old Donation School are invited to attend an...
12/02/2019

Fifth grade students (and their parents) who are interested in applying for Old Donation School are invited to attend an Academic Information Night on Thursday, December 5 from 5 - 6 pm at ODS - 4633 Honeygrove Rd.

Families of current 2nd - 4th grade students - Is your child interested in gifted services? There are programs available...
12/02/2019

Families of current 2nd - 4th grade students - Is your child interested in gifted services? There are programs available for students who are identified as intellectually gifted as well as gifted in art and/or dance. Find out more about the options available this Wednesday, December 4th from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Windsor Woods Elem School Library.

Ms. Rousselow's 4th grade class learned about Visual Synectics this week. Visual Synectics encourage connections between...
11/27/2019

Ms. Rousselow's 4th grade class learned about Visual Synectics this week. Visual Synectics encourage connections between an abstract concept (like Thanksgiving) and a concrete image (something that can be touched and seen). Students look for similar characteristics, qualities, or emotions that can connect the two parts.

Please enjoy our connections and take some time to make connections with those you love this holiday weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving!

11/22/2019

4th grade students in Ms. Rousselow's class found out that the design of a paper airplane DOES affect the distance it flies. The dart was our clear winner for distance!

Fifth grade students in Mrs. Huggins's class compared and ordered decimal numbers by thinking about the numbers as money...
11/20/2019

Fifth grade students in Mrs. Huggins's class compared and ordered decimal numbers by thinking about the numbers as money values.

Attention Fifth Grade Families: If you are interested in applying to attend the International Baccalaureate Middle Years...
11/19/2019

Attention Fifth Grade Families: If you are interested in applying to attend the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, or are interested in finding out more about this program, there will be an information night at Plaza Middle School on Weds, 11/20 AND Thurs, 11/21 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Pick which night works best for you!

Hope to see lots of 1st grade parents tonight from 5-6 pm in the school library to learn about the gifted application an...
11/19/2019

Hope to see lots of 1st grade parents tonight from 5-6 pm in the school library to learn about the gifted application and identification process!

First Grade Parents - please plan on joining Mrs. Estep in the WWES Library for an information night about gifted servic...
11/12/2019

First Grade Parents - please plan on joining Mrs. Estep in the WWES Library for an information night about gifted services. Please note the time has changed from 5pm - 6pm.

2nd grade students investigated the similarities and differences between plane figures by building them and identifying ...
11/09/2019

2nd grade students investigated the similarities and differences between plane figures by building them and identifying their attributes.

I'm loving these "Squiggles" from Mrs. Ferris's Kindergarten class! Definitely a lot of creativity here!
11/07/2019

I'm loving these "Squiggles" from Mrs. Ferris's Kindergarten class! Definitely a lot of creativity here!

Do you or someone you love suffer from anxiety? Tonight ODS is hosting a screening of the documentary, Angst at 6pm. Thi...
11/06/2019
Angst Home

Do you or someone you love suffer from anxiety? Tonight ODS is hosting a screening of the documentary, Angst at 6pm. This film gives those suffering and their family valuable strategies for managing and calming debilitating anxiety. Check it out: https://angstmovie.com/

Our goal specifically is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help. Angst screens in schools, communities and theaters around the world. The film and corresponding materials provide tools, resources and above all, hope.

Parents, are you coming in for a Parent-Teacher Conference tomorrow? If you have questions about how your child can appl...
11/04/2019

Parents, are you coming in for a Parent-Teacher Conference tomorrow? If you have questions about how your child can apply for gifted services (intellectual, visual art, dance), please feel free to stop by Room 22A to chat with Mrs. Estep.

A very full day of learning at the SENG non-conference on Saturday. I can't wait to share some ideas with others!
11/04/2019

A very full day of learning at the SENG non-conference on Saturday. I can't wait to share some ideas with others!

10/30/2019

All grade 5 students were screened for gifted services in September. Parents will now receive test results by mail due to delays in accessing ParentVue.

Please note that the scores will be available on ParentVUE at a later date. Please contact Mrs. Estep if you have any questions.

Mrs. Huggins's 5th graders are working hard in preparation for tomorrow afternoon's Rube Goldberg presentations.
10/30/2019

Mrs. Huggins's 5th graders are working hard in preparation for tomorrow afternoon's Rube Goldberg presentations.

10/29/2019

Ms. Maurice's class

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