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Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! We are looking forward to a great year of wondering, exploring, and stretching our thinking though appropriately differentiated curriculum for students.

As the Gifted Resource teacher, I visit Kindergarten and First grade classrooms once a week. During my visit we work through lessons centered around the theme of Exploration in Kindergarten and Patterns in First grade. Lessons are designed to stretch student thinking and module various models and strategies. Please see the Testing Information tab with the dates and deadlines for First Grade Gifted Screening and testing.

I also work with teachers in grade 2-5 to collaboratively plan differentiated curriculum for our gifted and high achieving students. We have a "push-in" model where I visit classrooms to model and co-teach lessons. Each grade level is anchored around a grade level theme to stretch conceptual wondering and thinking. ( Grade 2-Patterns, Grade 3-Structures, Grade 4-Relationships, and Grade 5-Change)

Parents interested in having their child assessed for Gifted Identification will need to visit the Virginia Beach City Public Schools web site and find Gifted tab under Programs. You will find a link to fill out an online application. Please refer to the Testing Information tab on this site for specific dates and deadlines for application submission. No late applications are accepted.

Please contact me with any questions you may have about gifted instruction or assessment.

Leslie.Wildman@vbschools.com

Strawbridge Elementary

757-648-3800 Extension 55339