The G.A.T.E. Connection

Welcome to GATE

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Debra Woolley and I have been in education for over 30 years. This is my 4th year in Hempstead, but my first year working specifically with the students identified as gifted at Hempstead Elementary. I am looking forward to continuing my work with the GATE students in Hempstead.

1st Nine Weeks - Growth Mindset

The Power of YET

The students learned that adding the word, YET, goes a long way to achieving goals.

Goal Setting

Students are viewing their data to set short term, realistic SMART goals.

Creative Problem Solving

Students were given a set of shapes and were asked to create something that solves a problem while helping someone.

LIttle Bits

Students also use this time to create electronic circuits using the Robotics materials.

Let's Build

Students use materials provided to solve a variety of challenges. Here they were asked to build a bridge.

2nd Nine Weeks - Pursuit of Passions

We will be spending time exploring our interests.

Lets Build

Students are using their problem solving skills to create a tower with toothpicks and playdough.

3rd Nine Weeks - Exploring Creativity

4th Nine Weeks - STEAM Fair