By Connie Frank
TAG AT FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOLIt is the belief of Henry County School administrators and educators that all students must have the right to develop their talents and abilities to the fullest. Embodied in this belief is the commitment to gifted and talented students who possess learning characteristics and needs that differ from those of their chronological peers. The mission of gifted education is to maximize the potential of gifted and talented students by providing programs and services that accommodate these differences, including curriculum responsive to individual learning rates, styles, and complexity.
Welcome to the Gifted Program at Fairview Elementary! It is our great pleasure to be your gifted instructors for this school year. We hope that all of you had a wonderful summer and are now ready to learn and grow.
The TAG Classroom teachers this year are:
Ms. Oxendine - Kindergarten
Ms. Feloss - First Grade
Ms. Pittman and Ms. Richardson - Second Grade
Ms. Bonner, Ms. Guy, and Ms. Sly-Gaston - Third Grade
Ms. Amerson - Fourth Grade
Mr. Thomas - Fifth GradeWe have be challenging students placed in these classrooms in both Language Arts and Mathematics. TAG Classroom teachers will be focusing on Science, Math and Reading this year, in which they will be enriching and challenging students to analyze and interpret scientific facts and theories, as well as completing projects which will integrate both Math and Language Arts.
There are many resources and games on the website to help our TAG students develop research projects. The URL is located at the Fairview Elementary site. Please check this site often as information on important dates, projects and rubrics, and field trips can be found there.
We will be utilizing a great deal of technology throughout the entire school year. We will working to help our students learn how to use the Internet properly for research, create power point presentations through Microsoft Powerpoint, how to create spreadsheets through Microsoft Excel, and how to create their own websites online. We will be utilizing websites online for in-depth studies that involve the Multiple Intelligences, Math, Social Studies, and Science. The Pullout program portion of the Gifted classes will have a unit entitled Civilizations: Progression, Structures and Patterns.
We promise to work very hard to help our TAG students learn through having new experiences and enjoying success this school year. We want to make this the best school year our TAG students have ever had, so we are looking forward to an exciting and wonderful experience.Dr. FrankTAG EducatorFairview ElementaryHenry County Schools