Teaching gifted and talented was my first love. I started out with this position in 2001. Then, I decided I wanted my own classroom experience for awhile, so I took a position in elementary grades for 13 years. Returning to the gifted and talented position has been an exciting path for me! I look forward to this year!
Mrs. Flatt's Gifted Schedule
Monday-Adair County High School, 270-384-2751 Tuesday-Adair County Primary Center, 270-384-3367 Wednesday-Adair County Elementary School, 270-384-0077 Thursday-Adair County High School, 270-384-2751 (ACMS classes at ACHS) Friday-Adair County High School, 270-384-2751 (ACMS classes at ACHS)
The Gifted Program Curriculum
Reading-The Junior Great Books series is used for ACPC students and ACES students. The Great Books Roundtable is used for ACMS. Students read a story, reread for a purpose and develop interpretive and evaluative questions to ask peers, then participate in a shared inquiry discussion. They must find evidence for their answers, and they learn to agree and disagree with each other using accountable talk.
Math, Science, and Social Studies-The Junior Great Books series has related projects that pair with each story and connect with other content areas. Example: In the story, "Catalog Cats" about a catalog selling cats, the follow-up activity asks the students to price items in a catalog and agree on ten items to purchase with a certain amount of money. The Great Books Roundtable stories are similar to the Junior Great Books text. They are just at a higher grade level. These text are generally used for high level or gifted and talented learners.