Whitehouse Independent School District

Mrs. Whitman's Gifted & Talented Class

Starting Monday, March 23, you will be able to find weekly online assignments & instructions for GT right here


online assignments link

Click the link to access online lessons
Parents, if you have not yet joined my Remind for GT communication please do so by downloading the app and using the code for your child's class. The code can be found under the "Remind" tab on the menu on the right side of this webpage.

Search engines for kids

When Researching Online...
CHECK YOUR SOURCES: Make sure your websites are a valid source. For example, Wikipedia is not a valid source because anyone can edit it. Also, remember that ANYONE can make a website and not everything you read online is true.
ASK GOOD QUESTIONS: The key to finding good information is asking good questions! If you do not use a kid approved search engine, make sure you add "facts for kids" after your topic in your search engine.
Be PATIENT and READ: Remember that sometimes you have to look at several websites to gather multiple answers. This helps you verify that an answer is correct and helps you discover the answer to your question and ideas you have not even considered.
TAKE NOTES: As you read, make sure you take notes. Only write down notes that could be used to answer your research questions. Never copy a whole sentence down. Watch the video below on taking notes!
GIVE THE AUTHOR CREDIT: When using someone else's work as a resource, it is important to give that person credit for their thoughts. You cannot copy their sentence and change just a few words. You need to gather data and then create your own original ideas based of the data you have created.

Discovery Science Place Spring Break Camps

The Discovery Science Place has some great camps scheduled for the week of March 9-13. These are for grades 1-5.
Check out the Spring Break Camps here.

1st and 2nd graders are working on community outreach this week by writing Valentine cards to those who may be in nursing homes or hospitals this Valentine's Day.
First and second graders at Higgins today are working on a reader's theater about Betsy Ross as they learn about America and the history of the American flag.
Our GT 4th graders had a great field trip to the American Freedom Museum where they saw history come alive through stories. The students even got to hold some of the artifacts from American history. View more of our pictures in the picture album on this page.
Our Medieval Times unit wrapped up in an exciting way for our GT 5th graders in the district with a trip to Medieval Times in Dallas. More pictures are located in the photo album on this page.
The GT third graders got to enjoy a field trip to the American Freedom Museum last Friday. It was fun for them to see things in the museum that they had studied. 
What a great turn out we had for our Medieval Times Open House. Thank you to all who came out to see what your students had been learning. 

Our Medieval Times Open House is coming soon!

Higgins Elementary will have their Medieval Times Open House on Oct. 22. It will be come and go from 4:30-5:30pm in room 507.
Cain Elementary will have their Medieval Times Open House on Oct. 24 before the Math/Science Night. It will be come and go from 4pm-5pm in room 104.

Learning About Parts of A Castle

The students have learned about the different parts of a castle this week. First through third grade have been constructing one based on what they learned. The students can tell you several facts about the history of castles during the medieval ages.