Whitehouse Independent School District

Mrs. Whitman's Gifted & Talented Classes

A Little About Me
I grew up in Tyler and started teaching 24 years ago after graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University.
I am married and have two children. 
I absolutely love teaching gifted and talented and working with students in grades 1-5.

Recent Posts

Our 5th graders had a fabulous time learning at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Thanks to all who helped with this field trip. 


Higgins Elementary Dec. 17-18
Monday 12-17-18
5th grade 10-10:45
3rd grade 1:45-2:30
Tuesday 12-18-18
4th grade 10-10:45
1st & 2nd grade 2-2:30
Cain Elementary Dec. 19-20
Wednesday 12-19-18
5th grade 10:-10:45
3rd grade 1:45-2:30
Thursday 12-20-18
4th grade 10-10:45
1st & 2nd grade 2-2:30

The GT 3rd and 4th graders took a field trip to the TJC Planetarium last month. The students had a great movie experience which made their learning come to life. 
They also had a great time trying out the new exhibit their which tests your athleticism. See pictures in photo album.
Our Solar System unit is winding down. The students have researched a planet and designed an alien with adaptations to live on its planet.

Open House This Week

Oct. 30th- Higgins Elem. in Mrs. Whitman's room 5:30-6:30pm Come & go
Nov. 1st- Cain Elem. in Mrs. Whitman's room 5:30-6:30pm Come & go

First and second graders did a great job learning to research this week. The found what the ancient Greek people use to eat and how they prepared their food. 

4th and 5th Grade

This week the 4th and 5th graders have been creating ancient Greek chariots with a few supplies and a lot of patience and perseverance. They have done a great job.

Fourth and fifth graders have been using their engineering skills while trying to build ancient Greek chariots. This week we had dads participating in Strong Fathers join us.
Fourth graders are learning about relief sculptures that are still around today after they were first created by the ancient Greeks. 
First and second graders designed ancient Greece pottery on the computer. They learned about the rich soil that brought out amazing reddish-orange and black colors when the pottery was fired in the kiln.