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

Great local summer learning camps

We are very lucky to have two great colleges in our area that offer many summer learning campus that your child may benefit from. I am sharing links to the summer camps offered at Tyler Jr. College and The University of Texas at Tyler. 
 
Discovery Science Place is also offering great science camps. Check our the link below.

GT ART HISTORY MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE

You are invited to your students GT open house this week. It will be a come and go open house from 5:30-6:30PM. 
 
HIGGINS ELEM. OPEN HOUSE- TUES., MARCH 26, 2019
 
CAIN ELEM. OPEN HOUSE- THURS., MARCH 28, 2019

Beautiful landscape paintings like J.M. W. Turner were made when classes studied the Romantic Art period. 
Busy creating replicas of Van Gogh's many sunflower paintings while learning about the Post- Impressionist  art period. 
The students did a fabulous job creating self-portraits like Rembrandt from the Baroque Art time period. 
 
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. 
 

SOLAR SYSTEM OPEN HOUSE

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.