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Get ready for an exciting time at this year's Red Oak ISD Homecoming game! Let's cheer loud and proud for our fighting HAWKS!


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Kindergarten GT Testing  

Kindergarten GT Testing will take place all week ~ Feb. 3rd through Feb. 7th. There will be no GT classes this week for 1st through 4th grade GT students. I look forward to seeing them again on Monday, Feb. 10th.

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Wooden's Fall Carnival  

Remember that the Fall Carnival at Wooden is this Saturday, October 19th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Come for a fun time with your family and friends! There will be 2 booths for my GT classes ~ "Sucker Pull" and "Ring Toss". If you can, please send a bag of suckers or a 6-pack of plastic drink bottles. Thank you!

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Picture Day!  

Wednesday, October 16th is picture day at Wooden Elementary. Students need to be in uniform dress and bring their beautiful smile!

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Chess Tournament today!  

Wooden's first Chess Club tournament of this year will be today at 3:10 pm. I'm looking forward to watching the games and how students use strategy to try and win against their opponent. Parents are welcome to attend and watch quietly. Chess players really have to concentrate.

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Teaching for the future! Fun with the iPads...  

Students enjoy exploring the iPads awarded to my GT classes last Spring by the ROISD Education Foundation!

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Attribute Trains are FUN!  

First grade GT students learn about attributes...size, shape, color, and making attribute trains as tall as their bodies.

Check out the 1st grade GT photo album entitled P.E.T.S..

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A Great Start!  

Gifted and Talented classes are off to a great start! My students are eager to learn and they're excited about coming to class. Parents ~ you are welcome to visit your child's class to see the great things we are doing. Check out the class times below. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions, thoughts or concerns. I'm happy to help!

8:45-9:30       2nd Grade GT

9:45-10:30     3rd Grade GT

11:50-12:35    1st Grade GT

1:15-2:00        4th Grade GT

Conference Time: 2:00-2:45

H.A. Wooden Elementary: 972-617-2977

ROISD Education Foundation Grants Awarded TODAY!  

We won!! I'm so excited to let you know that the GT classes at Wooden were awarded the "Teaching For the Future" grant in the amount of $4,990.00. Celebrate!

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Daylight Savings Time  

Spring forward this Sunday, March 10th. Move your clocks forward one hour!

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Spring Break ~ March 11-15  

Remember to have FUN and relax during your break! Maybe we'll see each other at the Dallas Zoo or Showbiz Movie Theatre!

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Summer Program Opportunities  

Click on the link below to find out more information regarding the K-12 Summer Program Opportunities for gifted and talented students.

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Meet Chewy and Rocco  

Our class has two new fluffy, friendly critters. They are guinea pigs named Chewy and Rocco. They are the newest rave in my class!

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Sky Ranch Parent Meeting  

This Thursday, February 28th is the Sky Ranch Parent Meeting. At least one parent of each student going to Sky Ranch MUST attend this meeting. It will be at Wooden Elementary in the library beginning at 6:30pm. You should have received a detailed note. Please bring your health insurance information in order to fill out a Health History form. If you are thinking about being a chaperone and you have not already, please bring your driver's license so that a criminal background check can be completed. Bring your list of questions. 4th grade GT students may come, but it's not required.

You can go to Class Handouts and print the forms ahead of time if you like.

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4th Grade Honors Testing  

4th grade Honors Testing will begin this week. The schedule of testing days is as follows:

Thursday, Feb. 28th ~ Reading

Monday, Mar. 4th ~ Math

Tuesday, Mar. 5th ~ Science and Social Studies

Wednesday, Mar. 6th ~ regular GT testing

Thursday, Mar. 7th ~ make-up testing

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Hancock at 972-617-2977

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Picture Day!'s class picture day on Wednesday, February 27th. Be sure to bring your smile!

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Mavericks Reading Challenge  

Remember to READ, READ, READ...2,000 minutes for the Mavericks Reading Challenge. Reading logs are due next Friday, January 25th.

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Wooden's Book Fair  

The book fair is open until 3:00 today, Dec. 7th. It will also be open all next week from 7:30-4:30. There are many great books from which to choose. Don't miss this opportunity to encourage the love of reading for your child! Books make great Christmas gifts!!

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Toy Drive  

Wooden's toy drive is going on NOW through December 14th. Drop off your new unwrapped toys in the office by next Friday. You will help to make a child's Christmas holiday more joyful!

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Engineering Saturday  

What’s an “Engineering Saturday?”

It's an outreach program of the University of Texas at Arlington College of Engineering. Engineering Saturdays will offer fun and intriguing hands-on engineering activities for elementary through high school students. UTA Engineering faculty, student organizations and partners will provide a variety of activities to excite students about engineering.

When is it? November 10, 2012 at UTA

For more information:


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Picture Day!  

Wednesday, October 17th is picture day at Wooden. Students must wear standard uniform clothes. Be sure to bring your smile!

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Fair Day on Monday, October 1st!  

There is no school on Monday due to our Fair Day. Have fun at the Texas State Fair!

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Oliver loves Math!!  

Oliver likes to explore our classroom. He stumbled upon our 4th grade book The Math Curse. He really wants to know more about Math and can't wait to see what's happening in GT tomorrow!

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Meet Oliver!  

Meet Oliver...our new class pet. He's excited to be in GT and wants to explore new things this year. He's a red-footed tortoise and loves to travel. Guess how old he is.


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