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Welcome to Grade Two Project GATE!

Project GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) classes provide a differentiated, academically appropriate learning environment where high-ability children can maximize their potential in reading and mathematics. Project GATE curriculum includes reading and math instruction as well as gifted curriculum, including:

  • Critical thinking
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Global awareness
  • Work habits
  • Social and emotional skills

Please contact me for more information about second grade GATE reading and GATE math classes, as well as enrichment opportunities for kindergarten and first grade students.

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WordMasters Challenge - Hooray!

Congratulations to our combined second and third grade WordMasters Challenge team, who placed tenth in the nation on their first exam! 

Friday News - January 23 Edition

Hello, GATE families! 

GATE reading students enjoyed comparing and contrasting versions of The Princess and the Pea. We studied characters' perspectives, including....what if you were the PEA sat upon by the princess? :) Students performed skits of this fractured tale. Here's a peek...


We practiced using apostrophes in contractions and possessives, and students studied shades of meaning between closely related verbs and adjectives. For example, which is the stronger adjective...funny or hilarious? 

Finally, we completed a philosophy study today. As always, the conversation was riveting!

GATE math students continued fraction concepts and application. Students who demonstrated mastery of fractions concepts are learning how to add and subtract fractions, as well as multiply to find fraction equivalencies. The fraction unit will conclude next week.

We practiced Continental Math League problems, which is always great conversation and problem-solving practice.

Have a terrific weekend!

Todd Hall School
3925 W. Lunt Avenue
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
[Ph] 847-675-8235 | [Fax] 847-675-9378


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