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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 Resources

Mrs. Ellis, Rutledge Hall gifted specialist, created a few videos to assist students in solving analogies. She covers important analogy-solving strategies in the six clips. I recommend watching the videos over the coming weeks until analogy-solving strategies are innate. 

You can access the links here:

Weekly Update

We had a GREAT week in Project GATE classes!

The highlight of our week was (most definitely) learning how to use QR codes. We used them to search for correct forms of irregular plural nouns. Here you can see a few students in action...


The class was so excited about QR codes that we spent time discussing other places to find them, as well as how to make your own. I promised a link to a website where you can make your own. Here it is:  You can save the image as a jpeg and insert it into a document or web page. 

Don't forget there are a few assignments due tomorrow for GATE reading class, including Caldecott Medal reading response (number one) and spelling journals/homework pages. Why not create a QR activity for a Caldecott Medal project? If not this time, maybe next time!

Have a great weekend!

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


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