WALB tv visited our class today for an interview about our grant! We were able to show reporter, Paige Dauer, our digital stories.
Harper GATES Teacher Receives Grant
Faith Shiver and her 1st grade GATES (Gifted and Talented Education Services) students at Thomasville City Schools' Harper Elementary felt like Christmas came early last week. They were the recipients of the Walmart Community Grant for Facility #889. Walmart granted the group $1,000 to purchase updated iPads for their classes. The grant states that Walmart is thrilled to support the work in their communities and share a desire to provide local impact. By receiving this grant, Shiver is part of a long history of Walmart’s commitment to giving back to the communities where they operate. Helen Walton, wife of Walmart founder Sam Walton, used to say, "It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived." Thomasville Store Manager, Brian Renfro, stated that he is happy when Walmart can help out local schools with much needed supplies.
Pictured are Tie'Ryelle Williams and Journee Moore with the iPads, covers, screen protectors, stylus pens, and more that were purchased with the grant.
#WalmartGiving #BetterTogether #Walmart #ShiverGifted @GATES_First
Georgia Association for Gifted Children (GAGC)
GAGC Parent Newsletter
December 8, 2018
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Sincerely, GAGC Executive Board
This week in our GATES class....
We received SeeSaw certificates for learning how to use our online portfolio.
We made brainfocals - which are glasses that Isabel the Inventor use to help her brainstorm lots and lots of ideas!
We continued working on our Scratch Jr lesson with coding - we are learning about trigger blocks in computer programs.
Harper Elementary Gifted
Media Center... Rm #119
Check back each week to see what we are learning in our Gifted Resource Class.