Hello! I am Mrs. Rachael Dudley, and I am so excited to serve you in our gifted resource classroom this year. This will be my 25th year educating students. I've taught 3rd grade (one year), 5th grade (21 years), and this is my third year in the gifted classroom.
My husband, Scott, and I have been married for 33 years and have 2 grown children. Both of our children are married and this past April, we were promoted to grandparents. We love it when we have everyone at our house at the same time.
Students will receive a silver G.T. folder from me on the first day of our class. Students will need to bring their G.T. folder to class every week. Graded work will be placed on the "Keep at Home" side and can be removed each week. Ongoing work/projects will be kept on the "Return to School" side. Please leave things there until work is completed and graded.
Students typically bring their bookbags with them to the classroom each week. Regular school supplies will be provided in the G.T. classroom. However, some students may want to bring their own supply box with supplies inside, ex: pencils, crayons, glue sticks, etc.
Students will travel with their homeroom class to specials, recess, and lunch each day. Students will need to bring their lunch box with them to the G.T. classroom as we will meet their homeroom class in the cafeteria for lunch.
Students will be allowed to bring a nutritious snack/drink to G.T. each week. Soft drinks will NOT be allowed. Fruit, juicebox drinks, Powerade/Gatorade, yogurt, cheese, pretzels, granola bars, crackers, and popcorn are examples of some acceptable snacks.
Effingham County Gifted Education: Combining Rigor with Joy
Gifted education is an integral part of Effingham County’s total education program. Students identified as gifted are served through a variety of state-approved programming options. Gifted students are provided a continuum of challenging learning experiences to address their sequential and developmental needs in kindergarten through 12th grade.