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    Suzanne Valenta
    Makerspace/STEM, Gifted & Talented
    UIL A+ Academics Coordinator
    Sunnyvale Intermediate School
    Phone:  972-203-8406

    I want to take this opportunity to tell you about myself.  I am married and have two children, ages 19 and 24.  I am a graduate of Baylor University (Sic'em Bears!) with a degree in Business Administration.  I received a Master of Science Degree in reading from Texas A & M University-Commerce.  I am certified in Elementary Education to teach K-8 , certified in English as a Second Language (Grades EC-12), and certified in Technology Applications (Grades EC-12.)  This is my 27th year to teach school, all at Sunnyvale I.S.D.

What's Happening

  • Technology Integration:

    This year I will be helping teachers integrate technology into the core curriculum. The students will be exposed to websites, apps, and innovative devices to help them create, produce, problem solve and collaborate with each other.  Students and teachers will be using iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, projectors, and document cameras regularly in the classroom. 
    GT Pullouts  
       3rd Grade:  Tuesday and Thursday 1:25 – 2:10
    4th Grade A:  Monday and Tuesday 12:35 – 1:20
    4th Grade B:  Monday and Wednesday 2:15 – 3:00
    5th Grade A:  Tuesday and Wednesday 11:20 – 12:05
    5th Grade B:   Tuesday 2:15 – 3:00 and Thursday 12:35 – 1:20
    What are we learning in GT?
    2nd Semester:
     Fibonnaci Sequence – Investigating the Fibonacci Sequence is a wonderful way to explore number and pattern through making authentic connections to the world we live in. The Fibonacci numbers have been described as "nature's numbering system" because of the mysterious way they continuously pop up in the natural world!  They have intrigued mathematicians for hundreds of years!
    Renaissance Period – The Renaissance marked a clear departure from Medieval thoughts and practices.  Many ideas that originated during the Renaissance influence how we see the world today.  Students will study the arts, literature, science and inventions of the Renaissance and will see how these ideals continue into the 21st century.



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