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    Suzanne Valenta
    Technology, Gifted & Talented
    Elementary UIL Coordinator
    Sunnyvale Elementary School
    Phone:  972-226-7601

    I want to take this opportunity to tell you about myself.  I am married and have two children, ages 18 and 23.  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 26th 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, projectors, document cameras, and Smartboards regularly in the classroom. 
    GT Pullouts Begin Tuesday, August 28 
          Kinder: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:45–10:45 
    1st Grade:  Tuesday and Thursday, 8:45–9:45
    2nd Grade: Tuesday and Thursday, 12:45–1:45
    3rd Grade:  Tuesday and Thursday,  1:45–2:45
    4th Grade:   Tuesday and Thursday,  2:45–3:45
    What are we learning in GT?
     K – 4TH Grade 
    The GT classes started a unit called Secret Formulas.  Students will act as laboratory scientists and creative inventors as they develop their own “products.”  They will observe and test ingredients, then create and/or record their own personal formulas for paste, toothpaste, cola, and ice cream!  Carefully designed to convey key math and science concepts, these sweet and tasty activities provide real-life experiences with chemistry, allow students to investigate the properties of substances, and build student comprehension of cause and effect.  This program was developed by the Great Explorations of Math and Science (GEMS) program at the Lawrence Hall of Science. 



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