Mar 14

Zero Hunger Research Links


Feb 12

5th Grade National Parks Links

The Nationial Parks Homepage can be found here:

National Historic Preservation Act:

Oct 31

Putting Our Words Into Practice

We will practice focus, sportsmanship, perseverance, and determination with some online games.

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

You may play the game as many times as you can.  Try to get faster and faster each time!

Oct 11

October Updates

Wow!  September flew by!  I am really enjoying all of my groups at each school.  We have lots of great thinkers!

Curriculum Connections:

Students are working on a unit titled “Becoming An Olympic Learner.”  We spent the first few sessions together working on the goals of RESEARCH and COMMUNICATION as we learned about the Ancient Olympics, the traditions that began, and the traditions that continue to this day.  We watched the lighting of the Olympic Torch at Rio and learned about how the flame was first lit in Olympia, Greece.  We are moving into some challenge activities that will allow us to focus on the other goals of the Henrico gifted program.

Gifted Referral:

A parent/guardian, professional educator, community member, self, or peer may refer a student for a Gifted Referral. Referrals are accepted in writing by the school’s Gifted Identification Coordinator during the specific dates for specified grades:

October 10-28 – Referrals accepted for Third, Fourth and Fifth grade students

January 2-20- Referrals accepted for Kindergarten, First, and Second grade students

Parents/Guardians must send an email or submit a request in writing to the Gifted Identification Coordintaor from October 10-28 or January 2-20 of the appropriate referral window. An Academic Referral Form and the Parent/Guardian Questionnaire will later be sent home to be completed and returned.

For more information, please check out the HCPS Gifted Page:

If you have any questions, please contact your student’s teacher, your administration, or me (

Parent/Guardian Resources:

Priceless Parenting Workshop with Dr. Joy L. Davis
October 26, 6:30-8:30 at Adams Elementary
This is a great opportunity to learn new ways you can support and advocate for your gifted learner.  Registration is required.  Please call 804.652.3765 to reserve your space.

HCPS Gifed Programs Informational Sessions
**Please make plans to attend one of the sessions that is most conveniently located for you.  The same presentation will be made at all sessions.
October 24th: Twin Hickory Elementary
October 25th: Pemberton Elementary
October 27th: Harvie Elementary
November 1st: Longan Elementary
November 2nd: Baker Elementary
All sessions are 6:30–8:00 p.m.
This session will give you information about the eligibility process as well as services that gifted students receive.

Sep 20

HCPS Guest Speaker Dr. Joy L. Davis

Please consider joining the discussion on Wednesday, October 26 as Dr. Joy L. Davis leads a discussion about how parents and families can better advocate for their gifted learner.  RSVP is required.  Please click on the link below to view the entire flyer.  Questions should be directed to:  Sonya Broady at 804-652-3765.

Priceless Parenting Flyer_2016

Sep 12

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year

Dear Sandston, Trevvett, and Pinchbeck families,

I am so excited to be your student’s gifted resource teacher this year.  I hope you found this blog because of the letter I sent home with your student during the week of Sept. 12.  If you have not yet sent me an email with your name, your student’s name, and your school, please do so ASAP.  I would love to have an easy way to contact you and your family.

I will send home monthly paper newsletters via your student.  I will try to do this early in the month, so please make sure to check the folders and ask your student.  I also hope you will get into the habit of checking with your student on the days I am at that school.  Please see your newsletter for the days I am at your school.

Please do not leave comments on the blog as I do not check them.  If you ever need anything, please email me at

Looking forward to a great year with your student and your family!

Catherine Kelly
Gifted Resource Teacher–Pinchbeck, Sandston, Trevvett