Ms. Velkovich’s Home Page

logoWelcome to the R. B. Hunt Gifted Resource Page!

The goal of gifted education is to supplement, extend, and accelerate the learning of students who have been identified as academically gifted. The children will be working on units of study and doing a variety of activities in all areas of the curriculum, including reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and the arts. My vision is to help create life-long learners who will be creative contributors to their world. We will focus on the following areas as we work toward this goal:

  • extension and acceleration in all academic areas
  • research and reference skills
  • creativity
  • communication skills
  • problem solving and higher level thinking skills
  • leadership
  • encouraging autonomous learning


Tuesday:           3rd – 9:00-10:00
                       1st – 11:30-12:15
                       4A – 12:30-1:30
                       4B – 1:35-2:35

Wednesday:     5A – 8:50-9:50
                       5B – 10:00-11:00
                     2nd – 12:10-1:10

To reach Mrs. Velkovich please email:

[email protected]

Your children will need the following supplies for GK class:

a 1/2″ or 1″ ring binder
notebook paper
#2 pencils
a pencil pouch that clips into
their binder

If you would like, please send in one of the following supplies for use by all groups:

box of tissues
package of copy paper
bag of DumDum’s candy

Carolyne Velkovich

We have begun the school year with several different units. The 5th graders and 4th graders are writing book reviews of one of their favorite books. Some of these will be shared on the morning news to encourage others to read. The 3rd graders are learning about the brain, how it works, how we learn, and what we can do to keep it sharp. My 2nd graders are doing what we call “hard fun” puzzles such as Sudoku, tangrams, and magic puzzles and 1st graders are doing some of the same as well as learning some science. All my groups are also focusing this year on the social and emotional needs of gifted children. We are doing lessons to help us be more persistent, less perfectionist and more organized. We are learning to be our own advocates, to help others, and to understand ourselves better.

This year we are continuing to collect donations so that we can adopt some manatees.These gentle, slow-moving aquatic mammals spend their winters at Blue Springs State Park and their summers in the ocean. Our donations are used for manatee rescue, rehabilitation, and release and for conservation work to protect manatees and their habitats. This is one of the ways we want “to be the change we wish to see in the world”.