Welcome to the Gifted Page!  I hope this will answer questions about our Gifted Class and Testing for the Gifted Program.  Our program is full of excitement and adventure that establishes a love for learning! Gifted encourages deep thinking!Please follow us on Twitter at...Lela Stokes-Dickens@DickensLela_LES

 TESTING INFORMATION: Testing takes time.  Second semester testing has started and will be completed by the end of the school year.  Sometimes it may take until August.  I am very careful to make sure our testing experience at LES is a positive one.  Our families are important to us!  Please contact the office at LES if you have a question.  I will call you back ASAP.  You may also contact me by e-mail.lstokesdickens@liberty.k12.ga.us

THank you for allowing LES to serve you! Have a great day!!

Gifted Classes are served one day per week.

March 2015

NASA was amazing!  Another big thank you to our BOE for letting our students experience NASA!!! Life changing !!!!! 



For Current Students and Parents:STEM is here!  New activities to increase the rigor of lessons will increase our learning!  The students love our new ipads! Watch for learning activities to be coming home! The Potato Drop is a favorite!




Make sure you make payments for GATE trip to Kelly Tours in Garden City. 

GATE TRIP to Orlando is March 20th (Medieval Times). The GATE trip to NASA is March 27th.

Payments must be made by Friday, March 6th to Kelly Tours.  They can make other arrangements if needed. Their contact info is 912 -964-2010. If you have questions, please call me !! :)

*************I enjoy teaching my students! Thanks for sending them to school READY, RESPONSIBLE and RESPECTFUL!


Students are served on the following days:

Monday-5th Grade

Tuesday-4th Grade


Thursday-1st-2nd Grade

Friday-3rd Grade




February 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

December 2014:

Classes will not be held December 15th-19th.

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the HOLIDAY BREAK!

November 17, 2014

 Thank you for such a good turn out at the meeting about our trip!  I hope all questions were answered.  I sure feel great about the trip!  Please feel free to contact me about ANY issues.  I would like for ALL students in 4th and 5th grade to attend.


I am working on our trips for my other classes!  News will be coming soon about those trips! I am thinking first and second will go to Jekyll Island and third will travel to Jacksonville for an adventure at the MOSH! If you have ideas, feel free to share!!!! I will have more BREAKING NEWS soon! Put on your seat belt kids! LOL!!!!! :)

November 5, 2015

GATE Trips for 4th and 5th grade were approved! I am so excited for us!!! An informational meeting will be held at Frank Long Elementary School for parents  on November 13th at 5:00pm.I will be at the Arts Center from 2:45pm Thursday until 4:45pm.  See you soon!


5th Grade:

We were approved for our trip!  Yeah!!! There will be a meeting with Kelly Tours announced soon. YAHOO!


Great Class! Students are asking about trip to Orlando...No word yet if it has been approved.  Keeping fingers crossed.  Start saving for it now! :) I really would like everyone to attend!!!

H.W.: Research about a Japanese Warlord or a Japanese Emperor.  Bring source to class with a paragraph in rough form...sloppy copy! Have a fantastic week!

The trip to Orlando is scheduled for March.  We are waiting for approval! I will keep you updated ASAP...:) Our class went by way toooooo fast today!  We read a story called, In the Time of Drums".  It was really great!  We learned all about Gullah and researched Teakettle Creek.  A great site to learn more about Gullah is knowitall.org.  The site is called Gullah Music.  it has African Music, Folktales and Activities.  The students really enjoyed our lesson today.

H.W.: Leveled Logic


Monday: 5th Grade: A BIG HUG to Mrs. Doris Rogers for speaking to us about her visit to Japan!


Students are bringing home information about a possible trip to Orlando.  Please let me know if you are able to fund this trip .  I need to know if we are interested as a class in going. Thanks...It would be three payments and I am not sure of the date as of today.

Tuesday: 4th Grade:

November 2014


Research will continue about Ancient Egypt.  We have loved playing the games the students created! Thank you for helping us!


Thursday:  1st/2nd Grades

Friday: 3rd Grade 9/2014

What wonderful ideas that came to form!  We enjoyed the egg helments so much!  Great job students and parents!  The Scientific Method has new meaning...no egg on our faces! LOL

H.W.: Students will create an egg helment.











The course of study in Gifted Resource Class includes the following subjects:

Junior Great Books

Math Rules


Root Up

Unit:  1st-2nd : Oscar's Ocean, 3rd Invent, 4th Egypt, 5th War Lords of Japan

Centers/Brain Games



Students must maintain a satisfactory grade in Gifted Resource Class to continue in the program.  The grading scale is:

N=needs improvement







For Students Being Tested:


Gifted Meeting at BOE on Wednesday, November 12, 2015.  No testing this day.  Testing will continue next week on Wednesday. 



The testing process takes time.  Please be patient.  If you have questions, please call me.  I will be happy to answer them! 


Please feel free to make suggestions.  I welcome feedback.


L. Dickens