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Ms. Gipson



About Me:
     This is my fourth year at Stargate and I am excited about the new year!  Before having the opportunity to relocate to Colorado, I taught third and fourth grade for thirteen years at a gifted and talented school in New Jersey.   I have also worked with ESL and middle school students teaching advanced reading and writing courses.  I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Kentucky, and thus love college basketball.  After obtaining my undergraduate degree, I went on to earn a Master’s in Education from Nova Southeastern University.  Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, 5-year-old son, and hound named Lucy.  I am looking forward to a great year!


What I Love about Teaching:
     Creating lessons that inspire students to become life-long learners is my passion!  I love seeing students’ eyes light up when they discover new knowledge.  I find it rewarding when I hear my students discuss how the lessons I taught them in class will benefit them today and in the future.      

How to Contact Me:
Room - 218
Phone - 303-450-3936 ext. 218
email - cathy.gipson@stargateschool.org


Blogging:
     I will be creating three blogs (which are highlighted below).  They cover Theme, Literary Arts, and Math.  All of my blogs support RSS, so you can watch just the blogs that interest you by subscribing to them on the blog pages.

Grading:
   I will keep grades on Infinite Campus which you can access from the menu.  Monday Folders will be used to send home work and tests.  All other information can be found in my blogs.  

Other important information:
     Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


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Ms. Gipson's Theme Blog

  • 1/22/18 - 1/26/18 Social Studies:*We will be learning about government to prepare for our trip to the State Capital this Thursday.  The bus will leave at 9:15 and students will need ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2018, 4:18 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 1/15/18 - 1/19/18 Science:*In the next two weeks, we will wrap up our unit on the digestive system. Students will share their curious projects and complete an end of unit graded assignment ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 2:27 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 1/09/18 - 1/12/18 Welcome back and Happy New Year to everyone!  It was great to see the students today full of energy and ready to dive back into learning.  Social Studies:*Students are ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2018, 3:10 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 12/18/17 - 12/21/17 Happy almost winter break to you! :)  It was wonderful to see everyone at the Economics Fair last Thursday.   Thank you for coming in to shop and show your support for ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2017, 2:22 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 12/11/17 - 12/15/17 Party Time:*Our class party will be on 12/21/17.  Are you interested in hosting an activity, craft, or table activity?  Information on how you can sign up for ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 6:17 PM by Cathy Gipson
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Ms. Gipson's Literacy Blog

  • 1/22/18 - 1/26/18 Reading:*The students did an outstanding job on their Design Thinking projects!  They enjoyed sharing them with other classes and their book buddies. :)We will start our new book this ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2018, 2:00 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 1/15/18 - 1/19/18 Reading:*This week we will finish our novel.  :)  On Friday we will invite other classes to view the prototypes students made for the culminating activity.  There will be a writing ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 1:40 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 1/09/18 - 1/12/18 Reading:*This week we will read chapters 27-31 in our novel.  New vocabulary terms were introduced today and a vocabulary activity sheet will be assigned for homework on Wednesday ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2018, 2:40 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 12/18/17 - 12/21/17 Reading:*We have been reading chapters 20-26 and will use the RACE method for answering comprehension questions.  The due date for this assignmentis 12/21/17.  The final ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2017, 1:30 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 12/11/17 - 12/15/17 Reading:*Students received vocabulary terms last week.  The words are:  barricaded, budge, cascaded, strategy, communicate, and confiscated.  There will be a quiz on 12/15/17.  We have been reading ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 1:54 PM by Cathy Gipson
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Ms. Gipson's Math Blog

  • 1/22/18 - 1/26/18 Monday:Lesson: 4.5 Multiply with 7Objective: Use the Commutative or Distributive Property or known facts to multiply with the factor 7.Homework: 4.5 (Paper or Computer) and ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2018, 1:44 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 1/15/17 - 1/19/18 Tuesday:Lesson: 4.1 Multiply with 2 and 4 Objective: Draw a picture, count by 2s, or use doubles to multiply with the factors 2 and 4.Homework:  4.1 ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 2:29 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 1/09/18 - 1/12/18 Tuesday:Lesson: Review over chapter 3 and addition Objective: To prepare for the test this ThursdayHomework:  Share review with parents/ come to class with questions  Wednesday:Lesson: Chapter 3 ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2018, 2:59 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 12/18/17 - 12/21/17 Monday:Lesson 3.7: Algebra * Multiply with 1 and 0Objective: Model multiplication with the factors 1 and 0.Homework:  3.7 Computer or Paper Tuesday:Review Lesson: Chapter 3 ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2017, 1:54 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 12/11/17 - 12/15/17 Monday:Lesson 3.6: Algebra * Commutative Property of MultiplicationObjective: Model the Commutative Property of Multiplication and use it to find products.Homework:  3.6 Computer or PaperTuesday:Enrich ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 1:40 PM by Cathy Gipson
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