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Ms. Gipson



About Me:
     This is my fifth 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, 1-year-old daughter, 7-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 Science and Social Studies Blog

  • 2/04/19 - 2/08/19 Social Studies:*We will begin chapter 5 this week.  In this chapter, students are introduced to the Ute people and how the introduction of horses changed the way they lived ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2019, 8:11 AM by Cathy Gipson
  • 1/28/19 -2/01/19 Social Studies:*We have completed chapter 4 and will begin chapter 5 this week.  Students have turned in their timelines and Basketmaker maps.Science:*Today we learned about how canyons ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2019, 5:45 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 1/14/19 - 1/18/19 Social Studies:*Students will continue to create an annotated/illustrated timeline about the early hunter-gatherers in Colorado.  We just completed the Modified Basketmaker Period (AD 450 to AD ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2019, 1:43 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 1/08/19 - 1/11/19 Social Studies:*We have started chapter 4 in our text.  Our area of focus will be on the Basketmakers and Developmental Pueblo Period.  Students will continue to create ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2019, 10:32 AM by Cathy Gipson
  • 12/17/18 - 12/20/18 Social Studies:*We have started chapter 4 in our text.  Our area of focus will be on the Basketmakers and Developmental Pueblo Period.  Students will continue to create ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2018, 1:29 PM by Cathy Gipson
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Ms. Gipson's Literacy Blog

  • 2/04/19 - 2/08/19 Reading:*We will read chapters 14 and 15 in our novel and work on a design thinking project.  New vocabulary words will come home on Tuesday.  There will not a ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2019, 8:22 AM by Cathy Gipson
  • 1/28/19 - 2/01/19 Reading:*New vocabulary words came home last Thursday for chapters 12 and 13.  The words are:  concertina, resume, exaggerate, notoriety, speculations, paunchy, emerge, and elated.  There will be a quiz ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2019, 5:49 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 1/22/19 - 1/25/19 Reading:*New vocabulary words will come home on Thursday for chapters 12 and 13.  The words are:  concertina, resume, exaggerate, notoriety, speculations, paunchy, emerge, and elated.  There will be a ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2019, 3:32 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 1/14/19 - 1/18/19 Reading:*New vocabulary words came home last Thursday for chapter 11.  The words are:  lurched, clung, sheer, trail, lances, and skewers.  There will be a quiz on 1/15/19 ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2019, 1:32 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 1/08/19 - 1/11/19 Reading:*New vocabulary words will come home on Thursday for chapter 11.  The words are:  lurched, clung, sheer, trail, lances, and skewers.  There will be a quiz on 1/15 ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2019, 9:56 AM by Cathy Gipson
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Ms. Gipson's Math Blog

  • 1/28/19 - 2/01/19 Monday Lesson:  Finding PatternsHomework:  10.7 (Computer or Paper)Tuesday:Lesson:  Chapter 10 ReviewHomework:  Chapter 10 Review Paper CopyWednesday:Lesson:  Chapter 10 ReviewHomework:  Complete Chapter 10 ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2019, 5:53 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 1/22/19 - 1/25/19 TuesdayLesson:  Classify QuadrilateralsObjective:  Sort and classify quadrilaterals.Homework:  10.4 (Computer or Paper)WednesdayLesson:  Mid-Chapter ReviewObjective:  Complete Mid-Chapter Review onlineHomework:  Mid-Chapter Checkpoint ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2019, 3:16 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 1/14/19 - 1/18/19 Monday:Lesson: Chapter 5 ReviewObjective:  To prepare for the test tomorrowHomework:  Work on chapter 5 review and circle questions for review session.(Students worked on this in class ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2019, 2:24 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 1/09/19 - 1/11/19 *The test over chapter 5 will be next Tuesday.  Students will work on the review in class next Monday, and it will be sent home for them to use as ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2019, 1:45 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 12/17/18 - 12/20/18 MondayLesson:  Students will have an opportunity to complete chapter 4 tests and we will begin Chapter 5Objective:  Find all the factors of a number by using models.Homework ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2018, 1:31 PM by Cathy Gipson
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