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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

     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.

   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

  • 10/16/18 - 10/19/18 Social Studies:*We have started chapter 2 over the life zones in Colorado.  Focus Question:  How are plants and animals different from one Colorado life zone to another?*I have ...
    Posted Oct 18, 2018, 6:18 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 10/08/18 - 10/12/18 Social Studies:*Students will paint portraits this week.  They will choose to create their favorite region from Colorado or one of our State Emblems.  They are welcome to bring in ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2018, 1:35 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 10/01/18 - 10/05/18 Social Studies:*We will have a test over chapter 1 this Wednesday.  Students have brought home vocabulary words (key terms) and notes they took over each region.  Tomorrow we will ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2018, 2:56 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 9/24/18 - 9/28/18 Social Studies:*We have finished painting the salt dough maps and they look great!  This week students will present their Colorado region projects that we have been working on during ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2018, 4:31 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 9/17/18 - 9/21/18 Social Studies:*We painted our salt dough maps today! :)  The students had a great time painting and labeling their maps.  Look for them to come home later in the week ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 4:54 PM by Cathy Gipson
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Ms. Gipson's Literacy Blog

  • 10/16/18 - 10/19/18 Reading:*This week we will begin using Google Classroom.  Students will read several Scholastic News articles and respond using the RACES format.  We are really working on the explaining section ...
    Posted Oct 18, 2018, 10:51 AM by Cathy Gipson
  • 10/08/18 - 10/12/18 Reading:*This week we will read chapter 4 from our novel and respond to comprehension questions using the RACES format.*Vocabulary Quiz:  (Wednesday: 10/10/18) Skill (Synonyms)/ Terms:  exotic ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2018, 1:33 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 10/01/18 - 10/05/18 Reading:*This week we will read chapter 4 from our novel and respond to comprehension questions using the RACES format.*New vocabulary words will come home tomorrow.Writing:*Students have ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2018, 5:08 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 9/24/18 - 9/28/18 Reading:  *This week we will begin exploring literary devices.  Today we discussed similes, metaphors, and personification.  Students will begin listening for these in our novel and implementing them in their ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2018, 3:59 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 9/17/18 - 9/21/18 Reading:*Students complete a vocabulary quiz over words from chapter 2 today.  They will receive new words tomorrow for chapter 3.  The words are:  complained, amused, trapped, plump, linked, and ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 4:49 PM by Cathy Gipson
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Ms. Gipson's Math Blog

  • 10/16/18 - 10/19/18 Tuesday:  Chapter 2 Test next TuesdayLesson:  1.12*Students used the rules to complete order of operation problems.Homework:  1.12 (Paper or Computer)Wednesday:Lesson:  Chapter 2 Test ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2018, 6:39 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 10/08/18 - 10/10/18 *Students completed homework lesson 2.9 in class last Friday.  Monday:Lesson:  2.10 Multiply 2-Digit Numbers with RegroupingObjective:  Use regrouping to multiply a 2-digit number by ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2018, 1:44 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 10/01/18 - 10/05/18 Monday:Lesson: 2.7 Multiplying Using Partial ProductsObjective: Use place value and partial products to multiply a multidigit number by a 1-digit number.Homework: 2.7 (Computer or ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2018, 5:35 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 9/24/18 - 9/28/18 Monday:Lesson 2.3 :  Multiply Tens, Hundreds, and ThousandsObjective:  Multiply tens, hundreds, and thousands by whole numbers through 10.Homework:  2.3 (Paper or Computer)Tuesday:Lesson 2.4 ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2018, 4:50 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 9/17/18 - 9/21/18 Monday:Lesson :  Chapter 1 ReviewObjective:  To prepare for test we will have tomorrow.Homework:  Chapter 1 Review online for extra practiceTuesday:*Chapter 1 Test*No HomeworkWednesday:Lesson ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 5:03 PM by Cathy Gipson
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