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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 Science and Social Studies Blog

  • 5/21/18 - 5/24/18 It is hard to believe that the school year is coming to an end.  It has been exciting to see the students demonstrate their growth throughout the year.  I have ...
    Posted May 21, 2018, 2:42 PM by Lisa Griffin
  • 5/14/18 - 5/18/18 Social Studies: Southeast RegionSoutheast Celebration:  On 5/15/18 we will celebrate with a small party.  During this time there will be a focus on Mardi Gras and foods ...
    Posted May 14, 2018, 2:21 PM by Lisa Griffin
  • 5/07/18 - 5/11/18 Social Studies: Southeast Region*Today the students worked on compiling the information for the lapbooks and started putting the book together.  We have also started the timeline activity.  For the ...
    Posted May 7, 2018, 2:42 PM by Lisa Griffin
  • 4/30/18 - 5/04/18 Assessment Day:*May 4th will be an assessment day for the 3/4 students.  Students should arrive at 8:00 and report to their literacy class.  Teachers will dismiss the ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2018, 1:57 PM by Lisa Griffin
  • 4/23/18 - 4/27/18 Party Time:*I got an AMAZING report from every teacher during the state rotations.  As a result the students have earned a party.  Tomorrow they are welcome to bring in ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2018, 2:22 PM by Lisa Griffin
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Ms. Gipson's Literacy Blog

  • 5/21/18 - 5/22/18 It is hard to believe that the school year is coming to an end.  It has been exciting to see the students demonstrate their growth in writing throughout the year ...
    Posted May 21, 2018, 1:56 PM by Lisa Griffin
  • 5/14/18 - 5/18/18 Reading:*Students are completing the final project for our novel.  The assignment involves selecting an important scene from the novel and creating a diorama.  There will also be a writing ...
    Posted May 14, 2018, 2:28 PM by Lisa Griffin
  • 5/07/18 - 5/11/18 Reading:*We finished our novel last week and the students will work on the final activity this Tuesday.  They will need a small box and may bring in craft materials ...
    Posted May 7, 2018, 2:31 PM by Lisa Griffin
  • 4/30/18 - 5/04/18 Reading:*We will finish our novel The House With A Clock In Its Walls this week.  The students will have a quiz over the vocabulary words from chapters 10 and ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2018, 1:45 PM by Lisa Griffin
  • 4/23/18 - 4/27/18 Reading:*Our scheduled time for the book fair is tomorrow from 9:05-9:30.  Students may make a list of books they are interested in and shop during their ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2018, 7:13 AM by Lisa Griffin
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Ms. Gipson's Math Blog

  • 5/21/18 - 5/24/18 It is hard to believe that the school year is coming to an end.  It has been exciting to see the students demonstrate their growth in math throughout the year ...
    Posted May 21, 2018, 2:27 PM by Lisa Griffin
  • 5/14/18 - 5/18/18 *We will have our last test on Friday of this week.*Next Tuesday will be our last day to switch for math.  If you would like to send in a ...
    Posted May 15, 2018, 1:39 PM by Lisa Griffin
  • 5/07/18 - 5/11/18  Monday:Lesson:  Compare and Order FractionsObjective:  Compare and order fractions by using models and reasoning strategies.Homework:  9.5 (Computer or Paper)Tuesday:Lesson:  Investigate • Model Equivalent Fractions (Day ...
    Posted May 7, 2018, 2:30 PM by Lisa Griffin
  • 4/30/18 - 5/04/18 Monday:*The students completed Maps testing today.*No homework :)Tuesday:Lesson:  Compare FractionsObjective:  Compare fractions by using models and strategies involving the size of the pieces in the whole ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2018, 12:05 PM by Lisa Griffin
  • 4/23/18 - 4/27/18 Monday:Lesson:  Compare Fractions with the Same DenominatorObjective:  Compare fractions with the same denominator by using models and reasoning strategies.Homework:  9.2 (Paper or Computer)Tuesday:Lesson:  Compare ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2018, 1:46 PM by Lisa Griffin
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