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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

  • 5/13/19 - 5/17/19 End of the Year Party*Let's celebrate the end of the year with a party!  I will send home information about the date and time tomorrow with the students ...
    Posted May 13, 2019, 4:18 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 5/06/19 - 5/10/19 Field Trip:*We have our field trip to the Phoenix Gold Mine tomorrow.  Students will need a lunch and to dress for the weather.  We will be outside.Assessment Day ...
    Posted May 6, 2019, 1:59 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 4/29/19 - 5/03/19 Field Trip:  *Forms were sent home today for our field trip to the Phoenix Gold Mine.  The trip will be on May 7th.Social Studies:*Students should have completed a ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2019, 2:42 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 4/22/19 - 4/26/19 Field Trip Tomorrow:  We will be visiting the Adams County Historical Museum.  We will depart at 9:30 and return at 12:45.  Please send a lunch in with your ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2019, 2:31 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 4/15/19 - 4/19/19 Social Studies:*Students will continue use the chapter 6 key terms to create a Google Doc.  They will include the definitions, use theword in a sentence, and include pictures ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2019, 2:02 PM by Cathy Gipson
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Ms. Gipson's Literacy Blog

  • 5/13/19 - 5/17/19 Reading:*We will read chapter 13 this week and practice using new vocabulary terms.  Students will participate in vocabulary activities to assess learning in lieu of a quiz.Writing:*Students ...
    Posted May 14, 2019, 8:25 AM by Cathy Gipson
  • 4/29/19 - 5/03/19 Reading:*This week we will read chapters 10-12 in our novel.  Students will complete the character trait chart from last week and respond to comprehension questions.  We will look ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2019, 1:53 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 4/22/19 - 4/26/19 Reading:*This week we will read chapters 6-8 in our new novel.  Students will search for examples of character traits and respond to comprehension questions.  We will look for ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2019, 12:26 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 4/15/19 - 4/19/19 Reading:*This week we will read chapters 4-6 in our new novel.  Students will respond to comprehension questions and look for vocabulary words in context as we read.  The ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2019, 1:44 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 4/08/19 - 4/12/19 Reading/Writing:*Students are completing figurative language posters.  I have listed grades in IC for those who have completed this assignment.  Students who have not completed this activity need to ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2019, 1:48 PM by Cathy Gipson
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Ms. Gipson's Math Blog

  • 5/13/19 - 5/17/19 Monday: Lesson:  Write Fractions as SumsObjective:  Decompose a fraction by writing it as a sum of fractions with the same denominators.Homework: 7.2 Paper Copy Tuesday:Lesson:  Add ...
    Posted May 13, 2019, 4:32 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 4/29/19 - 5/03/19 Monday: Lesson:  Multiply a Fraction by a Whole Number Using ModelsObjective:  Use a model to multiply a fraction by a whole number.Homework:  8.3 Paper Copy Only / Students ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2019, 2:01 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 4/22/19 - 4/26/19 Monday:Lesson:  Multiples of FractionsObjective:  Write a product of a whole number and a fraction as a product of a whole number and a unit fraction.Homework:  8.2 ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2019, 12:37 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 4/15/19 - 4/19/19 *Chapter 9 Test on WednesdayMonday:*Today the students completed the chapter 9 review online assignment.*We also reviewed lesson 9.6 over adding fractional parts of 10 and 100 ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2019, 1:55 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 4/08/19 - 4/15/19 *There will not be any homework assigned this week.  Students will complete assignments in class.Monday:*Today we reviewed skills covered thus far and volume/capacity by working on Prodigy ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2019, 1:39 PM by Cathy Gipson
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