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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

  • 12/10/18 - 12/14/18 Social Studies:*Students will continue to create an annotated/illustrated timeline about the early hunter-gatherers in Colorado.  We just completed the Archaic Period (5000 BC to AD1).  The ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 1:36 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 12/03/18 - 12/07/18 Social Studies:*Students will create an annotated/illustrated timeline about the early hunter-gatherers in Colorado, including an illustration to help the reader understand the culture and an annotation ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2018, 1:40 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 11/13/18 - 11/16/18 Do you know a vet who would be willing to come in and take a look at our frogs?*We recently added two new members to our classroom.  Their names ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 2:29 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 11/05/18 - 11/09/18 *A big thank you to everyone who donated supplies and came in to help us celebrate Halloween!Social Studies:*We are reading chapter 2 over the life zones in Colorado ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2018, 1:52 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 10/22/18 - 1-/26/18 Social Studies:*We are exploring chapter 2 over the life zones in Colorado.  Focus Question:  How are plants and animals different from one Colorado life zone to another?*The life ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2018, 5:22 PM by Cathy Gipson
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Ms. Gipson's Literacy Blog

  • 12/10/18 - 12/14/18 Reading:*New vocabulary words will come home on Wednesday from chapters 9 and 10 in our novel.  There will be a quiz 12/19/18.   *The words are:  anvil, awning ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 1:53 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 12/03/18 - 12/07/18 Reading:*There will be a quiz over terms from chapter 8 on Wednesday.  The words are:  peddler, mutton, calico, ragamuffin, fiancee, and modest.*Students will respond to a comprehension question ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2018, 1:58 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 11/26/18 - 11/30/18 Reading:*New vocabulary words for chapter 8 will come home on Thursday.  We will read chapter 8 and search for the new terms in context.  The quiz will be on ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 1:58 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 11/12/18 - 11/16/18 Reading:*New vocabulary words for chapter 7 will come home on Wednesday.  We will read chapter 7 and search for the new terms in context.  There will not be a ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2018, 12:17 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 11/05/18 - 11/09/18 Reading:*New vocabulary words for chapter 6 were sent home last week.  The quiz will be this Wednesday.  Today we read chapter 6 and searched for the new terms in ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2018, 1:33 PM by Cathy Gipson
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Ms. Gipson's Math Blog

  • 12/10/18 - 12/14/18 MondayLesson:  Chapter 4 Test Review Online PracticeObjective:  To prepare for the test on Friday.Homework:  Paper only- Chapter 4 Review problems 1-8Tuesday*No class - Field Trip ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 1:59 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 12/03/18 - 12/07/18 MondayLesson:  4.8 Divide Using Partial QuotientsObjective:  Use partial quotients to divide.Homework:  4.8 (computer or paper)TuesdayLesson: 4.9 Investigate *Model Division with RegroupingObjective ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2018, 2:46 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 11/26/18 - 11/30/18 MondayLesson:  4.4 Divide Tens, Hundreds, and Thousands Objective:  Divide tens, hundreds, and thousands by whole numbers to 10.Homework:  4.4TuesdayLesson: 4.5 Estimate Quotients Using ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2018, 2:47 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 11/13/18 - 11/16/18 TuesdayLesson: 4.1 Estimate Quotients Using MultiplesObjective: Use multiples to estimate questionsHomework: Lesson 4.1 (computer or paper)WednesdayLesson:  4.2 Investigate RemaindersObjective:  Use models ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 3:18 PM by Cathy Gipson
  • 11/05/18 - 11/09/18 Monday:Lesson:  3.7Objective:  Use the strategy draw a diagram to solve multistep multiplication problems.Homework:  3.7 (Computer or Paper)Tuesday:Lesson:  Chapter 3 ReviewObjective:  Students will ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2018, 1:39 PM by Cathy Gipson
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