5th & 6th Grades
Welcome to the Upper 1 Class for the 2016-2017 school year. We have twenty two students in our classroom community.My name is Paula Regan and I am starting my 28th year as a teacher with HGMICS. Karen Yevitz will be in both Upper classes as our teacher assistant and Amanda Conti is the Upper II teacher.
The Upper class student develops responsibility through the use of an assignment sheet and daily planner. Students have grade specific classes in Math and Reading, and multi-age classes for Science and Cultural . There is an emphasis on projects to strengthen our curriculum which is aligned to Pa Common Core Standards.
The students in the Upper class each have a Chrome book for use in the classroom. They will utilize these for research, writing assignments, web sites for math practice and keyboarding practice. It is amazing to see the creativity shown by our students with their projects done with computers.They also will receive an E mail address and have access to Google classroom where you can see assignments and reminders about trips/events.
This year in Social Studies we will focus on American history and the birth of our nation. We plan to visit Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in the fall to take part in colonial life activities such as baking bread. We will end with the Revolutionary War and present a musical play based on this.
We also participate in outdoor education classes during the fall and again in the spring. They have fun and learn about important concepts that relate to their subjects in the classroom. This fall students studying about exploration will learn about global wind patterns and construct a wind vane .
Welcome to Upper 2!
The Upper 2 students are excited to be back for another school year!
My name is Amanda Conti and I am very excited for all the new things we will be doing in this upcoming school year! This is my third year as a part of the Howard Gardner community. I will be teaching 5th grade Math and 6th grade English Language Arts as well as Cultural Studies in my homeroom. This year in Cultural we will be studying American history. We will begin with explorers and end with the American Revolution. Karen Yevitz will be returning to both Upper classes this year as a teacher’s assistant.
This year each student will have use of chromebooks for research, typing reports, and other education activities throughout the curriculum. Students will also utilize our outdoor locations during the fall season. We will be using them as inspiration for our descriptive writing as well as poetry.
We are very excited for all that is to come this school year and will keep everyone posted on upcoming projects and events on our Google Classroom page.
Amanda and Karen