Welcome to my M25 Site!
Thank you for joining my students and me on our learning adventures!
I am so privileged to serve your family by teaching your child. My passion is helping students discover their God given talents and then finding ways to fully develop those! This leads to fulfilling the purpose God has for their lives. Thank you for joining me in this divine endeavor! -Mrs. Spencer
Through the M25 program, students have two opportunities to meet to study enriched, differentiated units and to participate in higher level activities. First, they meet weekly for about an hour in small groups by grade level. Next, we have M25 Plus Time every other week. Students meet with M25 students from other grade levels and hear from guest speakers or work together on activities or experiments. Read On...
7th and 8th Graders became experts on a self-selected topic as a part of our "Genius Hour" project. An idea inspired by Google, check out this information on it...http://www.geniushour.com/
6th Graders learned the art of debate. With I Peter 3:15 as our theme verse, we are practicing the parts of a debate and learning how to defend an assertion. They presented to Dr. Frase and the 5th grade M25 students.
5th Graders cracked the case of "The Great Chocolate Caper" and were justly rewarded with delicious chocolate. What a sweet ending!
4th Graders added some new constellations to the heavens as they created their own and wrote myths to accompany them. They also made a Plickers game to review what they learned about the constellations.
3rd Graders investigated probability by conducting experiments. They learned about outcomes and likelihoods as well as permutations.
Congratulations to Lucy, who won the ant farm raffle!
2nd Graders successfully created necklaces with overlapping patterns for the Necklace Shop. They calculated their costs and even wrote necklace adventure stories!
1st graders did algebraic readiness lessons involving problem solving, patterns, and logical reasoning.
Last Act (Or What We Learned During the First Semester)...
We studied citizenship and American symbols as part of our Elections Unit. Good citizens are knowledgeable about their country. Such knowledge of important symbols and their meaning help to instill patriotism. We could all use a big does of that!
The patriotic lapbooks that students made were truly inspirational. They represented much hard work and study of our national symbols. Time well spent!
Further, students researced presidents and created a Presidential Factbook (similar to Facebook). The projects were done in googledocs, so if you have a gmail account, I can share it with you. Please let me know.
Our voter registration and mock election were excellent learning experiences for students to help understand how the election process works. My hope is that it will motivate students to be knowledgable, engaged citizens!
What's Your White House IQ?
What is a "God Mindset?"
"When you give up, you will not know what you could have accomplished!"
"Take correction as feedback, not criticism."
Colossians 3:23 "Work as if working for the Lord, not men."
I love to schedule guest speakers for our extra M25 time, which is aimed at giving the students further enrichment and exploration of topics. If you would like to volunteer or know someone who would be an interesting guest speaker, PLEASE let me know.
You can stay up to date on what we are learning by visiting my website http://m25class.weebly.com/
You may contact me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the schedule of your student’s M25 times:
8:30-9:30 1st Grade Small Group
9:45-10:45 3rd Grade Small Group
12:40-1:40 4th Grade Small Group
11:00-11:30 Extra M25, 2nd and 5th Grades (every other week)
11:30-12:00 Extra M25, 4th and 6th Grades (every other week)
9:45-10:45 6th Grade Small Group
11:15-12:15 5th Grade Small Group
12:15-1:15 2nd Grade Small Group
1:40-2:30 7th and 8th Grade Small Group
10:45-11:15 Extra M25, 1st and 3rd Grades (every other week)
Tips to make the most of your child’s learning in M25...
At the end of each nine weeks, I complete individual progress reports for M25 students. These are EMAILED to you around the same time report cards are sent home. Here are the criteria I use as our learning goals! Remember that the students are works in progress! (See the sample progress report)
Courage for the impossible can only be found in the possibility of humility.
Be amazed by God today!
"Cultivate these things. Immerse yourself in them. The people will all see you mature right before their eyes! Keep a firm grasp on both your character and your teaching. Don't be diverted. Just keep at it."
I Timothy 4:15-16 (MSG)
"Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful."
I Corinthians 4:1-2
"It is the duty of nations to recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord."
"A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education."
What do Ants Eat?: An Experiment
The Rainbow Bay Roadway Plan