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! -
My mission is to help young people discover who they are in Christ and to fulfill the great purpose He has for their lives. In helping them to realize and develop their abilities, I desire for students to see that, with God, all things are possible.
Through the M25 program, students have two opportunities to meet to study enriched, differentiated units and to participate in higher level learning. First, they meet weekly for about an hour in small groups by grade level. Next, we have Extra M25 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...
Our theme for the 2017-2018 school year is "The Great Adventure."
Our learning adventures...
7th and 8th Graders
The real life mystery of the Lost Colony-students used a "CSI" approach through a webquest to gather information about this historical event and to develop their own theories about what happened to the colony. The students proved to join the great minds of history as they shared their theories, complete with evidence to support their positions.
Debate-students learned the art of debate, including defending a position with gentleness and respect, as the Bible instructs us to do. We have had fun with our impromptu debates as well as learning the parts of an argument and how to research a topic. The students made their final debate presentation to the 7th grade M25 students, who gave them feedback.
Mr. Van Feisty's top secret chocolate recipe was stolen, and the 5th graders were just the sleuths to help him solve the mystery. They used a real life process to solve the mystery and learned to do matrix logic problems to gather clues. In the end, they cracked the case and helped to promote justice!
Constellations-students learned that God's word references stars over 50 times and mentions specific constellations. They learned about our awesome Creator through this study of constellations.
A culminating project was to use a technology based product, Bloxels, to make constellations and myths in original video worlds. This is a free app that you can download at home for the ipad.
Probability-students did experiments and hands on activities to explore mathematical concepts of probability. A probability menu of experiments brought our unit to a close as students predicted and gathered data on the likelihood of certain outcomes.
Students created octagon kaleidoscopes and explored attributes in a game of deductive reasoning. They eventually had turns being the Venn masters in charge of the games.
Geometry-students completed a menu of activities to more fully develop their understanding of geometric concepts covered in our Geoland unit. Recently, students explored random samples, permutations, graphing and logical reasoning problems.
As we go on "The Great Adventure," we will keep in mind what we learned at the beginning of last year about a God Mindset:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Here is the schedule of your student’s M25 times:
1st Grade, 8:30-9:20
7th and 8th Grades, 9:20-10:20
4th Grade, 11:00-12:00
3rd Grade, 12:00-1:00
Extra M25 for 5th and 6th Grades, 1:35-2:00 (every other week)
5th Grade, 9:30-10:30
6th Grade, 10:30-11:30
Extra M25 for 1st and 3rd Grades, 12:00-12:45 (every other week)
Extra M25 for 2nd and 4th Grades, 1:15-2:00 (every other week)
2nd Grade, 8:30-9:30
Tips to make the most of your child’s learning in M25...
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."
I have flyers available for a summer enrichment program at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg. These are wonderful programs for gifted children. If you are interested, please email me, and I will be happy to send you a flyer.
May 24-Field Trip to the Jefferson Center to see Charlotte's Web.
Making a Cloud in a Jar
The Artifact Box Collaborative Project with 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Grades
M25 Progress Reports
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) Blank Progress Report