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 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
Archaeology-Hands on exploration of the "dirt" science with simulation activities that help students gain insight into the work of an archaeologist
**cake layer dig
**exciting cultural final project
CSI (A Crime Scene Investigation to learn about Forensics)-Conducting labs to explore how science is used to solve crimes
**fingerprint lifting and analysis
**shoe print casting
CSI (A Cooking Science Investigation)-A favorite unit I wrote through a grant from the Virginia Association for the Gifted, students investigate the science behind food and cooking
**nutrition and label reading
**original recipe creation and testing
We had the greatest time in mid January doing an Iron Chef competition. Guest Iron Chefs Frase and Long were mentors and judges. While Team Pomme made a gallant effort, Team Fromage prevailed!
Spatial Relations-A cool look into the world of dimensions with manipulatives and hands on learning
**mira boards to explore symmetry
*polygons and tangrams
Biology and Insects-A look into the amazing living things that God created with a project based culmination
**human body foldable
**cells and bacteria
**culminating insect project
Weather-A scientific study of the ingredients in weather
**reading a thermometer
**learning and illustrating the layers of atmosphere
**learning to observe wind speed
**preparing a forecast
Interesting Animal and People Reports-An emphasis on learning to read nonfiction text
**writing "If" reports
**observing differences in nonfiction books
**identifying and illustrating life cycles
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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."
Making a Cloud in a Jar
The Rainbow Bay Roadway Plan
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