My name is Mrs. Davis and I am the 4th and 5th-grade Connections (GT) Teacher. I received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and I'm GT certified. I've been teaching for 25 years. I'm very excited to have your child in my class. We're going to have a great year. The 4/5 Connections class is structured in that it integrates Social Studies, Language Arts, and Reading, therefore we'll be working on these subjects during a block schedule. There will be plenty of opportunities for students to enhance their learning through; skits, independent work, research, presentations, the use of multimedia, group work and a lot of collaboration. I like for my students to enjoy learning and to always be engaged through technology, research, and designing different products. Students will learn to always use the writing process for all writing pieces. This is where they will brainstorm, prewrite, draft, edit, and revise all their writing pieces. They will also learn to plan and work on independent projects known as parallels and present them to the class. All work must be quality work and parents are asked to help their child by proofreading their work with them, to guide and encourage them to turn in typed and neatly painted or colored products.
Conference Period: 8:15-9:15 A.M.
All EPISD students will be provided equitable access to advanced academic programs (K-12) that promote excellence through a highly rigorous curriculum differentiated through depth, complexity, and pacing which will prepare them for a successful transition to college and careers. Administrators, counselors, and teachers will participate in comprehensive professional development that enables them to identify and support students for advanced academic programs, and that develop an understanding of student potential despite cultural, socio-economic or verbal diversity. The Curriculum will be supported by vertical alignment and active, ongoing partnerships with parents, institutions of higher learning and business/community organizations. Advanced Academic Services will maintain accountability in teacher certification, student identification, and curriculum development, support, and delivery.