Literacy at its finest!

Leslie Watt
 
 
Leslie is our
Reading Recovery Literacy Specialist 

 

This year she will be teaching a University of Maine course hosted at Greenville Consolidated School

The First in the State!

Congratulations to
Sarah Wentworth
 
Sarah completed a five-day Advanced Placement training seminar and will be offering the 
first AP Library Class in the state and school's history. 

The First in the State!

Congratulations to
Sarah Wentworth
 
Sarah completed a five-day Advanced Placement training seminar and will be offering the 
first AP Library Class in the state and school's history. 

What a World AP!

Congratulations to
Ben Beverly
 

Ben's average AP World History Scores for 2018 is a

3.3 

Our Academics

GCS is an Atlas Rubicon School

 

Atlas is the leading curriculum design and management system and is used by schools around the world. Atlas is customizable, with planning templates uniquely designed for each school's curriculum approach, and Atlas also provides detailed reporting to help schools achieve curriculum goals. 

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GCS is Marzano Model School

 

GCS is a "Marzano School."  We implement the Marzano model K-12 for all teachers and administrators. 

The Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model identifies a complete set of practices directly related to improved student performance, organized into domains that develop teacher expertise.

GCS is an Dr. Robert Marzano Model School

Grade or Course Level Information

(some teachers provide classroom or course information below --->)

Pre-K

Bette Diangelo 

Grade K

Joanne Reamer

Grade 1 

Kathy Bishop, MA Ed.

Grade 2

Maren Mason

Grade 3

Penny Benway

Grade 4

Penny Benway

Grade 5

Kathy Stafford

Kim Godson

Grade 6-8

Eric Sherman

English/SS

Grade 6-8

Science

Selena Tardiff

Grade 6-8

Math

Cindy Obrey

Grade 9-12 English

Alan Cartwright

Grade 9-12

Math 

Erin Pelletier

Grade 9-12

Science

Isaac Crabtree

Grade 9-12

STEM

Justine Lavigne

Grade 9-12

Social Studies

Ben Beverly

Grade K-12

Librarian

Sarah Wentworth

Grades K-12 

Music

Peter McGuire

Grades K-12 

Foreign Language

French/Spanish

Ken Fitzmaurice

Grades K-12 

Art

Margo Busque

Grades K-12

Physical Ed

Dawna Blackstone

Grade 1, Kathy Bishop ​

7 Habits of Healthy Kids

Sean Covey 

 

Habit 1-Be Proactive

You're in Charge

 

I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

 

Habit 2-Begin with the End in Mind

Have a plan

 

I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school's mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

 

Habit 3-Put First Things First

Work First, Then Play

 

I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.

 

Habit 4-Think Win-Win

Everyone Can Win

 

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others' Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

 

Habit 5-Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Listen Before You Talk

 

I listen to other people's ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.

 

Habit 6-Synergize

Together is Better

 

I value other people's strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people's ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.

Grade 2, Maren Mason ​

Grade 3, Penny Benway

3rd Grade Supplies List:

•3 folders with two pockets and 3 holes

•1 composition notebook-no spiral bound please

•2 spiral notebooks

•Small manual pencil sharpener

•Pencils

•Erasers

•Colored pencils

•Scissors

•Glue sticks

•Plastic container/box to fit most of the above items

•Water bottle with leak proof top 

Keyboarding sites

Third Grade Curriculum Below:

Math:

Everyday Mathematics Units 1-12 (some units covered in more detail than others based on CCSS alignment)
Unit 1 routines, review, and assessment
Unit 2 Adding and subtracting whole numbers
Unit 3 Linear Measures and Area 
Unit 4, Unit 7, Unit 9 Multiplication and division
Unit 5 Place value in whole numbers and decimals
Unit 6 Geometry
Unit 8 fractions
Unit 10 Measurement and Data
Unit 11 Probability
ADD3- problem solving program
IXL- electronic math review   http://www.ixl.com/math/

 

ELA:

Complete Spelling List 

Spelling: Dorn spelling patters lists
List 1: short vowels
List 2: short vowels
List 3: vowel-consonant-e 
List 4: long vowels
List 5: long o
List 6: three letter clusters
List 7: long I sound
List 8: vowel sound in clown (“ow” sound)
List 9: vowel sound in lawn
List 10: unexpected consonant patterns
List 11& 12: vowel+ r sound
List 13: vowel sound in coin
List 14: spelling the j sound
List 15: k and kw sounds
List 16: vowel + r sounds in hair
List 17: homophones
List 18: compound words
List 19: words that end with ed or ing
List 20: changing final y to i
List 21: prefixes re and un
List 22: suffixes ful, ly, and er
List 23: vccv pattern
List 24: Double consonants
List 25: s sound in city
List 26: vowel sound in tooth and cook
List 27: vowel sound in bought
List 28: words that end with er or le
List 29: words that begin with a or be
List 30: contractions

 

Vocabulary: Fountas and Pinnell word study series
Phonics: Fountas and Pinnell word study series

Grade 4, Penny Benway

Check out Mojo and his Big Ideas for a growth mindset at

https://www.classdojo.com/bigideas/

 Also check out our new 2016 Robotics Video at https://youtu.be/uOhAl15VSQc

Steps for Deeper Understanding Chart by Mrs. Benway

Keyboarding Sites

 

Mrs. Benway, M. Ed

 

  • Graduated Foxcroft Academy, 1988

  • Associate Science Accounting, Mid State College 1992

  • Associate Science Business Management, Mid State College 1992

  • BS Elementary Education, University of Phoenix 2011

  • Masters in Reading Instruction and Curriculum, University of Phoenix 2013 

 

Math - Everyday Math

Unit 1: Naming and Constructing Geometric Figures

IXL: P.2, P.3, P.11, P.12

Unit 2: Number and Operations in Base Ten

IXL: B.1, B.2, C.1, C.2, D.1, D.2, J.1, J.2, J.3, J.4, J.6, V.3, V.4

Unit 3: Multiplication and Division, Number Sentences and Algebra 

IXL: D.4, D.5, E.1, E.2, E.3

Unit 4: Decimals and Their Uses, Number and Operations- Fractions

IXL: U.1, U.2, U.3, A.1, A.2, A.3, T.2, T.9, T.10, T.11, T.12

Unit 5: Big Numbers, Estimation, and Computation

IXL: A.6, A.7, A.9, D.5, D.6, D.8, D.10

Unit 6: Division; Map Reference Frames, Measures of Angles

IXL: P.11, P.12, P.13, P.14, P.15, F.1, F.2, F.3, F.7, N.1, N.2

Unit 7: Fractions and Their Uses; Chance and Probability

IXL: Q.1, Q.2, Q.3, Q.4, Q.7, Q.8, R.1, R.2, R.3, R.4, V.1, V.2 

Unit 8: Perimeter and Area, Measurement and Data

IXL: P.17, P.18, P.19, P.20, P.22

Unit 9: Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Measurement and Data

IXL: T.1, T.3, T.4

Unit 10: Reflections and Symmetry

IXL: P.25, P.26, P.27, P.28

Visit IXL at home at http://www.ixl.com/math/

I also use supplemental materials such as ADD's, and internet resources to provide enrichment and skilled practice. 

Here is a site for parents for Everyday Math http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/ 

 

 

ELA

Writing:

 

  • Narrative 

  • Opinion/Argument- Letter's About Literature

  • Poetry- Acrostic and Exploration http://www.poetry4kids.com

  • Informative/Explanatory- Maine Studies Research

Daily notebook writing- exploring a wide variety of writing.

 

 

Reading: Narrative

 

Scholastic Book club

  • Unit 1: Taking Responsibility

  • Unit 2: Community and Relationship

  • Unit 3: Amazing Animals

  • Unit 4: The Artists Eye

  • Unit 5: Cinderella Tales

  • Unit 6: Fantasy

Other narrative texts used

 

Expository

Students are using a deeper understanding process using a combination of Kelly Gallagher, and Penny Kittle philosophies and best practices for writing/reading instruction. I have been working for two years developing a process that works for grade 4.

Social Studies:

  • Maine Geography, Economics and Natural Resources

  • Maine's Native Americans

  • Bill of Rights and Responsibilities 

  • Maine People/ Maine Events

  • State Government/Three Branches

  • Interdependence

Science: Click here to view Movie

  • Ecosystems

  • Conservations

  • Energy and Electricity

  • Force and Motion

  • Changing/Watery Earth

  • Pond Life

  • Robotics

  • Bridges 

Spelling:

Unit 1: short /a/

Unit 2: short /e/

Unit 3: short /i/

Unit 4: short /o/

Unit 5: homophones

Unit 6: short /oo/

Unit 7: long /oo/

Unit 8: ou patterns

Unit 9: [ir],[ar], [ar] patterns

Unit 10: vowel + r

Unit 11: compound words

Unit 12: final /er/ sound

Unit 13: final /l/ or /el/ sound

Unit 14: drop the e and add ing

Unit 15: final long /e/

Unit 16: k, ng, and kw sounds

Unit 17: final /j/ sounds

Unit 18: prefixes

Unit 19:VCCV syllable patterns

Unit 20: VCCV syllable patterns

Unit 21:consonant /y/ ending to add es, ed, er, or est

Unit 22: VCV long vowel first

Unit 23: VCV short vowel first

Unit 24: suffixes

Unit 25: VCCV

Unit 26: two-syllable VCV words

Unit 27: syllable division

Unit 28: three-syllable word division

Unit 29: silent consonants

Unit 30: unusual spellings 

Vocabulary:

Wordly Wise 3000, third edition.  This is a systematic Academic Vocabulary Development curriculum that is a good vocabulary development structure for students.  We also do vocabulary building within our reading and writing content. 

others. 

 

Growth Mindset

Chapter 1: A Secret about the Brain

Chapter 2: The Magic of Mistakes

Chapter 3: The Power of "Yet"

Chapter 4: The World of Neurons

Chapter 5: Mojo Puts It All Together 

7 Habits of Healthy Kids

Sean Covey 

Habit 1-Be Proactive

You're in Charge

 

I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

 

Habit 2-Begin with the End in Mind

Have a plan

 

I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school's mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

Habit 3-Put First Things First

Work First, Then Play

I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.

Habit 4-Think Win-Win

Everyone Can Win

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others' Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

 

Habit 5-Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Listen Before You Talk

I listen to other people's ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.

Habit 6-Synergize

Together is Better

I value other people's strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people's ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.

Kathy Stafford, Grade 5

Fifth grade suggested supply list:

  • pencils (2 sharpened every day)

  • 2 erasable pens (blue or black)

  • duo tang folders (2)

  • lined notebook paper

  • 3 single subject spiral notebooks

  • colored pencils

  • glue stick

Sixth grade suggested supply list:

  • pencils (2 sharpened every day)

  • 2 erasable pens (blue or black)

  • duo tang folders (2)

  • lined notebook paper

  • 2 single subject spiral notebooks

  • colored pencils

3 ring binders do not fit in the desks

Grade 6-8 

Cindy Obrey, Selena Tardiff, Eric Sherman

Mr. Sherman wants to share the talents of his students!

 

 

Effort- The Importance of

 

According to research by Covington (1983) and Harter (1980), people generally attribute success at any given task to one of four causes:

 

· Ability

· Other People

· Luck

· Effort

Three of these four beliefs ultimately inhibit achievement. Covington's research (1983, 1985) indicates that a belief on the part of students that they do not possess the necessary ability to succeed at a task might cause them to sabotage their own success.

Belief that other people are the primary cause of success also has drawbacks, particularly when an individual finds himself or herself alone.

Belief in luck has obvious disadvantages-what if your luck runs out?

Belief in effort is clearly the most useful attribution. If you believe that effort is the most important factor in achievement, you have a motivational tool that can apply to any situation.

Not all students realize the importance of believing in effort. Although it might seem obvious to adults-particularly successful ones-that effort pays off in terms of enhanced achievement, not all students are aware of this. In fact, studies have demonstrated that some students are not aware of the fact that the effort they put into a task has a direct effect on their success relative to the task (Seligman, 1990, 1994; Urdan, Midgley, & Anderman 1998).

Think of a time when you succeeded primarily because you didn't give up.

Alan Cartwright, English

Greenville Consolidated School is proud to offer five different English options for our High School Students. Each course offers every student unique challenges.

Check out the learning opportunities in each class!

We have many guest speakers from Senator Susan Collins to Peter Geiger of the Farmers' Almanac. The students enjoy the visits and are able to engage in conversations and ask questions in the classrooms.

Each course Syllabus is listed below:

English 9

English 10

English 11

English 12

AP English Language and Composition

Purposeful Writing

Erin Pelletier, Cindy Obrey, Math

ALGEBRA 1 SYLLABUS 2

ALGEBRA ll SYLLABUS

GEOMETRY SYLLABUS 2

PRECALCULUS SYLLABUS 2

Alan Cartwright, English

Greenville Consolidated School is proud to offer five different English options for our High School Students. Each course offers every student unique challenges.

Check out the learning opportunities in each class!

We have many guest speakers from Senator Susan Collins to Peter Geiger of the Farmers' Almanac. The students enjoy the visits and are able to engage in conversations and ask questions in the classrooms.

Each course Syllabus is listed below:

English 9

English 10

English 11

English 12

AP English Language and Composition

Purposeful Writing

Erin Pelletier, Cindy Obrey, Math

ALGEBRA 1 SYLLABUS 2

ALGEBRA ll SYLLABUS

GEOMETRY SYLLABUS 2

PRECALCULUS SYLLABUS 2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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