Welcome to Team 1

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Mrs. Bullard, English Language Arts & Team Leader

Mrs. Newton, Math

Mrs. Rimbo, Social Studies

Mrs. Michael, Science

 

Welcome to Team 1!

 

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Dear Parents, 

It is with excitement that we welcome you and your child to Team #1 at CrossRoads Intermediate School. You are now a member of the cougar family built on years of excellence. Part of the reason CrossRoads has such a strong reputation for teaching and learning is due to its faculty and administration's commitment to growth and change. This year, Team #1 teachers are eager to implement STEAM-based instruction. The acronym stands for "Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math." Here are a few things you and your child can expect:

 

Interdisciplinary Teaching and Projects

When students connect concepts and skills among their courses, deeper learning and understanding happens. It is for this reason, teachers will partner up for integrated instruction. For example, students may study simple machines (a science standard) as a part of their Social Studies lesson about the construction of the Egyptian pyramids. At several points during the school year, the teachers will plan large-scale projects where each core class plays a role in the instruction, planning, and presentation of the students' learning. Students will work in collaborative groups, enjoy "hands-on" learning experiences, and persevere to produce final products they will be proud to share.

 

Technology

Team #1 teachers believe technology is only as good as the instruction that has been planned to utilize it. We have a system in place to help students learn to stay organized, focused, creative, and productive on their Chromebooks using Google Apps for Education. These are exciting times!

 

Field Studies

Although we have many virtual learning opportunities at our disposal via the Internet and Chromebooks, sometimes nothing can replace the "experience" of a field study. This year we will attend a local field study to coincide with our Ancient Greece PBL and Greek Festival! 

 

Morning Meetings

Every other Friday, the entire team will meet for a variety of engaging learning opportunities to begin our day on a positive note. These will include team-building activities, group design challenges, pep talks from administrators and community leaders, musical/artistic performances, and much more. We believe that a fun yet focused whole team meeting is healthy for our students' learning attitudes. Each of our students is a valued member of Team #1, and he or she will be reminded of that every day.

 

Thank you for entrusting us with your child. The teachers of Team #1 are looking forward to working with you this school year!