Opinion on Gifted and Talented Program

Jalen tell me if I’m wrong but the other day we were having a conversation about this and you said that you liked staying in the class room better?


I think that kids in the gifted program should have a special teacher pull them out of class so the teacher could work with them in their high point. I think that if kids did have a teacher to pull them out they could be just the slightest bit better in their strong point than they already are.
That’s my opinion and I want to know if you agree or disagree with my opinion???

Posted on May 15, 2012 | 6 comments so far
Johnny Tremain Blog by Leah Kern and Chloe Davis

In our opinion, It was really Dove’s fault that Johnny’s hand got burned because ,Dove gave him a faulty tool. Do you agree with us? If so, please tell us why or why not?

What kind of person do you think Dove is and how does he treat Johnny? Please give some examples.

What are your opinions about Rab. I think he is caring , giving and strong

Posted on April 10, 2012 | 11 comments so far
Clayton Science Fair Guides English and Spanish

Below, is the electronic versions of the science fair journal that each child was given to take home. They will need to completely fill out this journal and bring it with their science experiments on Monday April 16th. The judging takes place on Tuesday morning starting at 8 am.  On Thursday April 19 6-7:30 is Big Night. All Science projects will be on display with ribbons.

Remember, you need to do an experiment not a demonstration: An experiment has lots of information; it shows testing being done and data gathered.

Use the links below to download a copy of the Science Fair Guide:

Posted on March 29, 2012 | No comments so far
Liberty Day Photos



McKenna  doing her job  :)


Clayton kids at Capitol

Kori grilling legislators about Constitution  :)

Posted on March 17, 2012 | Just one comment so far
Link for Liberty Day


Posted on March 16, 2012 | No comments so far

Going to the Capitol Friday , March 16th, 2012

Leaving school about 8:30.

Please bring a sack lunch!

Be sure to bring back your permission slips!   There is no line for signatures :(    sorry.. just sign please

Ranked by  order, Leah 100%, Jalen, Ashlyn, Kaylie, McKenna, Kori, Nahomy, Ananda, Darlene, Dylan, Savannah, Bryceson

Potential alternates in order:

1st) Megan

2nd) Karen



Posted on March 13, 2012 | No comments so far
Updated Parent Teacher Conference

Dear Parents, This is the final update of Parent/Teacher conferences. Some changes had to be made because we had to work with families that needed special consideration for time slots. Please let me know if this is a problem for anyone.

Wednesday    March 21, 2012
3:30    Leah
4:00    Amya
4:30    Kori
5:00    Clarke
5:30    Savannah
6:00    Roy
6:30    Jalen
7:00    McKenna

Thursday    March 22, 2012

3:30  Winter
4:00    Bryceson
4:30    Ethan
5:00    Chloe
5:30    Jazzmyn
6:00    Kaylie
6:30    Dylan
7:00    Hannah
Friday    March 23, 2012
8:00    Ashlyn
8:30    Allan
9:00    Emily
9:30    Darlene
12:00    Ananda

Posted on March 12, 2012 | No comments so far
Lauren Oliver

Dear Parents and Guardians,

My name is Lauren Oliver.  I am a student at Metropolitan State College of Denver,and I am working on on  getting my Elementary Education Licensure.  I have always enjoyed spending time with and working with children.  When I was in younger, I was a nanny for various families; furthermore, I babysat through out middleschool.  Upon graduating high school, I was not sure which profession to pursue.  After a few years of generaleducation courses, I was assigned to perform ten hours of community service for a class.  I decided to volunteer in a preschool classroom.  I instantly realized that working with children was where I was meant to be.  I received my Early Childhood Teacher Certificate and an Early Childhood Director Certificate.

I spent three years working as an assistant teacher and a lead teacher at Arapahoe Community College’s Child Development Center.  From there, I went to St. Andrew Children’s Learning Center and was a lead teacher.  I worked with students from two years old to eight years of age.  I gained experience in everything from planning lessons, parent-teacher conferences, and assessments, to building student portfolios.  My first couple years were a challenge; naturally, I was confronted by various unknown situations, which I had to figure out what worked and what did not work.  Yet looking back, I would not change a thing.  I learned so much and grew as an educator.  I am confident that my previous experience will be very helpful in my career as an elementary educator.

In addition to my teaching experience, I spent two years as a softball coach for eleven and twelve year old girls.  I truly enjoyed this experience and working with older children.  Not only did I feel that I was able to provide the girls with softball skills, but I was a positive mentor and role model for them.  The experience as a coach further reinforced that I would like to work with students of all ages.

One often hears an educator say teaching is what they are meant to do.  This is true for me as well.  I am a people person.  I love the interaction that takes place between individuals and the bonds that can be formed.  I am an extremely compassionate and caring person.  I have always wanted to help others and truly make a difference in someone’s life.  Everyday in the classroom I aspire to be the best teacher I can be and to give each student the very best education that they deserve.  I am very excited to be working in your child’s classroom and continue this journey towards becoming an elementary school educator.


Lauren Oliver

Posted on March 4, 2012 | No comments so far
Andrew Cole

Dear Parents,

My name is Andrew Cole. As part of my education, I will be in your son or daughter’s fifth grade classroom twice a week (Wednesdays and Fridays) to do a field placement. I am a senior at Metropolitan State College who will be student teaching next fall, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with your child. Teaching is a learning process for both the teacher and students. If you have any questions or concerns, Mrs. Tribur will be glad to give you my contact information.

I am pursuing a teaching license because working in a school setting is where I belong. My teaching style is one of discovery and inquiry where I hope to learn from what the students offer and to face the challenge of resolving problems when the situation arises. I enjoy the challenge of discovering the students’ needs and to address these needs for the benefit of everyone in the classroom. Students are unique individuals with strengths and weaknesses who are active learners that provide different challenges everyday. My hope is that the students benefit from learning, and in the process I can adapt their individual way of learning to my teaching.

My role in the classroom will be varied as I need to get different perspectives on teaching.  There will be times when I observe the classroom environment to see how the homeroom teacher manages and creates a community of learners. Also, I will be working with small groups to check the students’ progress more closely and will teach lessons to the whole class to acquire an outlook on teaching when everybody is involved. During this time, I aim to be responsible for my own progress to see what I can do to become better prepared for each type of learning style, and the challenges and benefits that come from teaching in different settings. This should enable me to become better prepared as I continue my role as an educator.  ☺

Sincerely,  Andrew Cole

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Examples of Similes and Metaphors

Example: Simile  My love is like a red, red rose

Example: Metaphor: This homework is a breeze.

Posted on January 11, 2012 | 22 comments so far
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