Welcome to Mrs. Stokes 5th Grade Math & Social Studies class!
I am very excited to begin my 23rd year of teaching with the students of Lamar-Milledge Elementary School. My personal mission is for all students to achieve maximum growth and demonstrate proficiency or beyond when they take the Georgia Milestones Assessment. Problem solving, computational fluency, and communicating students' understanding of various mathematical concepts will be our focus in Math. Social Studies will grant students an opportunity to explore U.S. History from the Industrialization era to the Digital Age. Students will be expected to name important places located in the U.S, identify the roles of a citizen and of the government, recall various historical events, and be able describe basic economics as it relates to the United States.
We will use a variety of instructional strategies to meet the needs of your student. I want my students to recognize and celebrate their strengths, as well as acknowledge and address their learning gaps, if any. This class will embrace the "growth mindset" approach in regards to teaching and learning. We may struggle, but we will also succeed. Every assignment, activity, and assessment correlates to a specific set of standards. With this standards-focused approach, each student is expected to demonstrate continued growth during this school term. Though we are experiencing some unforseen events due to the pandemic, I hope we, school and home, will collaborate as never before to support and cultivate the minds of our children. They are our future and I think we can all agree, we need to develop scholars that will successfully handle all the changes that are certain to happen to our country and throughout the world. I thank you in advance for your support and committment to your student, and his or her academic development 2020-2021.
Mrs. I. Stokes
5th Grade Math/Social Studies
"Test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is, but they don't tell you where a student could end up." -Carol Dweck