Happy Summer! Enjoy some sunshine and smiles!
It has been a great pleasure to have your child in our class during the 2019 - 2020 school year. We have all learned so many things and progressed in so many ways since August. As this school year comes to a close, I just wanted to say thank you for the opportunity to aid in your child’s growth and have a great summer.
Together, this year we have laughed, played, studied, learned, and enriched our lives. Your child has accomplished what no other middle school student has done before. They were resilient. They were hard working and responsible. They were able to find their personalities and bring laughter to our zoom sessions, flipgrid videos, various assignments and Living History journals. I am incredibly proud of each of them for their individual achievements. What an incredible accomplishment - and a huge shoutout to *YOU* for supporting your at-home learner. Parent-to-parent, I know some days were better than others. I hope together you were able to find some time for laughs and joy during this difficult time.
As our 8th graders move on to their new place of learning, please remember that I will always have great interest in your child and their destinies; wherever they will go, whatever they will do, and whoever they will become, so be sure to keep in touch and encourage your child to come back and visit with us. Please do not hesitate to ever reach out for any need or even just to update me on your child’s progress.
Please enjoy this end of the year video I made to help us commemorate and close out the 2019 - 2020 school year. Have a great summer! Looking forward to seeing 6th and 7th grade back in the classroom this September. I am including a youtube and animoto link just in case you cannot get one to work.
Yours in education,
Mrs. Kate Paquette
Back to School Night Powerpoint with pertinent information
My expectations for students!
Online textbook - Students should use FTS google sign on information.
Email Mrs. Paquette
Assignments are completed on google classroom so please check there for HW and CW.
How to raise a reader! - https://www.nytimes.com/guides/books/how-to-raise-a-reader
A little about me!
This handsome devil is Mathis. He is by far the best dog ever! He is an 8 year old Labrador retriever. He loves to walk and chase sticks. He also loves his little sisters.
My Teaching Career
I graduated from Kean University in 2006. I began teaching social studies at an alternative school called the Titusville Academy. I was employed there for the next four years before I moved on to Franklin High School. The next four years were spent as a Social Studies and Special Education teacher for 9 and 11th graders. During this time I acquired my Standard certificate as Teacher of Students with Disabilities from Rutgers University. Having this degree helped me learn how to help ALL students...even those without disabilities.
Why do I teach? So many reasons!!
1. The energy kids provide
Teaching is never boring. It is never the same year after year. Students and all their wonderful personalities keep it energizing and fun! Teaching often means laughter...and who doesn't love to laugh?
I like the idea that I might inspire or motivate a child. Something I say or do might spark their interest and help them in the future. I want to make a difference. I want to foster creativity, intelligence and life-long learning.
I want to help students learn and develop skills they will need for the rest of their lives, This includes reading, writing, thinking critically, problem solving, using technology and more!