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ELA teacher Mrs. Dear describes what the expectations are for Middle School scholars at the Academy of Math and Science.
For me, ELA is the love of the language of English, the grammar, literature, informational text, nonfiction fiction, movies and anything in which where we use language to communicate.
The ELA curriculum that gets me excited the most is our Collections Unit. I love the fact that we have so much realistic fiction to give to our students to have them see themselves in the story and to understand that they're not alone in this world and their experiences that they go through there are many others that do the same thing.
The main thing that I expect out of my students, and they know this, is that by the end of the year I want them to have this attitude that they can do it. Whatever challenge they have to face, face it head-on. If they need to get tutoring, then get tutoring. If they need to study harder, then maybe an extra 30 minutes a night to do it. There's nothing here that they cannot surmount, they just have to build the right skills.
I'm constantly working on them with their comprehension skills and with vocabulary. I just tell them that these skills you will you're going to use them in the future. When you go to open up that bank account, when you go to get your driver's license, when you get when you have to read anything and you have to decipher what you're reading and truly understand it that's Middle School ELA.
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Meet Principal Curtis Walker of the Academy of Math and Science Flower campus. In this video Mr. Walker describes why growth is important in a school and how creating a sense of community within the scholars, teachers and staff create a positive environment for everyone.
"What’s incredible about AMS is its desire to constantly grow. There is never a point in time where AMS is content with where it's at. There's always a goal and always something to strive towards and that is a team I want to be a part of.
My name is Curtis Walker, and I am the Principal of Academy of Math and Science Flower.
Six years ago, I began my career with AMS as a teacher. I was a middle school language arts teacher and I transition from middle school language arts to an Assistant Principal position with the Camelback campus. Three years ago, was asked to become Principal and serve the community at AMS Flower and so three years ago I became the Principal at the Academy of Math and Science.
What makes AMS Flower so special and different from any other school is our sense of community. Here at AMS Flower we celebrate one another, we have a growth mindset, we look out for each other every single day and that is something that you do not find anywhere else.
Each and every day our teachers come to work, and they are happy to be here. That is something that you don't find often when you're talking about schools and education, especially in the midst of pandemic. And so our teachers come ready every day, happy and ready to work for our kids and ready to serve our community.
From front office, to facilities, to our paraprofessionals, to our teachers; there is a sense of collaboration, there's a sense of community and we have each other’s backs.
Every minute matters. Every minute of instruction matters and every minute of building and fostering relationships matter here at AMS Flower. Our kids need us just as much as we need them. Our kids are special there is so much hope so much potential so much that we are looking forward to seeing all of her students on a daily basis.
Our students start with us beginning in kindergarten and they matriculate all the way through to 8th grade and that is something special within itself. What happens within those years is all on our teachers. Our teachers work their hardest every single day and commit themselves to planning lessons on a daily basis, ensuring that our students receive the highest quality of Education possible.
Along the way, there’s the integration of Technology and making sure that celebrations are happening along the way. Our teachers want to make sure that our students have every opportunity afforded to them outside of AMS Flower."
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