Curriculum Night 2019-20
Meet Mrs. Gacki
What You Should Expect
What can I do at home?
What Your Child Should Expect
What will we do? What will we learn?
How can you reach me? What did I miss?
Mrs. Gacki's Background
Utica High School
English 10, Journalism, Yearbook, Newspaper, & Advanced Algebra
5th Year at BMS
6th advanced math, 7th, & 8th college prep math
Berkshire Spirit Club, Snow Club, Track Team
Groves H.S. Varsity Cheer
Michigan State University
BA in English, Minor in Mathematics
Teaching Certificate 6-12
MA in Educational Technology
A little background :)
Wayne State University
BA in Special Education and Elementary Education
MA Reading Specialist (currently working on!)
Taught Kindergarten, 6th Grade & Special Education
Wayne Westland Community Schools: 6 years
Taught Special Education grades 11-12
Madison High School
2nd year at BMS!
Co-taught ELA 2 years
This year at the end of the day, I go to Beverly Elementary to be a support to them until the end of their school day!
What Your Child Can Expect
Bell-to-Bell Work Time
USING feedback is the key to success
Lots of activities and lots of transitions
Weekly: Write & RADAR, NoRedInk, Reading 15, Grammar Character, DJ Noms, Fallon Friday
What You Can Do and What You Can Expect
Ask your child about what they did in LA today
Ask to see their Book Walk sheet and help them get access to one of the books they liked
Help them edit/revise their papers when a big due date is coming up
Use Google Classroom and PowerSchool for information about what is going on and what is coming up
You can expect your child to at least "like" Language Arts class ! If they are stressed, please let me know.
Monday & Friday
Book from home, the Media Center, or our class library
Monthly Project (first project will be in October)
Feedback Given & Time Provided to Make Revisions
One request: if you do have questions or need to talk to me, please use my Birmingham.K12.mi.us email only!