class news
  • May Newsletter

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 5/1/2022

    May

    Comments (0)
  • April Newsletter

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 4/1/2022

    april

    Comments (0)
  • March Newsletter

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 3/1/2022

    march

    Comments (0)
  • February Newsletter

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 1/31/2022

    February

    Comments (0)
  • January Newsletter

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 1/1/2022

    January

    Comments (0)
  • December Newsletter

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 12/2/2021

    dec

    Comments (0)
  • Meet the 2nd Grade Team!

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 9/6/2021
    Comments (0)
  • September Newsletter

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 9/6/2021

    September newsletter

    Comments (0)
  • June Newsletter

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 6/1/2021

    june

    Comments (0)
  • May Newsletter

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 5/2/2021

    May

    Comments (0)
  • April Newsletter

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 4/1/2021

    april

    Comments (0)
  • March Newsletter

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 3/1/2021

    March

    Comments (0)
  • February Newsletter

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 1/30/2021

    feb

    Comments (0)
  • December Newsletter

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 11/30/2020

    Dec. Newsletter

    Comments (0)
  • November Newsletter

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 11/1/2020
    Comments (0)
  • November Newsletter

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 11/1/2020

    november

    Comments (0)
  • October Newsletter

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 10/4/2020

    oct

    Comments (0)
  • NPCS Grade 2 Parent Orientation

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 9/10/2020 12:00:00 PM

    Comments (0)
  • Virtual Becoming a Panther Day

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 9/8/2020

    Were you unable to attend this morning's Becoming a Panther Day or the Parent Technology Training? Download the documents below for the information that was shared. 

    Technology Training for Students and Parents

    Welcome Back Panthers!

    Comments (0)
  • September 2020 Newsletter

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 9/4/2020 6:00:00 AM
    Comments (0)
  • Mrs. Gompah's New Adventure.

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 8/18/2020 10:00:00 AM

    quote

    I have loved every minute of my years teaching students at School 81! Old photos and blog posts will remain on this website for families who are looking for memories of our time together. 

    I am excited to announce I'll be starting a new adventure at North Park Community School 50, but it's bittersweet knowing I never got a chance to say good-bye to my 2019-2020 friends. We had an unprecedented and abrupt end to our year and I wish we had gotten a sense of closure.

    Please know once my student, always my student. If your child needs anything, or if there's anything I can help your family with during the year, feel free to email me. And fair warning, if I run into any of my old friends in the neighborhood there will be plenty of hugs, fist bumps, and high fives (socially distanced if needed). I hope I'll get to see what great people they turn out to be.

    Love,

    Mrs. Gompah

     

    Comments (0)
  • Black History Program

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 2/26/2020

    The last two months have flown by! We spent our time studying important figures in Black History such as Ruby Bridges and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We also memorized large sections of Dr. King's I Have a Dream Speech and put on an AMAZING performance at the School 81 Black History program. Were you unable to attend? Check out the video below: 

    We welcomed a new student teacher to our class. Her name is Ms. Blackburn and she will be here until the middle of March.  We also took a winter field trip to the new Explore and More Museum at Canalside. Students enjoyed exploring the three floors. Thanks to all the parents who attended. I'll post more pictures of the event on my class slideshow.

    field trip

    Finally, this February we've been participating in a Valentine exchange with students around the country. It's been great fun whenever we get another Valentine in the mail. We're displaying them in the hallway. 

    valentines

    Your children continue to delight and amaze me with their growth and hard work this year. Thanks, families for your continued support. 

    funny

    Comments (0)
  • Contraction Surgery

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 12/15/2019

    This December, an elite group of surgeons operated on words to form contractions. Here was the scene before my team of doctors arrived:

    before

    And here's a peek of a contractionectomy in progress:

     

    Students enjoyed working together to demonstrate their learning, and took their jobs seriously. I see future careers in medicine for this class. 

    doctors

    Comments (0)
  • November 2019

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 11/27/2019

    November just flew by! In math this month, students continued studying place value. We used base ten blocks, place value disks, and even snacks to represent three-digit numbers. 

    math

    We celebrated Native American Heritage month with a great assembly in the auditorium where some students were called on stage to participate in cultural dances. Mr. Jud and Ms. Hill, the Native American coordinator for BPS, also visited our classroom to lead a game of Bingo with a twist, the numbers were called out in the Seneca language. 

    We read the book Balloons Over Broadway, a story about the beginning of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

    book

    Then students constructed their own balloon characters (they kept STEM journals during the process of planning and constructing their creations), and we put on a parade for the first and second floors. I'll post pictures of all the projects on my photo page.

    balloons

    I'm thankful this November for such a great class and such a supportive group of parents. I'm so grateful for the people who volunteered on parade day to blow up balloons and help students bring their creations to life.  I hope all my friends have a happy, restful Thanksgiving break! 

    Comments (0)
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Posted by JOY GOMPAH on 11/15/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Report cards come home next week. I've set aside time during the next two weeks to have parent conferences with any parents who'd like to meet. Please use the sign-up link below, or follow the link in my Remind message to schedule a conference. 

    Sign Up!

    Comments (0)