George B.Thomas Sr. Saturday School

@Paint Branch High School

George B. Thomas Learning Academy-The Saturday School
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Mission Statement: The primary mission of the Saturday School Program is to enhance and accelerate mastery of core academic subjects– specifically reading, language arts, and mathematics– to prepare students for the challenges of college and career.

February Events

February 13th: PD Option

(Admin Meeting moved to February 20th)


February 20th: Professional Flex Time Voucher should be completed, signed, and submitted to Mr. Troy Horsley.


February 20th: Administrative Meeting at Sligo Middle School – I will be leaving PBSS early to attend the meeting.


February 27th: PBSS Book Fair

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February 13th: Valentine's Day (Paraphernalia)

February 20th: Twin Day

February 27th: International Culture (Cultural Garb/ Clothing)

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Academic Support for High School Students

High school students receive academic support from certified teachers in core-academic subjects on specific concepts, skills, homework, course assignments, projects, and test preparation for the entire tutoring session—held in the media center with access to computers. This allows students an opportunity to check Edline for missing assignments to improve their current grades. Students who are at risk of not graduating, because they have not passed the required state assessments receive academic assistance and mentoring through Bridge Plan Support. The high school students are also provided support in their studying and preparation for college entrance exams, such as Accuplacer, ACT, and SAT. Saturday School also helps students meet another graduation requirement

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN GBTLA CLASSROOMS??

Each month teacher's provide grade-level learning objectives in their subject areas. Find your student's assigned teacher(s) and learn more!
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Ms. Andrea Kuzela & Mrs. Kellie Ramdoo (Child Development Center)

Math

Feb. 6th: Student will be able to...

Work in Math Centers that focus on numeral writing and counting.


Feb. 13th: Student will be able to...


Work in Math Centers that focus on numeral writing and counting.


Feb. 20th: Student will be able to...

Work in Math Centers that focus on numeral writing and counting.


Feb. 27th: Student will be able to...

Work in Math Centers that focus on numeral writing and counting.


Reading

Feb. 6th: Student will be able to...


Identify good Dental Hygiene practices after listening to “ABC Dentist.”


Feb. 13th: Student will be able to...


Identify rhyming words after listening to “Sheep in a Jeep.”


Feb. 20th: Student will be able to...


Describe what the word silly means after listening to “Silly Sally.”


Feb. 27th: Student will be able to..

Identify rhyming words after listening to “Jamberry.”

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Ms. Dione Brown (Room 2218) & Ms. April Archie (Room 2217)

Math

Feb. 6th: Student will be able to...

Use strategies to create and solve problems involving addition and subtraction situations.


Feb. 13th: Student will be able to...

Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve problems involving real life situations.


Feb. 20th: Student will be able to...

Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve problems involving real life situations.


Feb. 27th: Student will be able to..

Compare objects in order to compare their length.


Reading

Feb. 6th: Student will be able to...

Retell a story using beginning, middle, and end will noticing significant events in a story.


Feb. 13th: Student will be able to...

Identify similarities and differences between two text on the same topic. An informational text and a fiction book should be used.


Feb. 20th: Student will be able to...

Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.


Feb. 27th: Student will be able to..

Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

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Ms. Nafisa Nour (Room 2224) & Ms. Leilani Cabrera-Sphale (Room 2222)

Math

Feb. 6th: Student will be able to...

Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately.


Feb. 13th: Student will be able to...

Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately.


Feb. 20th: Student will be able to...

Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yard sticks, and measuring tapes.


Feb. 27th: Student will be able to..

Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different length for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.



Reading

Feb. 6th: Student will be able to...

Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.


Feb. 13th: Student will be able to...

Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.


Feb. 20th: Student will be able to...

Know and use various text features to understand what is read. Choose 2-3 features to focus each day.


Feb. 27th: Student will be able to..

Know and use various text features to understand what is read. Choose 2-3 features to focus each day.

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Ms. Daphne Hardin (Room 2227) & Ms. Valarie Jacobs (Room 2233)

Math

Feb. 6th: Student will be able to...

Develop understanding of fractions as numbers - read and write fractions.


Feb. 13th: Student will be able to...

Develop understanding of fractions as numbers - name the whole fractions.


Feb. 20th: Student will be able to...

Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch.


Feb. 27th: Student will be able to..

Understand a fraction as a number on the number line.


Reading

Feb. 6th: Student will be able to...

Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.


Feb. 13th: Student will be able to...

Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.


Feb. 20th: Student will be able to...

Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.


Feb. 27th: Student will be able to..

Know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words - root words.

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Mr. Sean Randall-Jones (Room 2234)

Math

Feb. 6th: Student will be able to...

STEM


Feb. 13th: Student will be able to...

Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1–100. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors.


Feb. 20th: Student will be able to...

Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n × a)/(n × b) by using visual fraction models.


Feb. 27th: Student will be able to..

Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators…


Reading

Feb. 6th: Student will be able to...

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


Feb. 13th: Student will be able to...

Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


Feb. 20th: Student will be able to...

Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.


Feb. 27th: Student will be able to..

Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

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Mr. Maurice Young (Math Room 2128) & Ms. Kysha Egungbemi (Reading Room 2230)

Math

Feb. 6th: Student will be able to...

Reason about multiplying a fraction and a whole number to determine a whole number product for partitive contexts.


Feb. 13th: Student will be able to...

Use fraction models to multiply a fraction by a fraction without subdividing.


Feb. 20th: Student will be able to...

Represent and solve for the product of a fraction and a fraction when both factors are less than 1.


Feb. 27th: Student will be able to..

Represent and solve for the product of a fraction and a fraction when one factor is greater than 1.


Reading

Feb. 6th: Student will be able to...

Demonstrate reading comprehension by making predictions, making connections and clarifying misunderstandings.


Feb. 13th: Student will be able to...

Identify the main idea of non fictional text, cite textual evidence, make comments and connections to the text.


Feb. 20th: Student will be able to...

Identify and discuss plot,main problem, conflict and resolution of fictional texts. Students will create and discuss the plot, main problem and resolution of an original story.


Feb. 27th: Student will be able to..

Reflect on the personal narratives of notable African Americans and write/create their own personal narrative

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Ms. Nikki Harrison *Math* (Room 2123) & Ms. Michelle Brooks *Reading* (Room 2122)

Math

Feb. 6th: Student will be able to...

Graph plots on a coordinate plan.


Feb. 13th: Student will be able to...

Add and subtract integers


Feb. 20th: Student will be able to...

Solve problems using order of operations.


Feb. 27th: Student will be able to..

Identify and solve mathematical expressions.


Reading

Feb. 6th: Student will be able to...

Identify elements of literary text.


Feb. 13th: Student will be able to...

Use reading strategies to make text connections.


Feb. 20th: Student will be able to...

Write a personal narrative.


Feb. 27th: Student will be able to..

Write a personal narrative.

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Ms. Diana Pham (Room 2127)

Math

Feb. 6th: Student will be able to...

Solve multi-step equations and inequalities.


Feb. 13th: Student will be able to...

Solve multi-step equations and inequalities.


Feb. 20th: Student will be able to...

Model and solve expressions, equations, and inequalities.


Feb. 27th: Student will be able to...

Model and solve expressions, equations, and inequalities.


Reading

Feb. 6th: Student will be able to...

Read texts, make inferences, and finding supporting evidence for their inference.


Feb. 13th: Student will be able to...

Compare & contrast fictional and nonfictional text that portray the same subject.


Feb. 20th: Student will be able to...

Compare and contrast two perspectives of internment during World War II, through the points of view of Japanese Americans and the American government.


Feb. 27th: Student will be able to..

Analyze how particular elements of a story interact, specifically how the setting, shapes the characters and the plot in the text.

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Ms. Jennifer Jenkins (Room 2018)

Math

Feb. 6th: Student will be able to...

Perform various transformations with shapes along the coordinate planes.


Feb. 13th: Student will be able to...

(STEM Connection) Understanding of force and geometric shapes in preparation of creating a pop up book.


Feb. 20th: Student will be able to...

(STEM Connection) Exercise their knowledge of measuring, angles, and geometric shapes to create moving parts within a pop-up book.


Feb. 27th: Student will be able to..

(STEM Connection) Complete and present a finished product of their pop-up book creations.


Reading

Feb. 6th: Student will be able to...

Consider a moral dilemma in the text and define words using context clues.


Feb. 13th: Student will be able to...

Predict what will happen next in the story based upon clues from the text.


Feb. 20th: Student will be able to...

Predict what will happen next in the story based upon clues from the text.


Feb. 27th: Student will be able to..

Identify and share the character traits of characters within a story, supported with evidence from the text.

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Ms. Cashawn Merritt (Room 2014)

C2.0 Algebra 1

Feb. 6th: Student will be able to...

Create and analyze a box plot.


Feb. 13th: Student will be able to...

Create and analyze a histogram.


Feb. 20th: Student will be able to...

Create and analyze a two-way data frequency table.


Feb. 27th: Student will be able to...

Analyze the positive and negative correlations of scatter plots.

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Interested in becoming a student/adult volunteer or a Lead Tutor at GBTSS?

Saturday School depends on the dedicated work of our Volunteers and Certified Teachers. (To apply to be a Certified Teacher/Lead Tutor, please click Here). Both groups are vital to helping students with their school work and encouraging them to strive for academic excellence. The setting allows for interaction in small groups and the opportunity for mentors and students to get to know each other as individuals. Volunteers who have worked with the Saturday School tell us it has been one of their most rewarding experiences.


For questions please contact information to our Volunteer Coordinator, Beth Beru Bethlehem.Beru@mcpsmd.net*

Your PBSS Administrators!

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Meet our Wonderful Center Coordinator in Room 1205! She Will Help You Register Your Student!

Mrs. Dhanmatie (Neela) Finlay

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Emergency Closing Policy

As a rule, when MCPS is closed on any Friday due to emergencies, holidays, or bad weather, Saturday School will be closed. The centers will also be closed when closing conditions occur late Friday or early Saturday. Center Closings will be announced by location on WTOP Radio 103.5 FM, 107.7 FM, 104.3 FM, 820 AM, on MCPS cable channel 34, and online at www.wtopnews.com and www.saturdayschool.org

Paint Branch High School

Saturday School is from 8am-11am. (Breakfast is served from 8am-8:30am)

Classes are held 8:30am-11:00am