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March 30, 2022 | Cindy Kuperus

In ONE day:

8:30: Worship – The Cleansing of the Temple

We hear the story and draw or write prayers.

 

9:00 Math – Fractions, mostly

Working on a definition – how will it change over time?

Working on IXL to do further practice or reviewing or extending work further:

10:00 Game time – a favorite: Hunter/Deer

Word Study (Verb Tenses) and the Snack

10:45 – 11:15;     11:15-11:45;      11:45-12:15 –  Three Work Periods

Reading Groups:

Shared Space:

Classroom Time: IXL and Verb tense practice

12:15-1:15: Park and Lunch

1:30-2:00: Social Studies – reviewing the videos that partners posted about country research.

2:00 Songsters

2:30 – Read-aloud; Prayer; Dismissal

A Full Day!

Cindy Kuperus

Teacher, Grade 3 Mountains Class

Ms. Kuperus attended a small Lutheran grade school and has always been a student in multi-grade classrooms. She became interested in teaching, in fact, when she would assist classmates when the teacher was busy helping others. Her 5th/6th grade teacher, Mrs. Roman, encouraged her to think broadly about the world beyond their small town (population: 500), giving stickers to those who could answer a question from the World News segment from television the night before. She would be thrilled to learn that Ms. Kuperus has taught internationally in Masaya, Nicaragua, and Chengdu,China.

After graduating from Calvin College, Ms. Kuperus taught students in grades two-six for almost 10 years in Kentwood, Michigan. In 1994, Ms. Kuperus sought a teaching position in a school in the Northeast, anywhere but New Jersey. She’s now taught for over 23 years in NEW JERSEY! Two of her former students, Becca Brasser and Sam Martino, are now on staff at MSS.

Ms. Kuperus loves opportunities to travel, interact with the people, and taste the foods of the world. She’s also a person who ‘travels” with the characters in the books she reads!

It’s important to Ms. Kuperus that people’s voices are heard and that their needs for shelter and food are met. To that end, she volunteers for organizations like First Friends and the Sharing Place.

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