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Mrs. Jamail
Contact Information
Maureen Jamail
5th Grade A.C.E. Science/Social Studies
Walnut Springs Elementary School
Room 409
512.858.3881

Daily Schedule
7:55 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Special Areas
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ELA w/Acker
10:20 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Science/Social Studies w/Jamail
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. lunch/recess
11:55 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Science/Social Studies w/Jamail
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Math w/Klassen
2:15 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. AI w/Jamail

Conferences are from 8:00 a.m. - 8:35 a.m. daily by scheduled appointment.



What you might see going on in the classroom...
  • Investigation and hands-on science exploration 
  • American History
  • Critical thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Interdisciplinary, project-based units
  • Independent research projects
  • Logic activities



Newsletter, Important Dates, and Reminders
Parent Information 2013-2014

Super Scoop Weekly Newsletter

Fifth Grade Monthly Newsletter

May 26        Bad Weather Make-up Day ~ School Picnic

May 26        Decades Poster Assignment Due

May 29        5th Grade Musical 6:45 – Decades Theme

May 30        Decades Day Presentations

June 3           Fifth Grade Day – Field Day and Founders Park

June 4          Awards Ceremony and Reception 8:45

June 5           WSE Track and Field Day at DSHS



Science
Week of 05/19/2014
Monday 
Scientist project presentations

Tuesday
Scientist project presentations

Thursday
Scientist project presentations

Friday
Scientist project presentations



Scientist Research Project
Bibliography
Science for Kids
Famous Scientists
Scientists in History
Buzzle Famous Scientists
Science Channel



Stemscopes




Social Studies
Week of 05/19/2014
Monday
Decades research

Tuesday
Decades research

Thursday
Decades research

Friday
Decades research

The People History
American Cultural History

Decades Presentation Times

Acker’s Class

Jamail’s Class

Hamilton’s Class

Klassen’ Class

Burgess/Thomas’ Class

8:50 – 9:45

9:50 – 10:45

11:50– 12:45

12:50 – 1:45

1:50 – 2:45

Decade Locations

1920s/1930s

1940s/1950s

1960s/1970s

1980s/1990s

Ms. Burgess’

 Classroom (411)

Mrs. Klassen’s

Classroom (404)

Mr. Hamilton’s Classroom (406)

Mrs. Jamail’s

Classroom (409)





Professional Philosophy/Biography
I believe that every child that walks through my door has his or her own special qualities and gifts, and can learn each and every day. It is my job to maximize student potential and facilitate that learning. I take the privilege and responsibility of teaching very seriously.

My bachelor's degree is in History, from UTA, I have a master's degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University, and I earned my teaching certification from UNT. I have the following certifications: Professional Development, EC-4 Generalist, 4-8 English, Language Arts, and Reading, 4-8 Social Studies Composite, 6-12 History, 4-8 Generalist, and ESL. I am also a GT trained teacher and have my principal's certification.  In 2012, I was fortunate and honored to be a part of a team of three educators who created an elementary writing program.  It was published through the Region 13 Service Center, and is titled "The Writing Adventures of Nelda and Erwin:  Discovering Narrative and Expository Writing."   

This is my 8th year to teach in Dripping Springs, and I previously taught in Denton ISD.  I have taught 5th grade, GT, 4th grade, 3rd grade, Read 180, homebound students, and adult ESL and GED classes.  I have been married to my husband, Troy, for 20 years, and we have two sons, Parker who is 16 and Connor who is 14.  I love it when my students, past or present, see me out and about and say hello, so don't be shy!  



 



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