Welcome! My name is Dana Peterson, and this will be my fourth year teaching at CCCBSD. I completed my undergraduate studies in English and Sociology at Gordon College, and continued on at Gordon to complete my Master’s in Special Education. I began my teaching career as an Early Essential Education (special education preschool) in Vermont, before returning to the North Shore. I will be joined in the classroom by three paraprofessionals. We are very excited for this school year!
Our class is designed to meet the various goals of our diverse group of learners. Students work 1:1 with staff daily in order to target individual IEP objectives. Students also participate in group learning activities daily, including morning meeting and a group lesson that targets curriculum areas including ELA, Social Studies, and Science. The class participates in weekly specials as a group- APE, Art, and Music.
This year, our class will be participating in school wide learning themes each quarter:
Quarter 1: All About Me
Quarter 2: Living, Learning, and Working Together
Quarter 3: Helping in the Community
Quarter 4: Space!
Our class will be reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling beginning this fall. We will use this text as our ELA curriculum, and extend our learning in other curriculum areas to relate to the text. The universal themes of friendship, growing up, learning, and new experiences, lend themselves naturally to the school wide themes for this year. We are excited for a magical year of learning!
* Music: Mondays
* Art: Tuesdays
School Phone: 978-927-7070
Class news will be posted throughout the school year.
School Calendar: http://cccbsd.org/events/
Here are some important dates for this school year:
Jan 21 – Martin Luther King Jr Day (no school)
Feb 16-24 – February break
Apr 13-21 – April break
May 3 – Star Student Cafe
May 27 – Memorial Day (no school)
Jun 19 – Last day of school (without snow days)
- Children’s games
- Baseball cards
Student work will be posted throughout the year.