Good Evening,During this time of uncertainty an increase in anxiety for students is bound to happen. One of Mrs. Ayeni's friends made this video and I wanted to share it with you.https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Stkt9GfKz-oAlso, here are a few additional tips for you and your family:One of the best things we can do as adults is to remain calm and reassure our students that everyone is doing everything they know possible to keep others safe . Discuss all the proactive steps we are taking to keep everyone safe. Remind them what they can do by staying away from others, washing hands regularly, and keeping their hands off their face. This empowers children to know they can do something to help themselves and others. I would also recommend limiting news for our students.
Hey 5th grade!!
Who would have thought our school year would end up this way? I sure didn't! Well even though we've been thrown a curve ball we must keep our eyes on home plate. We will make it to 6th grade.... Due to national and local recommendations we have an extended period where we will not have face to face classes but don't be alarmed. The plan for our class will be to complete assignment online using the programs we have used all year. I look forward to working with each of you using technology and virtual instruction.
Things to do:
Check your email daily.
Read at least 30 minutes everyday.
Practice social distancing.
Look forward to seeing assignments posted on Pearson Realize, Newsela, YouTube, Commonlit, and additional resources to be determined.
I love you, miss your smiling faces, and I will see you soon.
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Arts and Science in Elementary Education - Minor Educational Psychology -Harris_Stowe State University 2016 Master of Arts in Education - Lindenwood University 2017 1st-6th Grade Teaching Certification K-12 Special Reading Certification
Ms. Ribbon Williams EdS
Education is endless. Albert Einstein said it best- “The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.”
My name is Ribbon Williams and I am a proud 2016 graduate of Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU). I graduated from HSSU with a Bachelor of Arts and Science- in Elementary Education and a minor in Educational Psychology. Additionally I obtained my Master of Arts in Education in 2017 and my Educational Specialist-Instructional Leadership degree from Lindenwood University in 2019. I am certified to teach 1-6 grade and K-12 special reading through The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
I am the mother of 6 amazing children and grandmother of 2 equally amazing grandchildren (1 more on the way). I am currently at the beginning of my fourth year teaching and I am also a full-time student seeking my EdD (Doctor of Education).
My accomplishments and professional development include:
-Marilyn Burns Math Solutions Training -Maryville University. -Teach for America Partner Teacher- Selected by Saint Louis Pubic School District to serve as instructional mentors to Teach for America Teacher Interns. -Education Plus: Professional Learning Community summer academy- Professional Development in areas specific to growth in school improvement philosophy and processes in preparation for team leadership roles in transforming schools into a professional learning community. -Math Talks Trained Educator -Saint Louis Plan Intern Graduate- SLPS -Facilitated Summer School Professional Development Sessions -Nominated by Collegial Institution to take part in pilot study for the development of education certification testing (Participation completed). -University Accreditation focus group participant. -1st year teacher focus group for education program development. -Urban Mathematics Institute project participant- Focus to improve mathematics achievement for young students in grades 3-5 through an intensive professional development program is designed to increase mathematics content knowledge and teaching skills.
My passion for education is ongoing and I am excited to learn with you and your students this year.
If you have and questions or concerns, feel free to contact me via email.
Favorite Book: The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah and The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Favorite Teacher: Cindy Caldwell because she understood how to teach students like me!
Favorite Weekend Activity: Traveling and shopping.