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Degrees and Certifications:

·Bachelor of Arts in English, Biology -- Luther College · Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) -- Hamline University · MN Teaching License: 5-12 Language & Communication Arts

Ms. Amy Corrigan

Hello!  My name is Ms. Amy Corrigan, and this year I will be teaching Writing Workshop in 6th-grade.  I am happy to be starting my 9th year (2021-2022) at Global Arts Plus-Upper and my 23nd year in education!

This photo was taken during the 2019 6th-grade artist residency with Minneapolis photographer Wing Young Huie.  I look forward to collaborating with Wing again during our 6th-residency in November, 2021.

Feel free to contact me by e-mail with any questions.  Let's have a great year together!

 

:) Peace, Ms. Amy Corrigan

 

 

  • Week 6 Update

    Posted by Amy Corrigan on 10/15/2021 5:00:00 PM
    Teaching Tolerance
    Friday, October 15, 2021
     
    Hello, families, parents, and guardians of 6th-graders in Corrigan’s Foundations at Global Arts Plus!
     
    It’s already mid-October.  Can you believe it? I wanted to take a moment to check-in and share some information with you as we close-out our sixth week of the school year.
     
    SUCCESS! Our 6th-graders have been working really hard to learn the systems, schedules, routines, and materials of middle school.  I am so proud of how much they’ve learned.  One of the recent lessons we did in our Foundations class was about making mistakes.  We discussed how — even when we make mistakes — our brains are building new neural pathways to grow.  Even when we are frustrated, we are learning!
     
    6th-GRADE RESIDENCY: Students at Global Arts Plus participate in an Arts Residency each year (grade level).  In 6th-grade, we are working with photographer, writer, and community chronicler: Wing Young Huie!  During the residency, 6th-grade students will work on perspective-taking, critical response, partnership, discussion, writing, photography, collaborative feedback & reflection, and the sharing of photos and stories during Writing Workshop. In Math, Reading Workshop, MN Studies, and Physical Science, students will explore the same theme of perspectives in and across these content areas.  Wing will be at GAP in residency between November 8-16.  
     
    MIDTERM/END-OF-TERM: Last week, students completed a grade-check to mark the middle of the quarter (MIDTERM).  Grades will continue to update and shift between now and the end of Quarter 1: Friday, November 12.  You can check your child’s grades and work-completion by signing-in to Schoology through the parent portal.  Need help with this?  Please go to this link for instructions about Parent Portal and Schoology: https://www.spps.org/Domain/10302
     
    UPCOMING DATES: Here are a couple of additional dates you can mark on your calendar:
    Thursday, October 21- Friday, October 22 — MEA (no school for students or staff)
    Wednesday, October 27 - Upper Campus Picture Day (students have order forms)
    Friday, October 29 — Distance Learning day for GAP grades 6-7-8 (more details to come)
    Tuesday, November 2 — Distance Learning day for SPPS K-12 students  
    Tuesday, November 9 — Family/Teacher Conferences, evening 5:00-8:00 pm  - VIRTUAL
    Friday, November 12 — Last day of Quarter 1
    Thursday, November 18 — Family/Teacher Conferences, evening 5:00-8:00 pm  - VIRTUAL
    Friday, November 19 — No school for students; Family/Teacher Conferences, day
    8:00-11:30 am; 12:00-3:00 pm - VIRTUAL
     
    Please note, due to COVID-19 case rates in Ramsey County, all Family/Teacher conferences will be held VIRTUALLY this Fall. More information will be coming soon about how to sign-up for conferences.  
     
    Expect more communication, too, about upcoming distance learning days on 10/29 and 11/2.  Stay tuned!  In the meantime, please let me know if you have questions or concerns.  We really are stronger together.
     
    Have a great weekend! In peace, Ms. Amy Corrigan :)
     
     
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  • Update for the End of the School Year

    Posted by Amy Corrigan on 6/4/2021 4:00:00 PM

    Friday, June 4, 2021
     
    Hello families,
     
    And, just like that: the school year is in its last chapter. In-person students will attend for their last day on Thursday, June 10th.  The last official school day is Friday, June 11, so students should still take attendance on that day.
     
    It’s crunch time right now.  Please remind your child (as we will also!) that all student work must be turned in by 4:00pm on that last day, Friday, June 11.
     
    Below is a list of "priority" assignments that students should have completed by Friday, June 11th. You can also check Schoology by logging in yourself at schoology.spps.org
    Subject:
    Assignment 
    Math:
    Science:
    Writer’s Workshop:
    Reader’s Workshop:
    MN Studies:
    Foundations:
    Thinking Blocks Ratios Assignments
    Any missing assignments
    Fantasy Story (summative)
    Post-Assessment; Summer Reading Goal
    Summative Part 1 and Part 2 (Dakota War Project)
    End of Year PLP (personal learning plan) Project
     
     
    We are wrapping up a very challenging year and want to celebrate all the persistence, collaboration, and kindness that we have seen.  Classes will continue as usual Monday-Wednesday (June 7-9).  On Thursday, in-person students will attend their Period 4 elective class, participate in choice rotations, eat lunch, and end the day with their Foundations class. Our virtual learning students will celebrate during our last 6th-grade Social Gathering on FRIDAY  3-4pm (Meet code: GAP6ALL).
     
    Thank you for the support you've given both students and teachers as we navigated this ever-changing, complicated year. It was such a pleasure to get to know such a remarkable group of 6th-graders! :) We have seen so much growth, and we are hopeful that we can close this year off knowing that we were stronger together!
     
    Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you again for an amazing year. Have a restful summer!
     
    In Peace, Amy Corrigan & Gracie Young 🙂
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