The last few weeks we have been studying energy, energy transfers, and energy types. The students participated in several hands on activities to grasp the different concepts of energy.

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GBSD K-4 Newsletter

GBSD K-4 Newsletter Issue 2

GBSD K-4 Newsletter Issue 2

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GBSD and The Ogunquit Museum of American Art Collaboration

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We’re so fortunate again this year to collaborate with the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. For the second year, we’re fortunate enough to have a cooperative partnership with the Museum. On a bi-weekly basis, the educational coordinator at the Museum will be sharing some information about current featured artist and showcases at the museum and will be incorporating these different techniques and artist in to different art projects with our GBSD students. Similar to last year, we hope to have an art showcase here at GBSD. Keep checking in for more details about our spring art show!

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Meet The GBSD K-4 Team!

Hello Families!
I would like to take the opportunity to briefly introduce myself and share with you some of my teaching experiences. This is my third year working at GBSD in the K-4 program as a teacher of the Deaf. I graduated from Boston University in 2013, where I obtained a Masters degree in Deaf Education. Prior to B.U., I earned a Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of New Hampshire in Communication Sciences and Disorders, with a minor in Deaf Studies. Throughout my educational and vocational careers I have gained a wide range of experiences working with deaf children, specifically children with additional needs; these experiences have given me a strong foundation of instructional knowledge and effective teaching practices, specifically in literacy, cognition, and language development in deaf children.
Colleen Lally, M.Ed
Teacher of the Deaf

Greetings K-4 families and friends!
I live in the Greater Portland area and love being outdoors. Hiking, swimming, and adventuring! This past summer I summited Mount Katahdin, did some paddle boarding, camping and whitewater rafting. I have a 3-year-old daughter who keeps me on my toes and who I learn from every day! I received a B.A. from the University of Southern Maine in 2008 and I’ve been working at MECDHH since March 2013. I’m currently continuing my education.
Justine Higgins
Education Technician

I have been working at MECDHH as an Education Technician for four years. I am a former student of GBSD for a few years then transitioned to a mainstream classroom until I graduated high school. I am part time student at University of Southern Maine. I currently live in Hollis with my family. My son is four and attends the preschool program here at the school and my daughter is year and half old. I recently completed a two-month road trip across the USA where I got to visit many amazing places. I would love to travel across the USA again! I love being outdoors with my family.
Josh Seal
Education Technician

Hello, my name is Margaret Ryan. This will be my 8th year working as an education technician at MECDHH. I also attended school here and graduated from GBSD in 1972. I really enjoy my job and love encouraging the students to improve their American Sign Language skills. I have had some wonderful experiences teaching diverse students from many different countries. My favorite subject is art and hands-on projects.
Margaret Ryan
Education Technician



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