Academics

Pearson is college and career ready!

What does it mean to be ready?

For the best chance of a making your visions of success a reality, preparing for your future has to start much earlier than graduation.  The GISD Ready initiative transforms teaching and learning to ensure we meet the needs of 21st-century learners and that graduates are prepared for success in a globally competitive workforce.

At Pearson we are proud of our engaging lessons and quality teaching. We ensure to use our instructional resources, including computers, Chromebooks and iPads, across curriculum and in creative avenues crafted by our little learners.   

Students as young as our Pre-K students are working on goals and striving to reach them.  We love celebrating student success and helping them know how much they are truly growing!

Our teachers really pull out all the stops when helping students stay engaged in their learning and apply it to every day experiences.  To become fluent readers, students use a variety of skills to increase their reading rate.  One of many that first grade uses is to retell the story by acting it out while the students read it.  This also helps with intonation, how the voice naturally rises and falls when we talk.

Two students picking up a small crab

Our philosophy is if you can it explore it, you can understand it.  So science at Pearson is very hands on.  Here students are learning about animal needs, habitats and life cycles as well as how these animals move and survive.

STEAM

Pearson students participate in rigorous classroom instruction daily, including STEAM activities that allow students to use Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math skills. These activities help our students obtain future ready skills. Each grade level was given a different challenge where students had to work together with their team to design a working product.

  • Kindergarten designed a working maze for a marble to go through from start to finish.

  • 1st grade was challenged to use recycled materials to design a parachute that safely carried a gummy bear.

  • 2nd graders use recycled materials to design the Big Bad Wolf, a product that would create a puff of air strong enough to move a large marshmallow.

  • 3rd graders were given the task to build a car that runs on only air.

  • 4th graders designed rubber band powered cars using just recycled materials.

  • 5th grade was tasked with creating a marble roller coaster that included at least one turn and loop.

Winners from each grade level were chosen and will compete in the district STEAMposium. Creativity and innovation are key to the engineering design process.

Websites to use at home for all grade levels

Practice Reading, Math and Writing Skills using istation. (Student use the same logins that they use at school including their student ID and school wide password.)

Practice Reading at Math Skills using Education Galaxy. (Students have assigned logins that have been given to them by their teachers.)

Practice Spelling Skills using Spelling City. (Students can search for specific lists set up by their classroom teachers if available.)

Look up A.R. information on book using AR Book Finder. (Just login as a parent or student and find information out about your students book to see if it is AR and what book level it is.)

Online resources

Skyward Key

Skyward is our student information system.  Use Skyward Family Access to find student grades, attendance and more.

 

Dimension U logo

DimensionU consists of four engaging and interactive multiplayer video games that focus on core skills in math and literacy. Each game is designed with unique features that bring out distinct academic and strategic skills in students.

Khan academy logo

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

Naviance logo

Our middle and high school students collaborate with parents, teachers and school counselors to create a personalized college & career plan with Naviance.