Archive for November, 2016

PHS Educator of the Year: Mrs. Gilbert

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Last evening at the Palos Verdes Golf Club, Peninsula Heritage School’s own Cathy Gilbert was honored as an Educator of the Year, along with nine other teachers from public and private schools in Palos Verdes. At this annual event sponsored by the Rotary Club of Palos Verdes Peninsula, Mrs. Cailler expressed the following about Mrs. Gilbert:Receiving Book
“This lovely lady is adored by her students and their parents. Mrs. Gilbert’s loving classroom environment, her use of multiple instructional strategies, and enthusiasm for her craft are always evident in her classroom, and are examples to all professionals. She continuously monitors student progress and seeks the resources needed to address their varying needs, enabling her to succeed in reaching all students.”
Mrs. Cailler continued, “Tonight’s award may be somewhat of an embarrassment for Cathy, since she never showcases any of her prodigious work and strives only to do the best for her students.”
Mrs. Gilbert referenced a Dr. Seuss book in her acceptance remarks, and at the conclusion of the evening presented Mrs. Cailler with a copy of this book.
Celebrating this event with Mrs. Gilbert were her husband Lloyd, Mrs. Cailler, and the following PHS Trustess: Peggy Bartlett, Jacqui Thomas, and Dr. Ron and Mrs Bianca Rosso. Also joining Mrs. Gilbert were Mrs. Demis, Mrs. Schwartz, Mrs. Dimarti, and Mrs. Banales, along with event Co-Chair Mrs. Behrens.

A Short “Walk Through California”

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Our Fourth Graders arrived at school today dressed as Californians from throughout history in preparation for “Walk Through California.” This two-and-a-half-hour interactive presentation engaged our young gold miners, farmers, native Americans, cowboys, soldiers, and pioneer women with the dynamic presenter for this unique educational event.Assembling Giant Puzzle Students sat in the Expert’s Chair and shared important historical and geographic facts about California that they had prepared.
“This event is referred to throughout our year of study,” comments Fourth Grade Teacher Cathy Gilbert. “It creates memory markers for the children as we, for instance, later study the California tribes of Native Americans.”
Highlighting the giant relief map that students constructed, Mrs. Gilbert observed that this image will be fresh in the minds of the students as they create and complete their individual salt dough maps of this state.
The American flag culminated the presentation of the various flags of early California. To commemorate California’s joining the Union on September 9, 1850, the Fourth Graders stood and sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
“Hooray” for our Fourth Graders and their teachers for beautifully linking the past with the present!

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