Welcome to Ms. Cohan's Sixth Grade Classroom
Welcome to Ms. Cohan's web page. I hope you will find the calendar
a helpful tool. I am new to creating and using this web program, so
be patient. I will work hard to gain the knowledge needed to expand
and improve my web site.
I have been working in Livonia Public Schools for 24 years. In
that time I have taught second, third, and fourth grade. I earned my
degree from M.S.U. and am working slowly to earn my masters degree. I
have served on the district reading and formative assessment
committees. In my class we will work diligently to use rubrics to set
target goals and have a focus for our learning. The students will learn
to assess their work to set goals for improvement and to celebrate
their achievements. These rubrics help me set up small group
instruction, so each child can master the objectives.
My philosophy of learning is that parents, students, and teachers
work together to achieve our sixth grade learning targets. I believe
all children can learn, but we don't all learn in the same way. That is
why I use a variety of learning opportunities. We work in groups,
independently, do hands on activities, as well as individual in your
seat assignments. We use all our senses to absorb the material.
Finally, I believe children have to take risks and not be afraid to get a
wrong answer. I know we are going to have a productive and caring