“Educating the mind without educating
the heart is no education at all.”
For over 14 years, I have worked in the general education classroom teaching kindergarten to fifth grade. This year I have joined the Student Support Team! I will be working on teaching fundamental reading and writing skills to fourth through eighth graders. The delivery model of services will range from working alongside the classroom teacher to pulling kids out and working in small groups for individualized instruction. Students will be monitored for progress over the course of year. As assessment data is gathered, the best model for instruction will be achieved and students will grow! I am a firm believer in empowering students to believe in themselves and their gifts from God.
In addition to helping students with their reading and writing needs, we have added another layer to my position. I will provide weekly enrichment opportunities in a multi-age classroom. Students will work cooperatively to solve problems by thinking critically and creatively. Every child, including students with advanced achievement, need to be taught and challenged at their appropriate level of ability in order to reach their greatest potential! I look forward to delivering that challenge to many of our St. John students through this new enrichment program.
In Primary Book Club, students collected artifacts about China. We were reading the book-Amber Brown is not a Crayon. It is about a classroom where students pretended to go to China.
Students used iPads to mimic the amazing works of Charles Harper.
Students celebrated with an Invention Convention! This student invented an app to monitor eating habits. Awesome!
Last year students designed, deliberated, planned, procured, and built their very own Little Free Library. Check our wonderful array of books in the front of the school.