Alpha Dog - Leader of the Pack
I am from St. Augustine, Florida. Growing up, my immediate family was small - Mama, Daddy & my younger brother, Byron. However, we were part of a large extended family. I have lots of aunts, uncles & many cousins. Oyster roasts & fish fries on the beach were part of our regular routine.
I received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Carson-Newman College and later earned a Master's in Early Childhood Degree from Augusta College. I have primarily taught second grade in the Aiken County Public School District. I retired this summer after teaching nearly
I live with my husband, Barry, and our lovable dog,
Mr. Bit-Bit. We reside in North Augusta. We have a daughter and son-in-law, Amelia & Zac, who live in Charleston with my "grand cat", Weezie.
I enjoy playing tennis, playing Bridge, reading, cooking and of course visiting Amelia and Zac. We attend Fairview Presbyterian Church. Our Christian faith is a vital part of our family.
I am truly looking forward to working with my students at Mead Hall. It is exciting to begin another chapter in my career at this wonderful place. I believe every child is a gift from God. Through His grace, I am already grateful for all the many successes that will come during this school year.
"PAWS" for Good Behavior
In order for learning to occur in a timely manner, there must be specific rules in place. I call these our class agreements.
We will all agree to:
1. Active Listening
2. Mutual Respect
3. No Put Downs - be grateful
4. Do your Personal Best
5. Have Fun at Recess
We even have a class cheer that reminds us of these rules.
Put downs, put downs - no way.
Active listening - hurray!
Mutual respect & personal best, help guide me & all the rest.
"Barking Up the Wrong Tree"
A behavior chart reminds students of their behavior. Each morning, a clothespin with his/her name is clipped to a "Ready to Learn" sign. If someone breaks a rule, I will give a "gentle reminder". This will be in the form of a look or quiet, verbal word. If that was ignored, & unproductive behavior continues, then a student will move his/her clothespin to the "Think About It" sign. If that doesn't help in making appropriate choices & misbehavior continues, the clothespin will be moved again. The last sign is "Oh, No! Stop". At this point, there will be a consequence such as :
lost time at recess
phone call home
note to parent that will need to be signed
Daily - Recess 11:00 - 11:30 & Lunch 11:45-12:15
Mon. - Reflex Math 9:00-9:15 Library 10:15-11:00
Tues. - Art 8:15-9:00 Reflex Math 9:00-9:15
Wed. - Music 9:00-9:45
Thurs. - P.E. 9:00-9:45
Friday - Sacred Studies 1:15-2:00
Computer Lab 2:00-2:50
HEADLINES Week #38
What a year this has been! I have so enjoyed working with your children. I am very proud of all their accomplishments. I also greatly appreciate your support and patience as I have worked through my first year at Mead Hall. I wish you the best summer ever. I hope you will relax, read lots of books, and enjoy your precious third graders.
Please leave book bags home for the rest of the week.
Tues., May 21st - field trip to Aiken County Library - At 8:45, we will walk downtown to pose for a final 2nd grade photo with William Aiken. Then, we continue on to the Aiken Library to learn about the summer reading program, watch a movie, play on the play ground, & have our End of Year Party. We will return to school by 2:30.
Wed., May 22nd - Field Day at APC. We will leave STC about 8:40 to walk to the upper campus for field day. Students may dress in shorts & T-shirts with athletic shoes. Please note that is a half day and dismissal is at 12:00 from STC. There will be no extended care that day.
Thurs., May 23rd - Closing Exercises 11:00
Students should report to the classroom at 10:30 wearing formal uniform.
After we proceed out of the sanctuary, we will walk left down the sidewalk. Look for our class so I can check off who is leaving. (This procedure is slightly different from what I posted last week.)
Thank you, again, for a fabulous year.