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 New York City with our "grand cats", Weezie & Abe.
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 continue this 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 11:40-12:10
Mon. - Computers 1:00 - 1:45 Library 1:45 - 2:30
Tues. - P.E. 9:00 - 9:45
Wed. - Music 8:15 - 9:00
Thurs. - Art 9:00-9:45
Friday - Sacred Studies 1:15-2:00
Library field trip on October 1st. We will leave about 9:15 & return about 11:00. Please let me know if you are able to chaperone.
*See You at the Pole - Sept. 25th
*Aiken Library Field Trip - Oct. 1st
*Story - Ellie's Long Walk
*Vocab: adopt, inch, journey, face, raged, started, slick, slope, turned, panic, surface, & entire
*Spelling: march, shed, judge, clapped, wished, middle, shrank, chores, purple, chicken, furniture, tornado, coral, & swinging
*Comprehension skill: Main Idea & Details
*Grammar: (Review) nouns, proper noun, & verbs
Please note this is a review week & no new skills will be introduced.
*Chapter 4 - Graphing Data
*History of Aiken
Friday - Spelling & Reading