• I was a Gwinnett Graduate
(Brookwood High School)
• Went to Georgia State
University for my
undergraduate degree in
• Went to Walden University
for my Master’s degree in
Design in Curriculum and
• Married 10 years to my husband Jared
• Two boys
• Blasson is in fourth grade
• McCade is in third grade
Arrival before 8:15
Money and notes need to be in MONKEY BOOK.
Newsletters will be sent on Fridays.
Homework is turned in on Fridays.
Reading log is to be signed each night.
Reading Envelope to be read each night.
Class Website: Check for updates
Birthday’s MUST be celebrated
• Nutritional snack
• Eat while working
• Nothing sweet
• No juice boxes or
Check DailyCheck Daily
behavior log in
behavior log in
Level 4 – Self-Control (Red and Orange)
Level 3 – Cooperation (Yellow and Green)
Level 2 – Bothering (Blue and Purple)
Level 1 – Out of Control
9:00-9:30- Reading lesson: Focus on Reading
comprehension and Science and Social
9:30-10:30- DAILY 5: Guided Reading is our
primary tool for reading
instruction. Students are placed
into small groups of 4-6 students
and are given instruction based
on their reading level. Take home
bag each night with a book.
Spelling does not become a
grade until January!
Fry 100 Words
New words each week-
Found on Newsletter
Word work assessment: Fridays
Writing lessons on are based on student
needs. BUT lessons can be Science and
Social Studies content.
Some writings are project based and
others are student driven.
Types of writings:
Math lessons are based on math
Students will be building proficiency and
mastery through math activities in
BUILD is the time of day where small
group math is completed.
Math homework each week. Should be
-Fact Fluency to 20
-2D and 3D shapes
-Telling time to the hour and half-hour
-Place value to 120
-Fractions- ½ and ¼
-Skip counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s
-Number recognition to 120
Time: Integrated into every subject.
Earth’s land and water
Animals and plants
Matter and energy
Rocks and minerals
Time: Integrated into every subject area.
Famous Americans- 6
READING envelope daily
WORDO activity Monday and Thursday
Math sheet- Tuesday
Only 1/3 of all students entering high school are proficient in reading -- only about
15 % of African American students, and 17 % of Hispanic students. (
Students who don't read proficiently by third grade are 4x’s more
likely to leave school without a diploma when compared to
proficient readers. ( The Annie E. Casey Foundation )
Every school day in America, 3,000 students drop out
-- the majority of them are poor readers. Students with
below grade level reading skills are 2x’s as likely to
drop out of school as those who can read on or above
grade level. (
Adolescent Literacy: A National Reading Crisis)
More than one third of all juvenile offenders read below the fourth-grade level.
(Adolescent Literacy: A National Reading Crisis)
Children learn an average of 4,000 to 12,000 new words each
year as a result of book reading. (Scholastic: Classroom Libraries
Students who read widely and frequently are higher achievers
than students who read rarely and narrowly. (Scholastic:
Classroom Libraries Work!)
Research has found a relation between the amount of
time that children read for fun on their own and reading
achievement. (Handbook of Research on Teaching the
English Language Arts)