Updated Wednesday 02-16-2022 03:56pm
I want to share some of the exciting happenings in our classroom!
Small group instruction- students are placed within groups of two to six by providing direct instructional support. Students can feel comfortable practicing and receiving feedback and I can offer additional teaching and modeling of content. Knowing students’ instructional levels is necessary to effectively plan and implement small group instruction. During small group instruction, learning is scaffolded by utilizing visuals, graphic organizers, reading supports, technology, and manipulatives. Small group instruction can be implemented in any content area.
Project-Based Learning- our students work on projects over an extended period of time anywhere from a week to a trimester. The projects engage our students in working on solutions to real-world problems and or seeking an answer to an essential question. The learning includes students creating a presentation that demonstrates their understanding of the problem and highlights the solution in their presentation. From the Project-Based Learning process, students learn to work as a team, use critical thinking skills, and communication skills.
Personalized learning in First Grade- In order to personalize learning for each student, we assess their learning style, as well as their social/emotional and behavioral needs. At the beginning of the school year, the teacher, parent, and student collaborate to complete the annual Personal Learning Plan.
You are welcome to email me throughout the year with any questions or concerns. My email address is email@example.com
About the teacher …
This is my first year on campus at Chesterbrook! I taught second grade online for Chesterbrook Academy last year. This is my 16th year teaching grades second through fourth grades. I have a Bachelors’s degree in Elementary Education from Mars Hill University.
I have earned my Apple Teacher Certification and Seesaw Pioneer Certificate. I have completed my Orton-Gillingham Multisensory training to work with students who have been diagnosed with dyslexia. I hold a North Carolina Teacher License in Elementary Education. I love spending time with my grandchildren, learning new ways to teach children to love learning, and going to the beach in the summer!