Welcome to Mrs. Sharon's Class of 2015-2016

Welcome to my class!

    Hello. My name is Sharon Edenfield. I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I have lived in Swainsboro for over 40 years. I graduated from Swainsboro High School in 1974. I married my high school sweetheart, Cleve, shortly after graduation. We have two beautiful children, Krissy and Kyle, a daughter-in-law (Jessica), andfour precious grandsons (Caleb, Eli, Levi & Isaiah).
    Throughout my adulthood, I have held a variety of jobs. These include a cashier at a fast food restaurant, sewing machine operator in a shirt factory, secretary in the traffic division of a manufacturing company, receptionist for a former doctor, secretary for two sheriffs, insurance clerk at a local manufacturing company, and teacher.
    I received a diploma in accounting from Swainsboro Technical School, an Associates in Applied Science-Business Administration from Emanuel County Junior College, a BS in education and M Ed from Georgia Southern University, and an Education Specialist Degree from NOVA Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, Florida). I have been teaching since 1992.
Class Information
    In my class, we will be studying math, language arts, social studies, and science. In addition, we will be creating various projects and learning life skills. At the middle school level, I teach grades 6, 7, and 8.
    Beginning in September of each year, I teach activities for the Georgia Alternate Assessment (GAA). These have to be turned in to our local Testing Coordinator by early-late February or early March. The activities that we complete for the GAA will be sent to the Georgia Department of Education for review and scoring. Parents receive scores in the fall of the following school year.
    My curriculum consists of functional lessons from a program called Unique Learning Systems. In addition to academics, it contains daily life skills lessons ranging from cooking, to cleaning, and even health-just to name a few. This program will assist in providing my students with some of the skills that will allow them to become more independent and (hopefully) successful in the workplace.