The Galloping Gang
I have been a member of the JPN faculty for 27 years teaching the BEST GRADE......Kindergarten! Bonnie Barnes....AKA "Miss Bonnie"...and I have worked together for about 24 years. We just kinda go together like peanut butter and jelly! :)
~BS in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida (1991).
~Masters in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia (1998).
~Specialist in Curriculum & Instruction from Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia (2007).
I am a Florida native but Cleveland has been my home for about 26 years. I really feel very blessed to live and work in such a special place....the Northeast Georgia mountains! My parents currently live in Blairsville. I have one older sister and she currently lives with my parents. My Family is very important to me so I'm thankful they are nearby so we can visit often. I really enjoy the outdoors...hiking, running, horseback riding, and gardening. Over the past few years, traveling has become a favorite summer activity. I've been to several countries...it's so exciting to see exciting places around the world. Next summer, I'll be heading back to England and Paris (my favorite visit ever)!
I LOVE animals! Your child will hear the name, Sydney, quite often! Sydney is my 7 year old Australian Shepherd. I love to share little stories about her with my students. She is full of energy and antics! I also share my home with a little cat named Stella and a 21 year old African Grey parrot named Gilbert. They keep me very busy and amused when I'm not in my classroom teaching! :)
I am also getting a new puppy very soon! I will be adding another Australian Shepherd to my crew. She is a blue merle with blue eyes. I haven't decided on a name....YET. ;)
***Anytime you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. Communication is vital between parents and teachers. My classroom door is always open.***
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Our Class Schedule
7:40 Students arrive in classroom. Unpack bookbags & use restroom
7:50 - 8:10 Calendar Time / Morning Message / Predictable Chart
8:10 - 9:00 Writers Workshop
9:00 - 10:25 ELA/Guided Reading Groups & Workstations
10:25 - 11:15 Math & Math Workstations
11:15 - 11:35 Recess & Snack
11:35 - 12:23 Math & Math Workstations
12:23 - 12:53 Lunch
12:55 - 1:45 Related Arts (Art, Music, Computer Lab or PE)
1:45 - 2:35 Science / Social Studies
2:35 - 2:40 Dismissal
2:40 - 3:15 Planning
Computer Lab Times
Monday: 1:45 - 2:35
Tuesday: 10:25 - 11:15
Wednesday: 12:55 - 1:45
Related Arts (12:55 - 1:45)
Monday - Art
Tuesday - Music
Wednesday - Computer Lab
Thursday & Friday - PE/Fun Friday (Please wear tennis shoes....thank you!) :)