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I am Clara I. Garcia. I am from Colombia. I have been teaching for 24 years, this is what I love to do, this is my happy place. I love teaching kids. I love teaching kindergarten.This is my fourth year in Cooper teaching Spanish in the dual language program. I have always thought that the most important things for life we learn them in kindergarten, that's why I always wake up thinking in how to be a better person for my students.
I am married. Mother of two. I love to be with my family and travel to new places.
8:30 8:35 Morning Annoucements
8:35 9:00 Morning meeting
9:05 11:00 literacy
11:05 11:35 Lunch
11:45 1:20 Math
1:25 2:10 Enhancements
2:15 2:45 Recess
2:45 3:00 Pack and snack
3:00 3:25 Choice read
The last day of virtual school takes place on May 29th. We are planning staggered dates/times for curbside pick-up and drop-off of items at the school on June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. We are also planning carpool graduation parades to celebrate our preschool, kindergarten and 5th grade graduates on June 1 and 2. The schedule is as follows. Monday, June 1st 9:30-11:00 Hemans, Silber, Ingram, Wemyss 11:15-12:45 Brown, Clawson 1:00-2:30 Garcia, Ledford, Carrals 2:45-4:00 Mundt, Vega, Wood Tuesday, June 2nd 11:00-12:30 Jeffers, Walker, Wall 12:30-2:00 Solorzano, Ward Wednesday, June 3rd 8:30-10:00 1st Grade Classes 11:30-1:00 Lunch Service 12:30-2:00 3rd Grade Classes 2:30-4:00 4th Grade Classes 4:30-6:00 2nd Grade Classes
Starting on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 rising 6th graders from Cooper Academy can register for elective classes on the Riverwood Middle School website. The link on the front page of their website will offer elective course descriptions, expectations, and directions on how to complete the google form.
Johnston County Public Schools is in the business of providing a holistic educational experience that affirms and prepares our students for successful lives by teaching not only academic disciplines but how to treat one another. We are aware of recent social media posts and other unacceptable actions that have brought attention to racial and political insensitivity, which this school district does not condone.
As the school year comes to a close, please note that JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months, rather than the previous 14. Summer meal service will begin Monday, June 1. Curbside meals will be served Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Benson Middle, Clayton Middle, Four Oaks Elementary, North Johnston Middle, Princeton Elementary, Selma Elementary, Smithfield-Selma High, West Clayton Elementary, and West Smithfield Elementary.