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BA in elementary education with an endorsement in reading and ESL

Mrs. Susan Matthews

I am a kindergarten teacher at CES. I love kindergarten and teaching children to read is my passion. I try to be the type of teacher I would want my own children to have. Learning is fun and even more fun through the eyes of a kindergartener. I set high standards for my students and they never cease to rise to the challenge and blow me away with their capabilities. 

I am a wife and mother of five. I have been teaching for eight years. I received my BA from the University of West Florida in Elementary Education with and Reading and ESL endorsement. I am currently tinkering with the idea of going back to school for my Master's Degree. I believe in being a life long learner and a champion of change. As quickly as the technology and world are changing, so are the teaching practices. Every great success began with change and I don't want to be left behind. 

In my classroom, we learn through exploration and fun. Learning can be fun for all students if taught properly. If you were to walk into my classroom, you would see students actively engaged in various hands-on activities and centers while others would be reading on a bean bag, or working in a small group of peers. You would also see me actively questioning and creating an environment that is full of risk taking, yet completely safe. 

Schedule

  • 8:50am-Last am bell (students coming after this time need a tardy slip from the office.)

    8:50-9:00-morning show/attendance/complete morning work

    9:00-9:30-Morning routine/calendar/word works/story/social studies

    9:30-10:10-Literacy centers and small group reading instruction intergrated with social studies

    10:10-10:20-Line up for specials/bathroom break/wash hands

    10:20-11:05-Specials (guidance, music, PE, media, art, Iready)

    11:05-11:45-Whole group writing lesson and individual writings

    11:45-12:00-clean-up, wash hands, lineup for lunch, bathrooms

    12:00-12:30-lunch

    12:30-12:55-Recess

    1:00-1:45-Litereacy centers and small group reading instruction intergrated with social studies

    1:45-2:30-Math/math centers/small group

    2:30-2:50-snack and rest time

    2:50-3:25-science

    3:25-Dismissals begin

    3:50-All students dismissed

JCPS Announcements

  • Deadline approaching for Transportation for 2021-22 School Year

    The deadline is quickly approaching for Johnston County Public Schools families who need transportation for their students during the 2021-2022 school year. Students who will be attending Early College or Career Technical Leadership Academy, which will begin on August 2nd, have until July 22nd to request transportation. Students who will begin school on August 23rd have until August 2nd to request transportation. This date is for all other JCPS Schools on the traditional school calendar.

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  • Summer Meal Service begins June 7

    As the school year comes to a close, JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months.

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  • JCPS Outdoor Mask Mandate Lifted

    While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.

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  • 2021-2022 JCPS Preschool applications now open

    The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.

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  • Pre-K - 5th Grade to return to Plan A on March 1

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1.

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