Degrees and Certifications:
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.
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
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
3:50-All students dismissed
Every JCPS parent was to fill ou the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students by Monday, Nov. 30. If you were unable to fill out the form by Nov. 30 please contact your child's school for assistance. The form was to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12.
We are offering a new opportunity for our families this winter break. Parents are invited to sign up to receive holiday meal kits that will be distributed from all of our high school sites. Each meal kit will include seven days of packaged breakfast and lunch meals per child.
Information on social distancing in school settings has been recently updated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). Upon receiving information from the NCDHHS, we consulted with the Johnston County Public Health Department on the impact these updates will have on our school system. This ongoing collaboration continues to guide our decision-making as students return to classrooms for in-person instruction.