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Mrs. MaLinda Turnage
I am Malinda Turnage. I was raised in rural Lee County near Sanford, North Carolina. I moved to the Dunn area of Harnett County at age 14. I graduated from Dunn High School in 1985. I attended Central Carolina Community College on scholarship working toward an Early Childhood Associates Degree. I finished my Early Childhood Associate's degree and graduated from Johnston Community College in the Spring of 1989, with high honors and was among the first Early Childhood group graduating with this degree. I began working in Johnston County Schools in 1989 at South Johnston High School in the Preschool Program and remained there for 4 years. I then directed the Wee Care Child Development Center in Benson for 6 months and received my Directors Certification through the State of North Carolina for Levels One and Two. I began as a Teacher's Assistant and Bus Driver in February of 2003 at Benson Elementary School in Benson, NC. I was a long time teacher assistant in third grade and I worked several years in the Exceptional Children's Preschool classroom. I soon began attending Johnston Community College again and began my working toward my degree in Elementary Education. Once I had completed all College Transfer credits, I tranferred to Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, NC. I graduated Magna Cum Laude in December 2003 with my Bachelors in Elementary Education degree. I did my Student Teaching program here at Meadow School in Fall of 2003, in 4th grade. I was hired in January 2004 as a fourth grade teacher where I have experienced teaching in the areas of: Writing, Grammar, Spelling, all subjects, and lastly- my favorites; Science and Social Studies. I am very excited as my journey at Meadow continues in 6th grade this year and I will be teaching Science and Social Studies this year. Meadow is a fantastic School. The community based concept and strong parental cooperation and support lead to high expectations by the staff, administration, parents, and students. We are a tight knit group and our students benefit from this unique combination. One of my favorite sayings is "It takes a whole village to raise a child." I believe that to be totally true. Our children are a most valuable resource and their success is reliant upon all who are a part of their lives. Out School and JCPS Motto this year is "Each Child Counts, Every Moment Matters." Lets work together to make Meadow School the very best we can be:)
Mrs. Turnage will begin teaching 6th Grade Science and Social Studies this Year.
6th Grade Daily Schedule for MaLinda Turnage
8:00- 8:30AM- Homeroom
8:30-9:55AM- 1st block Science
9:55-11:20AM- 2nd Block
11:20-11:55AM- Tribe Time
11:55-12:25 Lunch/ Bathroom
12:35-2:00PM- 3rd Block
2:00-3:00PM-Planning- Students have Electives 1 and 2
Lunch on 12/17 will be chicken nuggets, chicken pastry, or turkey and cheese sandwich. Corn and baked potato, and pinapple tidbits will also be served. Lunch on 12/18 will be tornados, chicken fajita, or cheese bread sticks. Black beans, broccoli and cheese, and apples will also be served.
Our Kindergarten classes will have their Thanksgiving Program in the gym at 1:00 on Friday, November 16th. We hope to see many parents in attendance. Our students and their teachers work very hard preparing for this event. This is always a cute performance. :)
The week of Oct. 21st is Red Ribbon Week, which is a special week celebrated each year during the last full week of October. The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to bring awareness to the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, and to encourage good decisions and healthy lifestyles. Help show your support for awareness to the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs: Tuesday, October 23: Wear Red Thursday, October 25: Put a Cap on Drugs (Wear caps/hats)