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Welcome to Kindergarten!
I am excited to begin the 2018-2019 school year at Micro Elementary. I look forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting new ones.
I am a Johnston County native and grew up in Pine Level. I graduated from North Johnston High School in 1991 and then attended East Carolina University, graduating in 1995 with a degree in Elementary Education. I recieved my Master's Degree in 2007 in Reading Education from ECU. I began my teaching career in Clayton, NC where I taught first grade for four years. I transferred to Selma Elementary where I taught kindergarten, first, second, and third grade. I taught there for 17 years. I am now teaching kindergarten at Micro Elementary and I love this school!!
I have two children of my own who bring me more joy than you can know. My daughter, Kailey is 17 and an upcoming senior at NJHS and my son, Wilson is 14 and an upcoming freshman at NJHS.
Teaching your child is a tremendous responsibility and I will do my best to ensure that each student has a safe and motivating learning experience in this upcoming year. However I cannot do this without the help of you, the parents. We are partners in the learning process.
I believe that parent-teacher relationships are necessary for maximum school success. Throughout the year I will communicate through Class Dojo, text, my website, notes, telephone calls, emails, report cards and parent teacher conferences. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. You can call or text me on my personal cell phone, at the school, send me a written note or contact me via email.
If you need to drop off or pick up your child during the school day, you must sign him/her in or out in the office. Students must maintain regular and prompt attendance to ensure success. If students arrive late, they miss out on learning activities that begin immediately at 8:45 am.
8:25-8:45 Arrival/ Unpack/ Morning Activity
8:45-9:30 Fundations (ABC’s and Phonics/ Word Work)
9:30-10:30 Flex Small Group and Literacy Centers
10:30-11:00 Project Based Learning (PBL)
11:30-12:15 Project Based Learning (PBL)
12:15- 1:05 Enhancement Class (Art / P.E. / Music)
1:05- 2:45 Math and Quiet Time (until December)
200:-2:45 Media or Guidance (not every week or everyday)
2:45-3:30 Snack/ Recess/Bathroom
3:30-3:45 Pack-up/ Dismissal/Bathroom
Johnston County Public Schools will begin using Here Comes the Bus in the 2019-2020 school year! Here Comes the Bus is a school bus tracking app that gives parents real-time bus location information and alerts to get students to the bus stop on time. The app is expected to roll out by the first day of school, August 26...
The Johnston County Education Foundation has changed its grant process from a three cycle a year process, to a once a year process. The grant deadline will now be November 15th each year and Grant Patrol will be held on the first Wednesday of December.