Degrees and Certifications:
I received my Elementary Education K-6 degree from UNCW and have since become certified in both Exceptional Children-General Curriculum and Exceptional Children-Cross Categorical.
Welcome to third grade! My name is Jennifer Medlin, and I will be your child's math and science teacher this year! Mrs. Amber Smith is my amazing teammate who will be your child's ELA and Social Studies teacher. This will be my nineteenth year of teaching. In that time I have taught all the elementary grades, but third is my favorite! I attended both UNC and UNCW for college, and I am a HUGE Tarheel fan! I will love all of my babies regardless of team affiliation as most have one living here on "Tobacco Road," but I may try to convert them if their's is not baby blue :) I'm a mom to three boys; my youngest are twins starting their senior year of high school this year at Clayton High! We live here in Riverwood with our two fur babies so you may see me walking to and from school often. I am looking forward to an amazing year in third grade working with students and families. I believe that a successful educational experience is based on a triplicate partnership between teacher, student, and parent.
Mrs. Medlin's Third Grade
Homeroom for Arrival, Morning Routine, Morning Work
Block 1-Medlin's homeroom to Mrs. Smith for ELA/Social Studies
10:30 - 11:00
Block 2-Medlin's homeroom comes back to me for Math/Science.
Block 2 Continued
Day 1 - Media**Bring library books**
Day 2 - Technology
Day 3 - Music
Day 4 - Art
Day 5 - P.E.**Wear tennis shoes**
Day 6 - REACH
Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.
North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.
Our district is continuing to follow the guidance and recommendations from the Johnston County Public Health Department, the CDC, and the Strong Schools NC Toolkit, and we will now adhere to a 5 day quarantine period for students or staff members who tests positive for COVID-19. This is a change from the previous 10 day quarantine time.
Johnston County Public Schools is participating in the Test to Stay Program, a voluntary study with Duke University and the ABC Collaborative. Due to that participation our students now have more options if they are deemed a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case while at school.
The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.