Jennifer Birkhead



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Jennifer Birkhead

Ms. Birkhead

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I look forward to working with all my students and parents to make this a successful year. My goal for each student is to learn about themselves, how they learn, and to enjoy learning! 
Important Information
  • Main Page: This houses a bio about myself, classroom supplies, and wish list.
  • Meet Ms. Birkhead: A little more information about myself.
  • Syllabus: You can find a copy of my syllabus that is sent home with each student on the first day of school.
  • Class Assignment Calendar: THE MOST IMPORTANT PAGE!! You can find what we are doing in the class each day and when assignments are due as well as when we will have a test / quiz. CHECK THIS WEEKLY!!
  • Table of Contents: ANYTHING and EVERYTHING we do gets written or taped in the notebook. The TOC page tells students what goes on each page. Students' notebooks should have each page labeled CORRECTLY with the CORRECT item on that page.
  • Document Page: This houses rubrics for one-pagers, novel projects, classwork or homework assignments, study guides, etc that I have passed out to the students. Students can print off these handouts if they lose their copy.
  • Quiz Averages: For quizzes and test we take in class I will post the averages for each class.
  • Class Activities:​ This houses links for in class or at home activities that the students may need to access.
  • School Supplies:

    • 3 or 5 subject notebook (Need for MY CLASS ONLY) (No other subject areas will be allowed)​
    • Pencils / Pens
    • Highlighters (will be used frequently)
    • Individual tape (to use for notebook - we tape everything in)
    • Ear buds

      • I do have markers/crayons/colored pencils/scissors/and tape in the classroom for use, but it would be helpful for students to have for personal use or extra supplies donated to my classroom.
    Wish List:
    • Paper Towels
    • Disinfecting Wipes
    • Tissues
    • Band-Aids
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Candy (individually wrapped)
    • **Extra supplies for the classroom
  • Curriculum
    -Reading Comprehension
    -Elements of Fiction
         -Short Stories
         -Class Novel
    -Elements of Non-Fiction
         -Informational Text
         -Article of the Week
         -Text Structure
    -Elements of Poetry
         -Analyze Poems
         -Students will create their own poems


JCPS Announcements

  • Board of Education Special Session set for August 27

    The Johnston County Board of Education will hold a special session on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The closed session meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and be held in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield.

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  • Here Comes the Bus coming Fall 2019

    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...

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  • New deadline in JCEF grant process

    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.

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  • Free and Reduced Meal Applications

    Free and Reduced meal applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available online. A new application must be completed each school year...

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