Phone: 919-359-2769


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Language Arts and Social Studies (Grades 6-9) AIG Certified

Mrs. Lesley Pender

Hello!  My name is Lesley Pender and I teach 6th Grade Social Studies I am married and have two sons, ages 12 years old and 2 years old.  I graduated from NC State (Go Wolfpack!) and I am certified to teach Language Arts and Social Studies (Grades 6-9). I am also AIG certified,  and I am the sponsor for the Beta Club chapter here at Riverwood Middle.  


I am excited about this school year! Please feel free to contact me anytime.


  •  We have started talking about Ancient Egypt.  So far, we have gone over a map of Ancient Egypt.  We have also discussed the Social Structure, and the Achievements of Ancient Egypt.  


    I have also posted the notes in Google Classroom that we will be using for this unit. 



     Angel Tree handouts were given out on Tuesday.  Here is the link for the Information.


    Angel Tree Letter 21-22



    We are talking about Mesopotamia.  Students have watched a video called "From Nomads to Farmers."  They completed questions that went with the video.

    We are going over a map of Mesopotamia.  Students should begin to study the map.

    Remind handouts will be going home on Monday.  The codes are also at the bottom.



    Daily Schedule

    2021-2022 Schedule

    7:35 - 8:05 Arrival, Morning Activities

    8:05 - 8:59 Block 1A

    9:02 - 9:46 Block 1B

    9:49 - 10:34 Block 2A

    10:37 - 11:53 Block 2B and Lunch 

    11:56 - 12:42 Enhancement 3A

    12:45 - 1:30 Enhancement 3B

    1:33 - 2:18 Block 4A

    2:21 - 3:05 Block 4B

    3:05 Dismissal



    Google Codes                               

    Block 1  kqfje4s


    Block 2   4dlyisr

    Block 3    z3ou3dk  

    Block 4     sr6dee4

    Block 7      5cp4am3

    Block 8     f4m3fuq   


    Remind Codes - These codes go after the @ symbol.

    Block 1                  @34ccgh 

    Block  2                  @e29b4e                  

    Block 3                   @3khhcc

    Block 4                    @2dff47h

    Block 7                   @399b6c

    Block 8                    @3b87f9


    September 27, 2021


    We have just finished talking about Timelines. (BC/BCE, AD/CE)


    We are having a Unit 1 Assessment on Wednesday.  It will cover all of the information we have covered since the beginning of the year.  (Continents and Oceans, Landforms, Map Skills, Timelines)


    We are starting to talk about Early Historic Time Eras.


    Please feel free to email if you have any questions.  Have a great day!






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    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.

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    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.

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