Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Joanne Eastwood
Here are just a few facts about me:
I have been a teacher for over 20 years in three NC counties: Pitt, Cumberland, and Johnston. As natives of Pitt County and graduates of ECU (where we met), my husband and I moved to Benson, NC 15 years ago with our three children and two dogs: a sweet mixed breed named Jeff and a beautiful but stubborn coon hound named Duke. Two of our children are now on their own, and our dogs have since gone to heaven. We now have an energetic German Shephard puppy named Jojo and a lazy but sweet magestic coon hound (bloodhound/Treeing Walker Coon hound mix) named Beau that are spoiled rotten. It has been my extreme privilege to teach 5th through 8th grades at Selma Middle for the past 4 years. I have really enjoyed my time here. This is a great place to work. I feel I have the best job ever! Our faculty is coesive, friendly, and highly professional, and the community is very supportive. I am very, very blessed.
7:55 - 8:15 BREAKFAST
8:15 - 8:30 Morning Meeting
8:30 - 9:20 Language Arts
9:20 - 9:30 SNACKS
9:30 - 10:20 Math
10:20 - 10:45 Computer/Ipad/SPEECH
10:45 - 11:15 LUNCH
11:15 - 12:20 I READY (20 minutes) & Independent Work Stations
12:20 - 12:50 Science/Social Studies
12:50 - 1:30 Vocational Skills/Daily Life Skills
1:30 - 1:40 SNACKS
1:40 - 1:55 CHOICE BOARDS (Each student is given 3 personal favorite learning activities from which he will choose 1 activity to do during this time. Activities vary from day to day and person to person.)
1:55 - 2:30 ELECTIVES
2:30 - 2:50 CLEAN UP & GET READY TO GO HOME
WHAT WE ARE DOING:
Language Arts: Main idea and sequence of events, story details, punctuation, creative writing & illustrating.
Math: Reading graphs, sorting, comparing/contrasting of groups of objects or numbers: greater than/less than/equal to, counting coins equaling less than $1, fractional parts of a whole.
Science: The Five Senses.
Social Studies: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Black History
Electives this semester: Physical Education ("A" day) & Office Productivity/Computer Lab ("B" day).
Library (Story time with Mrs. Wright & book checkout): Fridays 12:30 - 1:00.
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