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Mrs. Melissa Hichue

Welcome to my webpage!

I have been teaching 3rd grade at Corinth Holders Elementarty for 13 years.  I love teaching math and science in room 609.  My favorite thing to teach is multiplication!  

I have two amazing children whom both graduated from Corinth Holders High school (2016 and 2017).  My son, Andre graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2021.  He is now learning to fly planes in Florida as an ensign in the Navy.  My daughter, Tayah graduated in 2020 from Appalachian State University and is learning to be a doctor of physical therapy in graduate school at Western Carolina University.

My husband, Paul and I grew up in Michigan and moved our family to North Carolina in 2008.  We are so happy to call Johnston County home and love the people we have met along the way.

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    Our Schedule

    8:50 Morning Check In/Morning Meeting

    9:00 Math Block 1

    10:15  Snack Break/Bathroom

    10:45 Science

    11:20 Bathroom Break

    11:25 Lunch

    12:10  Enhancement

    1:00  Math Block 2

    2:15 Snack Break/Bathroom

    2:45 Science

    3:20 Pack-up 

    3:15 Recess

    3:50 End of Day

     

  • EOG Test Taking Tips

    1. Make it a regular day. Sometimes when you make such a big fuss about making the day different, it can add more stress to a child rather than none. Yes, have a good breakfast and try to get sleep, but for some children the night before a test is really tough. Try to be as “normal” as possible during the night before and the day of the test.

    2. Read, read, read! Never assume you understand the question before it is asked. Read slowly and carefully and more than once so you are sure what the question is asking. Pay special attention to words that are bold or highlighted. Look for key words in the question and in the answers.

    3. Good news! The answer is right in front of you. Almost all of the EOG tests are multiple choice,so for the most part the answer is there. Your job is to decide which one is the right one.

    4. Use the calculator. For one portion of the math test you get to take a short cut…take it! Make sure you know how to use it and don’t forget it is there. But beware – let that tool do some of the thinking for you, but do each calculation at least two times in case you hit the wrong button.

    5. Write in the test boo/scrap paper. Students are allowed to write on scrap paper. Take advantage of it and work out math problems on the paper so you don’t make mistakes. 

    6. Answer every question – the first time! More than once I have had a student (and maybe this was you!) skip a question because she wasn’t sure of the answer and then not go back and answer it!  If you aren’t sure of the answer, fill in one of your best guesses. Then you can go back and look at it carefully once you have finished that section.

    7. Don’t compete or compare. OK, someone is going to finish first. It shouldn’t be you. This is not a race to see how quickly you can finish, but it is a time for you to work slowly, carefully, and confidently. 9 times out of 10, the student who finishes first does poorly. Why? Because he or she makes careless errors and does not take the time to go over the test and check the answers. It’s better to be the tortoise than the hare.

    8. Scan the answers first. This especially applies if you are a slow reader or a slow worker. If you read the answers before the question or passage, you have a good clue of what to look for. Then when you find the answer, you can simply fill it in as you find it.

    9. and 10. Do your best and celebrate! That’s all anyone can ask and it is the best feeling to finish knowing you worked your hardest and best.

     

    https://www.carolinaparent.com/10-secrets-to-great-eog-test-taking/Jennifer Benoit, MEd, is a former co-owner of Tutor Doctor in the Triangle and has administered the EOG test in public schools in the Triangle. She wishes all students (and parents!) a stress-free EOG experienc

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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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  • Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance

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  • ACCESS testing for English Language Learners

    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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    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.

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