Phone: 919-365-7560 ext 2452
Degrees and Certifications:
Masters in Reading Education
Mrs. Natalie Bowman
I am Natalie Bowman and this will be my 17th year teaching - 16 of which have been here at CHES! I graduated from ECU in 2005 with my undergrad degree in Elementary Education, and in 2010 with my Masters in Reading. I am very passionate about reading - I love to read and my goal is to instill a love of reading in all of my students. It doesn't matter what you read as long - as you are reading! I am always looking for some new books to read, so if you have a suggestion feel free to share with me your favorite books.
A little about me. Family time is very important to me - so I try to spend as much time as possible with my family both those that are near and far. My son, Matthew, will be 4 in September and he keeps us busy... he is always on the go! I also have a daughter, Aubrey, who is 6 months old. When we have some free time, I love to travel (before Covid) and spend time outdoors. My husband and I are always out exploring new places to hike, and visit. One of my favorite vacations was spent hiking through the Columbia River Gorge outside of Portland, Oregon. In addition to traveling to new places, we like to visit my family in Nova Scotia, Canada (this is the longest I have been unable to visit - 2 years!!!) and spending time at the beach. In the summer we are usually in one or the other for several weeks! In addition to traveling and hiking, I enjoy photography.
In the fall during football season I can be found cheering on my beloved ECU Pirates and my husband's school Virginia Tech - Go Hokies! - however, when our teams play there is some tension in our house! In addtion to football I love Hockey - Go Canes!!!
I look forward to working with your student this upcoming year! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call me at 919-365-7560
Thanks for stopping by!
This year we will be using HMH and reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts along with several novels. In addition to reading, we will focus on writing narrative, expository, persuasive essays throughout the year, building on our grammar skills. In Social Studies we will be going from North Carolinal history (the focus of 4th grade) to American History. We will be talking about exploration; the movement of people, goods, and services; and important historical events in our country's history.
Please check back throughout the year as I will be updating what we are doing in the classroom all year long here. I will post the our main topic in ELA (the standards we will cover in the module), along with our main objective/standards for Social Studies.
ELA (English Language Arts)
8:25 - 8:50 = Arrival
8:50 - 9:00 = Morning Meeting
9:00 - 11:30 = First Block
11:30 - 12:00 = Lunch
12:00 - 12:30 = Recess
12:30 - 2:45 = Second Block
2:50 - 3:35 = Enhancement
3:35 - 3:45 = Wrap Up for the Day
3:45 = Dismissal
At their August meeting, the Johnston County Board of Education voted 4-3 to make face coverings required indoors in all Johnston County Public Schools campuses and on all buses for students, staff, and guests. This updated mask requirement is effective immediately.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.