Amy Kraft

3rd Grade

Amy Kraft
662.895.6664 ext. 413

About the Teacher/Welcome Message

Education

I received my undergraduate degree from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa in elementary education.

A few years later, I returned to school and received my master's degree in social work from St. Ambrose as well.

Experience

The year I graduated with my undergrate degree in elementary education the school district in Peoria, Illinois, where I was living at the time, let go of 250 teachers and employees due to budget issues. 

I worked various cleaning and waitressing positions until I was fortunate to be hired at the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery. I started working with teens that were struggling with a variety of addictions.

Upon completion of my master's degree, I moved into a counseling position at the Addiction Recovery center. I then began working with adults struggling with addictions of all sorts.

My husband was transferred to Memphis, and I was very fortunate to obtain a teaching position. I absolutely love teaching, but I do miss working with my clients at the Illinois Institute of Addiction Recovery. I have begun my 16th year of teaching this 2019 school year

Bio

My name is Amy Kraft. I have taught at Chickasaw for 15 full years. I have not always taught the 3rd grade here at Chickasaw. The first year that I taught I was at Shadow Oaks in Horn Lake. There I taught 1st grade. The next year I was able  to come to Chickasaw to teach 3rd grade. 

I moved to Olive Branch with my family from Peoria, Illinois. My husband, Pete, was transferred to Memphis with his work. I have 2 daughters, Megan and Kaelyn. I also have 3 dogs Gracie, Lilly, and Daisy. 

Class Schedule

7:10- Students come to class

7:40- Tardy bell rings

9:15- Activity 

10:45- Recess Snack- (during recess)

11:20 - 11:50- Lunch 

12:00- Switch classes

1:45- Switch back to homeroom class

Dismissal starts at 2:25 (car riders and walkers)

                           2:28 (busers)

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday- PE

Tuesday- Computer

Wednesday- Art

Thursday- Library

Friday- Music

Announcements

Welcome to Mrs. Kraft's Class. 

Our class motto is: You Don't have to be PERFECT to be AMAZING

Class Calendar

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Documents

 

Please go to Facebook and search for the page Mrs. Kraft’s Creative Kiddos. I have to approve anyone who asks to join the group. This is not a requirement. I thought this would just be a fun way for students to stay in contact and show off their work. Please note that everything needs to be kid friendly. If you have any questions and concerns, please send them to me directly through school status or a text.

 

Documents

Resources for On-line Learning

Optional Resources (not included in the assignments)
https://manager.classworks.com/desotocountyschools.org/

Student's Username - MSIS # (Lunch #)

Student's Password- MSIS #

This websites is included in the assignments.
https://login.i-ready.com/
https://www.multiplication.com/
This is a program that you  can set up an account and practice multiplication facts. 
https://www.coolmathgames.com/
This is a website to practice differing math skills

Please use Clever to sign in to I-Ready

https://www.facebook.com/

Please search the Facebook Group Mrs.Kraft's Creative Kiddos

This is a place for the students to present their work they are completing at home. It is a private group, so I have to approve anyone who wants to join the group. This is not for questions for me. If you have questions or concerns please message me through School Status.