2nd Grade ELA Special Education Teacher
About the Teacher
- BA English, University of Mississippi
- MA Art History, University of Memphis
- Teach Mississippi Institute, University of Mississippi
- Olive Branch Elementary, Kindergarten Special Education
- Chickasaw Elementary, 2nd grade Special Education--English Language Arts
I love to teach younger children and watch them grow! It is such a privilege. I live in Olive Branch and have two children in DeSoto County Schools: a 9th grader and a 6th grader. My oldest, formerly at Center Hill High School, is now a Senior at the Mississippi School For Mathematics and Science. I also have 2 cats: one regular and one Big Fat Cat.
Distance learning during school closure due to COVID-19
I-ready This is the primary platform we want our kids to use to keep their minds in shape! Lessons will be assigned weekly. User name is their first 2 initials (upper case) plus their lunch/AR number, no spaces. Click on the email button above if you need their AR number.
User name example: NJ1234567
Password is just their number.
Password example: 1234567
Flocabulary Fun grammar lessons and quizzes. Class code was texted out. Click on the email button above if you need it.
AR Kids can read almost any book, then log in to take a quiz about it. Log in is lunch/AR number. Password is their initials, lower case. Click on the email button above if you need their AR number.
User name example: 1234567
Password example: mj
Activities to do at home:
Classworks This is the remedial reading site that goes with the NWEA-MAP tests the kids take three times per year. It identifies and focuses on the areas where they need help.
Raz Kids is a great reading resource that is free for the rest of the school year.
No Red Ink has expanded its free resources for growing writers during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Jordan Chickasaw YouTube channel I started a YouTube channel with read alouds. We'll see how it goes!
Resources for Parents:
IEP and ESY meetings will begin after Spring Break. As you know, we are required to evaluate every child every year for Extended School Year services, as well as provide a new Individualized Education Plan for the coming school year. I prefer to do both of these meetings at the same time to make it more convenient for both of us. Please email me ASAP with your preferred dates and times for meetings. All ESY meetings must be completed by April 15th.First Semester Report cards
Report cards for the 2nd 9 weeks went home on 4 January. IEP goal sheets showing progress were also sent home in a separate Jordan folder. Please sign the signature page for the 2nd 9 weeks and return in the Jordan folder. Thank you and Happy New Year!Welcome to Chickasaw Elementary!
Welcome to all our new second graders! It's going to be a great year!
- Bags of individually wrapped candy
- Expo markers
- Clorox/Lysol wipes