About the Teacher
I am originally from Wichita, KS. I attended the University of Memphis (go Tigers!) for undergraduate and graduate studies. My first block of student teaching was completed at Northaven in Memphis. My second block of student teaching was completed in Sydney, NSW, Australia. That was years ago and I am still so excited I got to go to Sydney for two months!
Once I was done with student teaching, I taught fifth grade in Arkansas. Then, I moved back to the Memphis area, completed my license in special education, and worked at a school in Memphis teaching special education.
In 2015, I began working at Hernando Hills Elementary School (go Tigers!) as a special education teacher. It is my pleasure to teach at HHES! I teach second grade inclusion.
My husband, Tom, and I live in Olive Branch. We have one daughter, Olivia, who is 13 years old. As Olivia likes to say, she also has two puppy siblings, Ruby, and Rebel, and a cat named Bela.
I believe each and every child, no matter what their level of functioning, has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. As a special needs teacher, my responsibility is to help all exceptional children develop their potential by believing in them as a capable individual. It is my duty to assist them in expanding their knowledge and skills to the fullest extent possible to ensure they become as independent and productive as they can.
Helpful Websites & Resources
Check out WMC Action News 5 on Facebook for Science Class with their meteorologists Mondays at 9:30 A.M. and Wednesdays at 1:30 P.M.
Learning Activities: https://pages.sumdog.com/
Free Audible for Kids: https://www.audible.com/ep/kids-audiobooks
HHES Counseling: https://twitter.com/DeptHhes
HHES PE: https://www.instagram.com/hhes.pe/
HHES Library: https://www.instagram.com/hhes_library/
MDE at-home resources: https://mdek12.org/LearningAtHome
Social/Emotional Resources: https://www.mdek12.org/LearningAtHome/SEL
Word Problem Practice: https://www.mathplayground.com/wpdatabase/wpindex.html
Compare/Contrast skills: https://www.wartgames.com/themes/languagearts/compareandcontrast.html
2nd gr writing prompts: https://www.thoughtco.com/second-grade-writing-prompts-4173832
2nd gr writing prompts: https://www.journalbuddies.com/journal_prompts__journal_topics/second-grade-writing-prompts/
HHES Music: https://hhe.desotocountyschools.org/alaynaweiss
Spelling: www.spellingcity.com [contact me for login information]
March 25, 2020
Your child's 2nd grade teacher has posted assignments and activities on their websites. This should guide your child through the coming weeks. I am here to help! Please e-mail me with any concerns you may have. I will be contacting each of you
individually about your child's IEP goals. We will discuss activities to maintain skills that have already been learned this year.
Please contact me if I can help you in any way. There are learning sites posted on this site that may be of interest, as well. Please give your children my love, I can;t wait to see them again!
3-20-2020 I hope this note finds you healthy and enjoying extra time with your kids! Even though I yearn to get back in the swing of things at school, I am confident and prayerful we will all make it through this. I am here if you have any questions. Please don't hesitate to reach out if there is something you need. I will be sending out individual e-mails in the coming days.
For now, read, read, read, and practice math facts!
Please say to "Hi" to your kiddo for me! Much love to you all!