August 1, 2016
Hello! Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! My name is Julie Watson. I am excited to be teaching your child fourth grade English/Language Arts this school year! I am very fortunate to be teaching at Reidville. Reidville is a wonderful school and community. I am looking forward to helping your child develop their love and enjoyment of reading and writing. The children will be switching classes this year. They will be with me for half of the day for English/Language Arts and then they will be with Ms. Wilson for math, science and social studies for the other half of the day. Reidville is starting a one-to-one technology initiative this year. The children will be receiving their own school laptop computer. They will be using their laptops as a way to enhance their learning in each subject.
Let me give you some background information about myself. This is my twelth year of classroom teaching in public school. I began my teaching career back in the fall of 2000. I graduated from Clemson University in May of 2000 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I am certified to teach the early childhood and elementary grades. I taught the first grade for seven years and the second grade for two years all in Greenville County. I have also taught K-4 in a private school setting. This is my third year teaching fourth grade at Reidville.
I am married to my husband, Jason. Our daughter, Anna, will be 10 years old at the end of August and will be in the fifth grade at Berry Shoals Intermediate. She is looking forward to playing the flute in the Berry Shoals band. She also enjoys playing with our new Airedale puppy, Biscuit. We also have two cats.
I am looking forward to getting to know your child this school year! I know that it will be very rewarding to watch your child grow and learn throughout the year. Your child will learn so much and will be very prepared for entering intermediate school.
Please let me know if you ever have any questions. I know that this will be a fun and fulfilling school year for your child.
My email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reidville Elementary's Phone Number: (864) 949-2388 (Note: I am available to talk over the phone during my planning period from 8:00 - 8:40 each day or after school.)
Here is our Daily Schedule:
7:40-8:00 Community Building (Morning News Show/Attendance/Morning Work)
8:00-8:40 *Related Arts*
Monday-Music with Mrs. Liz Smith
Tuesday-Spanish with Sra. Shugars / and Art with Mrs. Brown from 11:00-11:40
Wednesday- P.E. with Coach Emerson from 11:00-11:40
Friday-Library/Media Center with Ms. Victoria Smith
*We will have a Guidance lesson every other Friday with our guidance counselor, Mrs. Rozman.
8:40-8:45 Bathroom Break
8:45-10:45 Launch 1 *I will have Ms. Wilson's homeroom class for English/Language Arts. (My homeroom class will have Ms. Wilson for math, science, and social studies.) The children will have reader's workshop (shared and guided reading); phonics/word work; and writer's workshop. (We will switch back at 10:45. I will have my homeroom class back at 10:45.)
10:45-11:15 Intervention Activities
11:35-11:40 Bathroom Break/Wash hands; prepare for lunch.
11:45-12:10 Lunch/Bathroom Break again right after lunch.
12:15-2:20 Launch 2 I will have my homeroom for English/Language Arts.
2:20-2:25 Prepare for Dismissal.