Ms. Christina Marx
EL Teacher, Overpark Elementary School






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Dear Parents,

           Please know that teachers are aware that you are concerned about your children's instruction during the time that we are out. Below you will see a schedule for suggested activities from Monday through Friday for grades K, 1-2, and 3-4.  You can contact me through me through School Status anytime you need me.  We also can set up a face to face Zoom online meeting, if necessary.

   If internet is not available for your child at home, it is available in several locations. Access to Overpark's internet is available in the parking lot. Internet is also available in McDonald's and Starbuck's parking lots.


     Please stay safe! 




Hello!  My name is Christina Marx.

     I am honored to be the new EL teacher at Overpark. What a precious and smart group of students!!  They have the cutest faces and amazing personalities!  It is so much fun to work with them. 

     Below is some of my biographical information:

Education: I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kentucky in Elementary Education and a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education from Brenau University.

Experience: I've taught first through sixth grades in general education and eight years of special education for a total of 20 years. This is my first year in EL and I is my favorite!

Bio: I grew up in South Carolina, attended college in Lexington, Kentucky. From there, I moved to New Orleans where I had my first teaching job.  Later, I moved to Atlanta, Georgia where I met my husband and had three precious boys.  Twenty years later, we moved to a small town in Tennessee.  Seventeen years later, I moved to Mississippi and this is my 11th year here! 


Language Practice


MAY 11-15



Listen to Carla's Sandwich

Tell someone in your family the story of Carla.

Talk about what foods you think are terrible.

Draw a picture of a different kind of sandwich you could create. What is in it? Tell your parents.

Carla didn’t care if she was different than everyone else.  Write about something that makes you different.

Practice identifying beginning and ending sounds, rhyming words, and dropping sounds with the games on:


Grade 1

Warm Air and a Sandwich

 click on the arrow in the gray oval next to “See Images.”


Listen to the story 2 times and read along.

Tell someone in your family as much of the story as you can remember. Go back to see

anything you forgot. Then tell the story again.


When you are finished, click on this link:

Fill in the blanks with the words you remember from the story.

Check you work and correct any mistakes.


Click on this link:

There will be scrambled words from a sentence at the bottom of the page.

You will put them in the order that makes sense from the story.

Just click on the word that comes first. It will jump up to the line above. Keep going and

click on the second, third, fourth, and fifth. Click on the punctuation to mark the end of the sentence.

When you are finished with that sentence, click on the black line below that says “Next 1 of 5.” There will be four more sentences.


For dictation:

Click on this link:

Click the arrow in the gray oval. The voice will say a sentence and you are to write it

In the space below. Click ‘check” below to see if it is correct. When you have finished click

The 1 / 5 => to go to the next dictation sentence. Check each one.


Write two sentences that would make the story more i




Grade 2

Listen and read along:


Tell someone in your home as much of the story as you can remember.

Click on this link:

Write a word in the blank to complete the sentence. Check you

answers at the bottom of the page.


Click on this link:

These sentences are mixed-up. Click on the word you think should

be the first word in the sentence. Check to be sure you are correct.

Do the rest, checking your answer each time.


Click on this link:

Click the arrow in the gray oval. Write the sentence that is dictated in

The box below the gray oval. Check your spelling.


Write to explain the steps in making a peanut butter and jelly or a

turkey sandwich.  Explain all the details.  Show it to your parents.



Grade 3 - 4

Listen to and read along:

Tell someone the story.


Click on this link:

Answer the questions about the story of the goats.

Click on 1 / 5 => to go to the next question. Check your answers.


Click on this link:

Write the word that completes each sentence. Check your work with the

link at the bottom.


Click the link:

Answer the yes/no questions. Check your answers.


Click the link:

Write the answers to the questions. Click 1 / 10 to go to the next question.


Click the link:

The answer is given. You ask the question.

Hints will help if you need it.


Click the link:

Click the arrow in the gray oval.

Write the sentence that is read. Check your spelling.

There are 10 sentences to be written.


To say “Kill two birds with one stone” is using figurative language.

What does it mean?  If you don’t know, look it up.

Write a paragraph about a time you or someone you know

“killed two birds with one stone.”








  • Text or call on School Status if you need help or just to ask a question. You may also schedule a time to video chat on Zoom. 








You may pick up FREE Meals for children 18 and under at CHICKASAW ELEM on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10:00-12:00.

NO ID is required and children must be present.

Drive Thru Pick Up.

Adults may purchase meals for $3.00

Exact Change is required.


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