EL News/Noticias EL/أخبار EL
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. I will be available from 10:00 - 11:30 on Monday through Friday to answer questions and offer suggestions for working with your child. You will be able to contact me through an online program called Zoom or text me through School Status. If you click on this link, https://zoom.us/j/619220839 it will take you to me on Zoom where we can video chat.
I will add new activities and websites for practice each week. Please remember these are suggested activities to encourage them to practice speaking, writing, listening to, and reading English.
If internet is not available to 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.
I will update my website weekly to please check back for more activities and information. Please stay inside and 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!
Grades K EL PRACTICE FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 30 - APRIL 3
|Tell someone in your family the story of Sylvester|
Play a game with rhyming words
|Write a sentence about what you would wish for if you found a magic pebble.|
dance to Kidz Bop Shuffle
Grades 1-2 EL PRACTICE FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 3
Reading: Poem- "Cat Act." Use visualization to understand text. Draw pictures of what you imagine.
Writing. Imagine a cat doing something that would be hard for a cat to do.
Write what you see in your imagination.
Listening - Lapis, the Egyptian Cat. https://www.storynory.com/lapis-the-egyptian-cat/
Speaking - Tell someone in your family your story the story about Lapis
dance to Kidz Bop Shuffle
Grade 3-4 EL PRACTICE FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 3
Reading: "Dolphins on Duty"
Writing. Write about one of the choices in "Continue the Learning Journey" found at the end of the article.
Listening: Video on bottlenose dolphins
Speaking: Tell a family member three things you learned from the article and video.
FUN FRIDAY: Play Coral Reef on Funbrain.
https://www.funbrain.com/games/tinybop-schools-coral-reef or dance to the Kidz Bop Shuffle
CONTACT ME TO ANSWER QUESTIONS
- 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. https://zoom.us/j/3635739042
(You will be asked to Open zoom.us. Click on that button.)
I will be available at the times below or by appointment.
PARENTS & STUDENTS: M-F 10- 11:30
GEN ED TEACHERS: M-F 11:30 – 12:00
CURBSIDE LUNCH PICKUP:
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.