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Hello and Welcome!
Hello! My name is Laura Triplett. I am a first-year teacher at Southaven Intermediate School! I am so excited to be working as an EL teacher!
I am from Hernando, MS and graduated from Mississippi State University. #HAILSTATE I originally received a business degree, but I think I have found my calling in teaching!
English Language Learners focus on four key skills to grow their proficiency in the English language. Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening. In my classroom we work to grow each of these skills in many different ways. Students are encouraged to use their resources around my classroom and their world to better communicate and grow their English language skills.
I have had such a great year so far and I can't wait to finish out the year strong!
During this time I know you may have many questions. I will be available through School Status and email Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. Every Thursday from 2 pm - 3 pm I'll be on Zoom with the other SIS EL teachers!. Click here to Zoom with us! If you need to Zoom at a different time, please reach out and I can schedule a meeting! Tuesdays and Fridays I will be available to Zoom with teachers by appointment starting at 10:30 am.
As a result of Governor Tate Reeves' announcement, DeSoto County Schools will continue distance learning for the rest of the semester. The semester will end on May 21, 2020.
A message from Ms. Triplett:
I miss you all so much! I cannot wait until
we are back in our classroom together again!
Until then I thought we could continue to
communicate! I made a new Flipgrid and added a
personal message from me to you! Go check it
out and send me a response! Click the picture to go to
At SIS we are lucky enough to have a great resource in Pearson Realize and Words Their Way. All 5th grade EL students have been using this website most of the year! They are working on different content on their different levels! Feel free to connect at home and watch your student progress!
This link takes you to a video tutorial for how to access Pearson Realize.
Practice finding adverbs (words that describe or change a verb in the sentence) by playing GimKit!
For example, in the sentence below the word 'always' is an adverb:
My dog always barks at strangers.
Remember the questions repeat themselves, so if you get the answer wrong click 'View Correct Answer' so you can get the points the next time!
Click the GimKit picture to go to the game!
Language Lesson For This Week
We ALL are living through history RIGHT. NOW! This virus and this pandemic will shape history and will have lasting effects on our lifetimes. You all will be telling your grandparents about what it was like to be a kid during the 2020 pandemic. This week we are going to do activities that will create a time capsule that you can look back on in the future to see what your life was like during this time!
ReadingRead the article below explaining how things are changing for kids like you because of the virus. Find words you do not know and look them up! Try to think of other things that may be changing or that you know have changed because of social distancing.
After reading, click here to hear from some kids your age talk about what the Corona Virus is and how their lives are affected. How are you similar and different from these kids. How has your life changed during this time?
Now I need you to tell me about your life during this time! You've read about how the virus has affected sports. You listened to how it has affected other kids now tell me how it's affected you! How has your life changed or what have you had to do differently because of social distancing? Remember to write a lot! You'll want to look back at this! Use the boxes below to send me what you write! Put your name as the subject!
SpeakingClick here to send me a FlipGrid telling me about what you just wrote! I want to see you and trust me, you will love to look back when you're older to see what you looked like and what you had to say!