Sara Gill
EL Teacher, Olive Branch Elementary & Center Hill Elementary
Staff
662.893.1221

About Me

Education: I attended Mississippi State University and received a degree in Elementary Education and Teaching English as a Second Language. 

Experience: I have been an elementary teacher for 6 years. I was a General Ed. teacher for 1st grade, then moved to the Desoto County area to live with my husband and joined Desoto County Schools. Since then I have worked with students from K-5 in multiple schools including Pleasant Hill Elementary, Southaven Elementary, Olive Branch Elementary, Olive Branch Intermediate, and Center Hill Elementary.

Bio: I have been passionate about teaching since a very young age. Because most of my family speaks a language different from English I learned early on to appreciate the effort and time it takes to learn a new language, especially when you are surrounded by a language you cannot quite grasp. I honed that interest into my teaching career. I strive to give students the environment to grow and explore the English language. My goal is to help students become part of their local communities and gain confidence in their communication.

I currently live in Olive Branch with my husband and two cats. I like reading books, playing Pokemon Go, and making podcasts.


Learning Websites

Get Epic (Reading, Listening)

https://www.getepic.com/

BrainPOP (Reading, Writing)

https://www.brainpop.com

 

Starfall (Reading)

https://www.starfall.com

 

Duolingo (Speaking, Listening, Reading)

https://www.duolingo.com/

 

ESL Games (For parents)

https://esl-kids.com/eslgames/eslgames.html

 

Go Noodle (Great for exercise and moving around)

https://app.gonoodle.com/login


 

Speaking Practice

Weekly questions will be posted here. Answer at least one question of your choice. You can answer as many questions as you wish. Post your answers to these weekly questions on Flipgrid!

 https://flipgrid.com/5e19b7d2

Week 1 Questions

What is your least favorite fast food restaurant and why?

Does fast food taste good or bad? Why?

Why is fast food so popular?

What is a food that people think is healthy but really isn’t?

Announcements

Activities

Hello parents and students! Our summer vacation has begun, but we still have opportunities to learn! I have a list of websites with activities that can help your child continue to practice their skills over the summer until we start school again in the fall.

 

School Meals

 

Meals will continue to be given out during the summer. I will update with the specific days once I learn that information.

 

If You Need Help or Have Questions

 

I no longer host Zoom meetings. However, I am always available by phone and email. Please contact me at anytime if you have questions about lessons or school.