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    Welcome to My Website!
    My name is Bunny Coates and I am the new Primary Reading Teacher in both Mrs. Kreger's and Ms. Jones's wonderful first grade classrooms.  I have been a regular substitute teacher at Southwest for ten years, and am currently pursuing my Masters of Arts and Teaching degree at Salem College. 

    It has been a true pleasure getting to know each child better and we always  enjoy the books we read in our guided reading groups.  Our reading groups have been reviewing High Frequency Words, reading both fiction and non-fiction books, and learning lots of wonderful new vocabulary words.  I am an avid reader myself who usually has at least two books on my bedside table and a book in the car, so I can read whenever I have a few quiet moments.


     I really believe that we should never stop learning and that reading allows children to learn, explore, and expand their imagination and creativity, so encourage your children to "Read, read, read!"


    My husband, Wayne, and I have two wonderful sons - Jeff graduated from the College of Charleston in 2005 and is living and working in Charleston, and Spencer is a sophomore at the University of Tennessee and loves being in Knoxville and being part of an SCC school. We moved to Clemmons from Charlottesville, VA in 2000, and we absolutely love being here.  North Carolina is a wonderful place to call home.