Welcome to Miss Parker's 4th Grade!
Welcome to 4th Grade! I am very excited to have the opportunity to teach your students. Let's work together!
I will send home weekly newsletters that will include what we're working on that week as well as important dates to remember. These could include tests, field trips, make up days, etc. I will try my best to keep you all informed as to leave little room for questions, BUT, if there are concerns about your student's progress with academics or behavior, please email or call to set up an appointment for a conference. Just a reminder: I can only speak with you about your child.
I graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. I love animals, and I have an adorable Miniature Schnauzer named Millie. I've been playing the piano my whole life, and I love to incorprate music into the everyday classroom. I love to cook, but my favorite hobby is to read! Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite authors, but more of the books I love include The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, What Teachers Make by Taylor Mali, The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, and Tuesday by David Wiesner.
As an educator, my job is to ensure learning. While doing that, I must be humble, make smart choices, and provide a warm and inviting atmosphere alongside structure and high expectations to today’s youth. I believe that autonomy, inner discipline, and encouragement allow students to see and reach success. I also believe in Whole Brain Teaching (WBT). Created by Chris Biffle, Jay Vanderfin, and Chris Rekstad, WBT is a method of teaching which implements seeing, saying, hearing, doing, and feeling. When all five senses are involved in the learning process, they describe the brain as being “maximally operative.” I believe this is important to consider because every child learns differently. Moore founds itself on being "smart" (learning different ways), and this kind of differentiation in the classroom has been proven to be successful in teaching. With a focus on whole-brain in my classroom, and with a focus on Multiple Intelligences at Moore, your child will learn to find the best way possible to learn.