Mrs. Adams is a graduate from the University of South Florida. She is married and has 4 children. Their ages are 13, 11, and 6 year old twins (boy and girl). In her spare time, which she has very little of, she likes to do absolutely nothing!!!! She would like to challenge all of her students to return to Snively Elementary as mentors to new students in the years to come.
I started as a paraprofessional and then a Compass Lab Manager. While working, I was studying for my Bachelors Degree. I graduated from Warner Southern College in Lake Wales. I am happily married and have two wonderful children. My son attends Florida State University as a Computer Science major. Go Noles!! My daughter attends middle school and is on a competitive dance team. I am a very busy Mom and devoted teacher.
A major focus in the life of a third grade student is on reading and math skills. Of course spelling, writing/grammar, handwriting, Social Studies, and Science lessons are included throughout the day/week. Our school has a new program this year called Accelerated Reading to help with reading comprehension skills. Students check out books according to their reading levels. They have a choice to either read the books independently, with a partner, or listen to the teacher read aloud the story. When finished they use the computer to take a comprehension test. Several of our students spend an hour daily with Mrs. Windham’s Spell, P.A.T. Read program. Our classrooms also contain a tape assisted reading program which helps students with fluency in reading. Twice a week students go to the computer labs to work on their reading skills using the Compass Learning Odyssey website. And, students are using the Harcourt Trophies reading texts based on their reading level in the classroom which focuses on phonics, grammar, reading skills, vocabulary, and comprehension. Our math curriculum is another large focus of our day. Many skills are covered some of which include telling time, money, probability, capacity, multiplication, division, etc. To round out our day students also attend one or two of the following specials each day: Physical Education, Science Lab, Art, Music, or Computer Labs.
Our Favorite Links For Students
FCAT Explorer http://www.fcatexplorer.com/
Compass Learning http://www.compasslearningodyssey.com
Oswego Interactive Math Games http://www.oswego.org/staff/cchamber/techno/games.htm
Harcourt Publishers Learning Site http://www.harcourtschool.com/index.html
Scholastic School Learning Site http://www.scholastic.com
Toon University http://www.toonuniversity.com
Our Favorite Links For Parents
Florida Department of Education Sample FCAT Questions http://www.firn.edu/doe/sas/fcatrelease.html
Florida Department of Education Main Internet Site http://www.fldoe.org/Default.asp?bhcp=1
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- Six (6) folders with brads
- Two (2) glue sticks
- One (1) box of pencils (12 pack)
- Two (2) spiral single subject notebooks with perforated edges
- 300 sheets of notebook paper (wide ruled)