I am so excited to be teaching 3rd grade at DeSoto Central Elementary. To have a place of growing knowledge and acceptance is what I want for my classroom. I hope that we will be able to work towards a successful year together.
I was born and raised in Columbus, MS, and graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Elementary Education, grades Kindergarten-8th. I am also National Board Certified. I have two amazing boys! Jordan is in 5th grade and Gage is in 3rd grade at DCES. They keep our family extremely busy with baseball and basketball, but we wouldn't have it any other way.
Teaching has always been a passion for me. I have a love for learning and I hope that my students will also learn to love learning as much as I do. By making the classroom a safe, fun, and disciplined place for my students, I know that they will enjoy coming into our classroom and learning something NEW every day! I feel that all children are different and require attention and affection for them to flourish. I will strive to be that for each of my students; as an educator who loves each child that walks in her door and gives each one of them not only an education but a passion to learn.
This year will definitely be a fun year, but as in every school year, things can and will come up. I believe that a successful year starts with an open communication line between parents and teachers. Please feel free to text, call or email me when needed.
7:55-8:30 Morning Conversations/ STEM
8:30-9:00 Read Aloud/ Morning Meeting
9:00- 9:30 Whole Group
9:30- 10:20 Stations/Conference
10:25- 11:10 Activity
10:25- 12:00 Grammar/Writing
(Please wear tennis shoes)
Links to HELP you!
- Lunch Menu
- Mrs. McMurphy's Scholastic Class Code: N839T
- MyOn Reading Username: Student MSIS # (same as lunch account) Password: Student MSIS #
- Starwalk/Ebooks Username: desoto Password: desoto
- ERC Library Free Reading Practice!!
- ReadTheory This is a great site for your child to practice working on his/her reading and comprehension. Username and password will be sent home with student in folder.
September 11th: Progress Reports Go Home
September 23rd-27th: Book Fair Week
September 24th: Fall Pictures
September 30th: JAG FUN RUN Kickoff
Sept. 30th-Oct. 6th: Homecoming Week
Monday-Red, White & Blue Day
Tuesday- Tacky Tourist Day
Wednesday- Twin Day
Thursday- Throwback Thursday
Friday- Spirit Day
October 3rd: DC Homecoming Parade
October 4th: Homecoming Football Game
October 9th: JAG FUN RUN
October 11th: 3rd Grade Zoo Field Trip
October 14th: Columbus Day Holiday
October 17th: Report Cards Go Home
October 25th: 1st Team Breakfast Celebration
October 29th: Guest Reader Day/ Dress for Sucess
**Parents please check ClassDojo for newsletters, important events and announcements! I will also be posting pictures of the students working hard and having fun while learning!
**My website will be updated each week. Daily information will be sent via ClassDojo. This is the most effective way way to keep you up to date.
**Please see that your child eats breakfast and remind your child to pack a snack and water each day.
**All transportation changes must be made in writing. I can not take transportation changes over the phone, email, ClassDojo, or text.
**Please do not send your child to school sick. Please review the DCES PARENT HANDBOOK for our policy on sick children. I know it is inconvenient, but please consider the well being of the entire class.
Here are some things that we could use in our classroom......
- HP Printer ink 63 (black and colored)
- Scotch thermal laminating pouches
- Walgreens giftcards for getting pictures developed
- Hanging file folders
- Candy for treats for students
- Post-it notes
- Hot Glue Gun sticks
- Colored copy paper
- Gift cards from Target, Walmart, or Knowledge Tree for supplies and crafts in our classroom.