News from Ms. Iles' Room

Week of September 3 - September 6, 2013

What have we been up to?

What have we been up to, you ask? We are beginning to learning our way around the building. We met all the related arts teachers and our mainstream teachers. Ms. Iles gave placement tests for reading, writing, and math. Mrs. Foster and Mrs. Kennedy take us to related arts and our mainstream classes every day. Mrs. Parsons began working with us on our speech and language goals. We got new books and workbooks and have started working on reading, writing, and math. We have learned how to get on Raz-Kids and read books on the computer. We have even managed to squeeze in recess and free time activities!

Find Your Passion

This year's school-wide theme is Find Your Passion. We will be talking about what it means to find your passion. By the end of the school year, I hope that each student will find their passion. Wish List

Instead of asking for school supplies that we don't use, I have created a wish list on From Theraputty for strengthening little hands and fingers to books that help teach social skills, you will find items that will benefit our students directly. Many of these items can be used year after year. You can purchase these items from and the items will be shipped directly to the school, or you can use this list to shop around and find a better deal. If you look closely at each item I have added comments to many of the items. I indicated that some items can be new or used. For certain items, I indicated how many students the item will benefit at this time if not the entire class. I will continue to add items to this wish list throughout the year.

PTA Meeting/Open House

Thursday, Sep. 12th, 6pm

Stone Academy of Communication Arts, Greenville, SC

Greenville, SC

Arty Dance Party

Friday, Sep. 13th, 4-6pm

Stone Academy of Communication Arts, Greenville, SC

Greenville, SC

About Ms. Iles

I am originally from Westerville, Ohio so I'm a Buckeye fan! I graduated from Converse College in May of 1999. I taught one year at Wade Hampton Elementary before it closed. In August of 2000 I began teaching at Stone Academy of Communication Arts. I fell in love with Stone Academy and decided that this is where I wanted to teach. The arts integrated curriculum offers great opportunities for my special education students. I have taught moderately disabled students with autism, emotionally disabled students, and learning disabled students. Currently, I am teaching a specialized learning disabled class for students with neurological impairments. I am a diy/home improvement junkie. Mid-Century Modern is my favorite style. I played soccer and softball in high school. I love watching and playing sports. Especially NASCAR racing and football. I enjoy metal detecting, relaxing with my dogs, and driving tractors around the farm. This month I will begin work on my Master's Degree from Southern Wesleyan University.