with Mrs. Drayton
Dutch Fork Elementary School, The Academy of Environmental Sciences, Title I
- letter from Mrs. D
- Girls on the Run flyer
Remind 101 AM (homeroom) Class
Remind 101 PM Class
Letter from Miss Miller, Our Part-time Student Teacher
My name is Kelly Miller and I am a senior Elementary Education major at the University of South Carolina and I am working toward earning my teaching license. This semester I am very lucky to be an intern in your child’s class with Mrs. Drayton. I will be in the classroom every Wednesday and Thursday for the first half of the year.
A little bit about me: I grew up right outside of Washington DC and now live in an apartment near USC’s campus with four other roommates and my dog, Bettis. Outside of school, I work at All Star Gymnastics in Irmo as a summer camp counselor, after school counselor, and gymnastics coach. My favorite place to read is outside. In my free time I love to travel, run, and go to the beach!
Fifth grade is a great year! I’m excited to be learning along with your child as I prepare to have my own class after I graduate. This fall is going to be so much fun and I look forward to getting to know everyone.
Miss Kelly Miller
Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule shared reading
- I think.../I learned...
- I wonder...
- I feel...
Student Testimonies: The First Week Back
"I liked it because it was fun seeing all my friends again and getting to know my teachers better." -Lydia
"I got to meet friends and I learned more about Mrs. Drayton and Miss Miller and everybody in the classroom." - Camilia
"It was fun and I had a good time because I got to learn stuff like how to stay focused." -Justin B
"New and kind of challenging" - Hayden
"I think that it is interesting and kind of different. I like to switch classes." -Tamia
"I learned that fifth grade is a lot of challenges and they are tough, but they are good." -Rahmear
"Fifth grade has been really fun, but kind of challenging."- Spencer
"I'm learning lots of new things." -Quentin
During our first week back we have been...
- building community by sharing information about ourselves through books and artifacts
- determining how to select good books
- establishing procedures for independent reading
- investigating perspective and how different points of view impact our understanding of history
- tracking our thinking while reading
- writing "Where I'm From" poems
- selecting personal reading goals for August & September (see your child's Reading tab in his or her binder)