Favorite Quotes:

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” Clay P. Bedford

“A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell where his influence stops.” Henry Adams

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fun learning games and websites

This is my website that has links to fun math, science, social studies, and english games and websites for fourth graders. It's all right there on the site for you, so click the link below to go get your learn on!


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

WMES, Mrs. Casey's fourth grade students, and Mrs. Roberts' first grade students: I will miss you!

I have so enjoyed my time with you all! It is because of you all that I will be able to be a better teacher in my own classroom someday! Thank you for being great listeners, learners, and students! See you May 19th for fourth grade GRADUATION!

Update: About Me!

Morgan County Schools are closed today due to severe weather. As I heard the news of our closing this morning, I quickly started a list of things in my head that I could accomplish today because graduation is just around the corner... this Saturday! I have lots of household chores to get done as well as finish writing some thank you cards and pack the student's goodies. With that being said, I only have one day of my internship left at West Morgan Elementary school. Saturday I will be officially finished at Athens State University and then looking for a job as an elementary school teacher. I am so excited as I begin this new journey! I am also going to miss all the students and faculty at WMES! I have always felt so driven to impact the lives of my students, and during my internship, I have discovered that they will make a bigger impact on my life! This brings me to my updated "About Me" section. You can also find this along the right side of my blog.

About Me: My name is Meagan Thompson, and I am 27 years old. My dream has always been to become an elementary school teacher. My parents have always told me that was my gift, and I definitely feel it is too. I took my basics and graduated from Calhoun Community College and then transferred to Athens State University. Since my time at Athens State University, I have learned so much! I am so truly blessed to have an amazing husband and family who supports me. I grow more excited every day as I think about the journey ahead including having my own classroom one day! I cannot wait to be able to apply the knowledge I have gained as well make an impact in students lives, yet internship has taught me that they will make an even bigger impact on mine!

"You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way!" Dr. Suess

Friendly Folders: A Second Grade takeaway

I am in my last weeks of internship right now. I have finished my fulltime teaching in Mrs. Casey's class, so she is allowing me to visit grades I haven't got the opportunity to observe in other field experiences. First on the list was second grade. I visited Mrs. Stephens' class, and I observed several lessons, activities, and ideas that I would certainly incorporate in my future classroom.  Mrs. Stephens' students write friendly letters every week to someone in their family. Their letters are all kept in their friendly folders, and it is just a great way to practice writing friendly letters correctly, pay attention to capitalization, and punctuation. I think this is a great thing to incorporate into any classroom and any grade. I really like that students get weekly practice, and it also provides parents and other family members with examples of their student's work. I think it is also a great way for teachers' to look back at students previous work to see their growth or areas for improvement.


Book of idioms: A Second Grade Takeaway

Mrs. Stephens' class also made a book of idioms. Here are just a few pictures. I thought adding illustration to the study of idioms was a great way to ensure students' made personal connections. Not to mention, it makes a great addition and visual to the classroom library!

Arthur: A Second Grade TakeAway

Number one on my takeaway list is Arthur! I LOVED this idea, and it is definitely something I will use in my future classroom! The students' rotate taking Arthur home every night. They get to take Arthur everywhere! Arthur eats supper with them, goes to practices or games, and he even tucks them in. Then the students' write a letter to the class about something they did with Arthur that night. Some even include pictures of their happenings with Arthur. Just this year in Mrs. Stephens' second grade class, Arthur has went to a Braves game, rode on a motorcycle, went to little league games and practices, ate at tones of local restaurants, read several bedtime stories, and the list goes on!