Mr. Sherrill

Hello My Name Is...

Mr. Sherrill

Welcome to My Classroom

    I am truly excited to be here at Jackson Park Elementary School.  I would like to introduce myself and tell you a little about me. My name is Joshua Sherrill. I was born and raised around Kannapolis.  I attended Jackson Park Elementary School from 1st through 3rd grade before moving into the Rowan-Salisbury School System.  I was in the high school graduating class of 1999.  I enjoy reading, exploring nature, and I am passionate about movies.  I enjoy time with family and friends.  
    
    I am excited to make this year a great fourth grade experience for my students.  If you ever need anything please feel free to contact me through email at
joshua.sherrill@kcs.k12.nc.us, Class DOJO or call the school at 704-933-2831.


College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:

    
I attended college at RCCC from 2007-2010 and UNCC from 2010-2014, graduating in May with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. 


Educational Philosophy/Vision:

    I believe that every child has the ability to learn and grow as an individual if they have the right motivation.  I know from experience that in order to grow you need to be challenged in ways that push you out of your comfort zone.  I will motivate each child to push themselves to the edge of their comfort zone and then past it.   I will always be mindful of every students’ need to feel safe, loved, and respected.  I will treat each student so they always feel these things.  My hope for this year is to bring new experiences and fun to learning.  In using this approach I believe we can prepare them for a successful future.

.What We are Studying:

Here is what we will be learning during our fourth quarter of studies.  

ELA

Our ELA time will look a little different this quarter.  We will be reading the book.  Number the Stars by Louis Lowery.  While reading this book we will be covering all the standards that need to be covered in the 4th quarter.  These standards are Main Idea and Theme with details, being able to describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story, be able to explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text and will work on context clues. 

The language standards we will be covering is similes and metaphors, progressive verb tenses, modal auxiliaries, and order adjectives. 

Our writing focus will be on poetry. 

Math

By the end of the quarter, we will have covered all standards and started our review for EOG.  The standards we are covering are conversion, which is converting measurement, measurement word patterns and number and shape patterns.  Once we finish this we will start working on review for our End of Grade Test.    

Science

We will be learning about Animals and their Environment. 

Social Studies

We will be studying and learning about Economics.  


Things parents/guardians can do to help:

    Please have your student read every night for at least 20 minutes.  Reading plays such a big part in all that we do.  Also try to have them practice their multiplication facts in some form.   

Online Resources:

The following websites are ones that we use in the classroom that students can access at home: 

 
  -Front Row  
This is a website that puts articles on their reading level and is a grest way for them to read.  It has math and it puts them on their level as well.
   -Khan Academny
This is a math website.  They are able to practice the math standards that they are working on in class.  It also has videos that can remind them how to solve the problems.
   -Front Row
   -Lexia





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