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, 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.


In Literacy this quarter we will be learning about a few things.  We will be starting off with being able to describe the setting in a story and being able to use that to determine how it affects how the character feels, acts, says and thoughts.  We will work on determining the meaning of a word based on how it is used within the text.   We will work with being able to determine the theme and main idea in a passage or story.  We will finish the quarter with working on being able to explain events, procedure and ideas within a story and the text structure.  We will also take a look at inferencing and referring back to text. 


We will be working on our narrative writing and being able to write about things in our lives that have happened to us.  Towards the end of the quarter, we will move into our research part of our writing. 


Multiplication is a big part of our curriculum.  Knowing them will help in everything we do this year.  Please practice them as much as possible.  We will work on factors, multiples, prime and composite to start the year.  Then we will move on to multiplicative word problems, area and perimeter, graphing data, multiplying numbers by ten, place value, adding and subtracting within one-hundred thousand, and word two-step word problems.

Social Studies

We are working on Community Building and NC Geography


We are working on matter and energy in motion.  


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