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 first quarter of studies. 

ELA

By the end of the quarter, students should be able to determine, with supporting details, the theme of a story, play or drama.  Students should be able to determine, with supporting details, the main idea of a story.  Students will also be learning other things like text structure, Greek and Latin Affixes and roots, poetry, idioms, commas, quotations marks, relative pronouns and adverbs.   

Math

By the end of the quarter, students should be able to determine the relationship between two fractions by determining if they are equivalent.  Students should be able to compare fractions and multiply by whole numbers as well.  Students should be able to convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.  Students will learn about decimal notation and line plots.   

Science

We will be learning about Health and Fitness and Lunar Movement.

Social Studies

We will be studying and learning about Native Americans.  

 




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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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