Hi, I’m Carrie Jones. I am an elementary teacher in a suburb of Atlanta.

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I have been teaching for 14 years. For the past 7 years, I have taught second grade and I love my little buddies. However, I had experience teaching various grade levels before that.

Originally, I started teaching in kindergarten and I believed that I was the quintessential kindergarten teacher because I enjoy everything about that age, including the curriculum and singing everything with them. I was fortunate enough to teach kindergarten for a few years. However, as time moved on, I taught different grades due to various circumstances.

Along the way, I taught first grade as well as a remediation program with the upper elementary grades. All the while, I was hoping to stay in the younger grades so that they would be glad to sing with me. Lo and behold, I found out that second graders love to sing too! (And…if the song was jazzy enough, then the 4th and 5th graders enjoyed it too!)  I discovered that I love everything about second grade!

You know how you get a song stuck in your head?

My goal is to sing and chant skills, strategies, and content so that the kids
1 ~ smile while they are learning,
2 ~ accidentally sing the songs at home, and, eventually,
3 ~ have the songs “stuck in their heads.”

After all, we want them to retain all that they have learned. Wouldn’t you agree?

Here is a picture of my cute family. They are super great cheerleaders.

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My husband is a high school math and science teacher with a PhD from Georgia Tech in Environmental Engineering. So, he certainly knows what he is talking about.

My daughter is a sophomore in college. Her major is Music Education. She is a percussionist and loves “all things marimba” in particular.

Thanks for stopping by. Please use the following form to contact me.

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2 comments

  1. Carrie is a fabulous fun-loving teacher who incorporates a lot of singing, dancing and hands on learning in her classroom. She is well loved by her students, parents, but mostly by her 2nd grade team. Carrie is our cheerleader, someone you can always count on to treat you with encouragement, a smile, unconditional love and to those who know and love her best a high kick and sparkle fingers! I should know I have the privilege of teaching right beside her. I hate to admit, but I have had some students say, " I wish I was in Mrs. Jones' class!" I lam so proud of you Carrie and happy to support you in this venture.

  2. Carrie says:

    Wow, Tracey! Thank you for your VERY kind words!! I love y'all too! As a matter of fact, I often wish I could be like you…always thinking WAY ahead lesson-wise and team-wise. I'm too busy enjoying the process, but you are getting it all done! Thanks for making us laugh all of the time. You make everything seem so funny! It is a privilege to teach next to you as well.

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