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