Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Child Development-Meredith College K-6 Certification-Meredith College
Mrs. Stephanie Eller
Welcome Boger Beacons! I am looking forward to the 2021-2022 school year! This is my 22nd year teaching third grade. I graduated from Meredith College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development with a K-6 certification. I have been teaching at Boger since it opened 15 years ago. I am married and have two children that attended Boger. My son is graduationg from UNCC in December and my daughter is a senior at Appalachian State University. I love teaching and spending time with my family and friends! Here on my webpage, you will be able to find information about our classroom and resources you can use at home. I am looking forward to having another great year at Boger!
Please take advantage of these online resources at home Your child knows how to access/use each of these resources.
- Raz-Kids: Leveled books and quizzes
- iReady Reading & Math: instruction on your child’s academic level
- Multiplication.com-quizzes to practice addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts
Reader’s Workshop: This month we will be launching Reader’s Workshop by establishing classroom reading expectations. Mini-lessons will focus on how to select “just right” books, reviewing qualities of effective readers, building reading stamina, asking questions before/during/after reading, and studying how character’s actions contribute to the plot of the story. Students will use their reading journal to respond to text.
Writing: Our first unit is on narrative writing. We will read/study mentor texts to help students develop character’s traits, feelings, motivation, and mood through descriptive words/details in their writing.
Math Workshop: In math workshop we will be establishing classroom procedures and expectations so we can spend maximum time fully engaged in learning activities to promote higher level thinking. This month we will focus on understanding multiplication strategies (repeated addition, making equal groups, arrays, skip counting), using algorithms, and multiplying one-digit numbers by multiples of 10. Your child will begin multiplying by 0, 1, 2, 5, 10, and 11.
Science: Our first unit in science is the Human Body. We will be focusing on skeletal systems, muscular systems, skin, heart, and digestive system. The students will even get to explore owl pellets! Students will record observations and new understandings in their science journals.
Daily Routine7:45-8:15am Morning Arrival
8:15-8:50am Restorative Circle and Morning Announcements
11:10-11:30am Read Aloud
1:15-1:45pm Beacon Block
2:15-2:45pm Science/Social Studies
2:45-3:00pm Afternoon Dismissal
Day 1 Music
Day 2 Art
Day 3 PE
Day 4 Maker Space
Day 5 Guidance
Day 6 Mindful Movement (1st/3rd) or Media (2nd/4th)