Ms. Cathy Naylor-2nd Grade

Phone: 704-260-6290 . Ext 26510

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. - Elementary Education; Reading /Language Arts Daemen College, NY M.Ed. - Elementary Education; Reading/Language Arts UGA, GA

Ms. Cathy Naylor-2nd Grade

   

MONDAY, MARCH 16:

GREAT RESOURCE ON OUR SCHOOL WEBSITE: Home Page, Right Side, 2nd Box Down: EXTENDED HOME LEARNING!  CHOICE FOR STUDENTS IN BOTH MATH AND READING: THEY SHOULD TRY TO DO ONE OF EACH EVERY DAY.  THEY MAY CHOOSE THE ASSIGNMENT THEY LIKE BEST.  

Dear Parents, 

      Please find in your child's purple folder the literature about the ONE SCHOOL, ONE BOOK reading program.  This is a fun new program that will be the new focus of our literary and reading comprehension studies.  Also, continue to check for me class emails for important updates and more activities for my students, as these days go by.  Please check for an additional email from me, regarding those additional activity-websites I mentioned in my earlier email tonight.  Thank you for your continued support!

 

AN INTRODUCTION

     Hello.  My name is Cathy Naylor, and I recently moved down to Charlotte from Williamsburg, VA.   I am delighted to be living and working in this part of the country. I have taught elementary school for 30+ years and have written children's stories and songs of various genres for even longer.  I have taught in numerous school systems, and have a passion for working with children of all ages. About 25 years ago I began writing story lines and soundtracks for my own language/performing arts theatre program.   I have always directed these original musicals (developed, scripted, and staged by the students themselves) for my school community, and often as dinner theatre productions. I have used many of the learning strategies in this language/performing arts program, in order to enhance all areas of the curriculum.  

     There have been many classroom procedures and philosophies over the years in Education, but the one truth that remains steadfast is that children need to love learning and enjoy coming to school in order to succeed.   I feel blessed to be in a profession that allows me to be a lifelong learner along with my students. They are my daily inspiration, as we go through this learning journey together.  

     One great motivation for me to move to Charlotte was that I would be living near my son, Alex, and his wife, Tyler.  They are two loves of my life, along with my parents and other family members, who are close enough to visit regularly.  

     I am excited about getting started with your 2nd Grade children, and look forward to knowing each of you as we collaborate to make this a great school year.  Please feel free to contact me throughout the year if you have any questions.  

      My best, as always,

      Cathy Naylor