All About Me

Phone: 704-260-6030


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Elementary Education

Mrs. Tamara Blackwelder

Hello, my name is Tamara Blackwelder. This will be my 25th year teaching in Cabarrus County.  I was at Wolf Meadow for 18 years and this will be my seventh year at WR Odell.  I am excited to be on this journey with you.  I have a daughter who is a Freshman at AL Brown High School and a son who is a Sophomore at UNC Pembroke.   I am Pup Mom to a Lab-Pitt mix named Thor who is 1 year old. My husband and I both attended and graduated from a Cabarrus County School.  
I am a graduate of Concord High School--Go Spiders:) and I earned my BS in Elementary Education at UNCC in 1997.   I have always lived in the Concord/Kannapolis Area and have been married for 22 years. 
A few of my favorite things:
Favorite Drink-Sundrop Slushies
Favorite Food-Mexican or Italian
Favorite Candy-Chocolate covered raisins or Reese Peanut Butter and Pretzel cups or Dove Chocolate Bars
Favorite Color-Purple
Favorite Sport-Baseball and Track/XC
Favorite Sports Team-Whatever team my children are on
Favorite Pasttime-Spending time with my family and reading
Favorite Subject-Math
Favorite Book- The Outsiders by SE Hinton
I look forward to getting to know your child's favorites throughout the school year:)

Class Schedule

    Dragon Nation

    7:05 - 7:30 Morning Routine

    7:35 - 7:50  Positivity Project and SEL Morning Meeting

    7:50 - 8:15  Letterland

    8:15 - 8:30  Read Aloud

    8:30 - 9:15  Encore

    9:15 - 9:35  Mini Lesson

    9:35 - 10:15  Reading Groups

    10:20 - 10:45  Lunch

    10:45 - 11:00  Transition Time

    11:00 - 11:30  Recess

    11:30 - 11:50 Math Mini Lesson

    11:50 - 12:50 Math Groups

    12:50 -1:20 Writing

    1:20 - 2:00  Science

    2:10 Dismiss

    Recess Schedule

    Monday:  Playground 2    

    Tuesday: Field   

    Wednesday:  Blacktop   

    Thursday:  Playground 1   

    Friday:  Basketball Court

    Encore Schedule

    We rotate on a 6-day schedule so we will not have a specific day for encore.  Our class has been chosen to Satellite which means we will be pushing into 2 other classes for encore. 


    Mrs. Dial’s Group

    Day 1:  PE

    Day 2: Art

    Day 3: Digital Learning

    Day 4: FAM Lab

    Day 5: Learn, Serve, and Engage

    Day 6: Music

    Mrs. Burkhart’s Group

    Day 1: Art

    Day 2: Digital Learning

    Day 3:  FAM Lab

    Day 4:  Learn, Serve and Engage

    Day 5: Music

    Day 6: PE


Reading Unit Expectations

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    Reading and Social Studies: 

    Unit 1: Structures and Functions 

    Unit 2:  Culture and Identity

    Unit 3:  Influence on Community

    Unit 4:  Impact and the Environment



Math Unit Expectations



    Math Units: 

    Unit 1:  Building Mathematical Community & Understanding Equal Groups

    Unit 2:  Using Data to Solve Problems

    Unit 3: Stories with Addition and Subtraction

    Unit 4:   Making Sense of Multiplication and Division

    Unit 5:  Reasoning about Shapes and Their Attributes

    Unit 6:  Applying the Operations to Area and Perimeter

    Unit 7:  Understanding Fractions as Part of a Whole

    Unit 8:  Using Tools to Measure Length, Weight, and Capacity

    Unit 9: Understanding Time


Writing Expectations

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    Writing Units: 

    (1) Crafting True Stories

    (2) Informational Writing

    (3) Reading and Reflecting on Poetry

    (4) Once Upon a Time: Adapting and Writing Fairy Tales

    (5) Changing the World: Persuasive Speeches, Petitions, and Editorials

    (6) Baby Literary Essays


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    Social Studies has been absorbed in Reading Units


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    Science Units: 

    (1) Human Body

    (2) Earth Systems

    (3) Ecosystems: Plants and Soil

    (4) Earth: The Universe

    (5) Matter: Properties and Change

    (6) Energy: Conservation and Transfer

    (7) Forces and Motion


Last Modified on August 25, 2022