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 23rd year teaching in Cabarrus County.  I was at Wolf Meadow for 18 years and this will be my fifth year at WR Odell.  I am excited to be on this journey with you.  I have a daughter who attends Kannapolis Middle School in 7th grade and a son who is a Senior at A. L. Brown High School. 
I am a graduate of Cabarrus County Schools--Go Spiders:) and I earned my BA in Elementary Education at UNCC in 1997.   
A few of my favorite things:
Favorite Drink-Sundrop Slushies
Favorite Food-Mexican or Italian
Favorite Candy-Chocolate covered raisins or marshmallows 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

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    Class Schedule

    7:30 - 8:30---Morning Meeting  

    8:30 - 9:15  ENCORE 

    9:20 - 11:15  Whole Group Instruction      

    9:20 - 9:50   Reading   

    9:50 - 10:20   Math

    10:20 - 10:40  Science

    10:40 - 11:10  Writing

    11:15 - 12:00 Small Groups

    12:00 - 12:30 Lunch

    12:30 - 1:30  Small Groups Continued

    1:30 Virtual Student Dismissal--In Person Recess


    Class Dismissed



    Encore Schedule (We are on a 6 day rotation with Satelite Classes
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    Digital Learning
    School Hours:
    • Earliest Arrival: 7:05am
      School Hours 7:30am-2:15pm
      Remote Learning Hours 7:30 - 1:30

Reading Unit Expectations

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    Reading Units:  (1) Launching Reading Workshop, (2) Nonfiction: Expository Text Structures, (3) Studying Characters Across Series in Book Clubs, (4) Countries Around the World, (5) Biography Book Clubs, (6) Social Issues Book Clubs




Math Unit Expectations


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    Math Units:  (1) Building Mathematical Community & Understanding Equal Groups, (2) Using Data to Solve Problems, (3) Stories with Addition and Subtraction, (4) Making Sense of Multiplication and Division, (5) Reasoning with Shapes and Their Attributes, (6) Applying the Operations to Area and Perimeter, (7) Understanding Fractions as Part of a Whole, (8) Using Tools to Measure Length, Weight, and Capacity, (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 Units:  (1) Earth’s Geographical Patterns, (2) Citizenship and Government, (3) Cultural Diversity, (4) Resources, (5) Historical Perspectives


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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 March 26, 2021