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 24th year teaching in Cabarrus County.  I was at Wolf Meadow for 18 years and this will be my sixth year at WR Odell.  I am excited to be on this journey with you.  I have a daughter who attends Kannapolis Middle School in 8th grade and a son who is a Freshman at UNC Pembroke.   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 21 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

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    Class Schedule

    7:35 - 7:50 Morning Meeting

    7:50 -8:40 Letterland and Writing

    8:40 - 9:25 Encore

    9:25 - 10:20  Whole Group/Small Group Reading

    10:20 - 10:50 Science/SS

    10:50 - 11:20 Recess

    11:25 - 11:40 Catch Up Time

    11:45 to 12:10 Lunch

    12:15 -12:45 LED/Mental Math

    12:45 - 2:00 Whole Group/Small Group Math

    2:05 Get ready for Dismissal

    2:10 Dismiss



    Encore Schedule (We are on a 6 day rotation)
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    Digital learning
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    Learn, Serve, Engage
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    Monday:  Blacktop
    Tuesday:  Playground 1
    Wednesday:  Basketball court
    Thursday:  Playground 2
    Friday:  Field
    School Hours:
    Earliest Arrival: 7:05am
    School Hours 7:30am-2:15pm

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 August 21, 2021