• Ms. Stephens' 4th Grade Literacy

    Here are some of my favorite quotes about education:

    "Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own." -- Nikos Kazantzakis

    "Thought flows in terms of stories -- stories about events, stories about people, and stories about intentions and achievements. The best teachers are the best storytellers. We learn in the form of stories." -- Frank Smith

    "Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming." -- Goethe

    "They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel." - Carol Buchner

    "Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three." --Confucius

    "The greatest sign of a success for a teacher...is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." -- Maria Montessori

    Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -- Benjamin Franklin

    "A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank...but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child." -- unknown


Discussion Topics

  • Good job, students!

    Posted by Charlene Koonce on 11/16/2008 4:56:00 PM
    Students have been working hard on their writing skills.  They have just finished the 4th book out of seven in the C.S. Lewis "Chronicles of Narnia" series, as well as reading other books during guided and independent reading. Keep up the great work!
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  • 5th Grade Literacy

    Posted by Charlene Koonce on 10/5/2008 9:24:00 PM
    The students enjoyed Fun Friday on October 3.  Each 5th grade homeroom teacher chose different rewards for good behavior, and my homeroom got to watch a movie, have refreshments, and chat with their friends for one hour.  We schedule Fun Fridays every 3 weeks to reward those students who have good behavior and are working hard in class every day. Keep up the good work, 5th graders! CK
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  • The Horse and His Boy

    Posted by Charlene Koonce on 9/28/2008 8:17:00 PM

    This week, we continue our author study of C.S. Lewis and begin our third novel in the Chronicles of Narnia series. The Horse and His Boy takes place in Narnia during the Golden Age of Narnia, when Peter is High King.  Shasta, a boy who discovers he is not the son of the man who he believed was his father, decides to run away to Narnia...to the North. When he is mistaken for another runaway, Shasta discovers who he really is and finds his real father.

    The books in this series are:

    The Magician's Nephew

    The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

    The Horse and His Boy

    Prince Caspian

    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    The Silver Chair

    The Last Battle

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  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

    Posted by Charlene Koonce on 9/23/2008 9:51:00 PM
    I really enjoyed the projects my students turned in this week and last week. They were assigned to create a wardrobe like the one in the C.S. Lewis novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  The students were very creative, using materials found around the house such as cereal boxes, shoe boxes and other cardboard boxes. Thanks to the parents who got involved and went out on a limb and actually helped their children build wooden wardrobes !!! I'm very proud of all my students. We look forward to the next novel in our author study.  CK
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  • Stephens, Charlene

    Business: 706-857-6660
    Email: cstephens@chattooga.k12.ga.us
    Address: Summerville,GA 30747
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