MSCS teachers make final preparations for new school year
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Preparations are underway for Snowden School’s first-grade teacher, Ms. Emmons, who’s getting ready to welcome her 24 first-grade friends back to the classroom Monday.
“The kids are going to sit very little because we’re gonna be up and moving so much,” said Shannon Emmons, MSCS first-grade teacher.
Ms. Emmons said she sets her classroom up to be interactive with her students.
She uses charts and teaches from her classroom’s “living room” with a wide selection of fun reading materials.
“I love my classroom library. I have it organized into fiction and nonfiction and in chapter books. And I want to have a wide range of books so that kids can always find something to read,” said Emmons.
This year, students will also get their hands on a new math book called enVision, a purchase included in the $44.9 million in academic investments that MSCS board for the 2023-24 fiscal year.
“All the lessons have these little videos online so that the kids can go home and watch it and I can assign it to them individually. So, if there’s a kid who needs something more advanced, I can do that,” said Emmon.
So whether it’s a new tool for education or a cool activity to teach literacy, her mission is to inspire her lil’ learners every day.
“So when I think about my kids, I want to think about things that are going to make them love school and be memorable so when they go home at the end of the day, they have a great story to tell,” said Emmons.
Memphis Shelby County Schools starts Monday, August 7th.
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