Because of a focus on teamwork, teachers starting the new year continuing summer collaborations are finding that making plans and setting up classrooms is exciting.
At Jackson Elementary School in Butts County, the fifth grade teaching team are working together to make their year with a new curriculum and new rooms as much fun as possible so that students will have a seamless experience and love learning.
“This whole team has worked together all summer long,” Jackson Elementary School Principal Sheila Barlow said. “They taught summer school and kindergarten camp.”
The first day for faculty and staff was August 1. The team was well ahead of schedule in room preparation due to teacher collaboration, and will continue working together teaching social studies, science, math, and English.
“Our goals for this grade level are to build teamwork and see the students experience success so they want to continue to grow and improve, to take responsibility for their learning,” said teacher Tessa Yarbrough. “For instance, we do math fluency games and they earn rewards. It’s a new year all the way around. It’s going to be a good year.”