1st Notebook Check, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019
These pages will be checked for completion. This grade is a major assignment grades. Warm-ups can be found under the ELA Notebook tab.
My name is Kelly Bell Smith. I got married at the end of last school year to my high school best friend. This is my 13th year teaching. I have taught 8th grade for 1 year and 7th grade for 11 years. I have taught Math, Social Studies and Language Arts. This year I have the pleasure of teaching 6th grade LA!!! I am very excited about this school year.
I have four children. Andrew (22) is a graduate of Thomson High School. Andrew works at David M. Parker Exterminating. Abbie (17) is a 12th grader at THS. Jake (21) is a graduate of Thomson High School and currently a Sophomore at the College of Coastal Ga in Brunswick. Caroline (15) is an 10th grader at THS.
I have lived in this community since 1988 and love it.
Prior to teaching, I worked for the Department of Human Resources in several area counties. However, I knew that I wanted to be in the classroom. You could say it was a calling for me. I truly enjoy spending time with your children. This age is such a fun age. I know many people cringe at the thought of teaching middle school but I disagree. Although they are going through puberty and are trying to be independent, they are still kids in so many ways.
I enjoy talking with your children and having a positive relationship with them. I LOVE the looks on their faces when they "get it" in class. The pride and excitement is contagious. Thank you for sharing them with me each day.