Welcome to the new school year! My name is Mrs. Burke, and I am looking forward to working with you and your child. I graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. I also attended Southeastern University with intentions of obtaining my masters degree in gifted education. I have been teaching for 12 years. The first six years was at Abney Elementary, teaching gifted education grades 1-5. The past six years I have been at Riverside Elementary. I am from the Pearl River community, having graduated from Pearl River High.
My mission statement for this school year is simple: I want all of my students to feel success, which gives them a sense of accomplishment, thus increasing self-esteem.
Goals for this year:
*Strengthen comprehension skills
*Increasing reading fluency and expression
*Use punctuation appropriately
*Understand and apply math terminology
*Use appropraite tools to strategically solve problems
Please keep in mind that learning does not end in the classroom. Here are some ideas you could work on at home:
*Practice math facts at least 5 nights a week
*Read independently for at least 10-15 minutes each night
*Work together to develop study skills that will last a lifetime