"Accio brain!" - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Welcome to Mrs. Mathis' Webpage,
Summon your brain! I strive to inspire future generations of lifelong readers, writers, speakers, thinkers, and learners by developing their critical and creative minds to confront ideas and issues that we see in our everyday lives. I believe that in order for students to write well, they must also read well - this means taking the time to close read a text by breaking it apart for deeper comphrension, and, of course, to spend more time reading! Through the exploration of various texts, writer's workshop, and thoughtful discourse, students will learn how to break through their comfort zones and accomplish authentic learning - comfort is the enemy of achievement!
My webpage is designed around my core teaching beliefs and is here to provide students ownership in the clasroom, to ensure a safe and positive environment for all learners, keep collaboration alive with parents, colleagues, and community members, as well as push learning past the four walls of our classroom. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason, and I will try my best to keep you all (parents and students alike) up to date on all of the goings-on in the classroom!