Hello! My name is Linda Wright! I hold a Masters of Reading from UNCG and am National Board Certified. I have been working at Jesse Wharton Elementary School for 17 years and have taught kindergarten and second grades. I am very excited about students learning with cooperative groups using hands on interactive materials! I enjoy learning about student interests and try to find a way to incorporate some of their interests into the classroom! Students complete in classroom contests to promote learning! They work in small groups to discuss ideas, defend thoughts and clarify misunderstandings. Students are encouraged to use the various optional resources to review learning at home. These resources include: SumDog, Zearn, Raz Kids, Xtra Math and learnzillion. Weekly emails are sent to parents to keep them aware of classroom events, topics of study and often parents receive photos of their child actively involved in learning in the classroom.