I am Carrie Hopkins, sixth grade Social Studies teacher, and this is my 27th year in education.
I'm from a military family in which my father spent over 20 years in the Air Force. During that time, I was fortunate to see many places and attend 10 different schools. I grew up either hanging out or fussing with two sisters and playing volleyball and softball. You can say my childhood contributed to my outgoing personality. We decided to leave the west coast and retire here in NC near family. So...here I am!
I received a teaching scholarship and attended UNC-Greensboro. I then received my Master's degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Virginia...Go Hoos! I have also received my AG certification from High Point University. In addition, I am National Board Certified and re-certified---twice! I have taught various grade levels K-6, been a curriculum facilitator, been an assistant principal, and teach courses online. After moving from Virginia, I returned to the classroom to have more time with my boys. I enjoy teaching and working with various aspects in the educational field.
I married my high school sweetheart, and have two wonderful sons. Some of my hobbies include getting lost in a great book and DIY projects. We enjoy pulling for the Indianapolis Colts football team and having adventures at the beach, lake, and on road trips. I also enjoy visiting my sons and spoiling my grand-dog, Hardy! I also enjoy a great cup of coffee and welcome k-cup contributions..haha!
Welcome to my class! If you feel compelled to contribute to our class' needs, take a look at my Amazon Wishlist!
Supplies NEEDED for SS: earbuds, pencil pouch with your own supplies of colored pencils/crayons, pens (erasable if you are turning in work), pencils, erasers, scissors, glue sticks, highlighter. I also suggest a folder to hold work or some extra paper when needed. Please, NO binders or anything that makes your bookbag heavier than needed.
For best communication, please note my email: firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, join remind messages by downloading the app on a device and joining the correct core in which you have my class to get the correct information.
Sign up for Remind messages: After you download the app you can text the Remind number 81010. For example, if you wanted to join a class with the class code @hr-hopkins, you would text @hr-hopkins to 81010.
Be mindful of which class you join so you get the appropriate remind messages. Use the codes below for YOUR specific class.
Core 1: @hr-hopkins (my homeroom/core 1 only)
Core 2: @2hopkins (you have SS second)
Core 3: @3hopkins (you have SS third)
Core 4: @4hopkins (you have SS last)