Miss. Potts

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Contact Info

If you are ever needing to get a hold of me, I am available at anytime!

Phone:  402-554-8582
E-mail:  deanna.potts@ops.org

Biography

Hello! My name is Miss. Potts! I am a current 4th grade teacher here at Belle Ryan Elementary.  I am originally from Illinois, but moved to Nebraska to attend college.  I graduated college with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education with an ESL endorsement.  I am currently in my second year of teaching, and I love it! I have had amazing opportunities within the Omaha Public Schools district to learn and grow as a teacher.  I have had the opportunity to teach overseas in an international academy in Kunming, China.  Having that experience was one of the most rewarding and teachable moments in my life.  I am excited to bring new, creative, and innovative ways of teaching to your student and to Belle Ryan! Let the adventure begin!

Academics

Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education
Endorsement in English as Second Language
Bachelor's of Science in Biblical and Religious Studies

Schedule

Our Daily Schedule Looks Like This....

9:00-9:55- Writing (Prepping and Preparing for the Writing NeSa in January-Ideas/Content, Organization, Voice, and Conventions in our Writing)
9:55-10:45-Specials
10:45-12:30-Math/Math Small Groups (Chapter 5-Factors and Multiples, review, test and beginning Chapter 6)
12:30-1:00- Lunch/Recess
1:00-1:45-Science/Social Studies (Classification of Plants and Animals)
1:45-2:30-Reading/Spelling (Story Town story "Fire Storm."  We are also focusing on Drawing Conclusions in Reading)
2:30-3:50-Daily 5 Reading Rotations (Predicting, Questioning, Clarifying, Summarizing).

Our Specials Include:  Art, P.E, Guidance, Library, and Music
We also do STRINGS in 4th grade.  A lot of our students are currently participating in this program!

Announcements for the Week!!!
- Please join us for Literacy Night on  Thursday, December 3, 2015.
- We have a 4th grade Field Trip on Friday, December 4.  Both of the 4th grade classes will be going to see a production of The Nutcracker at the Omaha Orpheum.