First week was a success!

Our first week was a success!

We’ve been very busy our first week of second grade.  We created these “Math About Me” projects, where we learned that numbers are all around us.

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We have completed our first writing project called “Who Am I?” where students were able to talk about their favorite books, TV shows, hobbies, what they want to be when they grow up, and more.  They also got to draw a self-portrait.  I love all of those happy faces! :)


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We also practiced working with partners.  The students are creating flip-books together.

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I’m looking forward to our second week of second grade together! :)

Meet Mrs. McRae (8-25-17)

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Hello, my name is Marissa McRae and this is my 5th year teaching 4th grade at Evangelical Elementary. I love what I do, where I work, and the people that I work with; I am a very lucky girl! I graduated from Greenville College in December of 2011 with my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in and Special Education, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts.

My husband Patrick and I got married in September of 2015 and bought our first house in Rosewood Heights. We have known eachother since we were in high school and dated for more than seven years before we were married.  We are so excited to be welcoming TWIN BOYS this fall! Our lives are going to be turned upside down with their arrival, but we couldn’t be happier! We have a very fluffy (often mistaken for fat) cat named Monza, named after my favorite cars the Corvair Monza. We are very excited for what the future has in store for us!

I am really looking forward to this school year! I know that I will be missing part of it with the arrival of our baby boys, but I know we will have a great year! I love teaching 4th grade, the topics that we cover and the projects that we do are so much fun! I hope that I will get to continue living my dream, being a teacher, and I hope that I have many more years here at Evangelical! I look forward to meeting and working with you and your child!

Welcome to 5th Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Decker’s class!!! I am very excited and can’t wait to meet each and every one of you!!! I know we are going to have a phenomenal year!!!

Some things to look forward to this year is, of course, Camp DuBois, Trashformations, and Young Authors! We also will be doing more experiments in Science than in previous years.

We will begin this year in math with place value and move on from there. We will get into multi-digit multiplication and division, fractions, decimals, and some geometry.

Just a reminder that we will be having a picnic on Aug. 21st to observe the eclipse! I hope you will enjoy it with us!

We will have a fabulous year!!!!!