My name is Jessica Click and I am happy to have your child in my class this year. I look forward to getting to know each one of you. For now, let me give you a little information about myself. I graduated from Pleasant High School in Marion, OH before attending The University of Toledo and getting my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I advanced my degree with a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Mississippi in 2010. This is my second year teaching third grade. The past five years I have taught second grade. The first three years I spent teaching in Tupelo, MS. In 2008, I was selected as a Tupelo Teacher of Distinction nominee. I moved to Tupelo in 2006 and just returned back to Ohio in June of 2010. I have one son, Carson Michael, who is 2 years old. When I am not teaching at Hardin Northern I am assistant athletic director and will be coaching JV girls basketball.
I believe learning should be fun and meaningful for everyone. That being said, please understand that often I take a non-traditional approach. I rely on my love of music and movement to reinforce many concepts and truly believe that kids learn more using all of their senses. Exposing children to quality literature and the creative arts are other avenues I pursue to get the message across.
I have high expectations for myself as well as my students. I believe that working together as a team makes everyone a winner in the long run. Be prepared for assignments that may get you in involved as well. Just remember… the more involved you are as the parent, the more successful your child will be. So ask your child about his/her day at school, listen to good books read by your child, and look over the assignments that are made. Stay connected to the learning that is taking place in your child’s life and add to it whenever you see a chance!
I will be asking for volunteers in the class-room. Let me know what you can do… from organizing to listening to kids read, being a lunch buddy for a special friend, assisting on the computers, planning parties, contacting others, etc. Remember, no one can do everything, but everyone can do something!