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Ms. Partin
Catherine Partin
EIP Teacher (49%)
MEd, Armstrong Atlantic State University
BSEd, Armstrong Atlantic State University
 
Welcome to EIP!
E.I.P. is the Early Intervention Program.  Students in EIP need a little extra support with learning to help them become a better reading/writing and/or math student.
 
I am excited to work with your child this year to help him/her SOAR at Altama improving reading and/or math skills.  I look forward to a great year this year and if you need anything, please don't hesitate to contact me. E-mail is the easiest way to contact me since I will be working with students and phone contact may be difficult.  I will reply to your email as soon as I am able.
 

Parents, we are partners!   

Studies have shown that family engagement is the number one factor in student academic success.  I look forward to teaching your child this year as a partner with you as we work together toward your child's academic success.

 

If your child is in Kindergarten, please work with your child on letter recognition and letter sounds until he/she knows the names of all of the uppercase and lowercase letters and the letter sounds (there is a sheet in the reading folder)  This helps with both reading and writing.  Your child will hear me say things like, "If you can read it, you can write it."   If your child recognizes the letter "B" he/she can begin to associate that letter with the /b/ sound that comes at the beginning of a word and can then write that letter for that letter sound.  The next step is that he/she can go back to their writing and "read" what was written.  

Practice Sight Words nightly.  Sight words will soon become "Snap Words" as we learn to quickly read them (in a snap) and also use them in our writing.  For Math skills, please work on number identification, counting objects, putting groups of objects together (adding) and taking apart groups of objects (subtracting).

If your child is in 1st Grade, please work nightly with your child on Sight Words.  The more sight words your child recognizes, the more fluent of a reader he/she will become and the better he/she will comprehend what the story is about.   

 

Please encourage your child to READ, Read, read, and take some time to read with your child every day to promote a love of reading for pleasure. "Readers are leaders" and it's never too early to start your child developing a great reading habit.

 

Check out "Websites for Learning" for fun Reading and Math games and activities as well as some Zoo Web Cams to make Science Observations online!!

 

ABOUT ME!

I taught at Glyndale Elementary School from January 2003 until I retired in December 2017.  I began teaching at Glyndale in 1st grade, but also taught Kindergarten, ESOL (K-5), and special education students.  I have a Masters of Science in Early Childhood Education from Armstrong Atlantic State University (now Georgia Southern), certified K-5.  I also have an endorsement added to my degree in both Reading and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages). 

I was contacted in the fall of 2018 to become an Altama Eagle in the Eagle's Nest.  (I attended Altama Elementary in 5th grade, so I've returned "home".)

I have a 31 year old son who graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University in December 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and continued his education in pursuit of both a Master's of Public Administration graduated (December 2017) and a Master's of Strategic Communication (graduated May 2019) from Troy University. I  raised a life-long learner!   He was the Assistant Park Manager and Park Manager at High Falls State Park in Jackson, GA, prior to returning to Glynn County to work in the Coastal Resources Division of the DNR in September 2019.

 

 

Altama Elementary School

5505 Altama Avenue

Brunswick, GA  31525

(912) 264-3563

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