We’ve Moved!

We have moved to a site that is more educational friendly.  Our new website is:  http://mrsjeff2u.edublogs.org

This website will remain intact for old assignments and info.

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Welcome to the Learning Lab!

Mrs. Carla M. Jefferson

Contact Info:

Email:  carlaj1@darlington.k12.sc.us

Office Phone:  843-326-7781

Planning Period

1st Period

8:05 – 9:04

Welcome to my 6th grade English Language Arts Class!  I am a 13 year veteran teacher having taught 6th and 8th grade English Language Arts and Social Studies in North and South Carolina.

My classroom website will have EVERYTHING you need.  Lost a homework assignment?  Need to review a weekly contract?  Want to print out a copy of the notes we took?  It’s all here!

You can contact me at carlaj1@darlington.k12.sc.us.  My office phone number is 843-326-7781.  You can also leave me a note here .  I will contact you back as soon as possible.

Mrs. Jefferson

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About Mrs. Jefferson

Education

B.S.  Claflin University, Elementary Education

M.Ed. Winthrop University, Educational Leadership

Educational Philosophy

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think – rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.  ~Bill Beattie

Reading enriches our thoughts, widens our vision and enhances our knowledge. The more we read, the better our power expression in both written and spoken will be. An avid and voluminous reader is always filled with ideas and great thoughts to express himself on multiple and various subjects effectively and comprehensively.

The importance of reading permeates every level of education. To encourage reading is paramount. To restrict what is read is beyond comprehension. The importance of what we read is necessary to define. In particular, a broad knowledge base of all genres is crucial to a well-developed mind.

Personal Philosophy

If you are not a part of the solution– you are a part of the problem.

I could have been a lawyer or doctor – but I chose to educate them.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.  – Reinhold Niebuhr

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

Personal Hobbies/Family Info

My husband Clifton and I live in Florence with our 5 year old daughter Camryn (fulltime) and five other adult god-children – Venyke, Ra’Sean, Janita, Sequilla, and Patrick (part-time).  I enjoy reading, listening to music, spending time with family and friends, providing service to my local community with my Alpha Kappa Alpha sisters, and thinking of ways to keep my students excited about learning.  I am a technology junkie and love getting new gadgets to play with.

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The River Thames (Homework 01/19)

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Second Quarter Review – Part II

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The Junior Representative (Homework 01/18)

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Facebook

We are up and running! Check out Mrs. Jefferson’s Classroom Facebook page.

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Remembering Dr. King…

There is no school today because our district is observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday.  (Learn more:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.)  Sometimes we take for granted the many opportunities that we have the others fought and died for.  As we were reading The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963, we reviewed what the south was like in during the civil rights movement.  Dr. King was key in the dissolving of the Jim Crow laws and equal rights for all.  Let us take this time to reflect on a man who gave so much and what he asked for in return was the betterment of all man.

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Weekly Contract (January 17th – 21st)

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Blog Assignment #12 – Kickball Captain (January 10th – 21st)

DeShawn is captain of the kickball team and needs to choose players. He wants to pick the best players, but he knows that kids who don’t play as well will be picked last and will be upset. He doesn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but he wants to have a strong team. What should DeShawn do?

Write a paragraph explaining what you think DeShawn should do in the “Post a comment” section below.

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Second Quarter Study Guide – Part I

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Grammar Review (Homework 01/04)

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