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Ms. Kiah Duncan
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Holmes Elementary School
Harvey IL
Class Information:
Room Number: 119
Students per Class: 24
Class Description:
I have a diverse classroom of wonderful children that are enthusiastic about learning. We currently use computers to blog about information, research, type papers, learn and communicate.
2nd grade Teacher
We use technology as often as we can. However, we can only use the computer lab for our technology purposes. Currently, the higher grade levels will be using the computer lab every day for the entire day for testing. We will no longer be able to use the computer lab for the remainder of the school year. If we were given IPads and laptops to use in our classroom we would be able to continue using technology.
My Philosophy:
The 21st century is filled with many opportunities for our children to collaborate with others from around the world. It has given our children opportunities to experience or learn about things they never would have heard of before. Using technology in the classroom is no longer optional. It is an absolute must-have!
Personal Information:
About Me:
I am in my fifth year of teaching. So far, I have taught grades K-2. I have a two year old son and a husband. I had to take two years away from teaching to care for my son that was born at 28 weeks. I love technology and use it in every aspect of my life. I enjoy sharing it with my young students.
College and Degrees:
I have a Bachelors in elementary education. I am currently working on obtaining my Masters in Reading. I will obtain that degree in 2016.
I enjoy creating things on the computer. Reading and learning new strategies to help me grow as a teacher. It is important to me that I spend valuable time with my son and husband.
Favorite Books:
My favorite books are Oh, the places you will go by Dr. Suess , The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka and The 3 Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas. For professional development: I enjoy reading When Kids Cant Read: What Teachers Can Do by Kylene Beers and The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel.
Favorite Quotes:
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." By Dr. Suess
Reading, Technology, Movies, Writing
Employment History:
Second Grade - Lincoln Elementary - Harvey IL - 2008 - 2010 Kindergartenand First Grade - Burr Oak Academy - Calumet Park IL - 2010 - 2012 Second Grade - Holmes Elementar School - Harvey IL 2014 - current
Why Do I Teach?:
To give back to my community in a purposeful way.
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 75 %
     Special Needs: 7 %
Percent of Students are:
     Hispanic: 71 %
     African American: 29 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 98 %
ESL Enrollment:: 22 %
Average number of students in class:: 18 students
Number of students I teach:: 23 students