Class Schedule

Monday Art and Physical Education
Tuesday Art
Wednesday Music
Friday Library

Teacher Biography

Welcome to another exciting year at East Jackson Elementary. This will be my 18th year teaching at East Jackson. During those years, I've taught within all content areas and have witnessed countless changes in my teaching career. The most exciting change has come in the form of my mathematics instruction. I've recently been to the Math Academy which has completely changed my philosophy on how math instruction should look, sound and feel. This training has given me confidence to Meet the needs of students at all levels.

I've been blessed with an amazing family, including four children ranging from 9 years old, all the way to a senior in high school. Together, my wife and I provide many experiences and life lessons through an incredible amount of time spent together.

Though challenging, I am able to balance my career and home life to best serve my family and students and feel energized and excited to be at East Jackson Elementary again this year.

Classroom Notes

Mr. Soper Teaches…

Math- In Grade 5, instructional time will be focused on three critical areas: (1) developing fluency with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions; (2) division with two-digit divisors while integrating decimals and fractions into the place value system; and (3) developing an understanding of volume.

Reading- The Literacy Café will be the focus of fifth grade reading this year. Students will learn and apply reading strategies they choose from the Café menu. Individual conferencing and instruction are integral components of this reading approach.

Spelling- Students will use themed lists to extend their skills and enrich their vocabulary. Weekly word work and other forms of practice will prepare students for weekly tests.

Writing- The Six Traits of Writing will be implemented into ELA Common Core focused writing units. Students will have many opportunities to grow as writers by using the writing process.

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