Degrees and Certifications:
*BSIS with emphasis in Early Childhood Education and Reading from Stephen F. Austin State University *EC-8 Self-Contained *6-8 Reading *FEMA Safety Protocol certified *CPR Certified
Mrs. Denise May
Welcome to RLA/Social Studies class! We will cover reading, writing, spelling, print and cursive handwriting, grammar, social studies, technology, and character education in my class this year.
We have brand new TEKS (student expectations from TEA); new reading curriculum from Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt; new spelling and cursive handwriting curriculum from Zaner-Bloser; and character education curriculum from The Leader In Me program. These new programs offer many different ways to learn, grow, and improve reading, spelling, writing, and character.
We will be also be using IStation, HMH, ZB, and Flocabulary, as well as many other online games and exercises to help us learn and grow.
This is my 20th year at Wharton ISD. This is my 4th year at Wharton Elementary. I have been married to my husband, Steve May, for 33 years. We have two daughters: Brittani and Cortni, who both graduated from Wharton High School.
This school year is going to be quite challenging, but we will continue to work hard and strive to learn new material and push ourselves forward to improve upon what we already know.
We have a lot to cover, so my expectations for learning and behavior are quite high. I expect my students to come to class prepared to be alert, participate, and be productive every day. We know that occasionally, we all have days that are not so great, so when this occurs, we will work through it and try to continue on and have the best day possible.
I am always open to new ideas and opportunities to learn new things. I constantly read, study, and try new techniques to become better at what I do. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me during the school day. Texting is the easiest way to contact me, but I try to check my email periodically throughout the day.
08:00 First period begins
10:25 Second period begins
11:10 - 11:40 WIN / GT / RTI /Dyslexia
12:05 - 12:35 Lunch
02:00 - 02:50 Specials
02:50 - 03:20 Recess
11:10 - 11:40