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    Welcome to my webpage and my classroom!  

     

    This is my first-year teaching at Belleview Elementary School.  I am excited to bring my experiences and knowledge to you and your child.  I previously taught in New Hampshire for over 20 years.  Four years ago, I moved to Florida with my family to get away from shoveling snow and for my husband's new job.  I taught in Winter Springs, Florida for 4 years as an ESE teacher for grades k-5.  Recently we moved to Ocala and I am happy to be working with your child.

     

    During the 2019-2020 school year I provide support facilitation in regular fourth grade classrooms with Mrs. Earnest, Ms. Woods and will also provide support facilitation with fifth grade teachers; Ms. Johnson, Mrs. Karr, Ms. Fenstamaker, and Ms. Bryant.   During these classes, I am team teaching during the periods I am in the classroom, providing remedial support, small group lessons and assisting with carrying out the curriculum and accommodations for all students.  You child can access any assignments I may post by going into my Google Classroom for their grade level.

     

    As we all navigate this new online format of distance learning  please be patient; as we are ALL learning this together.  I will be working with my co-teachers to help support your children as best I can via online/distance learning portals and opportunities. 

     

    Office Hours

    During our distance learning time I will be holding office hours twice a day from 8 - 9 AM and also from 12 -1 PM. 

    Feel free to email me at michelle.souza@marion.k12.fl.us, call me directly at 352-897-0227, send me a ZOOM invidtation to video together, or go into my Google Classroom.  Please reach out with any questions and I will get back to you as soon as possible. 

     

    Listed below are some useful links for parents and students which may assist you in and out of school and some are educational puzzle sites to work on in your free time.  

     

    MyOn  (On the student portal) Thousands of books for your child to read

    iReady (On the student portal) Mandatory 45 min. of reading and 45 min. of math instruction

    Hooda Math - math site for math concept reviews or games 

    Kahn Academy - tutorials to assist students with concepts taught in school                   
    Quizlet -  site to make flashcards or do review activities for many concepts taught in school

    Dolch Sight Words - language arts site to assist struggling readers        
    Lexile - a site for students or parents to check the reading level of books and match them to the student's Lexile level
    You Tube - videos on anything and everything
    Bruce Van Patter - this is a creative writing and language arts site for kids
    ABC Teach - puzzles, and activities for kids
    Brain Basher - logic puzzles and games to stretch the mind
    Math is Fun - math and logic puzzles

     

    Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.).  These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms.  If you do not want your child’s image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.