Reading, writing, and a lunch count


Students get right back to work after Christmas

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Times Makayia Betenbaugh, John Turner, and Luke Kelly, students in Miss Robertson and Miss Gregory’s kindergarten class at Foster Park Elementary got busy reading on Jan. 5, their first day back at school after Christmas break. The second half of the 2015-2016 school got off to a busy start as students got back to work learning and their teachers got back to work helping them learn.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Anthony Leake-Johnson, Breann Burns-Southard, and Zy’Clara Dawkins, students in Miss Robertson and Miss Gregory’s kindergarten class at Foster Park Elementary School were focused on their reading assignments on Jan. 5, the first day of the second semester of the 2015-2016 school year. Students in the Union County School District were back at school after the Christmas break and got back to focusing on their educations with the help of their teachers.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Just as reading is a big part of education, so is writing and Jamal Dawkins, Tyra Means, Lizzy Gibson, MaKaylee Walker, Esmerelda Wise, and Tamaji Dunn were busy with a writing assignment in Miss Prince’s second grade class at Foster Park Elementary School. The students along with their fellow students throughout the Union County School District returned to school on Jan. 5 after the Christmas break.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Anthony Dickert, Kalis Jeter, Tamea Bush, Zaiden Francisco, and Kevin Hughes-Anderson are all students in Miss Prince’s second grade class at Foster Park Elementary School. They were all back at at school on Jan. 5 following Christmas break and got work on a writing assignment that morning.


Charles Warner | The Union Times One of the first orders of business in Miss Ponder’s fifth grade at Monarch Elementary School on Jan. 5, the first day back after Christmas break, was the lunch count. Eating nourishing meals is important for anyone, but especially a child hard at work getting an education.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Students in Tammi Garrett’s third grade class listen as their teacher reads them “When Winter Comes” on Jan. 5, their first day back at school after Christmas break.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Madison, Maness, Alaina Parkins, and Jasper Shropshire are focused on their reading assignments in Miss Brown and Miss Randi’s 5K class at Buffalo Elementary School. They and their fellow students were back in class on Jan. 5 after Christmas break.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Jakeir Hunter looks through some materials while Te’Jonna Suber and Taylen Moore collaborate on a project in Miss Brown and Miss Randi’s 5K class at Buffalo Elementary School on Jan. 5, the first day of school after the Christmas break.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Cole Haney and Olivia Cannon read their books while Braylon Head chooses the book he will read in Miss Brown and Miss Randi’s 5K class at Buffalo Elementary. Students went back to school on Jan. 5, the first day of school after Christmas break.


Charles Warner | The Union Times The students in Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Henderson’s 5K class at Buffalo Elementary School are all smiles as they prepare to have their lesson read to them their first day back at school after Christmas break.


UNION COUNTY — When the Christmas break ended, the students of the Union County School District got right back work getting their education.

The first day of school for the second half of the 2015-2016 school year was Jan. 5 when the students returned to their classes after they — and their teachers, principals, other staff members of their schools — took some much needed time off to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.

Their batteries recharged, the students returned to school on Jan. 5 ready to get back to the hard work of getting an education. They were welcomed back by the equally rested and refreshed teachers, principals, and staff of their schools who were ready to assist them in learning the lessons to be taught.

Those lesson include the standards of education including reading, writing, math, science and all the other academic disciplines of a formal education.

At Foster Park Elementary School, the students is Miss Robertson and Miss Gregory’s kindergarten class sat down and began reading while the students is Miss Prince’s second grade class were hard at work on a writing assignment.

While most breakfast is the most important meal of the day, lunch is pretty important too, especially for students trying to get their education and that’s why they were taking a lunch count in Miss Ponder’s fifth grade class at Monarch Elementary School the first day of the spring semester.

Students are not the only ones who read while in class. The students in Tammi Garrett’s third grade class listened their first day back at school as their teacher read to them the book “When Winter Comes.”

Reading was also on the agenda at Buffalo Elementary School where the students in Miss Brown and Miss Randi’s 5K class were busy reading the books in their classroom. Meanwhile, Miss Miller and Miss Henderson’s 5K class were gathered in the common area of their class to have their lesson read to them.

At each of these classrooms, the students were quiet and attentive to the directions given them by their teachers who, like good teachers anywhere, were focused on providing their students with the resources needed to learn and to help them to fully and effectively utilize those resources.

If those classrooms are any indication of what was going on throughout the school district and that day and every day since, then the second half of the 2015-2016 school year in Union County is off to great start.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Makayia Betenbaugh, John Turner, and Luke Kelly, students in Miss Robertson and Miss Gregory’s kindergarten class at Foster Park Elementary got busy reading on Jan. 5, their first day back at school after Christmas break. The second half of the 2015-2016 school got off to a busy start as students got back to work learning and their teachers got back to work helping them learn.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_FPES-Students-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Makayia Betenbaugh, John Turner, and Luke Kelly, students in Miss Robertson and Miss Gregory’s kindergarten class at Foster Park Elementary got busy reading on Jan. 5, their first day back at school after Christmas break. The second half of the 2015-2016 school got off to a busy start as students got back to work learning and their teachers got back to work helping them learn.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Anthony Leake-Johnson, Breann Burns-Southard, and Zy’Clara Dawkins, students in Miss Robertson and Miss Gregory’s kindergarten class at Foster Park Elementary School were focused on their reading assignments on Jan. 5, the first day of the second semester of the 2015-2016 school year. Students in the Union County School District were back at school after the Christmas break and got back to focusing on their educations with the help of their teachers.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_FPES-Students-2.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Anthony Leake-Johnson, Breann Burns-Southard, and Zy’Clara Dawkins, students in Miss Robertson and Miss Gregory’s kindergarten class at Foster Park Elementary School were focused on their reading assignments on Jan. 5, the first day of the second semester of the 2015-2016 school year. Students in the Union County School District were back at school after the Christmas break and got back to focusing on their educations with the help of their teachers.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Just as reading is a big part of education, so is writing and Jamal Dawkins, Tyra Means, Lizzy Gibson, MaKaylee Walker, Esmerelda Wise, and Tamaji Dunn were busy with a writing assignment in Miss Prince’s second grade class at Foster Park Elementary School. The students along with their fellow students throughout the Union County School District returned to school on Jan. 5 after the Christmas break.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_FPES-Students-3.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Just as reading is a big part of education, so is writing and Jamal Dawkins, Tyra Means, Lizzy Gibson, MaKaylee Walker, Esmerelda Wise, and Tamaji Dunn were busy with a writing assignment in Miss Prince’s second grade class at Foster Park Elementary School. The students along with their fellow students throughout the Union County School District returned to school on Jan. 5 after the Christmas break.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Anthony Dickert, Kalis Jeter, Tamea Bush, Zaiden Francisco, and Kevin Hughes-Anderson are all students in Miss Prince’s second grade class at Foster Park Elementary School. They were all back at at school on Jan. 5 following Christmas break and got work on a writing assignment that morning.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_FPES-Students-5.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Anthony Dickert, Kalis Jeter, Tamea Bush, Zaiden Francisco, and Kevin Hughes-Anderson are all students in Miss Prince’s second grade class at Foster Park Elementary School. They were all back at at school on Jan. 5 following Christmas break and got work on a writing assignment that morning.

Charles Warner | The Union Times One of the first orders of business in Miss Ponder’s fifth grade at Monarch Elementary School on Jan. 5, the first day back after Christmas break, was the lunch count. Eating nourishing meals is important for anyone, but especially a child hard at work getting an education.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_MES-Students-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times One of the first orders of business in Miss Ponder’s fifth grade at Monarch Elementary School on Jan. 5, the first day back after Christmas break, was the lunch count. Eating nourishing meals is important for anyone, but especially a child hard at work getting an education.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Students in Tammi Garrett’s third grade class listen as their teacher reads them “When Winter Comes” on Jan. 5, their first day back at school after Christmas break.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_MES-Students-2.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Students in Tammi Garrett’s third grade class listen as their teacher reads them “When Winter Comes” on Jan. 5, their first day back at school after Christmas break.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Madison, Maness, Alaina Parkins, and Jasper Shropshire are focused on their reading assignments in Miss Brown and Miss Randi’s 5K class at Buffalo Elementary School. They and their fellow students were back in class on Jan. 5 after Christmas break.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_BES-Students-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Madison, Maness, Alaina Parkins, and Jasper Shropshire are focused on their reading assignments in Miss Brown and Miss Randi’s 5K class at Buffalo Elementary School. They and their fellow students were back in class on Jan. 5 after Christmas break.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Jakeir Hunter looks through some materials while Te’Jonna Suber and Taylen Moore collaborate on a project in Miss Brown and Miss Randi’s 5K class at Buffalo Elementary School on Jan. 5, the first day of school after the Christmas break.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_BES-Students-2.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Jakeir Hunter looks through some materials while Te’Jonna Suber and Taylen Moore collaborate on a project in Miss Brown and Miss Randi’s 5K class at Buffalo Elementary School on Jan. 5, the first day of school after the Christmas break.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Cole Haney and Olivia Cannon read their books while Braylon Head chooses the book he will read in Miss Brown and Miss Randi’s 5K class at Buffalo Elementary. Students went back to school on Jan. 5, the first day of school after Christmas break.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_BES-Students-3.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Cole Haney and Olivia Cannon read their books while Braylon Head chooses the book he will read in Miss Brown and Miss Randi’s 5K class at Buffalo Elementary. Students went back to school on Jan. 5, the first day of school after Christmas break.

Charles Warner | The Union Times The students in Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Henderson’s 5K class at Buffalo Elementary School are all smiles as they prepare to have their lesson read to them their first day back at school after Christmas break.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_BES-Students-4.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times The students in Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Henderson’s 5K class at Buffalo Elementary School are all smiles as they prepare to have their lesson read to them their first day back at school after Christmas break.
Students get right back to work after Christmas

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

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