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Pamela James

Pamela James

BS in Elementary Education from Nyack College in Nyack, New York
Masters in Education from State University of New York at New Paltz

2nd Grade Teacher

Overview:

Immanuel is an amazing place to be! I am so excited to be a part of this community as a teacher and as a parent. My family and I moved from Buffalo, New York, to Fresno, California, in August of 2014. It has been quite a change, but we are thankful for the relationships that we have developed at Immanuel! My husband and I have been married for 23 years, and we have three awesome children: Eden, Hannah, and Josiah. Our two youngest children attend IES and have enjoyed making many new friends here.

Over the years, I have had a variety of teaching opportunities. I started my career teaching in public schools in the suburbs of New York City. After 11 years, God called my family to ministry in Buffalo where I home schooled my two daughters for another 11 years. God then opened a door for me to teach in a private Christian school for 2 years.

I am excited to now bring my teaching experience to Immanuel. I love working with my second grade class! The students learn important math skills through hands-on activities. Reading and writing are integrated into all subject areas. We learn about the world around us in science and social studies through a Christian perspective.

I am blessed to educate young minds and share the love of Jesus with them! “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6:5

Topics to be covered:

READING

  • Set a reading goal with Century Book Club
  • Read second-grade- text for fun or for information
  • Read second-grade text fluently at a normal speed and with feeling
  • Use context clues to help recognize a word
  • Sharpen decoding skills
  • Be able to answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions
  • Read and comprehend grade-level literature
  • Read with stamina

WRITING

  • Use correct sentence structure when writing (capital, complete thought, punctuation)
  • Write personal narratives, opinion/persuasive essays, informative/expository pieces
  • Use the writing process: prewriting, first draft, revising and editing, and producing a final copy
  • Writer’s workshop, journal writing, letter writing

MATH

  • Number operations in base tens
  • Explore three digit numbers
  • Even and odd numbers
  • Place value to 1000
  • Expanded form
  • Two and three digit addition and subtraction
  • Working with money
  • Time to the hour and half hour
  • Measurement using inches, feet, centimeters, and meters
  • Reasoning with shapes and their attributes
  • Represent and solve problems

SCIENCE

  • Dinosaurs from a Biblical point of view
  • Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils
  • Plant and Animal Life Cycles
  • Simple Machines

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Mapping skills, people, places, and environments
  • Famous people who made a difference
  • People who supply our goods and services
  • Families today and in the past

BIBLE

  • From Creation to the Kings
  • Jesus’ birth, death, and resurrection
  • Bible Scripture memorization