Tina Webb: 4th Grade Reading and Writing
email: tinawebb@treetops.org 
 
4th Grade Supply List is located under the "Course Expectations". 
 
All incoming fourth graders, please take the Reading Interest Survey.   http://goo.gl/forms/741HTMulhrQlQLdu2
 
 
About Me:
 
Education:  I receive my Masters in May of 2016, with  summa cum laude distinction from Sam Houston State University. My undergraduate degree is from UT Arlington.  I have received multi-sensory reading training through the SARA program.  I continue to pursue my CALP designation.  
 
Experience:  This year will begin my 9th year of teaching at Treetops.  I have taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.  I have taught all grade level subjects. In addition to my classroom certifications, I am certified in Special Education, Gifted and Talented, and finally English as a Second Language.   I enjoy helping students reach their fullest potential!  
 
My favorite things:
Drink: Tea; hot tea of any variety.
Store: Any book store
color: blue / teal
book: I am a voracious reader and delve into all genres.
past time: traveling: I enjoy international travels and observing teaching in other countries
education:  I was accepted into Sam Houston's Doctorate of Literacy, but declined invitation in order to work on other teaching interests. 
 
Personal Snippet: I love reading and traveling around the world. My goal is to travel to every continent and the majority of countries. I enjoy learning about new cultures and their educational systems.   I currently volunteer as an adult educator (teaching adults to read) and an ESL teacher.  
 
 I am  a lifelong learner.  I  have a passion for reading and teaching others to read. My favorite book as a kid was Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink.  My best friend gave me the book as a birthday present when I was 7 years old.  I remembered sitting on my parents' backyard swing and devouring the book in a day.  When I saw my friend at school we talked about the book.  We both enjoyed finding books to read and telling one another about.  As my elementary education continued, more and more friends began to recommend books.  As we entered middle school we would meet at lunch to discuss what we had read, and by the time we were in high school we had all begun to realize books were more than pages for us to read.  They opened our minds and hearts to different worlds.  I had traveled to Narnia as a kid and East Africa with Hemingway in Mrs. Cotton's AP class.  
 
I recount the above because it demonstrates the life long love of books I have.  I enjoy reading, and I want to encourage all of my students to find this joy.  I know reading opening doors is a cliche, but it is so true.  I feel to succeed in life you have to be able to communicate well.  You must be able to read and write.  I am committed to guiding my students in finding their reading path and learning to communicate well in the written form.  
 
Please review my wishlist to find titles of books I would like donated to the fourth grade reading classroom library.
If you have any questions  please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
This school year will be an exceptional, with lots of growth for your child. Educating your child is  a team effort, and I look forward to working with you!
 
 
 
 
 
Last Modified on July 4, 2016
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