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Amy Benton serves GRACEPOINT School as a 6th grade homeroom teacher teaching reading, 5th grade math, and 6th grade math. Amy earned a psychology degree at The University of Georgia, a Bachelor of Science in Education at Georgia Southern University, and a Masters of Education in Inclusive Education at Kennesaw State University. She taught students with disabilities in elementary, middle and high school for the past fifteen years. Amy is trained by the Academy in the Orton-Gillingham methodology and has earned a Reading Endorsement. She is also trained in the Highly Effective Teaching Method of a Brain-Based Classroom. She incorporates music, movement, and chants to her lessons for retention as well as making learning fun!

 

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Open House this week

I look forward to seeing everyone at open house this week. See you there!

Giggles for GRACEPOINT Auction

Giggles for GRACEPOINT is right around the corner! You should have received information about signing up for your child's homeroom basket. Thank you for your contributions.
 
I wanted to also let you know that I'm auctioning a Teacher Experience with me flying my remote control helicopter after school in Hipp Hall. More details will come from the school with the details, but I thought I'd give you a heads up about what I will be doing.
 
Have a great weekend!

Thanksgiving Feast

Hello families!!! I hope to see everyone on Friday at 10 am. The students are preparing presentations in music class and I can't wait to see them! Enjoy the break next week with family and friends.

Great Conferences and Canoeing!!!

Thank you to each family for meeting with us at conferences this past week! It is always a blessing to celebrate all of your child's accomplishments and set new goals for the remainder of the year. 
 
If you have any questions after conferences were over, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. I'm in the process of finding answers to questions raised during the conferences.
 
Our canoeing trip is Thursday morning. Please have your child dress in layers as it will be cold in the morning, but warming up...I hope :) Jeans are appropriate for this trip with GRACEPOINT spirit wear. Lunches should be in a disposable lunch bag ONLY. 

The Conferences are Coming!!!!

Hello families!
 
I am beyond excited to meet with each family to share all the wonderful skills your child has been learning this first quarter of school! Thank you for returning your conference preference forms. It makes scheduling much easier :)  As most of you know, all Middle School students are an integral part of the conference and must be in attendance. Please plan accordingly. Also, with the 1st nine weeks coming to a close, it is most helpful to limit absences if at all possible. Some classes are having end of unit exams or final projects. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at amy.benton@gracepointschool.org 
 
See you soon!