Teacher Introduction

A little bit about Ms. Brock:
I am from Goldsboro, NC. I have guardianship of a 7 year old little boy. I am currently expecting a precious little girl.   I am entering my 8th year of teaching and my 6th year here at Casa. I currently hold a NC teaching license in Math and Science, and I’m currently working to complete Montessori certification. I will be teaching all middle grades math this school year.  🙂

~*~ Classroom Wish List ~*~

My wish list for the 2019-2020 school year can be found at:

  • Small white boards for the students to use in Math
  • AAA batteries for calculators
  • Calculators
  • Scrapbooking paper for clubs
  • Decorative sissors
  • double sided scotch tape

Important Info, Dates, & Links

Email and contact info:

Christina Brock
cbrock@cemcs.org
919-855-9811

  • January 20
    • All Day – Holiday Observed-No School 

    January 22
    • Public Tour   9:30 AM11:00 AM

    • Tech Deployment Mtgs.   4:00 PM6:00 PM

    January 24
    • Staff Appreciation Lunch   11:30 AM1:30 PM

    February 5
    • PFA Meeting   8:30 AM9:30 AM

    • Public Tour   9:30 AM11:00 AM

    February 6
    • STEAM Night   6:00 PM7:30 PM

Some GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

Developing a positive attitude toward learning
Most learning activities are individualized. Each child engages in learning tasks that appeal to them and they find the activities geared to their needs and level of readiness. Each child works at their own rate, repeating tasks often, if they like, and experiencing achievements! In this way, each child naturally builds a positive attitude toward learning itself.

Developing self confidence
New tasks will be built upon what the child has already mastered. A carefully planned series of successes builds upon inner confidence in children. It assures them that they can learn by themselves. Confidence-building activities contribute to the child’s healthy emotional development.

Building a habit of concentration
Effective learning presupposes the ability to listen carefully and to attend to what is said or demonstrated. Through a series of absorbing experiences, children form habits of extended attention, thus increasing their ability to concentrate.

Fostering an abiding curiosity
A deep, persistent and abiding curiosity is a prerequisite for creative learning. By providing the child with opportunities to discover qualities, dimensions and relationships amidst a rich variety of stimulating learning situations, curiosity is developed and an essential element in creative learning has been established.

Developing habits of initiative and persistence
By surrounding children with appealing materials and learning activities geared to their inner needs, they becomes accustomed to engaging in activities on their own. Gradually, this results in a habit of initiative which is an essential quality of leadership. “Ground rules” call for completing a task once begun and gradually results in a habit of persistence and perseverance for replacing materials after the task is accomplished. This “completion expectation” gradually results in a habit of persistence and perseverance.

Fostering inner security and sense of order
Through a well ordered, enriched but simplified environment, the child’s need for order and security is intensely satisfied. This is noticed in the calming effect the environment has on the child. Since every item in the Montessori classroom has a place and the “ground rules” call for everything in its place, the child’s inner need for order is directly satisfied.

WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT:

8th Grade Current Unit: System of Equations and Functions

7th Grade Current Unit: Expression and Equations

6th Grade Current Unit: Expression and Equations