ALL ABOUT ME
My name is Avis Holley and I'm excited to be a PANDA!. This is my 28th year as a Buckland Panda, but this is my 31st year teaching. I graduated in 1981 from ECSU with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. Also, I have a Masters degree in Elementary Education. Language Arts is my passion and I love to read various genres of Literature. I want to inspire my students to have a love for reading and be creative writers as well. Therefore, having an imagination to tell their story, and be lifelong learners that will cultivate the interests of others.
My hobbies consist of cycling, tennis, basketball, volleyball,
shopping, traveling, and board games. Pittsburg Steelers, Boston Redsocks, and LA Lakers are my favorite professional teams. Go UNC Tarheels!
My husband Donald and I have been married for 33 years, and we reside in Elizabeth City. Aside from teaching, my spare time is spent writing poetry and enjoying precious moments with my family. However, I'm looking forward to retiring and spending time with my goddaughter Mia.
Students are expected to read 20 minutes at least 5 days a week. We will provide bookmarks/record logs
for them to track their reading time. However, we will accept any form of a bookmark/record log as long as it is "SIGNED" by the parent. Also, the students will be reading various genres of literature throughout the entire school year coupled with class novels.
Students will work on a variety of writing projects this year. Projects will include personal narrative, essay, fiction, persuasive essay, poetry, and research report.
To access your Wonders materials, extra practice,
and games, please use the following link:
SPELLING & VOCABULARY
Spelling words are typically previewed on Mondays, but the students will not be given a test on these words. However, they can practice online with the website address listed above.
Also, the students can practice weekly spelling words at www.spellingcity.com. Homework is given nightly except on the weekend. Weekly vocabulary quiz and story test will be given each Friday.