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Thank you for visiting my class website. I hope you find the information within the contents of these pages to be beneficial. I ask that you join me in keeping strong communication with one another, as I have the pleasure of serving your child this year.
About Me:
My name is Tanya Barrymore. I am honored and excited to be teaching 8th grade English Language Arts and to be a part of the Newton-Conover STEM Middle School community. I graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with a Master of Arts in Teaching.   I love all aspects of Language Arts (grammar, writing, and reading) and I truly love teaching, so I have the perfect job!  
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Daily Schedule
7:40-8:22 a.m. EA 1
8:25-9:45 a.m. Core 1
9:47-11:17 a.m. Core 2
Locker Break  transition to Core 3
11:25-11:50 a.m. Lunch
11:50 -11:55 a.m. Class Bathroom Break
11:55-1:15 p.m. Core 3
1:17-1:50 p.m. W.I.N
1:50-1:55 p.m. Lockers
1:59- 2:40 p.m. EA 2
2:40 p.m. Dismissal


Please note our planning times are 7:40-8:22 am, , and 1:59-2:40 pm, and school at 2:50 - 3:30.  
If you would like to meet with the Titanium team, you will need to schedule an appointment for this time.



Recent Posts

Core 2 students listen as one of their peers recites a reversal poem during the  Poetry Cafe on Wed., April 12th. 

Core 2: Poetry Cafe Performance

Four students combined their hope poems to create a song and performed it during the Core 2 Poetry Cafe.

The inspiration for our Hope poem

Please click on "Ray of Hope Story" below to watch the ESPN clip on Jason Ray, the inspiration for our hope poem and sidewalk poetry project.

Ray of Hope

I recently read an article and watched a clip on ESPN about Jason Ray, the UNC mascot killed 10 years ago.  First of all, I am not sure how I did not know about this awesome story!  Second of all, I knew my students had to hear about this  "Ray of Hope"  what a legacy!
After showing the ESPN clip and reading the article on the 10 year anniversary,  I thought this would be a great way to kick off our poetry unit. In addition to other poetry stations, the students had to write a poem about:
Things they hope for currently.  These things could be global issues or things that impact them personally or they wrote a poem about a moment when their hope was fulfilled.   
The students then wrote their "Hope" themed poems on the front sidewalk area for their peers, teachers, and visitors to read.

Poetry Art Project:  students in all classes wrote a poem on Hope.  Using sidewalk chalk, the students put their poems on display in front of the school. 
Roll the Dice poetry station:  Students roll dice to determine how many lines and words will be in their poem.
Reversal poem station:  Following a template students write a poem that can be read from top to bottom and bottom to top.  

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