Ms. Hemphill

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BA University of Houston

Ms. Hemphill

2nd Grade Reading/Language Art & Social Studies

I am SUPER excited to be back at Meridiana for another school year!  I honestly consider it my privilege to serve at campus that is so committed to creating a warm, nurturing learning community for students. This begins my third year with Alvin ISD, with over 15 years of classroom experience.  I am a native Houstonian and graduate of the University of Houston. I attended graduate school at the University of St. Thomas.

I've always loved reading and social studies because I learned at a young age that the covers of a book can take you around the world. Even as a kid I was intensely curious with a love for knowledge.  The advent of the Internet simply made KNOWING even more possible!  The wonder of knowing is the heart of primary literacy.

 

Every student can learn.  Some come into the world knowing it, and are ready to go.  Some have to gain more skills and confidence to get engaged.

 

My favorite book series growing up was the "Little House" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I think I have a pioneering spirit, like her.  

My favorite kids book is "SkippyJohn Jones".  I share his active, bizarre imagination. 

 

I look forward to helping my students discover their favorite books and assist them in writing their OWN adventures as well!