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The Ravens are raving about Mrs. Thigpin~3rd Grade Teacher~Houston Teacher of the Month for April!!

Houston Ravens are Raving about our April Teacher of the Month~Carrie Thigpin is an amazing teacher and team leader. She guides her grade-level colleagues in planning lessons that are data driven and aligned to the curriculum. Carrie is on the campus needs assessment committee and brings important information to share in the discussions about ways to improve Houston Elementary and refine our mission and goal.

In the classroom, Mrs. Thigpin always has so much patience and is so loving towards “special friends.” She always has a calm tone and expects the best from her students. She works with students who are not getting along to help them problem solve through the situation.
Carrie uses instructional strategies such as motivational techniques to successfully and actively engage students in the learning process. Strategies include elements of motivation, such as, level of concern, interest, and knowledge of results, positive classroom climate and acknowledgments. Motivational techniques used in her classroom produce active engagement of students in the learning process. Ace is high and students are well behaved. Often when you are in the classroom, you will find students are working in literacy centers while teacher works at teacher table with reading group. Centers include: whisper phone reading, spelling word work, reading passage- drawing conclusions, spelling on computer, and handwriting.