Eden Raines

Mrs. Eden Raines 5th Grade Class

I am so excited to be teaching at The Anthony School for the third year this year. This will be my fifth year teaching English language arts. I love kids, and teaching is my true passion. I grew up and went to college in Fayetteville, but I've been in Little Rock since 2009. I got my Masters in Education for middle childhood in 2014 and absolutely love this age group.    My husband and I welcomed a son to our family June 30th 2016, and he is the happiest little guy ever. Leo has changed our world, and we are loving parenthood. I have been playing the violin since I was four years old, I'm an avid reader, and enjoy playing tennis and traveling as much as I can. I'm honored to be a part of the Anthony School and look forward to being a part of you and your children's lives in a meaningful way.


The following are some of my favorite, must-read books for this age:
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech 
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Appelgate
 The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander 
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne 
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton 

Important Dates

Wednesday, August 15th - Supply Day
Thursday, August 16th - First day of school
Tuesday, August 21st - Back to school night
Friday, August 31st - Early dismissal 

Online Textbooks