Eden Raines

Mrs. Eden Raines 5th Grade Class

I am so excited to be teaching at The Anthony School for the fourth year this year. This will be my sixth 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 always keeps us on our toes. Leo has changed our world, and we are excited that he'll be starting at the Anthony School this year. 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.

Announcements

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 
Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine 
The Girl who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
The Watsons go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis 
Three Times Lucky by Sharon Turnage 
 
 

Important Dates

Monday, September 2nd - no school Happy Labor Day!
Wednesday, September 25th - Petit Jean field trip (don't forget to wear black field trip shirt) 
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