Meet Ms. Crocker
Welcome to second grade! I'm Ms. Crocker and I am so excited to experience my first year teaching at York Prepatory Academy! Prior to teaching at YPA, I have experience working with kindergarten, and several years working in pre-school. I am originally from Columbia, South Carolina where I attended the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!), but I am excited for the relocation to Charlotte.
I am a student focused professional who loves to teach authentic learning by using hands on experiences, encouraging natural inquiry, and by incorporating the community in the student's learning. I am extremely passionate about teaching all students to respect all kinds of people by celebrating diversity, studying other cultures, and partnering with various learning communities.
I look forward to having awesome year filled with learning, exploration, laughter, and a lot of growth!
Classroom Management Tool
This year I’m using ClassDojo to encourage important skills, like working hard and participating. I’ll also use it to communicate with parents. We can instantly share messages, updates and photos from class. It’s the easiest way for you to see how your child is doing at school.
I’d like all families to join and sign up for ClassDojo! You can use it on any device. It is a simple, free mobile app for IOS and Android, and can also be used from a computer at: www.classdojo.com. I will need your cell number or email to invite you to ClassDojo.
I believe that when children are provided with a clear understanding of what is expected, positive learning experiences can occur. Please talk to your child about the expectations listed below, as we are learning them in the first weeks of school. These are important guidelines that will help to ensure your child’s success at school!
- Raise your hand to be recognized.
- Listen carefully and follow directions.
- Always do your best work quietly.
- Show respect to all.
- Move about safely and orderly.
- Use your quiet voice in the classroom.
- Walk quietly in the hallways.
- Bring your communication folder to school daily.
Homework is assigned each night of the week except Fridays. Your child’s homework for the day will be recorded on their homework agenda sheet. The agenda should be signed each night, acknowledging that you are aware of your child’s homework assignment.
Studies show that reading with your child boosts reading level and comprehension, not to mention confidence. Ask your child questions about the characters, setting and events. You’ll be glad you did. Reading and writing are a reciprocal process ~ the better you read, the better you write. It is important that your student reads nightly.
The homework assignments will act as a way to practice what we have learned at school each day. Your child should be able to complete it with a minimum amount of help. I would like for you to look over the homework assignments and make suggestions of error if the child needs to correct and also stress neatness. Please let me know if it is taking your child more than thirty minutes to complete homework assignments. We may need to make some adjustments if this is the case.
Each month I will send classroom newsletter, which will be located within the communication folder. This will include the information we are covering, as well as potential homework assignments, and upcoming activities.
Resources and Events
York County Public Library
Clover Public Library
107 Knox St.
Clover, SC 29710
2203 S. Anderson Road Rock Hill, SC 29704
3rd Saturday of the month, 10:00a – 12:00p
Clover Assistance Center
1130 Highway 55 East
Clover, SC - 29710
Volunteering in the Community:
Children’s Attention Home
PO Box 2912
Rock Hill, SC 29732
City of Rock Hill Volunteer Opportunities:
Parks and Recreation:
1466 Cherry Rd
Rock Hill, SC 29732
9 AM- 11PM
337 E Mt Gallant Rd
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Main Street Children's Museum
133 East Main Street
Rock Hill, SC Rock Hill, SC 29730
Events at the Musuem:
- Wee Wednesday
- "Wee" ones three years and younger and their caregivers will enjoy stories, movement with music, and a seasonal craft during our Wee Wednesday program. On the 3rd Wednesday of each month, we welcome a special guest from the York County Library for Toddler Story Time.
- Boo-suem (late October)
- Come dressed in your costume and join us for stories, activities and a craft. No tricks-only treats! March along in our costume parade at 3pm. Recommended for ages 6 and younger.
Old Town Farmers Market
Saluda Street, adjacent to Fountain Park
300 E Main Street Rock Hill, SC
Every Thursday Now-October 27th 5-8 pm
Carowinds – The Great Pumpkin Fest
14523 Carowinds Blvd., Fort Mill, SC
During the day, Carowinds puts the “Wee!” in Halloween. The Great Pumpkin Fest offers family-friendly Halloween attractions for the little ghosts and goblins with this event – including a costume parade, foam zone, mazes and more! It’s kid-sized frights that every age will love and, of course, all of your favorite rides.
It’s all fun and no fear at Carowinds. Join us for a day packed with Halloween fun!
SEPT 17 – OCT 30 11 AM to 5 PM
Saturdays and Sundays