Mrs. Angela Tidwell

LIES 1st grade teacher, Angela Tidwell
Hello My Name Is...

Angela Tidwell


Please allow me to introduce myself! I am from Greer, SC, graduated from Lander University in Greenwood, SC with a degree in Early Childhood Education, and am a national board certified teacher.  I recently moved back to Beaufort and am excited to say that this school year is my twentieth year teaching...all of which have been in 1st grade!   I strive to meet the needs of every student in my class using songs, movement, rhymes, and games.  First graders are full of wonder and eager to learn all they can. I feel the relationship between school and home is one of great importance. My husband and I will be celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary this month and we have 2 beautiful and sweet teenager daughters.  During my free time, I enjoy time with my family, friends, and being at the beach!   I look forward to meeting you all this year!  Thank you for welcoming me to the LIES family!

When helping your child read at home, several strategies may be used to aid in decoding unknown words.
1.  Tell the child to look at the picture. You may tell the child the word is something that can be seen in the picture, if that is the case.
2.  Tell the child to look for chunks in the word, such as 'it' in sit, 'at' in mat, or 'and' and 'ing' in standing.
3.  Ask the child to get his/her mouth ready to say the word by shaping the mouth for the beginning letter sound.
4. Ask the child if the word looks like another word s/he knows. Does bed look like red?, for example.
5.  Ask the child to go on and read to the end of the sentence. Often by  reading the other words in context, the child can figure out the unknown word.
6.  If the child says the wrong word while reading, ask questions like:       Does it make sense?    Does it sound right? Does it look right?
Happy Reading!!!