The Times West Virginian

October 31, 2012

Teaching takes dedication, love

By Emily Gallagher
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — For Amy Raines, teaching third grade at Jayenne Elementary School takes dedication and love.

Her day starts at 6:40 a.m. when she arrives at the school.

“The students arrive into our classroom at 7:30,” Raines said. “Then we start our morning activities.”

In her class, Raines has 18 students.

Throughout the morning Raines teaches math, spelling and English. She also teaches a program called Reasoning Minds.

“It’s a math program on the computer,” she said. “It’s really neat because it’s student-paced so they go at their own pace throughout the year.”

Raines likes the program that has been at the school for two years. She uses it as another teaching tool in her daily lessons.

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