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WILD ABOUT LEARNING: Dr. Yolanda Yvette Young-Riley Ed.S, B.C.S.E

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WELCOME TO OUR GIFTED AND TALENTED CLASSROOM  in Room Q-08, where potential is brought to life,


                                                   WE ARE WILD ABOUT LEARNING, is our classroom theme for this year!!!


My name is  Dr. Yolanda Yvette Young-Riley, Ed.S, B.C.S.E,  and I am married, to Nakika Riley, Field Operations Supervisor with BJWSA, and Minister of Music at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, and am the mother of two beautiful daughters, Nickayla Riley, an 18 year old,  a recent high school Honor Graduate, and college Junior, and Nickindra Riley an 8th grade student, within the Beaufort County School System, where we reside. I am a career changer, and have worked in various capacities with Head Start as a Family Service Worker, The University of South Carolina Beaufort as a librarian, with the Beaufort County Library as a Volunteer coordinator, and Burke Middle-High School as a Program Coordinator,  Northside Elementary School as an Academic Interventionist, and more recently with Life House Child Enrichment Center as a Center Director. I have spent an abundance of my career in the Jasper county school district, where I first began my teaching career, which has allowed for teaching 2nd through 5th grade, Gifted and Talented, and the at-risk cadre of students, with tremendous results.


   I have earned an Associates of Arts, and Bachelors of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies in the areas of Education, Psychology, and Sociology, Human Services, form the University of South Carolina, Masters of Education with a Specialization in Language and Literacy from Wheelock College in Boston Massachusetts, Board Certification in Special Education, and an Education Specialist Degree which allows for, certification in Principal ship and Superintendency, and Ed.D, K through Higher Education, from South Carolina State University, focusing on Teacher Quality on Student achievement in the area of curriculum for poverty stricken- at-risk students. I hold an endorsement for Gifted and Talented teaching, and have passed the Administration and Supervision Praxis test. I am a Board Certified Special Education Professional, and have 15 years of teaching experience, 4 1/2 with Head Start, and a year of Curriculum experience, and Intervention services, student goal setting; and data analysis.


It is a pleasure to have  the opportunity to work with this district in promoting its philosophy and goals, and sincerely welcome this challenge to continue to work with the people of this wonderful community to ensure that all students have the opportunities to learn at their own pace and at their own independent levels through integrated, innovative, multifaceted curriculum, that helps them to use real life applications, and problem solving skills. I truly Invite you into  our classroom to share in all the wonderful experiences we have in store for each child. I look forward in getting to know you and building strong relationships with you, in respect for your child's education. Please check the website for content specific subject matter that will be addressed weekly, along with weekly newsletters to keep you informed about the happenings within our vibrant and virtuous Biome/Ecosystem where each member WILL thrive and pushed to rise to the occasion.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns,




Dr. Yolanda Yvette Young-Riley, M.Ed, Ed.S, B.C.S.E, Gifted and Talented Endorsed


WE ARE TRULY  Image result for wild in zebraa print ABOUT LEARNING !!!!   

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In Social studies, we are now entering our Early Exploration Unit. Students should be bringing in shoe boxes, and clay to create their dioramas. 

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Google Classroom

EVENING!!! Google Classroom is up and we are actively involved in completing the assignments within the learning environment.  Videos and other activities have been added to heighten each child's learning experience.  Please assure that your child is completing each assignment by the deadlines, in each content area. Science, Social Studies, Math, Reading, Weekly Stems and Word Work, and Weekly Writing Prompts, are added and awaiting responses. Integration of technology to assure that the Gifted and Talented child is ready for new and innovative ways to take on an conquer the world of learning beyond 4th grade, into their high School years. 

The Solar System

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The Solar System is made up of all the planets that orbit our Sun. In addition to planets, the Solar System also consists of moons, comets, asteroids, minor planets, and dust and gas.

Everything in the Solar System orbits or revolves around the Sun. The Sun contains around 98% of all the material in the Solar System. The larger an object is, the more gravity it has. Because the Sun is so large, its powerful gravity attracts all the other objects in the Solar System towards it. At the same time, these objects, which are moving very rapidly, try to fly away from the Sun, outward into the emptiness of outer space. The result of the planets trying to fly away, at the same time that the Sun is trying to pull them inward is that they become trapped half-way in between. Balanced between flying towards the Sun, and escaping into space, they spend eternity orbiting around their parent star.

Making Inferences, drawing conclusions, analyzing and ask questions from the text

An inference is an idea or conclusion that's drawn from evidence and reasoning. An inference is an educated guess. We learn about some things by experiencing them first-hand, but we gain other knowledge by inference — the process of inferring things based on what is already known.

Math- Factors, Factor pairs, multiples, divisibility, and Prime and Composite Numbers

A number's factors are numbers which multiply together to form it as a product. Another way of thinking of this is that every number is the product of multiple factors. Learning how to factor - that is, break up a number into its component factors - is an important mathematical skill that is used not only in basic arithmetic but also in algebra, calculus, and beyond. See Step 1 below to start learning how to factor!
Write your number. To begin factoring, all you need is a number - any number will do, but, for our purposes, let's start with a simple integer. Integers are numbers without fractional or decimal components (all positive and negative whole numbers are integers).
  • Let's choose the number 12. Write this number down on a piece of scratch paper.
    Find two more numbers that multiply to make your first number. Any integer can be written as the product of two other integers. Even prime numbers can be written as the product of 1 and the number itself. Thinking of a number as the product of two factors can require "backwards" thinking - you essentially must ask yourself, "what multiplication problem equals this number?"
    • In our example, 12 has multiple factors - 12 × 1, 6 × 2, and 3 × 4 all equal 12. So, we can say that 12's factors are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12. For our purposes, let's work with the factors 6 and 2.
    • Even numbers are especially easy to factor because every even number has 2 as a factor. 4 = 2 × 2, 26 = 13 × 2, etc.
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      Determine whether any of your factors can be factored again. Lots of numbers - especially large ones - can be factored multiple times. When you've found two of a number's factors, if one has its own set of factors, you can reduce this number to its factors as well. Depending on the situation, it may or may not be beneficial to do this.
      • For instance, in our example, we have reduced 12 to 2 × 6. Notice that 6 has its own factors - 3 × 2 = 6. Thus, we can say that 12 = 2 × (3 × 2).
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        Stop factoring when you reach prime numbers. Prime numbers are numbers greater than 1 that are evenly divisible only by themselves and 1. For instance, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, and 17 are all prime numbers. When you've factored a number so that it's the product of exclusively prime numbers, further factoring is superfluous. It does you no good to reduce each factor to itself times one, so you may stop.
        • In our example, we've reduced 12 to 2 × (2 × 3). 2, 2, and 3 are all prime numbers. If we were to factor further, we'd have to factor to (2 × 1) × ((2 × 1)(3 × 1)), which isn't typically useful, so it's usually avoided.

Social Studies Unit: Native Americans and Exploration of the New World

In this unit, students will learn about the groups of people who first inhabited North America before the Age of Exploration. Student will learn how location helped the Native Americans throughout the continent establish settlements and utilize the resources available in their area. By understanding the
intrinsic reasons for movement/migration, student will learn how the Native American and European explorers affected each other and the development of culture and economy in North America.