Anna Noell - EC Resource

Anna Noell, EC Teacher
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Anna Noell

Welcome to the K-3rd EC Resource Classroom website!

First, let me tell you a little about myself. I graduated from Western Carolina in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in Special Education and I am a National Board Certified Teacher(Exceptional Children's ages 3-21). I am married to my husband Jay and have 2 wonderful children, Will and Ava Grace. I taught in Asheville, NC right after I graduated, then moved to Newton to be closer to family. I started teaching in a self-contained classroom K-5 in Newton-Conover City Schools. I also taught resource and inclusion before taking a year off to spend a little more time with my family. I started working in Hickory Public Schools in 2012. I feel that working with students with disabilities is a true calling and one I take very seriously. 

Things I love to do are spending time with my family and friends. I love to travel and experience new things. Being outside in nature is also something I find very relaxing. I also enjoy watching a little television! Most importantly, I love working with your kids!! 

What is resource?

Instruction in the resource room is designed to follow the student's Individual Education Plan which states his or her goals and objectives. This instruction is combined with grade level expectations, standards and pacing. There is a big focus on Social Skills and how to get along with peers.


Students will work on basic readiness skills in reading, writing, and math. There will be a strong emphasis on letter sounds, blending sounds to read words, writing letters and numbers, stating oral sentences for who did what, counting items in a set, number and shape recognition, and number comparison. 


Students will work on vowel sounds, blending sounds to read words and sentences, sight word recognition, reading comprehension using signal words--who, did what, when, where, why, and how; writing a set of related sentences, adding and subtracting math facts to ten, number comparison and simple word problems.


Students will focus on vowel sounds, digraphs and diphthong sounds, blending sounds to read words and sentences, writing short stories, reading comprehension using signal words and sequence of events, adding and subtracting two-digit numbers, number comparison, place value, and simple word problems.


Students will be involved in a review of many sound patterns: vowels, diagraphs, diphthong sounds, consonant blends, reading comprehension related to character comparison, sequence of events, cause and effect, and making predictions, writing short stories with good grammar, and proofreading written work.  Third grade math instruction will be with Mrs. Yestrumskas in the 3rd-5th grade EC resource classroom.