Name: Barbara McIlquham
Grade: Any grade
About: I am a certified OCT elementary classroom teacher who has recently left a teaching position because I do not feel safe in the traditional classroom at this time. I am starting a learning pod with face to face instruction in the Rideau Ferry Area (Perth, Smith’s Falls, Carlton Place). I have over 25 years of experience in public, private and international schools. I have set up a lovely classroom in a detached building just steps away from my home. We live on a 28acre hobby farm. I will take up to 5 students from families that are practising COVID precautions. Ideally I would be interested in students in primary grades and possibly up to grade 4. The class will run from 9-12 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with a focus on Language (reading, creative writing, spelling, penmanship, phonics and grammar) and Math. The students will have my full attention during this time. In the afternoon I will assign work to be done at home (based on the morning lessons) that I will mark the following day. The morning also includes a half hour where the students have a washroom break, snack, independent play/social time. There will also be time to visit our animals (horses, chickens, barn cats) and to have supervised walks along our trails. Please contact me for further information and for pricing.