Mrs. Dash


Welcome to Mrs. Dash's Class!

Hello!  My name is Laytora Dash and I am excited to be your child's teacher this year.  I have been in Elementary Education since 2007 and at Woodrow Wilson since 2014.  I am originally from South Carolina and have lived in Concord since 2005 with my husband and son.  I believe building strong relationships between my students and their families in order for them to be successful in the classroom.  I am eager to listen and assist with any concerns you may have regarding your child's progress within the classroom.  My door is always open and please feel free to contact me at or call at 704-933-2935.  I look forward to helping your child have a successful school year! 

College(s) Attended/ Degrees Earned
NC Teacher Certification - UNC Charlotte
M.A. in Education (K-6) - Montreat College
B.S. in Elementary Education (K-6) - College of Charleston

Education Philosophy/Vision:
"Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be." -Rita Pierson

We will progress monitor students throughout the quarter to help us plan our lessons and target individual needs that will help them build strong reading skills. The information gathered from these assessments will be communicated to you through graded classwork in your child's green work folder and progress reports.  

Please make sure your child is reading nightly (even on weekends). It is very important that students read at least 20 minutes each day. After your child finishes reading, ask some of these questions: Where did the story happen? Who were the main characters in the story? What was the main idea of the story?



This quarter we will be working on:

ELA: We will be working on various reading skills and strategies in Daily Five centers. Students will participate in the following centers: Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Word Work, and Work on Writing.

We will begin studying question answer relationships (QAR) through an author's study.  This includes analyzing questions that are within the text, questions that require searching the text and questions that require our thoughts and inferences.  We will also study the author's purpose of a text (to inform, to persuade, or to entertain) using the stories we read.  We will review story elements, story structure (i.e. characters, setting, beginning, middle, and end, and problem and solution), nonfiction text features and character challenge and response.

LETTERLAND: We will study vowel patterns, suffixes and syllable patterns with our spelling words.  Please review your child's Letterland word lists each week and practice these skills at home.


MATH: We will continue with solving addition and subtraction problems using mental strategies, skip counting and place value. We will learn how to solve these mentally. We will begin seeing numbers and lengths when we venture into measurement. In measurement we will learn how to measure length, different units, estimate length, and determine which is longer, number lines, line plots, and graphing. We will review telling time by hour and half hour and begin telling time by five minutes. We will also review coin values and begin solving word problems with coins and dollars. We will continue testing our addition math fact fluency through Rocket Math (math facts). Please work with your child at home on these math skills.

SCIENCE: We will be working on Sound in the STEM lab.

SOCIAL STUDIES: We will learn about different 
cultures around the world and research their traditions, foods, and celebrations.


Websites for at home practice - Please refer to your child's take home binder and green folders for login information regarding our learning programs: - Math and Reading Skills - Reading Literacy Skills - Math Skills - Online books for reading 


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