Ms. Ruppard - ELL


Ms. Ruppard, ESL

Hello! I teach English Language Learners who qualify for English as a Second Language (ESL) services. I came to Longview in October, 2016 from Guilford County Schools. This is my 24th year teaching and 28th year in Education, as I was a Writer/Editor for Carson-Dellosa Educational Publishing Company for four years. I grew up in Hickory, but moved to Greensboro in 1993. I am so thrilled to be back in my hometown of Hickory! I am a graduate of Hickory High School and earned my BA Degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University. I received National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification in 2004 and 2014.


Dear Students and families,                                                    
These are difficult times for all of us as we figure out how to deal with this unprecedented event. Your child's health and safety is our #1 concern! Check the Hickory Public Schools and Longview webpages (and Facebook pages) daily for updates and to get information on local services available (meals, etc.) Please contact me, the school, or our school counselor Mrs. Lowe if you are in need of assistance during this time.

It's our goal for learning to continue during the shutdown of schools. ESL students will be provided work packets that focus on writing and the language goals from the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for Grades 3-5. See below for more information on the work packets. 

I wish you all a safe and restful "surprise break" from "IN PERSON" school and hope that you will use this time to enjoy time with family, read some great books, be silly, create some art, and relax (oh, and of course continue building those dendrites (brain power) by completing the work given by your teachers! )                              

Love, Ms. Ruppard

April 1st UPDATE: If you have not been able to pick up your ESL work packet from school, you need to come to the foyer of the school building between 11am-12noon on Monday or Tuesday of next week (April 6 or 7) to pick up your folder. 3rd and 4th grade folders are in homeroom teacher boxes; 5th grade folders are in a box labeled “5th Grade ESL.” Tubs with the folders will be placed in the foyer and are only allowed to be picked up between 11 and 12:00 on Monday or Tuesday of next week. IF FOR SOME REASON YOU CAN NOT COME TO SCHOOL TO PICK UP YOUR REMOTE LEARNING PACKETS, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT OR CALL ME AT 336-491-7553 SO WE CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO GET THE LEARNING PACKET(S) TO YOU. THANK YOU!

Included in the Session #2 packet will be a SUGGESTED calendar of activities for the next two weeks. We will use BrainPop videos and lessons to review and practice language objectives from the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for Grades 3-5. I will send home directions for accessing the videos (along with username and password), a practice worksheet for each language skill, as well as a test based on each video and language skill. I am also sending out information about “LIVE” meetings I am planning for each grade level. I will be using “ZOOM” to set up a virtual classroom for all of the students to meet and engage and have some fun together! We will discuss the BrainPop language skills and explore the skills some more, as well as have a daily story read aloud by me. It would be so wonderful to see your lovely face and talk to you! I hope you can join us for these meetings! (Make sure you have your parent’s permission to join in the fun!) A schedule for the online LIVE meetings, as well as directions for logging on, will be included in the Session #2 packet. If you do not have a computer or device for online learning, please email me at or call me at (336) 491-7553. There are a limited number of computers at Longview available for checkout and I am happy to help you obtain one of these if you need one.

Session #1 - March 16th - March 27th: At-home work for ESL students has been placed in the Longview lobby. Third and Fourth Grade Students  - Your ESL assignments have been placed in the work packet from your homeroom teacher. Fifth Grade Students - The fifth-grade teachers’ assignments are posted on their websites. Your ESL assignment from me is in a work packet in the Longview lobby in a box marked “Fifth Grade ESL Students.” 

Please visit this page often for updates. Also, if you are looking for some additional - and FUN - learning websites, click on the link on the left labeled "Check Out These Awesome Learning Websites!" ACTUALIZACIÓN del 1 de abril: si no ha podido recoger su paquete de trabajo de ESL de la escuela, debe venir al vestíbulo del edificio de la escuela entre las 11 a.m. y la tarde del lunes o martes de la próxima semana (6 o 7 de abril) para recoger sube tu carpeta. Las carpetas de 3er y 4to grado están en cajas de maestros de salón; Las carpetas de 5to grado están en una caja llamada "ESL de 5to Grado". Las bañeras con las carpetas se colocarán en el vestíbulo y solo se pueden recoger entre las 11 y las 12:00 los lunes o martes de la próxima semana. SI POR ALGUNA RAZÓN NO PUEDES LLEGAR A LA ESCUELA PARA RECOGER TUS PAQUETES DE APRENDIZAJE REMOTO, POR FAVOR ENVÍEME UN CORREO ELECTRÓNICO A O LLAME AL 336-491-7553 PARA QUE PODEMOS HACER ARREGLOS PARA OBTENER LOS PAQUETES DE APRENDIZAJE TÚ. ¡GRACIAS!

Incluido en el paquete de la Sesión # 2 habrá un calendario SUGERIDO de actividades para las próximas dos semanas. Usaremos videos y lecciones de BrainPop para revisar y practicar los objetivos del lenguaje del Curso de estudio estándar de Carolina del Norte para los grados 3-5. Enviaré instrucciones a casa para acceder a los videos (junto con el nombre de usuario y la contraseña), una hoja de trabajo de práctica para cada habilidad de idioma, así como una prueba basada en cada habilidad de video e idioma. También estoy enviando información sobre las reuniones "EN VIVO" que estoy planeando para cada nivel de grado. ¡Usaré "ZOOM" para establecer un aula virtual para que todos los estudiantes se reúnan, participen y se diviertan juntos! Discutiremos las habilidades del lenguaje BrainPop y exploramos las habilidades un poco más, así como haremos que lea una historia diaria en voz alta. ¡Sería maravilloso ver tu hermoso rostro y hablar contigo! ¡Espero que puedas unirte a nosotros en estas reuniones! (¡Asegúrese de contar con el permiso de sus padres para unirse a la diversión!) En el paquete de la sesión n. ° 2 se incluirá un cronograma para las reuniones en VIVO en línea, así como instrucciones para iniciar sesión. Si no tiene una computadora o dispositivo para el aprendizaje en línea, envíeme un correo electrónico a o llámeme al (336) 491-7553. Hay un número limitado de computadoras en Longview disponibles para el pago y me complace ayudarle a obtener una de estas si necesita una.

Sesión # 1 - 16 de marzo - 27 de marzo: El trabajo a domicilio para estudiantes de ESL se ha colocado en el lobby de Longview. Estudiantes de tercer y cuarto grado: sus tareas de ESL se han colocado en el paquete de trabajo de su maestro de aula. Estudiantes de quinto grado: las tareas de los maestros de quinto grado se publican en sus sitios web. Su tarea de ESL de mí está en un paquete de trabajo en el lobby de Longview en una casilla marcada como "Estudiantes de ESL de quinto grado".

Visite esta página a menudo para obtener actualizaciones. Además, si está buscando algunos sitios web de aprendizaje adicionales, y DIVERTIDOS, haga clic en el enlace a la izquierda con la etiqueta "¡Vea estos sitios web de aprendizaje impresionantes!"

Sra. Ruppard - ELL