Instructional Coach

Hello My Name Is...
Chelsea Hartness

 Welcome to the home of the Longview Lions! 

 I have been employed with Hickory Public Schools for over 13 years.  I enjoy working with the students and staff at Longview.

I graduated from Appalachian State University in 2004.  My husband and I have 2 dogs.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading and being at the beach.  I am currently getting my Master's Degree from Appalachian State University in Curriculum and Design.  I love the challenge of learning new things and making each day count.  

 Reading is so important!  Reading to and with your child is one of the most influential things you can do to help your child be successful at school. Set aside time each night to listen to your child read or to read with your child.  Finding topics that your interest child will help them to grow a love for learning and reading.
Math is also a very important skill for students to obtain.  You can help your child at home by practicing math facts like addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts.  As your student advances in their math skills, these foundational skills must be in place for a higher-level of learning.  Math is an important life skill that students will need as they become more independent.  Working with flashcards for 10 minutes a day with your child is an excellent way to build their mathematical fluency and spend some time with your child.  Bring the whole family in one the fun and make it a competition!

Below are some links to help you help your child be successful:
Reading Rockets
Common Core Math Apps
Khan Academy
Fact Monster
Dictionary (Concept Map)

Read to Achieve Livebinder (for Third Grade Parents)
The Big Ideas in Reading
Prodigy Math Games
Cool Math Games