Coach Porter's
Dare to Try Classroom!

Designed by Josh Porter

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Welcome parents, guardians, and students to Coach Porter's Dare To Try 4th grade class web page!  We here at Dowell Elementary School are very excited about the 2008/2009 school year! Dowell has met AYP (Annual Yearly Progress) for the last four years. We are located in Marietta, which is also home to "The Big Chicken." A four story Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant that serves as landmark to visitors and locals alike. Check out the Cobb County School District's website to see what else our district has to offer!

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Hello!  My name is Josh Porter, and I was born and raised just outside of Atlanta.  I graduated from  The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, where I was on both the wrestling and rugby teams.  I have a real passion for both sports, but I am concentrating on coaching wrestling right now.  I will be the assistant wrestling coach at Kennesaw Mountain High School this year, and I am serving as an assistant for the Team Georgia National Schoolboys team. I enjoy running with my girlfriend.  I also love to read, and enjoy sharing this love of reading with my students!

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In this class we dare to try!  The words "I can't" are not allowed to be said.  We might not be perfect at everything we do, but we will try our best!  When I was a student my favorite teachers were the ones who read to me!  We will not only read the standard books, but also some fun interesting books too!  In my class I will be reading The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.  We will learn all about Percy Jackson, and his adventures with the Olympians.  We will also be doing alot of writing this school year.  Everyday we will have a writer's workshop where we will use the 6+1 writing traits. I can't wait to see what the 08/09 school year has in store for us!!!

COACH PORTER'S MAT SIDE NOTES, CLASS NEWS, AND IMPORTANT DATES:
Information will be added for 2008/2009 school year.

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Student Resources

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ebooks

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Future Class Projects
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Future Class Projects