Carbondale New School

Serving Southern Illinois since 1974

The mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled

Grades 1-6

About Misty

Misty Misty was born and raised in Southern Illinois. She attended SIU-C and graduated with a Bachelor's in health administration. She worked for two years in an early childhood setting and six years in special education as a Response to Intervention Specialist. Along with her two sons and husband, she is the owner/operator of Stray Dog Farms in Cobden, Illinois. Misty has been teaching at Carbondale New School since 2021.

Students in Misty's Classroom

Misty's Philosophy of Teaching

Education is not one size fits all! I like to use differentiated instruction. This allows me to introduce ideas, topics, and information, then allow students further explore those at their own level. This works especially well with reading and language arts, when a student is allowed to apply learned content to books they choose to read that are of their interest and level. I like to go beyond reading, language arts, science, social studies, and math, and include skills such as computer science, coding and typing. Above all I encourage students to be independent learners and never stop asking questions!

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Qty Item Description
  4th Grade
1 1 1⁄2 inch binder
1 pair children’s scissors
3 pkg wide rule loose leaf paper
6 glue sticks
1 pack dry erase markers
3 pocket folders
1 pack 4 highlighters
1 ruler
2 packs crayons
2 pack 8 count markers
5 composition notebooks
1 pair headphones/earbuds
2 pkg pencils
3 boxes Kleenex
2 paper towel rolls
1 bottle hand sanitizer
2 pkg Clorox wipes
  5th Grade
48+ pencils
1 pkg 4 dry erase markers
3 packs wide rule loose leaf paper
3 composition notebooks
3 pocket folders
1 pair scissors
1 glue bottle
4 glue sticks
1 pkg markers, crayons OR colored pencils
1 pair headphones/earbuds
4 boxes Kleenex
2 rolls paper towels
2 pkg clorox wipes
1 bottle hand sanitizer
  6th Grade
1 trapper keeper or 3 inch binder
5 3 ring folders with pockets
5 packs loose leaf paper
48+ pencils
1 pkg colored pencils (erasable preferred)
2+ big pink erasers
1 glue bottle
4-6 glue sticks
1 pair scissors
1 ruler
1 protractor
1 pair earbuds/headphones
2 composition notebooks
2 boxes kleenex
1 bottle hand sanitizer
2 pkg clorox wipes

Last updated 07/18/2023. Be sure to check out the Wishlist tab!