Michael Baird
EL Teacher at O.G.C.E & H.H.E


Riddle of the Day
Why didn't the quarter roll down the hill with the nickel? Because it had more cents! 

Distance Learning Schedule: March 25, 2020- April 17, 2020

Daily time for conferencing or support: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

I am available to answer any questions regarding your child's "Distance Learning" through School Status throughout the day and daily. 

Parents, if you go to the Desoto County School's website and click on your child's school, then click on your child's teacher, you can find several websites and the latest news regarding our schools. Talk soon! 

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News to Know

"During these challenging time we here at Oak Grove Central Elementary and Hernando Hills Elementary are currently working on ways to ensure all of our students have access to an education. Please continue to monitor teacher websites for additional information. We will also be utilizing School Status to send out messages of updates as we have them."
March 18, 2020


"Durante estos tiempos difíciles, aquí en Oak Grove Central Elementary y Hernando Hills Elementary estamos trabajando en formas de garantizar que todos nuestros estudiantes tengan acceso a una educación. Continúen monitoreando los sitios web de los maestros para obtener información adicional. También utilizaremos Estado de la escuela para enviar mensajes de actualizaciones tal como los tenemos ". 18 de marzo de 2020

News!!!! Week of 3/23/2020
Hello parents and students! I am really missing my students and their beautiful smiles. I am praying that everyone is safe in their homes surrounded by loved ones and learning. Parents you all have my number and can call me anytime if you have a question regarding your child's education. Boys and girls I need you to continue practicing on IXL.COM I will add more fun activities as soon as I can figure it all out. I love you all very much! Parents please continue to be in contact through school status and check this page for my week to week NEWS!

About the Teacher/Welcome Msg

I was born and raised in the beautiful country of Belize, and continued on my life's journey by immigrating with my three sons to my adopted home in Mississippi, USA since 1999. In search of giving back to my new home, I decided to switch careers from being a businesswoman to becoming a life long learner and teach. I attended Northwest Community College in my home town of Senatobia, while working as a paraprofessional at Senatobia Elementary School for nine years. During that time, I went on to complete my studies at the University of Mississippi earning a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education, followed by a Masters Degree in Modern Languages with emphasis in (TESOL) Teaching English to Students of Other Languages as well as a secondary license in English 7-12. I became a member of the Desoto County Schools in November of 2015, and am privileged to serve as an EL Specialist. I am currently serving two schools, Hernando Hills Elementary 's 3rd graders, and Oak Grove Central Elementary's 4th -5th grade ELs. My job is a rewarding one filled with diversity. I love my students, their families, their stories, as well as my co-workers. Together, I feel like we make a difference in this world. My philosophy embraces the Mayan Philosophy which is, " In Lak'ech Ala K'in" translated in English it simply means, " I am you~You are me!" When I look into your eyes I see me, so I treat you like I do myself. It goes hand in hand with what my upbringing taught and practiced...It takes a Village to Raise a Child. Thanks for letting me introduce myself.

Class Schedule

7:00- 7:30 Group 1@ O.G.C.E.  (Cao, Damaso, Alcocer, & Panchal)

7:30 - 8:00 Group 2 @ O.G.C.E. (Balderas, Gonzalez, Pana, Ramos, Mejia)

8:00-8:30 Group 3 @O.G.C.E. (Lopez, Garcia)

8:30 - 9:00 Group 4 @ O.G.C.E. (Ochoa, Sanchez)

9:00-9:30 (Planning)

9:30- 10:00 Group 5 @O.G.C.E. (Valera)

10:00 - 10:30 Group 6@ O.G.C.E. (Bolanos, Lin, Angel)

10:30 - 11:00 Group 7 @O.G.C.E. (Remediation-newcomers)

11:00-12:00 Travel/Lunch

12:00- 12:30 Group 1 @ H.H.E. ( Remediation-newcomers)

12:30 - 1:00 Group 2 @H.H.E. (Arredondo, Illig, Galicia)

1:00 - 1:45 Group 3 @ H.H.E. ( Arias, Vasquez, DeLeon)

1:45 - 2:20 Group 4 @ H.H.E. ( Cruz, Vazquez, Vela, Castro, Davis)



In Lak'ech Ala K'in = I am you & you are me!

Websites for Distance Learning

IXL.COM - Boys and girls, we have been using this website since August. Please continue! I am monitoring and will be rewarding my students in a big way. I'd like for you to do all practices beginning  with Writing Strategies O 1-4 and onward. 

NewsELA is another great website for reading passages. You can create an account as a student if you don't have one.  

Wordscapes- Parents, wordscapes is a free app that you can download on a phone, iPad, or Laptop. I know that my students may become overloaded with some of the websites because many are using them, so a break is good. Wordscapes is a fun way to build vocabulary. it is relaxing, and will build their knowledge of words and their meanings.