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Mrs. Annie Ruth Royal
I was born and raised in Mississippi and I am the 12th child of my parents. We were raised as strict Christians, which I am currently an active Christian. I am married with three biological daughters and three step-children. Our youngest child is 20 and is attending Illinois State University studying to be a elementary teacher. I live in Normal Illinois and I have lived here for 14 years. Before moving to Normal, we lived in Danville, which I was a paraprofessionsl for 13 years. I have wanted to be a teacher since I was three years old; however, my older sister wouldn't let me becasue she knew more. I absolutely love children and teaching!
I attended Danville Area Community College earning an Associate Degree in Business and Secretarial. Later in life, I returned to Danville Area Community College to take electives to become a teacher. I transferred to Illinois State University in 2007, for which I earned my Bachelor's Degree in K-9th-grade Education with endorsements in Middle Level Education. In 2013, I return to school, Concordia University-Portland, to obtain my Master's Degree in Education--I earned my degree in Instructional Curriculum Specialists with a minor in History and Leadership.
This is my second year teaching at Bloomington Junior High School. Before teaching here, I taught at Lincoln Middle School in Peoria for nine years. Last year, 2020-2021, I taught sixth-grade Science and Math via Zoom. This year, 2021-2022, I am the 7B-Team's Math Teacher. I teach an amazing group of children who are eager to learn, so thank you for trusting your child's math education to be in my hands.
This quarter, students are learning how to solve problems wiht Ratios, Unit Content, and proportions. Students should have brought home a white Packet that is titled, "Ratios & Rates.
Some things that you could do to aid your student's learning are:
- Remind your student to study the content that we have covered in class for 5 minutes each day
- Quiz students over the content
- Ask your student what did he/she learn today
- Go over homework assignments after they have been graded & encourage students to make corrections