Mrs. Colby Henderson-Black

Welcome fifth graders and family! 
My name is Colby Henderson-Black and this is my second year teaching at Normal Park Museum Magnet. I could only dream of attending a school like NP when I was your age, so the opportunity to teach at such a school is so exciting! I look forward to welcoming you into a safe classroom environment full of learning, growing and exploring. I feel very lucky to join this fifth-grade team teaching Reading, Writing and Module. 
I am originally from Jackson, Mississippi, but moved from Boone, North Carolina last year. I earned a Bachelor's in Communication from Mississippi State University and a Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University. My path to teaching was long and windy, but I am so happy to be here with you! 
I have a wonderfully large family and great friends that have encouraged and supported me throughout my life. I also have 2 very furry children, Emerson and Wayne, they have never met a couch they didn't love or a squirrel they didn't dislike. 
If you haven't already discovered a love for reading and writing, my goal is to help you discover that passion! I am ecstatic about sharing this upcoming year with you! If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know! 
"Reading is like breathing in and writing is like breathing out, and storytelling is what links both: it is the soul of literacy. The most powerful tool that we have to strengthen literacy is often the most underused and overlooked, and that is a child's own stories."
-Pam Allyn
A few of my favorite things:
Color: Nature Green (outside is my favorite color)
Reading Genre: Mystery/Thriller, Poetry and Modern Fantasy 
Games: Monopoly, Munchkin, UNO, PUZZLES are my favorite pass time
Music: James Taylor, John Denver, Buddy Holly, Avett Brothers, Wood Brothers, Alabama Shakes
Books: The Art of Racing in the Rain, Harry Potter, A Painted House, Wish and Wonder 
Entertainment: I love superhero fiction, historical documentaries, and movies and shows with lead female roles
Drinks: COFFEE and ginger ale 
Food: Toto Sushi, Niedlov's, Public House 
Snacks: Plums, Mandarines, Apples, Cheese Nips and Sour Punch Straws
Teams: GO COWBOYS! I went to college with Dak Prescott!
Flowers: Wild Flowers, Sunflowers and Hydrangeas 
Animal: I love all animals, but especially fluffy, squishy dogs! 
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Mrs. Colby Henderson-Black
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