|Mrs. Wall's First and Second Grade Class
||Welcome to Mrs. Wall's First and Second Grade! Our mission statement is as follows:
We will come to school and do our best every day. We will be good citizens. We will learn everything we need for next year.
Our school mission statement is...
Chart the course, navigate the way and achieve success!
During this year, you may contact me via e-mail or phone. I check my e-mail at least twice a day, so that may be the easiest way to reach me. Please include in the subject heading the word "parent" so your message will get through our filtering program. If you call the school, please leave a message and I will reach you as soon as possible.
phone: 514-6425 (school)
||What We're Learning
Click here to view our calendar
If you check out the calendar link, please don't think I'm crazy. This program for the webpage does not have 2012, so I select a year when the dates and days of the week match 2012. I will fix this if and when this program is updated.
In May we will learn about animal life cycles. We will focus on sea turtles, butterflies, frogs and ladybugs. We have caterpillars in our classroom, and the students are observing the changes daily in the size of the caterpillars, and how they change in the pupa stage. This unit will conclude with fun ways to make models of the life cycles, including an edible life cycle.
We will keep you updated on our weekly newsletter, homework contract and the Weekly Report for more specific details and strategies regarding what your child is learning. Please read these newsletters and let us know if you have any questions or suggestions that might help clarify the information we send to you. Your child can earn 3 tickets if you read and sign the newsletter each week.
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Our DRA goal for the end of first grade is for each child to be on reading level I or higher, and the goal for second grade is for each child to be reading level L or higher. To gauge if your child is on grade level in reading, each first grader should be on level G by January, and level I by May; each second grader should be reading DRA level I at the beginning of the year, level J or K in January, and level L or higher by May.
Having trouble determining if a book is an AR book? Log on to www.arbookfind.com and it will give you the test number and level.
Each nine weeks, the AR goal is set for each student according to his/her STAR reading test. Once we have those STAR test results, you will receive a note informing you of your child's AR ZPD range (the range of levels where you child is most successful), along with your child's goal for the nine weeks. In order to earn weekly and quarterly rewards, your child needs to meet the AR goal with an average of 85% or higher. Students who reach this goal will earn a very special celebration. Make sure your child reads every night and passes 2-3 AR tests each week in order to easily reach these goals.
||Please welcome Ms. Mueller!
Our ECU intern, Ms. Victoria Mueller, has concluded her student teaching and will join us parttime for the remainder of the school year to help as a tutor in second grade. We are excited to have her at BES!
Our daily schedule is as follows:
7:50 – 8:30 Writer's Portfolio, AR, AMath
8:30 – 9:10 Knowledge College
9:10 - 9:20 Bathroom break
9:20 - 10:10 Math and AMath
10:10 - 10:15 Snack and Book Checkout
10:15 - 10:35 Spelling and Grammar
10:35 - 11:20 Specials
Monday - Library
Tuesday - Art
Wednesday - Music
Thursday - PE
Friday - Computer lab
11:20 - 11:35 AR (Accelerated Reading)
11:35 - 12:25 Reading and Guided Reading
12:25 - 1:00 Writer's Workshop
1:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 1:35 Bathroom
1:35 - 2:05 Recess
2:05 – 2:30 Unit (Science and Social Studies)
2:30 - 2:40 Pack up
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What's Happening In Our Classroom?
* Blue folders go home every Tuesday. This is a school wide policy. Please go through the work that is in the folder with your child and sign the signature sheet. Folders need to be returned to school the next day.
* Homework is assigned every night. Your child will have math, spelling, and reading homework. Please be sure your child is completing his/her homework. A parent then needs to sign the reading log so we know your child has read. Thank you!
* If you have internet access at home your child may do Spelling City for 20 minutes in place of their normal spelling homework. Please send in a note or a print off from the website so that we know your child did do spelling.
3 packs of 12 #2 pencils
2 boxes of tissues
1- 1½ in hard-bound 3-ring binder
pencil top erasers
4 boxes of crayons
4 glue sticks
earbuds to use with laptop
|Language Arts Resources for Students and Parents
||Need help with spelling? Find our spelling list and fun practice with this link!
When you click on this link, click on "Students," then click "Find a List," then enter "Bridgeton" to search. Click on "Bridgeton Second Grade," and finally click on the word list for the week. For first graders, you need to click on "Find a List," then enter "Michelle Wall." After that, look for the list that matches the spelling pattern for the week. You can do some fun activities with our weekly spelling words. If you print your completed activity, you may turn it in instead of the other spelling homework for that night. Have fun!