I graduated from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education. I later received a master's degree from Augustana in Special Education. My teaching career began in special education. I have also spent many years working in the general education classroom - specifically second grade.
Beginning of our Day: 8:30
Lunch: We leave our room at 10:45 daily
Recess: We have 2 recesses during our school day.
Noon: 11:20 - 11:40
Afternoon: 1:25 - 1:40
Specials Schedule: 2013 -2014
Music - Days 3 & 6
P.E. - Days 2 & 5
T.A.G. / Art - Day 4
Guidance - Day 4
Library - Day 1
Computer Lab - Day 1 and 5
Field Trips and Special Events: (Dates to be Announced)
Pet Show: October 11, 2013
Grandparent's Day: April 25, 2014
Field Trip to Kinney Pioneer Museum & Lime Creek Nature Center:
Thanks in advance for helping us and sending treats to school on one of our party days. Watch for a sign-up at our pre-school conferences in August of 2013.
Halloween: October 31, 2013
Students are invited to celebrate birthdays in school. Students may bring purchased and prepackaged treats to share with the class if they desire. We will sing to our birthday student and play a game of their choice in their honor. Summer birthdays, not celebrated at the beginning of the year, can be celbrated as half birthdays or anytime during the month of May.
Homework will be sent home in your child's take home folders. There will be reading and math homework. The reading homework is intended to be done with an adult. Please listen to your child read the assignment aloud and be sure they know how to do the comprehension questions. Model for them how to look back into the reading to find the answer, if necessary. The math homework follows the second grade skills of the Common Core. Please help your child with the items if they cannot do them independently. This will be good practice for them and will show you what is included in the Common Core Curriculum.