Mrs. Heather Clarke

Phone: Bethel - (704) 260-6070


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Heather Clarke

Who is Mrs. Clarke??  I graduated from South Rowan High School and then from Appalachian State University in 2002. My husband and I met at Appalachian and were married in 2005. We are blessed to have two boys and a puppy dog.  I student taught at Cove Creek Elementary in a K-1 combo classroom. I came to Bethel in July, 2002.  I have taught grades 2-5 during my tenure here at Bethel.  I look forward to working with you and making this a wonderful year for your child!

Important Dates to Remember

Classroom News

  • Welcome to 2nd Grade! 
    This year (2019-2020) your child and I will be using to communicate with you. Weekly newsletters, pictures, and some your child's work will be sent through it.  Invitations have been sent at Open House.  Please let me know if you would like another copy. 

    A guide to 2nd grade article from Scholastic. This article provides a good overview for parents!


    Check out 2nd and 3rd graders learn to read from the National Institute for Literacy.

    For our current unit of study, students will be able to:

    • Read smoother with more expression.
    • Read fluently to support comprehension.
    • Use word solving strategies to solve tricky words:
      • Look for word parts (vowel teams, prefixes, suffixes)
      • Break into chunks (syllables)
      • Compound words
      • Use context clues from the words and illustrations
      • Reread for meaning
    • Readers determine the meaning of unknown words by using pictures and text.
    • Describe how repetition and rhythm adds to meaning in poems, stories, and songs.
    • Use text features to locate information in text.
    • Ask questions and reread to figure out difficult parts of text.
    • Use strategies to:
      • clarify confusing parts
      • understand how parts fit together
      • connect an earlier part to a later part
      • think more deeply or comparatively about two parts or books
      • revisit a part
    • Connect prior knowledge and experiences to text.
    • Read and understand literature and informational text for sustained periods of time.


    For our current unit of study, students will be able to:

    • Read and ask questions in order to gather details to grow ideas.
    • Use writing to share ideas about reading.
    • Make a plan before writing.
    • Study an author’s structure to compose a narrative with a beginning, middle, and end.
    • Develop opinions about texts based on text and pictures.
    • Recount parts of a book to help the reader understand opinion of writer.
    • Use connecting words (because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons.
    • Support opinion with multiple pieces of evidence (reasons) from text.
    • Add extra details to entertain readers.
    • Describe how characters respond to major events in the text.
    • Use text features to identify or display important information.


     For our current unit of study, students will be able to:

    • Add up to three two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations (i.e., number lines, model drawings, base ten blocks, place value discs, etc.).
    • Add and subtract within 1,000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
    • Relate mental strategies used to add and subtract to a written method (i.e., number lines, decomposing with number bonds, model drawings, skip-counting, etc.).
    • Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number, 100-900.
    • Mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100-900.
    • Explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations.
    • Use appropriate mathematical language in discussions: add, subtract, equal, equation, addend, sum, difference, hundreds, tens, ones, numeral, digit, value, place value, standard form, expanded form, compose, decompose, ten more, ten less, one hundred more, one hundred less, skip count.


    For our current unit of study, students will be able to:

    • This will resume after our SS unit.

    Social Studies

    For our current unit of study, students will be able to:

    • Identify and give examples of different types of natural resources in the environment.

    • Explain how people affect and depend on the environment they live in.

    • Identify where people settle based on the physical environment and natural resources.

Daily Schedule

  • 7:45-8:20 - Morning Work and News
    8:20-8:30 - Morning Meeting
    8:30-9:20 - ENCORE
    9:20-9:55 - B.E.S.T. (Bengals Engaging in Strategic Thinking)
    9:55-11:00 - Reading/Snack
    11:00-11:30 - Science/SS
    11:30-11:40 -Read Aloud
    11:40-12:10 - RECESS
    12:15-12:40 - LUNCH
    12:40-12:50 - Shared Reading
    12:50-1:40 - Writing
    1:40-3:00 - Math

Encore Schedule

  • Monday - Art 

    Tuesday - Music
    Wednesday - PE
    Thursday - Computer Lab
    Friday - (A week - Media) (B week - Guidance)
Last Modified on January 28, 2020