Mrs. Heather Clarke

Phone: Bethel - (704) 260-6070

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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

  • Field Trip

    2nd grade will travel to Hickory Ridge High School for our annual Arts Council performance on Tuesday September 17th.  All money and permission slips are due Wednesday September 11th

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  • STEM Day - September 20th

    A fun hands on activity will take place from 9:25-10:15am 

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  • Curriculum Night

    Thursday September 26th from 6:00-7:00pm

    Look for more information to come home soon!

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  • Teacher Workday

    There will be no school Friday September 27th.

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Classroom News

  • Welcome to 2nd Grade! 
    This year (2019-2020) your child and I will be using SeeSaw.com 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!

    Reading

    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 for a sustained amount of time. 
    • Choose a “just-right” text. 
    • Apply word-solving strategies to decode words at difficult points. 
    • Read grade level text with purpose and understanding. 
    • Reread or use surrounding pictures and words to confirm, self-correct, and/or understand a word.
    • Apply word-solving strategies to determine meaning of unknown and multiple meaning of words and phrases. 
    • Set purposeful goals for reading based on their independent reading level.
    • Mark places in their book that they want to discuss with partners.
    • Demonstrate the rules and procedures for Reader’s Workshop.
    • Recount stories to determine messages, morals, or lessons.
    • Identify characters and their problems.
    • Recount important details in a text that has been read aloud.
    • Collaborate with partners by
      • gaining the discussion floor in respectful ways.
      • actively listen to others.
      • speaking one person at a time.
      • building on others' talk by linking comments to the remarks of others.
      • asking questions. 

    Writing

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

    • Compose a narrative (either a well elaborated event or a short sequence of events) including details that describe actions, thoughts, and feelings.
    • Apply the conventions of English grammar including sentence structure and parts of speech.
    • Describe the structure of narratives and apply it to their writing in order to improve it.
    • Demonstrate the rules and procedures for Writer’s Workshop.
    • Work collaboratively to revise and edit. 

    Math

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

    • Develop fluency with addition and subtraction within 20 using mental strategies.
    • Represent numbers to 20 on a number line within a number as well as determine the value of the whole number.
    • Pair objects and then count them by 2’s to explore concepts of even and odd. Through this process, they practice skip counting by 2’s.
    • Prove that even numbers can be shared fairly into two equal groups.
    • Group objects to determine if sets are odd or even, and how this connects to the “near doubles” mental math strategy
    • Use appropriate mathematical language in discussions: odd, even, equal, equation, add, subtract, put together, take from, addend, sum, difference, number line, equally spaced, fluent, strategy

    Science

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

    • We will begin our first science unit in the 2nd 9 weeks.

    Social Studies

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

    • Interpret a map using map symbols to represent streets, roads, buildings, etc.

    • Identify human features and physical features on a map.

    • Create and read a map that includes symbols, legends, and cardinal directions.

    • Use a scale to calculate miles on a map.

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 September 8, 2019