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 3-5 during my tenure here at Bethel.  I am excited to be working with the 2nd grade students and parents this year!

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Important Dates to Remember

Classroom News

  • 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:

    • Recount fairy tales, fables, and folktales from diverse cultures to determine the central message, lesson, or moral.

    • Describe how a character responds to major events and challenges (i.e. using feelings, actions, patterns of behavior, and roles within the story).

    • Understand how multiple characters’ points of view (perspectives) differ.

    • Read using different voices for different characters based on the character’s point of view.

    • Compare and contrast different versions of the same story by different authors or from different cultures.

    • Describe how repetition and rhythm adds to meaning in poems, stories, and songs.

    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 poetry (e.g., developing characters, building suspense, using sensory images, comparisons, repetition, sound words, small actions, punctuation, alliteration, word choice, and rhyme, authors message, story structure, illustrations) and apply it to their writing in order to improve it.

    • Work collaboratively to revise and edit.

    Math

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

    • Recognize, name, and draw shapes based on their attributes(quadrilateral, triangle, pentagon, hexagon)

    • Recognize and describe the attributes of cubes and rectangular prisms.

    • Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares.

    • Describe shares using words such as halves, thirds, half of, a third of, fourths, etc.

    • Describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have thesame shape.

    • Recognize that equal shares within the same whole need not have the same shape.

    • Explain how they partitioned a shape into equal parts.

    • Use appropriate mathematical language in discussions: attribute, feature, angle, side, triangle, quadrilateral, square, rectangle, trapezoid, pentagon, hexagon, cube, rectangular prism, face, edge, vertex, surface, figure, shape, open, closed, partition, equal size,equal shares, half, halves, half of, third, thirds, a third of, fourth, quarter, fourths, a fourth of, whole, two halves, three thirds, four fourths.

    Science

    • We have finished all units for the year.

    Social Studies

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

    • Explain how artistic expression from diverse cultures contributes to the community.
    • Recognize historical figures and events that represent various cultures.
    • Exemplify appropriate social skills when working and communicating in a diverse group.

Daily Schedule

  • 7:45-8:15 - Morning Work and News
    8:20-8:55 - B.E.S.T. (Bengals Engaging in Strategic Thinking)
    8:55-9:10 - Shared Reading
    9:10-9:45 - Writing
    9:45-10:00 - Problem Solving
    10:00-10:30 - RECESS
    10:37-11:02 - LUNCH
    11:02-11:15 - Reading Mini-Lesson
    11:15-12:05 - Reading Workshop
    12:05-12:20 - Math Mini-Lesson
    12:20-1:10 - Math Workshop
    1:15-2:05 - ENCORE
    2:10-2:30 - Read Aloud/Snack
    2:30-3:00 - Science/SS
     

Encore Schedule

  • Monday - (A week - Guidance) (B week - Media)

    Tuesday - Art 
     
    Wednesday - Music
     
    Thursday - PE
     
    Friday - Computer Lab
Last Modified on May 19, 2019