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1st & 2nd Grade Mrs. Laudermilk

Groovin' into Ms. Laudermilk's and Mrs. Presnell's
First/Second Grade

        Addison Taylor    Aiden Gilliland

          Evelyn Hernandez        Brandon Webb

          Gracelynn Smith        Charles Brown

         Isabella Ramsey          Cristopher Ayala

          Kendell Helton               Elias Urbina

         Laila Martin                  Issac Osornio

         Logan Bennett               Jacob Ayala

         Natalie Price                   Juan Herrera

        Olivia Beck    Liam Lowery

          Tiffani Wagner         Nicolas Carpenter

   Trevyr Epperson

 

   Supply List

2 packs of  #2 wooden pencils to share as a class

1 pencil pouch

1 pack large pink erasers

1 pair of child-sized scissors

3 black/white sewn composition books for Reading, Math and Science

1 pack of Crayola markers

1 Box of 24 ct. Crayola crayons

2 packs of  glue sticks

1 binder (1 inch ) and 1 pack of dividers  (5 tabs)

2 Black dry erase markers

2 YELLOW Highlighters

Index cards  (3 x 5 size)

 

Teacher Wish List

*Disinfectant wipes    * Hand sanitizer *Box of tissues      *zip top baggies– any size

 

 

 

Welcome to First and Second Grade!!! It's hard to believe that we are starting the 2018-2019 school year on July 12, 2018.  I am looking forward to teaching a combination class and being your child's teacher.   I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself.  My name is Mary Frances Laudermilk and this will be my 29th year of teaching. I have taught every grade from 1st to 8th, but, my heart is definitely in the K-2 grades. I absolutely LOVE teaching children to love learning!!  I have one daughter, Victoria, who will be a Sophmore at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, who is also pursuing a degree in Education/Psychology and a minor in dance.  I am a resident of Marion where I have lived for the past 22 years.     
 
In Reading, our focus will being by  learning about Daily 5 routines for our Literacy Blocks.  What does each component involve and  what does it LOOKS like.  These 5 components are : Read to Self, Read with a Partner, Listening to Reading, Word Work, and Work on Writing.  
 
In Math, our focus will be on 
 
In Social Studies , we are going to focus on our map skills....compass rose, oceans, continents, states, borders, etc.  We are going to be doing"Mystery Skypes" with other classes across the United States and ask questions to gather clues about where their state is on the map. They in turn will ask us questions about our state to see if they can guess where we live.   
 
In Science, we will begin our study Solids, Liquids, and Gases. 
 
Thank you for your constant support and allowing us to educate your children...  
 
Ms. Laudermilk and Mrs. Presnell
 
 
 
Mark your Calendars with these important dates to remember:
 
  July 9 - 11  Teacher Workdays
 July 11 - Meet the Teacher  5:30 p.m.
 July 12 - First Day of School
 
 
 Ms. Laudermilk's Philosophy of Education
 

I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how excited I am about teaching and how delighted I am to have your child in my classroom. Some of my students I had the opportunity to teach last year in reading camp and other students I will get to know very soon.  I am sure this year will be a fun-filled, challenging and rewarding learning experience for each and every child.  I am dedicated to making this a busy, productive, and exciting year for my students so that they each can develop and learn in a variety of different ways.  I have very high expectations of my students and I want everyone to work to their fullest potential.   I think we have a terrific class and I’m looking forward to a fantastic year!     

     I would like to begin by giving you an overview of my Philosophy of Education.  As a teacher, I believe in creating life-long learners.  It is very important to me that my students are happy and look forward to coming to school each and every day.  I want children to leave our classroom every day feeling excited and wondering what they will be learning tomorrow.  Above all, I want each child to feel that they can, and will, be successful at school.  I tell my students that they are not allowed to say the words, “I can’t” because although their work may be challenging at times, I will never give them something that they are unable to do.  I expect students to always try their very best.  

Our classroom is a special place.  It is place where children should feel special, feel safe, and feel free to take risk.  We are on this “journey” together and it is important that we are all kind, encouraging and supportive of one another.  Each one of us has different strengths, needs, opinions, and ideas.  If we work together there is nothing we cannot accomplish

We all learn in different ways and at our own pace, therefore we may not always be working on the same thing.  Sometimes we will be working in small groups, with a partner, by ourselves, or with a teacher.  Other times we will work as a whole group.  We need to respect each other’s individuality and unique learning styles and remember that learning is not a race, but a journey. 

I am committed to the importance of parent involvement and support in a child’s education.  I firmly believe that your child receives the best education possible when you and I work together as partners. I will be communicating with you often about our classroom plans, your child’s progress, school events, and other occasions as they arise.   I hope that as parents, you will always come to me with questions and concerns.  It is important that we communicate openly and honestly with one another.  Talk to your child about their day and make sure they are happy and feel confident.  It is the key to a successful year for you and your child.  

Finally, let’s remember that learning is FUN!  We will all be making discoveries and experiencing new things together.  No two days will be the same.  We need to get messy, laugh a lot, be good friends and explore together on our wonderful learning journey!

 
  
REMINDERS....
No books at home?  Students can log on to RAZ kids through the school webpage and read book.  There are lots of great books to read.  
 
 
 
      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IDaily Schedule: 
 
7:40 - 8:00 Breakfast 
8:00 - 8:20 Phonics
8:20 - 9:40 Literacy Rotations/  Daily 5
9:40 - 10:40  Math
10:40  - 11:25 WIN
11:25 - 11:35 Read Aloud
11:35 - 12:05  LUNCH
12:15 - 1:15  Specials
M:  PE
T:  Computers
W: Library
Th: Music 
F:  Art
1:15 - 1:45 RECESS
1:50 - 2:00 FFV Snack
2:00 - 2:35 SS / Science