My name is Mrs. Hackworth and I teach 2nd grade at Oak Valley Elementary in room 8. I have been teaching for 28 years and LOVE working with kids and helping them reach their full potential! I am often referred to as "The Critter Teacher" because I LOVE animals, insects, nature and always have some interesting displays in our classroom. We currently have a butterfly house with Monarch caterpillars in 3 of the 4 life cycle stages, a snake named "Violet", "Freddy the Frog", "Tony the Toad", "Herman the Hermit Crab" and a Wolf Spider. We will be hatching chicks or ducklings in the spring. The kids love to be able to observe and learn about these critters firsthand!
When I am not teaching, I love spending time with my family at our farm, gardening, camping, fishing and shopping. I have been married to my best friend David for 30 years, have 3 sons: Jacob, Ryan (twins) and Tim. I also have an amazing and adorable 2 year old grandson.
I am very excited about working with your child, have many activities planned and look forward to working with you! Communication and participation are important keys in helping children grow! :)
Literature-based program with emphasis on phonics,
whole group instruction, and flexible grouping. *FOCUS* -decoding, fluency and comprehension
Go Math *FOCUS* -addition/subtraction facts, regrouping, telling time to 5 minutes, money, measurement, problem solving,
NEW! Hands-On approach with scientific
-life cycles (plants and animals), weather, physical changes, properties
*FOCUS* -Neighborhoods & Communities (culture),
History/Geography (maps/globes), Citizenship/Government, Economics
WRITING: *FOCUS* -a variety of resources and strategies will be used to enhance writing and editing
2/7 -COMPUTER LAB
*A calendar will be sent home each month
highlighting these days and special events.