Mrs. Waalkens Class


 
Hello and welcome to Mrs. Waalkens first grade class at Eagle Lake Elementary! I am very happy to be your teacher this year! I look forward to partnering with you to make this school year a great one!

I am originally from Rapid City, SD. I moved to Mankato to attend MSU, where I graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. This is my sixth year teaching and third year teaching first grade here at Eagle Lake. 

A few of my favorite things are:
Drink: Iced Coffee and Diet Coke
Treat: Reese's
Color: Purple
Sport: Football...Go Vikings!
Activity: Crafting and spending time with family & friends


Please remember that I am here to help support your child in any way I can. If you have questions or comments, my contact information is listed below. The best times to reach me are from 7:20-7:50am before school and 3-3:30pm after school. 

Follow our classroom on Twitter! @EagleLake1Wa

Classroom Schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:20-8:30 Morning Meeting Morning Meeting Morning Meeting Morning Meeting Morning Meeting
8:30-8:45 Phonics Phonics Phonics Phonics Phonics
8:50-9:05 Whole Group Reading
(Mini Lesson)
Whole Group Reading
(Mini Lesson)
Whole Group Reading
(Mini Lesson)
Whole Group Reading
(Mini Lesson)
Whole Group Reading
(Mini Lesson)
9:05-9:20 Morning Break Morning Break Morning Break Morning Break Morning Break
9:20-9:30 Read Aloud Read Aloud Read Aloud Read Aloud Read Aloud 
9:30-10:30 Small Group Reading & Snack Small Group Reading & Snack Small Group Reading & Snack Small Group Reading & Snack Small Group Reading & Snack
10:30-11 Reading SOAR Reading SOAR Reading SOAR Reading SOAR Reading SOAR
11-11:30 Grammar & Writing Grammar & Writing Grammar & Writing Grammar & Writing Grammar & Writing
11:30-12:00 Lunch and Recess Lunch and Recess Lunch and Recess Lunch and Recess Lunch and Recess
12:00-1:00 Math Math Math Math Math
1:00-1:50 Phy Ed Music Art Phy Ed Media
1:50-2:10 Math SOAR Math SOAR Math SOAR Math SOAR Math SOAR
2:20-2:35 Content Content Content Content Content
2:35-2:40 Closing Circle Closing Circle Closing Circle Closing Circle Closing Circle
2:40-2:47 Dismissal Dismissal Dismissal Dismissal Dismissal

First grade is a BIG year of reading! Please be sure you are reading to your child and having them read to you each night for at least 20 minutes! Add the time to your child's 400 Club calendar each month!

Here is a selection of reading and math websites for your child to visit from home!

www.storylineonline.net  This is a fun website where celebrities read stories and your child can follow along.

www.starfall.com  Many different reading activities.


MyOn Reader   More login information will come soon!

IXL   Math practice with many different ability levels and areas of study to choose from. More login information will come soon!

--> Please read the weekly newsletter which will be sent home in the Tuesday folder. This will contain important classroom information as well as upcoming events!

--> We currently have 24 students in room 141


"Teachers who love teaching, teach students to love learning."


 

Contact: Katie Waalkens