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Becky Plank

Kindergarten Special Education

Mrs. Plank and her family
662.890.7705

Important Notes

About our Classroom

About the Teacher

My husband and I are both originally from Ohio. We moved to Desoto County in 2004 shortly after my husband took a job in Memphis. We have lived in Olive Branch for the past four years and we love it here!

We have two children; our daughter is a senior at Center Hill High School and our son is in third grade at Overpark Elementary. 

When I'm not at school I enjoy (in no particular order) running, reading, movies, spending time with my family, coffee, and cooking (eating).

I am so excited and proud to be starting my 4th year teaching at Center Hill Elementary! I passionately believe that every child has the capacity to learn and grow. I have high expectations for all of my students and I truly enjoy the challenge of finding the tools, supports, and interventions that best fit each students' needs. 

About Our Classroom

Our classroom is a self-contained special education class. We have a smaller class size and are able to provide students with more direct 1-1 and small group instruction. Our small class size also allows us to differentiate our instruction based on each student's specific needs and ensure that every student receives a more individualized education. We structure our classroom similarly to a typical general education classroom. 

 

We have a daily routine that includes circle time and daily station rotations for Math, ELA, and Reading. Our classroom activities correlate to the Mississippi Alternate Academic Standards as well as each student's IEP goals. In addition to our academics, we also work on social, behavioral, communication, and emotional skills during the day. Our students also spend time each day with their general education peers. 

 

A major focus in our classroom is INDEPENDENCE!  We encourage students to be accountable for their own behavior and their own actions. We encourage students to be proactive throughout their day, not simply waiting for an adult to tell them what to do. We teach them to use checklists, schedules, and anchor charts to complete their daily tasks, independently. Students are also expected to keep track of and take care of their own belongings. (They can do it!) 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements


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Tue Feb 16 05:25 PM

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Wash Those Hands!

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Sun Jun 14 07:13 PM

2019-2020 Year In Review

Curriculum

Reading & Language

November 30th - December 4th

  • Letter of the Week: Bb
  • Word of the Week: we
  • This week's book: We Buy
  • Vocabulary: bank, clothes, furniture, crayons, tools, go, we
  • Handwriting Without Tears: J
  • Spelling List (1st & 2nd only):
    • bug
    • rug
    • mug
    • plug
    • rub
    • tub
    • cub
    • club
Math & Science

November 30th - December 4th

  • Kindergarten Math:
    • Review numbers 1-10
  • 1st & 2nd Grade Math:
    • Addition to 20: Practice to Fluency
  • Science Topics:
    • Animals
    • Animal Habitats
    • What do animals eat?
  • Science Activities:
    • Animal Fact Sheets
    • Animal Themed Games
    • Guess the animal
Social Skills

November 30th - December 4th

Daily Schedule

8:10 = Morning Work (Bathroom)

8:45 = ELA IEP Work

9:15 =  Movement/Sensory Break (Bathroom)

9:30 = Writing/Spelling

10:00 = Recess/Bathroom

10:40 = Lunch

11:05 = W.O.W./Language

11:30 = Reading Groups

12:00 = Movement/Sensory Break (Bathroom)

12:15 = Activity/Calendar

1:00 = Work Boxes/Math IEP Goals

1:45 = Movement/Sensory Break (Bathroom)

2:00 = Science/Social Studies

2:30 = Behavior Basics Book Club

3:00 = Dismissal 

Cooking & Activity Schedule

Day

Activity

A Day

 Art

 B Day

 Computer

C Day

 Library

D Day 

Music 

E Day

PE

F Day

In-Class Activity

 

Paperwork

Newsletters
Weekly Homework
Helpful Forms

Classroom Calendar

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