Just Like Clockwork!


Mrs. Sanders knows that when students work, discuss, and write together, they have more opportunities to verbalize their thoughts, get reactions from others to their thinking, and help students who do understand to cement and even extend their understanding.  All students benefit. 

After watching this lesson, I want to know where Ruthie and Sara do their shopping? Classic!

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You.


Wanta' peek inside Miss Simmons first grade?  Her students are reading to partners because reading with someone else encourages students to try reading books that may be above their usual reading level, while also building oral skills so that students are more comfortable with their reading.  What great readers!


     Congratulations are in order for our very own Mrs. Mecham, who was recognized as Nebo School District TEACHER OF THE YEAR!  Mrs. Mecham teaches second grade and is an outstanding educator, team player, employee, and extraordinary person!    Mrs. Mecham is the epitome of humility, generosity, kindness, hard work, and devotion towards teaching.  She works extra hard, putting in many hours to create the best learning environment she can.  Her students lover her and the faculty has the utmost respect for her and all that she does!  We are very lucky to have Mrs.

SHHS Soccer Comes To Second Grade To Read!

The Salem Hills Soccer Team came to Mt. Loafer and spent time with the second grade students, not playing soccer, but instead, reading books to the students!  The Skyhawk Kickers showed students their love for reading and let the students do a little reading themselves! We appreciate Coach Gillie and the soccer team for taking the time to show students how important it is to ALWAYS read!


Sight Words Are Out'ta Sight!

Mr. Jenkins understands that students in third grade make the shift from learning to read to reading to learn.  He also understands that there are some words students must know by sight.  If students have memorized the sight words then they have access to up to 75% of what is printed in almost any piece of children’s literature.  Take a peek as Mr. Jenkins provides a hands on way to help strengthen students' retention as they play Sight Word Bingo. 

E I E I Oooops

At Mt. Loafer, Farmer MacDonald, Bo Peep and the whole barnyard is singin’… the rooster, the pigs, sheep, ducks, chicks, the mule.  But wait! Something’s wrong with Mr. Cow… he just can’t moo!  Watch the second grade fun as the animals all do their part to save the day!

What's My Function?


Mrs. Gwynn helps her students become confident problem solvers! Take a look as she gives students practice in guessing the function.  Students alternate guessing a number.  The partner applies the rule and tells the output number.   What a great strategy to increase participation.