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My name is Ellie McElhenny and this is my 1st year at MIMM's.

I am really excited to start the new year and to get to know students!

I am from Chippewa Falls, WI and moved to Eau Claire for university.  I just returned to the midwest from living in Seoul, South Korea for the past 3.5 years.  I taught English there, and also got to travel around Southeast Asia.  It was really fun, but I am happy to be back!

I received my Bachelors Degree in Psychology and History from the University of WI- Eau Claire.  I returned to school while in South Korea to get my teaching license in ESL (English as a Second Language.)

A few things about myself are I love watching scary movies, and cooking all types of food.  

 

 

 

 

We have varied levels of English proficiency at this school so there is not a set curriculum that we use in each grade. Instruction is tailored to meet the students at their level. We also make sure to provide a variety of hands-on activities to help the students engage in their learning.

For our newcomers (WIDA levels 1.0-2.9) we use the ACCESS Newcomers Curriculum.

For the students that are WIDA levels 3.0-4.5 we focus on the following skills to ensure students are equipped to succeed in their content classes:

  • Main Idea
  • Summarizing
  • Theme
  • Text Features
  • Context Clues
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Cause and Effect
  • Writing 
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension

 

Class Period Room number
1st Push-in Advisory with Ms. Sarah room# 231
2nd ELD Pull-out room#222
3rd Prep
4th

A days- Push-in with Ms. Katie room# 239

B days- prep

5th ELD Pull-out room# 239
6th

A days- prep

B days - Push-in with Ms. Katie room# 239

Day ELD 2nd hour pull-out ELD 5th hour pull-out

Mon

11/20

Do Now: Noun packet page 12

Sight words/math facts

Short story: prediction- what will happen next?

Four seasons: Winter

What do we wear?/how's the weather?

Vocabulary worksheet

Fact and opinion game

Do now: Quick write - what did you do over the weekend?

Sight words/ Math facts

Short story: prediction - what will happen next?

Story elements: sequencing

Read 'A Happy Ending'

Tues

11/21

IXL : code packet

Roomrecess 

IXL:  code packet

Readingplus

Roomrecess

Wed

11/22

*Early Release

Do now: Noun Packet page 13

Sight words/ math facts

Short story: check-in 

Four Seasons: Winter Jeopardy

*Early Release

Do now: sight words/math facts

Short story: check-in

Read 'A Happy Ending'

Sequencing activity

Thurs

11/23

No School No School

Fri

11/24

No School No School

 

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