*****UPDATE: MARCH 20, 2020*****
Remote classes to begin Monday, March 23, 2020.
All activities/links will be posted via Google Classroom. Codes listed below:
Lang. Arts: (Spelling and Vocabulary): 2ylgasw
Advanced Lang. Arts: xjsktvn
Office Hours: 9-11 AM Mon-Fri
AMANDA.WILLIAMS@MATSUK12.US or through Google Classroom. For those two hours each day, I will be active and aware to all responses/communication/questions and will be available to answer immediately. I will be checking all accounts continuously each day, but I am signed, sealed, deliverd: YOURS for those two hours.
Hello and welcome to a new school year. The new school year brings new faces and I'd like to tell you a little more about myself. This year, 2019-2020, is my twelfth year teaching. I have taught all grades Kindergarten through eighth except 2. My absolute favorite thing to teach is Language Arts and I am quite excited I get to focus all of my energy in this area this year.
I am an East-Coaster; my family is originally from New York, but we moved to Pennsylvania in 1998, so that is my home. My husband and I moved to Alaska in 2016 because we just got sick of talking about it and decided to make it happen! We lived in Fairbanks for a while and moved down to the Mat-Su valley a year ago. Though the winters are rough, I wouldn't trade the scenery and activities for anything in the world.
I have two fur babie rescued from the pound: Brewski and Rae. I am POSITIVE you'll hear so much about them from our students...
My door is always open- please don't hesitate to call/email/visit me for ANY reason. The only way we can ensure your students' success is through cooperation.
Exciting news this year: we have a student teacher! Hannah Ford will be joinging us August-November and I couldn't be more excited to share our classroom with her. She is earning her Master's Degree Secondary Education with a focus in Language Arts. We, all of us, will be learning and growing together this year.
No late work is accepted. Students have ample time during class and internet accessible assignments outside of class. Should arrangements need to be made, please contact me ahead of time.
All work is due by the end of the school day listed at the due date. For example, if your student attends my class during second period their work is due by 2:15 PM that day, not the end of their class period. They are always welcome to utilize a "Lunch-time Learning" and need only ask.
Spelling and grammar counts in everything the student is assigned. Writing in complete sentences is also a requirement to receive full credit for any assignment.
All readings skills will be practiced and mastered through novel studies. I will follow the skills and standards outlined in the adopted curriculum, but will present, teach and practice those skills and standards through relevant and subject- appropriate novels throughout the year.