Welcome to Mrs. Tierney-Hurst's Classroom

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I am excited to co-teach this year with the 3rd and 4th grade team. All of your child’s special education minutes will be delivered in the general education classroom. For 3rd grade, I will co-teach reading with Mrs. Bauman and math with Mrs. Moll. For 4th grade, I will co-teach reading with Mrs. Brink and math with Miss Hoffman. I look forward to working with you and your child to make this school year a great success.

Exciting things are happening this year at HMS. We have a new math and reading series.

Our new math series is Go Math. I will use this program to teach all of the required Common Core skills and to address your child’s math IEP goals. Your child will also spend time each week working on the Chromebook Applications, Moby Max and Freckle, to practice and review math calculation and computation. Your child will take a test at the end of each chapter.

Our new Reading, Language Arts, and Spelling series is Wonders. I will use this program to teach all of the required Common Core skills and to address your child’s reading, language arts, and spelling IEP goals. Your child will also spend time each week working on the Chromebook Applications, Moby Max and Freckle, to practice and review ELA skills. With each story, your child will have a spelling dictation test, spelling test, language skill test,and reading test.

We ask that children read accelerated reader books each quarter. They can get them from our school library or my classroom library. The books read must be at their appropriate reading level. They need to read and pass 5 tests a quarter. They must pass the test by a score of 60% or higher or the book will not count. These tests count for 20% of their reading grade.


Daily Schedule

8:20-9:00- Character Education Time

9:00-10:30- ELA

10:30-11:15- Rotating Specials

11:15-12:15- Science/Social Studies/Resource

12:15-1:00- Lunch

1:00-2:00- Math

2:00-2:15- Recess

2:15-2:50- Study Hall

2:50-3:00- Dismissal Procedures

3:00-School Day ends



Grading Scale

100-90- A

89-80- B

79-70- C

69-60- D

59-0- F