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3rd Grade

Amy Hallberg, 3rd Grade Teacher, West Elementary, Wamego Ks.
Cathy Wilber, 3rd Grade Teacher, West Elementary, Wamego, KS.
Kandy Williams, 3rd Grade Teacher, West Elementary, Wamego, KS.
Rachel Buessing, 3rd Grade Teacher, West Elementary, Wamego, KS
Rachel Buessing
My Webpage

 

3rd Grade Curriculum 

Reading:

Reading is taught using the Rigby Literacy By Design series.  Instruction includes whole group and small guided reading groups.  Writing focuses on the Six-Trait model, the Writing Process, and personal narrative writing.  Students in the third grade are eligible to enter the school spelling bee in February.

 

Math:

Math instruction is taught through the Math Trailblazers series.  Third grade focuses on subtraction, multiplication, problem solving, using labs and math manipulatives to explore math concepts, and math vocabulary.

 

Science:

Science includes lessons on animals, sound, digestions, nutrition, space, earth, soil, and personal safety. 

 

Social Studies:

Social Studies begins with learning about our community.  Students then learn about geography, government and economics.  Third graders also learn about several holidays throughout the year. 

 

All third grade subjects align with the Kansas Department of Education state standards.

 

Third Grade Introductions & Resources



 

4th Grade

Lori Rice, 4th grade teacher, West Elementary, Wamego, KS
Shawna Will, 4th Grade Teacher, West Elementary
Becky Cowen, 4th grade teacher, West Elementary, Wamego, KS

Amanda Beason, 4th grade teacher, West Elementary, Wamego, KS

Cathy Woodyard, 4th grade teacher, West Elementary, Wamego, KS
 
 

 

          

 

4th Grade Curriculum

Reading:

Reading is taught using the _Rigby Literacy By Design_ series.  Instruction includes whole group and small guided reading groups.  Writing focuses on the Six-Trait model, the Writing Process, and personal narrative writing.  Students in the fourth grade are eligible to enter the school spelling bee in February, as well as participate in a vocabulary parade in the spring to review the terms they have learned throughout the year.

 

Math:

Math instruction is taught through the _Math Trailblazers_ series.  Fourth grade focuses on multiplication, long division, problem solving, using labs and math manipulatives to explore math concepts, and math vocabulary.

 

Science:

Science includes lessons on matter, electricity, magnetism, weather instruments, animal and plant life cycles, and soil and erosion.  Students are required to complete a science project using the scientific method.

 

Social Studies:

Social Studies begins with learning about the early trails in America.  Students then learn about government and the fifty states.  Students in the fourth grade are eligible to enter the school geography bee.

 

All fourth grade subjects align with the Kansas Department of Education state standards.

 

4th Grade Introductions & Resources


4th Grade Website



 

5th Grade

Curtis Eckart 5th Grade Teacher
Molly Townsend, 5th grade teacher, West Elementary, Wamego, KS
Natalie Dobie, 5th Grade Teacher, West Elementary
Angela Dau, 5th Grade Teacher, West Elementary
Angie Chapman, 5th Grade Teacher, West Elementary, Wamego, Ks
My Website

 

     
5th Grade Curriculum

Reading:

Reading is taught using the Rigby Literacy By Design series.  Instruction includes whole group and small guided reading groups.  Writing focuses on the Six-Trait model, the Writing Process, and personal narrative writing.  Students in the fifth grade are eligible to enter the school spelling bee in February.

 

Math:

Math instruction is taught through the Math Trailblazers series.  Fifth grade focuses on multiplication, long division, problem solving, using labs and math manipulatives to explore math concepts, and math vocabulary.

 

Science:

Science includes lessons on classification, plants, matter, and rocks and minerals. 

 

Social Studies:

Social Studies begins with learning about geography.  Students then learn about European explorers and the settlement of North America, English Colonies and the founding of the United States of America including the American Revolution, the Constitution and early years of American government.  Students in the fifth grade are eligible to enter the school geography bee.

 

All fifth grade subjects align with the Kansas Department of Education state standards.

 

5th Grade Introductions & Resources



 

5th Grade Band

Chris Richmond, 5th Grade Band Teacher, USD 320 Wamego
Mrs. Susan Gartner, 5th Grade Band instructor, West Elementary
 
 

 

5th Grade Band Handbook

 

Band Web Site

 

Beginning Band Supplies

 

 


 

Resource Room

Caiting Paul, 5th grade Teacher, West Elementary, Wamego Ks.
Marcia Beachler, Resource Room Teacher, West Elementary
Danielle Evans, Resource Room, West Elementary, Wamego Ks.
 
 

By learning you will teach;

by teaching you will learn.” 

(Latin Proverb)

 

 

 

 

 


 

Title I Program

Abby Ross, Title 1, West Elementary.
Phyllis Herzog, Title 1, West Elementary, Wamego Ks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Physical Education


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Elementary Library

 

Elementary Art


Elementary Technology

 

Elementary Guidance

 

 



 

 
 

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