In Second Grade, we will focus on the necessary basics of Reading with our reading series called Journeys. We are very excited about this program as it incorporates all of the Language Arts such as Reading, Writing, and Spelling.  We will be starting a great, new Math program called My Math. Also the subjects of Science, Social Studies, Handwriting, and Health will be addressed!  Cooperative teamwork and class discussions will be utilized in all subject areas.  Lessons and concepts will be practiced and reinforced through games and activities.




    About the teacher:


       My name is Amy Cunningham, and this is my nineteenth-year as an elementary school teacher at West Plains Elementary. 

       I graduated from Southwest Baptist University in May 1999 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.  In the spring of 2000 I began working on my Master’s Degree in Education.  I then completed my master’s degree in the spring of 2002.

       In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, eating ice cream and walking. (I have to offset the ice cream somehow!)




    If you need to speak with me:


        I know that sometimes parents and/or students have questions that need to be answered promptly.  Please feel that you can contact me at school. You may leave a message for me at the number provided below and I will return your call.  Also, you may get a hold of me at acunningham@zizzers.org.  I try to check my email frequently throughout the day. Instead of your child worrying about an assignment, use the phone or computer and together we can quickly find a solution.

       If you need to discuss a more serious academic or social problem, please feel free to schedule a conference by calling the school at 256-6158.



    Class Rules


       Our classroom rules are simple and fair.  Rules help minimize classroom disturbance and maximize learning.  Fair and reasonable rules give students a clear idea of what is expected of them.  We are at school to learn, enjoy, and succeed.  Behavior that interferes with our goals will not be tolerated.


    Positive consequences of following the rules will be:


    -Rewards in the form of class parties, free time, written and oral praise, phone calls home, treats, etc.      


    Negative consequences of not following the rules will be:


    -Verbal Warning


    -Time Out


    -Loss of Free Time


    -Lunch Detention


    -Parents Contacted


    -Behavior Improvement Plan




    Severe disruptions such as fighting, talking back or bad language will be directed to the office.

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    Amy Cunningham
    Second Grade Teacher
    West Plains Elementary
    Phone: (417) 256-6158
    E-mail: acunningham@zizzers.org
    Best Time to Reach Me: Any time via email or between 11:10-12:05



    Mrs. Cunningham’s Daily Class Schedule


    7:15 – 7:45   Breakfast in the Classroom

     7:45 – 8:00   Pledge, Attendance, Weather
    8:00-9:20    Reading/Language Arts
     9:20-9:35   Recess
    9:40-10:15   Spelling
    10:15-10:50 Science/Social Studies
    10:55-11:20 Lunch
    11:20-11:45 Recess
    11:55-12:50 Music, PE, Art
     12:55 – 1:55  Math

    2:00 – 2:15   Recess


    2:20-2:30 Handwriting


    2:30   Prepare for Dismissal


    Born: Newport, AR
    Undergraduate Study: MSU
    Graduate Study: SBU
    Year(s) @ West Plains Public Schools: 17