A Day in the Life of a Student - Level 2
Find out what a typical day looks like for a Level 2 student at Lahr-Well Academy!
7:30-7:55
Arrival – Students meet in the multi-purpose room and are escorted, as a group, by their teacher, to the choir room.
8:00-8:30
Foreign Language (Spanish, Italian, French, or German…one language per semester…on a two year rotation) - In each language students write a standardized letter, take dictation, learn standard children’s songs, vocabulary, and conversational phrases.
Music Appreciation/History – Students learn music through a world history approach. Additionally they are taught about melody, harmony, and rhythm.
8:35-11:30
Arrival into Classroom – Students unpack their backpacks, place their coats on top of their backpacks, put their lunches by the door, and place their folders on the teacher’s desk. They then take their assigned seats at a table or desk.
Classroom Opening – Students begin their day by taking the 5-question quizzes regarding the previous evening’s 100 Series Reading assigned, and then continue with their Math and Grammar Skills Worksheets. This set of progressive worksheets reinforces the students’ skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as well as parts of speech, punctuation, capitalization and/or penmanship. Students are given the same math page as a 5-minute quiz on Friday. As quizzes are passed, with a minimum of three mistakes, students progress through the pages in math. (All students in Levels I-IV must take and pass the math skills and grammar worksheet sets annually.) The teacher leads students in reading two sentences on the board that the teacher has written for the students…telling them the day of the week, month and year and usually something about what they will be doing that day. Students will practice the following:
• Pledge of Allegiance
• Songs about the USA Flag, days of the week, months of the year
Penmanship Lesson – Students practice printing letter(s), with proper-pencil form, on paper.
Cycle Work – Students work on worksheets assigned as part of their Tailored Education Plans. Students work independently but are assisted by the teacher if help is needed. (If a child has a question, he/she will raise his/her hand, and the teacher will come to the child. If many have questions at the same time, students will take a number from the teacher’s desk, return to their desk, and work on another page.) A list of subjects covered in Cycle Work is listed below.
Art (Wednesdays) – Students go to the multi-purpose room for an extended art class. Art projects coincide with lessons from history or science learned during that specific week, reinforcing the curriculum.
11:30
Lunch
12:00
Recess
Drink / Restroom
12:30
Transparencies– Students gather together for a lesson that enhances what they are learning in world and/or American history. Students may watch a video, view transparencies or hear lectures about topics covered for the week, listen to music associated with the time period being studied, or be lectured by a guest speaker who has extensive knowledge about or experience from the time period being studied.
1:00 - 2:30
Science Reading – Students read aloud from their science textbooks with their science teacher. Subjects studied in science coordinate with the history lesson/s for the week. Scientific discoveries, inventions and theories are taught as they follow the historic timeline.
Science Experiments – (biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, or engineering) Students go to the multi-purpose room for a hands-on science experiment that complements both the science reading and time period students are studying in world history. Experiments are geared to help students understand what scientific discoveries, inventions, and theories were discovered or created chronologically. Social and natural sciences are threaded together to form a cohesive curriculum.
World Maps
History Readings
Economics
2:30
Dismissal
Cycle Work
• 100s Reading Quizzes
• Daily Math Skills Worksheets/Quizzes on Friday
• Grammar, Parts of Speech, Capitalization and Punctuation Worksheets/Quizzes Friday
• Phonics
• Reading Comprehension
• English/Grammar
• Math
• Math Supplements ( a focused skill page – fractions, decimals, pre-algebra, pre-geometry)
• Math Word Problems
• Time / Money
• Penmanship
• Map Skills/Charts/Graphs
• Critical/Creative Thinking
Additional Studies
• Computer: (foreign language, typing / computer skills) (Students are removed from cycle work for computer time.)
• World History: daily (read orally, as a class)
• American History: daily (read orally, as a class)
• Presidents/States: daily, 2nd semester
• Science: daily (read orally, as a class)
• Science Experiments: daily (biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, and/or engineering)
• Art: weekly
• Geography: weekly
• Maps: daily
• Parts of Speech: quiz weekly
• Punctuation / Capitalization: daily (with morning opening sentences)
• Composition: weekly
• Foreign Language: 3-4 times weekly
• Music Appreciation: 3-4 times weekly
• World History/American History transparencies or videos: daily
Homework Expectations:
• Max the Cat Series
• Unfinished Cycle Work
• Corrections
• 100 Series Reading

Students in Level II should typically spend between 45-60 minutes on homework each evening (including 100 Series Reading). The students’ core teacher knows the students’ abilities and will assign an appropriate amount of homework to fit in that timeframe. If a student is spending more than 60 minutes maximum on homework on a regular basis, parents should let the Level II teacher know.
You as parents will be asked to:
• Read every evening if your child has a book that needs to be mastered.
• Check your child’s/children’s work each night.
• Sign top of stapled papers to acknowledge that you have seen the work. (on left side of folder)
Student Expectations:
• Arrive on time and assemble in the multipurpose room.
• Use provided gripper on his or her pencil for all written work.
• Sit up straight at desk, never resting his/her head on his/her arms or desk / keep feet on the floor, use good posture, and maintain neat desk area / personal space.
• Form letters correctly, and print or write neatly.
• Read and highlight directions on each and every page BEFORE beginning work / print his or her name on every page.
• Print or write neatly on all assignments.
• Answer in complete sentences wherever possible, unless directions specify otherwise.
• Show work for math problems, either on cycle page if room allows or on a separate piece of graph paper (to be attached to the cycle page).
• Correct spelling mistakes (in all subject areas) on a separate piece of paper, 10 times per mistake, as instructed by the teacher.
• Complete cycle (listed above) daily, to the best of his or her ability – remaining work will be sent home for homework.
• Complete homework daily (stapled on the right side of his/her folder).
• Participate in class activities with a positive attitude and to the best of his/her ability.
• Obtain parent signatures on work completed, graded and corrected at school (stapled, on the left side of his/her folder).
• Follow the rules, regulations, and expectations of the Student Handbook and this Classroom Guide.
Student Supplies Provided / Charged to Student
• “Magazine” file for cycle work
• Report binder for composition
• Science notebook
• Student atlas
• Pencil bag
• Gripper
• Eraser
• Highlighter
• Pencil – a supply of sharpened pencils is kept at the teacher’s desk
• Crayons
• Glue Sticks
• Colored Pencils
• Scissors
• Rulers
• #2 pencils
Student Supplies to Be Purchased
• One Pocket Folder (student’s choice)
The Lahr-Well Advantage
15:1
Maximum ratio of
students to teachers
15:1
Maximum ratio of students to teachers
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Early Kindergarten
Entrance Age
FOUR
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Early Kindergarten
Entrance Age
Spanish. Italian. French. German.
Languages in which ALL students are instructed.
Spanish
Italian
French
German
Languages in which ALL students are instructed.