💻 Learning Site of the Week 💻


PBSKids is a site that offers video clips, stories, and games focused on learning and fun. 



Friday, May 22 is the official last day of school. I love you, I miss you, and I hope you all have a fabulous summer break. Continue to read, speak, listen, and write using your English language skills every day.


Kay Swanson
EL Teacher, Walls Elementary
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About the Teacher

I have been an educator for 32 years. I have taught 1st grade, 3rd grade, and college level teacher preparation classes. I have also been a school library/media specialist. I am from the state of Georgia. I moved to Mississippi in the summer of 2018. I am blessed to be able to teach in the Department of English Learners for DeSoto County Schools. I have a husband who is a cattle rancher, two adult children, and lots of rescued pets. 

Low Tech Learning Time
May 11-15 English
May 11-15 spanish
Gator Pledge Spanish

Show me your work by taking a picture and emailing it OR make a flip grid video of yourself at this link: Share my work

Walls Elementary Teacher Parade!

Walls Elementary Teacher Parade
Zoom meeting
Walls 1st Grade EL's are "Rockin Gator READERS" during distance learning!
reading at home

Activities you may enjoy this week.


Listening: Watch this video about dolphins that live at the Dolphin Research Center in Florida. This video gives you an up close look at the day to day activities of the dolphins and their caregivers. After you watch the video tell someone at home 2 things that you learned about dolphins today. 


Speaking: Say as many words as you can think of that begin with the same sound as dolphin. Next, say as many words as you can that end with the same sound that dolphin ends with. Then, split the word dolphin into two syllables... dol-phin. Looking at the second syllable what is the initial sound of that syllable?  This one can be tricky but I am pretty sure you will remember that /ph/ together makes the same sound as /f/. Come up with as many words as you can that have a medial sound like the word dolphin. Use flipgrid to record your work lists for this practice. I can't wait to see what you come up with. 



Reading: Read the book Parts from Unite for Literacy. This book will help you learn more about dolphins and other sea creatures. After reading, send me a message through email, flipgrid or text letting me whether you think this book is fiction, or nonfiction. 


Writing: Draw a picture of a dolphin. Write a story telling about your dolphin. Remember to begin your sentences with capital letters, end your sentences with punctuation, and work hard to keep your handwriting nice and legible. I can't wait to see your stories. 


Hop over to Gimkit and try out the Gimkit challenge I have going on through May 23rd. See below for the Gimkit link. OR ....Play Boom Cards for 20 minutes. I have added some new decks to your Boom Card account at wow.boomlearning.com! Let's see who can play with 100% accuracy this week. Email or text if you need your Boom login information. 

Want to play Gimkit while you are stuck at home? Here's a GIMKIT Challenge for my 1st and 2nd graders? The challenge ends May 23rd. Let's see who can earn the title of "Gimkit Master!"

2nd Grade Gimkit

1st Grade Gimkit


💻Links you may need: 

ZOOM Meeting every Monday @12 p.m.

Share your work Flipgrid:


Unite for Literacy Free Reading Choice: https://www.uniteforliteracy.com


Boom Cards: wow.boomlearning.com


Education.com: https://www.education.com


Children's Books Online :read books in multiple languages


EPIC Books class code taj8746



Gator Pledge English

🏡Together we will SUCCEED!🏡

The spring semester 2020 brings lots of exciting learning opportunities for the EL students at Walls Elementary. We will continue to develop and perfect our reading, speaking, listening, and writing skills in a distance learning format. I will update this site often so check back every few days for news and activities. If you have questions or concerns during this time of learning together please feel free to message me any time through SchoolStatus or email using the contact link.. I will be checking email, texts, and School Status throughout the day and will be immediately available from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day by email, text, or School Status.   




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