Mrs. Hook's class is a combined class of first and second grade students. Students stay with their homeroom teacher for two years. I use the Fundations's spelling program and the MyMath program. I also do leveled reading groups with Mrs. Brown's class. Students read at their level and make individualized progress. Students get a chance to choose throughout the year from a teacher and student generated list of science topics. Students become more in charge of their learning and get to learn about topics that excite them. I also use science kits from the Montshire Museum of Science. We take various trips throughout the year to plays, Billings Farm, sheep shearing, sugaring and the Montshire. I assess students 3-4 times a year using Star360.