Brief Description of the Site:
Amanda Walley teaches first grade at Pawtuckett Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her classroom Web site is nicely organized for easy student and parent access. The Home page features a welcome message that highlights important linked information, with static links to classroom management, activities, and resources available on the left side of the page.
How to use the site:
Mrs. Walley uses her classroom Web site as a vehicle for students to research specific topics on the web through WebQuests, to play learning games, and as an â€˜after hoursâ€™ resource that students and parents can use to access classroom information outside the school day. Be sure to visit the WebQuests area where Walley has assembled a nice collection of first grade Internet-based activities. Her Orientation page and Classroom Newsletter are great resources for parents and good models for teachers.