The Hawk's Nest

Mrs. Hawk's 2nd grade class!


My name is Beth Hawk and I am excited to be joining the Anderson Creek team this year. I have been an elementary teacher for five years after earning my bachelor's in art from JMU in Virginia and my master's in teaching from Oglethorpe in Georgia.

I moved to Lillington this past summer with my husband. We have been married for 5 years and have three crazy, loving dogs that keep us busy.

If you need to contact me, you can call the school at (910) 893-4523 or email me at

Weekly Schedule

8:00-8:15 Morning Work

8:15-8:30 Pledge of allegiance/attendance

8:30-9:10 Writing groups

9:10-9:55 Resource

9:55-10:40 Math block 1

10:40-11:10 Lunch

11:10-11:40 Recess

11:40-12:45 Math block 2

12:45-1:30 Writing workshop (CORE ready)

1:30-2:15 Reading workshop (CORE ready)

2:15-2:45 Literacy centers

2:45 Pack up/dismissal

*Resource Schedule

Monday: Art

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: PE (Please wear tennis shoes!)

Thursday: Library/Technology

Friday: Guidance/Leadership

What We're Learning

We are spending this week cementing the kids' knowledge of telling time with analogue and digital clocks. They should now be able to tell time to the nearest 5 minutes (and some of them have even picked up on telling time to the minute!) Stop your student at home and ask them to tell you what time it is using an analogue clock or watch. Practice makes perfect!

In reading and writing, we have finished up mClass testing and are really having fun with our nonfiction unit. Students are reading biographies about different people and learning about their lives. We are also spending time working on our creative writing skills.

A Few Reminders

  • Don't forget to remind your child to read for at least 15 minutes each night. At this rate, everyone can meet their monthly goal of 300 minutes!
  • Keep recording reading minutes in the May Reading Log! Our goal is for each child to read 300 minutes this month! (These are due at the beginning of June)

    ACPS 2nd grade cubs have set a goal to read 300 minutes each month! 300 total minutes earns a student a special reading charm for his/her reading necklace at school. And turn in your April log if you haven't already!

  • Students are often thirsty throughout the day. To cut down on trips to the water fountain, students are allowed to keep a water bottle on their desk. To help cut down on accidents, please make sure that the water bottle stays securely closed, and contains only water, no juice or sports drinks that could leave a sticky mess.

  • Since we have lunch at 10:40 each day, students are usually hungry again before they get home from school. Students may bring a healthy snack to eat during the last 10 minutes of the day as we are packing up and preparing for dismissal.

Important dates

June 2: 2nd grade awards day

June 3: Kindergarten and 1st grade awards day

June 8: Last day of school!

Class wish list

  • Crayons!!!
  • Paper towels
  • Colored printer paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Pencils
  • Copy paper
  • Card stock
  • Book donations

Additional Helpful Links

Parent Toolkit

LOTS and LOTS of resources for parents in regards to academic, social and emotional development as well as health and well being for your bundles of joy!

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All of these websites are great for kids to explore and have fun while practicing their math and reading skills at home.

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Brainpop Jr.

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