Welcome to the page of
Mrs. Laswell!

Phone: (812) 462-4451
Email: akl@vigoschools.org

About Me

Hello !  My name is Amy Laswell

Hometown: Greencastle, Indiana

Terre Haute South Graduate 1984

College-   B.S. Indiana State University – 1987

Masters Degree – Sixth Year – Elementary Education

Teaching Experience – 32 years – The last 22 years at Fayette!

I have taught at Lost Creek, Riley, and Fayette. I have taught Transition, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grade.

My email address is akl@vigoschools.org

Welcome to my website!

About My Classroom

     I want my classroom to be a secure place where students feel welcome. I try hard to challenge each student to reach their potential everyday. I try to offer many different learning techniques and resources to have a well-rounded educational program. I expect all students to try their best daily.


My Philosophy of Teaching     

Teaching is one of the most important and rewarding professions. I try to find the best ways to educate my students. I want learning to be fun and exciting. I am also concerned about students physical, emotional, and social well-being. I want every student to learn the skills needed to become life-long learners.

Dear Second Grade Families,

            I am excited to meet your child and start another awesome school year filled with new experiences and learning.

If you have any questions or concerns over the summer you can e-mail me at the address listed below. Thank you!

Mrs. Laswell           akl@vigoschools.org 

Please label everything before you send it to school.

  • 1 — 24 pack of crayons
  • 1 — pkg. colored pencils
  • 1 — pkg. washable markers
  •  1 — pair of pointed scissors
  • 6  — #2 pencils –  sharpened if possible
  •  1—  glue stick
  • 2 — plastic plain folders
  • 1 — Highlighter
  • 1 — package dry erase markers & an dry erase eraser
  • 1 — School Supply Box
  • 1 — Box of  facial tissue
  • 1  of each size— Box of zip lock bags – gallon size and sandwich size
  • 1—package of index cards, ruled or unruled
  • $8 for a year subscription of Scholastic News Newspaper/Science Spin
Wish List

If you wish to donate any of the following items for the classroom, we would appreciate it.

  • Baby Wipes
  • Paper Plates
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Plastic Spoons/Forks
  • Napkins
  • Playdough
Special Area Class Schedule

Monday – Music & Library

Tuesday – Art

Wednesday – Writing lesson with Mrs. Curley

Thursday – Computer Lab

Friday – PE

Daily Schedule

8:00—Students come in and get to work.

8:15—School Starts

8:15-10:00—Language Arts Block

10:00-11:15—Math Block

11:15-11:55—Lunch and Recess

12:00 -12:15—Read Aloud

12:15-12:55—Encore Class

1:00-1:45—Science/Social Studies/Health

1:45-2:30—I/E (Intervention/Enrichment)

2:40—Dismiss to the bus


Every student can celebrate their birthday in the classroom.

Please send in ONLY a healthy snack. Send in fruit or vegetables or something listed on the list from the VCSC.

We have 15 students in our class this year

Mrs. Laswell’s Classroom Parties

(We have 15 students.)


Sweet Treats-

Healthy Treats –

Plates, Napkins, & Cups –

Drinks (Clear) –

Candy –

We will have a Halloween activity to do during the party.



Sweet Treats –

Healthy Treats-

Plates, Napkins, & Cups –


Candy –

We will have a classroom gift exchange during our party.



Valentine’s Day

Sweet Treats –

Healthy Treats-

Plates, Napkins, & Cups –


Drinks(Clear) –

Candy –

You will make a Valentine Box at home to put Valentines in. Save a box for this project – Kleenex or shoebox size


Every Monday your child will have spelling words in their VIP folder. The spelling test is every Friday and your child needs to study the words at home during the week.

Friday, August 16

has, wag, bad, six, will, sat, had, fix, him, if, can, hit, why, for, help

Friday, August 23

went, tell, pet, job, fog, not, tug, hut, tub, bun, fix, has, one, or, see

Friday, August 30

grass, trips, crack, still, west, mask, clap, plans, milk, belt, fog, tub, by he, she

Friday, September 6

bag, cap, ham, bake, ate, mad, back, cape, made, rake, still, belt, into, done, your

Friday, September 13

did, fin, pick, line, pipe, tip, mix, five, side, hike, cape, made, all, any, says

Friday, September 20

get, through, back, much, go, good, new, write, our, me, man, too, any, day, same

Friday, September 27

box, fox, dog, lock, pot, cone, home, nose, poke, rope, side, line, have, off, took

Friday, October 4

mule, fuse, plum, use, dug, cub, hum, huge, must, fun, rope, nose, look, yes, their

Thursday, October 10

trace, place, badge, cage, space, ice, bulge, range, barge, mice, mule, huge, out, wash, saw

Friday, October 18

chop, catch, shape, trash, phone, that, sting, thin, bring, while, place, badge, seven, isn’t, early

Friday, October 25

scratch, scrape, spring, throne, stripe, strange, shred, shrub, splash, split, catch, sting, far, flower, until

Friday, November 1

right, look, thing, also, around, another, came, come, work, three, must, because, does, part, even

Friday, November 8

nail, train, main, hay, stay, break, steak, weigh, sleigh, prey, scrape, strange, good, often, two

Friday, November 15

light, sight, mind, cry, tie, high, wild, dry, try, lie, hay, steak, begin, those, apart

Friday, November 22

told, most, float, coat, toast, grow, mow, show, Joe, toe, light, mind, only, our, who

Friday, December 6

we, bee, need, queen, mean, leaf, thief, chief, pony, keys, grow, toe, after, every, special

Friday, December 13

cute, cube, fumes, music, unit, menu, few, pew, fuel, cues, pony, queen, began, come, give

Friday, December 20 – No spelling test this week!

place, well, such, here, take, why, help, put, different, away, again, off, went, old, number

Friday, January 10

comb, crumb, scene, scent, gnat, sign, knife, know, wrist, writing, cube, music, very, eat, don’t

Friday, January 17

clerk, herd, first, skirt, stir, churn, hurt, burst, work, worse, know, wrist, found, from, today

Friday, January 24

port, north, more, store, car, roar, board, part, start, park, first, hurt, ago, carry, people

Friday, January 31

deer, cheers, steer, here, jeer, near, ear, dear, clear, spear, store, north, again, house, inside

Thursday, February 7

dare, stare, fare, hair, pair, chair, bear, pear, where, there, dear, cheers, knew, never, talk

Thursday, February 14

great, tell, men, say, small, every, found, still, between, name, should, home, big, give, air

Friday, February 21

sound, mound, cloud, shout, pound, clown, brown, crown, howl, growl, chair, where, been, myself, pushed

Friday, February 28

soil, broil, moist, point, toil, oil, toy, joy, coin, noise, crown, mound, I’ll, laugh, maybe

Friday, March 6

room, flu, June, new, glue, fruit, crook, could, full, push, point, coin, along, ever, strong

Friday, March 13

ball, small, paw, jaw, pause, sauce, taught, chalk, walk, sought, new, fruit, city, own, read

Friday, March 20

dead, ahead, lead, thread, bread, breath, touch, trouble, gym, myth, small, chalk, instead, whole, words


line, set, own, under, read, last, never, us, left, end, along, while, might, next, sound

Friday, April

pencil, magnet, publish, supper, letter, lady, gravy, solo, open, odor, lead, touch, door, front, someone

Thursday, April

state, replace, nine, ninety, side, sidewalk, face, outside, these, tadpole, letter, magnet, alone, beside, round

Friday,  April

lit, little, set settle, rip ripple, pad paddle, middle, bubble, outside, replace, follow, listen, something

Friday, May

way, away, root, balloon, play, display, reach enjoy, explain, meadow, little, middle, complete, enough, river

Friday, May

jumper, higher, star, starry, better, dinner, doctor, market, hairy, enjoy, display, afternoon, anyone, everything

Friday, May

below, saw, something, thought, both, few, those, always, show, large, often, together, asked, house, done

Friday, May

dinosaur, hunters, bones, mystery, giant, trip, fossils, huge, reptiles, scary, world, going, want, school, important


Please check out ConnectED for great math games!

Everyone needs to learn their basic addition and subtraction facts to be able to complete all 100 of them in 5 minutes.

Test over Unit 1 –   September

Test over Unit 2 –   October

Test over Unit 3 –  November

Test over Unit 4 – December

Test over Unit 5 – February

Test over Unit 6 – March

Test over Unit 7 – April

Test over Unit 8 – May

Test over Unit 9 – May

Helpful Links
Math Fact Links

Math Drills –  http://www.math-drills.com

Timed Tests –  http://www.mrmyers.org/Math_Mania/ttadd…

Online timed test –  http://www.mrmyers.org/Math_Mania.

Addition Facts


http://www.aaamath.com/add65_x2.htm  addition negative & positive numbers

Subtraction Facts


http://www.aaamath.com/sub.htm#topic54      subtraction of negative & positive numbers

http://www.aplusmath.com/Flashcards/sub-nflash.html negative numbers

Multiplication Facts


Division Facts