Additional Resources

Independent Reading

In addition to weekly assignments, students should read twenty to thirty minutes a day. Reading material can include picture books, chapter books, magazine articles, or news articles. Please see the list of questions you can ask your student when they are reading both literary and informational text.

All About Mrs. Lark!

Welcome to my class website! First, I would love to share a little bit about myself with you! I am originally from Sardis, Mississipi. Three years ago, my family and I decided to move to a quiet area in Desoto County. I have two beautiful children! Karwanie is 6 years old and Kylee is 2 years old. I love spending time with my children, eating out, watching movies, and siting outside on nice days. I love to learn new ideas and teaching strategies that I can use in the classroom to promote student learning, I am very friendly, and I don’t mind helping out in any way possible.

I recently graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.). I have been teaching for 7 years! I’ve taught 1st, 2nd, and 4th grade. This is my second year teaching 3rd grade at Horn Lake Intermediate. 


Message to Parents and Students!

I hope that you and your family are all doing well. I miss my dear students very much during this time! Please let them know that I miss seeing their sweet faces and receiving those warm and loving hugs, but it's safer for us all if we continue with our learning from home at this time. Let them know that I still believe that "We can do anything we put our minds to!" If you need to contact me, you can contact me through Remind, SchoolStauts, and my school email. The most important thing that I want everyone to know is that I'm here for you'll in any way possible.

Desoto County Schools will be closed through April 17, 2020, but we will continue to work hard and provide learning opportunities for our students. We will do this by moving towards distance learning. I will add lessons/assignments to my website every Monday. I'll send out a message every Monday to let you'll know as soon as I add them to my website. If you have a paper learning packet, I'll let you'll know what pages to complete each week. 


One of my brilliant 3rd graders sent me an informative text about how to stay safe! Great job Rittal! 

Distance Learning
May 18-22, 2020

Information About i-Ready:


HLIS will be using the i-Ready platform for our ELA and Math Distance Learning lessons.  This platform allows me to continually monitor student progress in order to provide students with needed support and help our team plan for upcoming lessons.  


How to Login to i-Ready:

To log-in to i-Ready, please go to the following link:


The web version works best through Google Chrome.  Also, there is an i-Ready app available for iPads.


Username: First initial of student's first name, first initial of student's last name followed by student's lunch number

Password: Student's lunch number



For example, the student's name is John Doe and his lunch number is 123456.

Username: JD123456

Password: 123456


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  


ELA Lessons:

In ELA this week you will be completing a scavenger hunt! We are asking students to complete four of the scavenger hunts and follow up with an extended activity after each hunt. The packet is available at the school for pick up. If you have a printer at home, I can send you the scavenger hunt through email. 


Math Lessons:

To have some fun for our last week of learning together see if you can beat me in a battle on Prodigy! Wondering where I’ll be? Check the schedule below! 

Monday May 18th  – Find me in Animalia starting at 4 p.m.

Tuesday May 19th  – Find me in Aquaria starting at 2 p.m.

Wednesday May 20th  – Find Me in Astrallum starting at 6 p.m.


Special Education:


If your child receives special education services, please visit his/her special education teacher's page for additional information.


Mr. Burdette:


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