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Hello and welcome to 2nd Grade! I am beyond excited to get to work with the fabulous Wildwood community. This is my 4th year teaching and I love every minute of it! 
 
I graduated from Sam Houston State University in May of 2014 with my degree in Elementary Education (Early Childhood-6th Grade). At that time I also received my ESL certification. In May of 2018 I will once again graduate from Sam Houston State University with a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
 
When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy traveling with my husband, Randy. Exploring new places and eating yummy food are a few of my favorite things to do!  
 

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Happy Friday!

Hi everyone & thanks for another great week at Wildwood. Here are some things to look forward to next week:
 
Monday - We are starting our letter writing unit! Students will come home with an envelope and a note explaining a fun activity we will be working on. Please return the completed envelope by Friday so all students can participate! Monday is also library day so please make sure all books are returned so students can check out new ones. 
We will be doing a fun activity this week in social studies that will involve M&M's. If possible, please send some M&M's for students to use. This can be a small bag for just your student, or a bigger bag to share with other students. Anything helps! :) 
 
Tuesday- Fundraiser Kick Off! All the information will come home explaining our fall fundraiser. 
 
Friday- Picture day! Yay! 
Unit 3 math test -  this will cover place value, comparing numbers and ordering numbers on a number line. 
Spelling Test 
 
Along with these exciting events, we will also be continuing to discuss our energy bus theme. Our focus next week is fueling our ride with positive energy. This is a great opportunity to speak with the students about ways to stay positive!
 
Have a wonderful weekend! 

Updates

Good afternoon all,
 
It was another great week at Wildwood. I loved seeing the students enjoying Literacy Night and the book fair! Here are some updates for next week:
 
Monday is a holiday! Parent Conferences will still be going on this day. If you have not signed up yet please use the link below:
 
 
In reading we will be starting retelling. While students are reading at home see if  they can retell the story back to you. Ask them questions about the character and the stories events. We really want to focus on gaining comprehension of their books. If you find students are having a hard time with this then have them stop every few pages to think about what they have read before they continue on. 
 
In math we will be continuing place value, using number lines, while also starting to compare numbers. Please work with students on understanding the value of numbers and how to compare; which are bigger and which are smaller. Also, I am noticing students are having a difficulty with skip counting. Working with students on skip count by 2s, 5s, and 10s will help when working with number lines and comparing. 
 
Next week we will be working on lesson 6 spelling words. This will be the only test next week. 
 
PE days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 
 
Thanks & have a wonderful weekend!
 

Week of Oct. 2nd

Hi Parents,
I hope everyone has had a nice week. Next week we have a couple exciting things happening:
 
- Literacy Night on Tuesday, Oct. 3rd,  from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Come and enjoy some games! 2nd Grade will be located in the gym.
 
-Book Fair opens! Book Fair will open on Tuesday night during Literacy Night. Starting Wednesday you can also send money with your students to shop during the day. 
 
-Friday will be a half day (Oct. 6th) and students will be out of school on the following Monday (Oct. 9th) . During this time we will be holding our Parent Conferences. If you still need to sign up for a conference time please use the link below: 
 
 
Upcoming tests:
-Tuesday - Map test (social studies) students need to know how to draw a compass on their test and follow the directions to create a map (N,E,S,W)
-Friday- Spelling Test lesson 5 & Place Value Test (math) 
 
Work on at home:
Prodigy - log in information was sent home today in student's blue folders. I have the plan set for students to be working on place value.
 
Math- Place value - students need to be able to identify the thousands, hundreds, tens and ones place and know the value of the numbers in those places. They need to know how to write numbers in different forms (standard, word, picture and expanded.) 
 
Reading - Practice reading at home and ask students questions about the text. See if they are able to give details about what they are reading. We are also wanting to build up our reading stamina. 
 
PE Days: Tuesday & Thursday
 
Have a great weekend!

September 25th - 29th

Happy Friday!
 
I'm so excited to share that our fabulous PTO will be providing all students with a free T-shirt! Please fill in the link below for the size you would like for your child: 
 
 
 
Also, our Parent Orientation is next Thursday, September 28th from 5:15pm-6:30pm. I hope to see everyone there; if you cannot make it then I will make sure to send home information for you! 
 
Here is a little bit of other information for next week:
- Bring back library books Monday.
- P.E. Days: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
- Continuing talking about Maps in Social Studies ( We had fun exploring Google Earth & starting our Me on the Map books this week!)
- Getting deeper into Place Value in math. Students need to know place values up to the thousands place. Also, keep practicing those facts! 
-Science- continuing physical properties next week - TEST THURSDAY.
-Spelling test over lesson 4 Friday. 
-I will be in touch soon to schedule beginning of the year conferences. 
 
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! :) 
 

We made it!

Our first full week of school is in the books and it was a great one! Here is a little bit about what we did:
Social Studies - Finished up talking about citizenship and discussed Freedom Week. 
Reading/Writing - Continued talking about strategies to help us become better readers and writers. 
Math- Solving addition and subtraction word problems and working on our addition and subtraction facts. 
Science - started talking about physical properties and how to classify objects using our 5 senses. 
 
Here are some updates for next week: 
 
Library day is MONDAY.  (Please make sure students bring back their books so they will be able to check new books out.) 
 
HOMEWORK:  Students will get their new homework on Monday. It will be on the purple half sheet of paper again. For Monday's assignment of practicing their spelling words, students can use the Tic Tac Toe spelling sheet for ideas on how to practice their words but they DO NOT HAVE to use that. This paper can be kept at home for ideas and I will just collect the sheet they wrote the words on. Tuesday is fact practice so please use their flash cards we made in class to quiz them. 
 
TESTS: Students will take the Addition/Subtraction test that we were supposed to take on Friday on Tuesday now. The 2nd grade teachers decided to push it back a few days. They will take Lesson 3 Spelling Test on Friday. 
 
P.E. DAYS - Tuesday & Thursday - make sure they have the correct shoes on. 
 
PARENT ORIENTATION: Our parent orientation will be on September, 28th at 5:15pm. I hope to see everyone there! 
 

Week of Sept. 11th

Families, 
I cannot even begin to express how much I am enjoying having the students in class. The students came back from another week off and jumped right back in; working hard and learning our classroom procedures. It is going to be such a fantastic year! Here is a little bit about what we did: 
Social Studies - learning about what it means to be a citizen and how to make good choices
Reading/Writing - Getting starting with 2nd grade reading & writing and seeing what we remembered from 1st grade. 
Math - Reviewing and exploring addition & subtraction. Started our math stations. 
Science - all about being safe during science time
 
UPDATES FOR NEXT WEEK:
 
P.E. Days - Monday, Wednesday & Friday  (make sure students have appropriate shoes) 
 
Tests - Citizenship Test (Thursday) & Addition/Subtraction with word problems (Friday) 
 
Please subscribe to Class Dojo and my Teacher Webpage if you haven't already done so! Class Dojo is great for getting to see how your child is doing throughout the day. The webpage is also where I will post these weekly updates.
 
NEEDED ITEMS:
If anyone happens to have large Popsicle sticks or can find any for our class that would be great! I am going to be using these mainly for a station for students to practice their spelling words each week. Unfortunately, I am having a hard time finding the large size!
 
HOMEWORK: 
We will start homework on Monday and it will come home in student's blue folders. This folder should travel to school and home everyday. 

Updates for this week.

I wanted to share some upcoming dates and classroom information with you. Today, you will receive a blue Daily Folder in your child's backpack. This folder will go home and return to school everyday. In the folder you will find the 1st 9 Week's Spelling Lists; this Friday students will be tested on Lesson 1. Please start to practice these words at home. We will discuss the Daily folder and homework further at the Parent Orientation night (date still TBD). 

Also, this week your child will be taking a Science test on Friday. This test will cover basic Science safety skills and each child must receive a perfect score to participate in Science experiments this year. I will be reading each question and guiding students throughout the test until they complete it at 100% accuracy. Tomorrow in the Wednesday Wildcat folder, students will be bringing home their Science safety contract. Please review this, sign and return to school on Thursday. 

Thank you and have a wonderful evening! 

Welcome Back

Tomorrow is the day! I am happy to welcome the student's back to school and get the year going again.
 
Transportation Reminder: Please send me a written note if students will have a transportation change for the day. 
 
Thank you! 

Wow! What a Day!

We had a busy day! We organized our supplies and practiced our classroom procedures. The students did such a wonderful job. I can't wait to see everyone tomorrow! 

First Day of School

The first day is tomorrow! I hope all the students are as excited as I am to begin the new year!
 
We will spend our day organizing school supplies and getting comfortable in our new class. Students will be sent home according to the lime green transportation forms that were filled out during meet the teacher. If any transportation changes are needed to be made, please send a written note with the students!
 
P.E. Days this week: Tuesday & Thursday - Please make sure students come in appropriate gym shoes or bring some with them on these days. (No sandals or anything they could slip in!) 
 
Get a great night's rest & I will see everyone tomorrow!