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Image result for i love my second graders    Image result for i love my second graders My name is Jennifer Velasquez and I am so excited to be a Wildwood Wildcat! This will be my 17th year teaching and my 1st year at Wildwood Elementary.

 

I am a proud graduate of the University of Houston (GO COOGS!) with a degree in Elementary Education. I have been blissfully married for 9 years and have 3 children.  My oldest is a junior at Klein High School.  My middle child is a freshman at Tomball Star Academy and my youngest is in 2nd Grade here at Wildwood Elementary.

 

When I am not at school I enjoy reading, watching baseball (Go Astros!), football (Go Texans!) and traveling!   

It is important to me that we are partners in your child's education so please don't hesitate to contact me at any time.

 

Together, we will have a MARVELOUS year!

 

Recent Posts

Weekly Update for Oct. 16-20

Weekly update: 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. 
 
In Social Studies, we will be doing a fun activity to help students learn about taxes that will involve M&M's. If you would like to help, please send individually wrapped bags of 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 is Picture day! Yay! 
We will also be taking the Unit 3 Math Test, as well as our Spelling Test.  The Math test will cover place value, comparing numbers and ordering numbers on a number line. I will place a review sheet on my practice page.
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!

October 9-13

Good afternoon all,
 
It was another great week at Wildwood. Here are some updates for the week:
 
Monday, October 9th - Student Holiday
Parent Conferences will still be going on this day. If you have not signed up yet please use the link below:
 
  
Reading: We will begin recalling and retelling important events of a story. While you are reading at home, ask your child to retell the story back to you. Ask them questions about the character and the events of the story. We really want to focus on gaining comprehension of their books. If you find they 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. 
 
Math: We will be continuing place value, using number lines, while also starting to compare numbers. Please work with your children 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 2's, 5's, and 10's 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. 
 
Thanks & have a wonderful week!

Progress Reports

Progress Reports went home today in the Wednesday Folders.  Please sign and return.  Thank you and have a wonderful evening!

October 2- 6th

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 fun activitis and games! The 2nd Grade teachers will be located in the gym.
 
-Book Fair Week: Book Fair will open on Tuesday night during Literacy Night. Starting Wednesday you can also send money with your child to shop during the day. If you would like to shop on your own, you can come anytime during the hours the fair is open. 
October 2 – Monday: 8:10-4:30
October 3 – Tuesday: 8:10-3:30 and during Literacy Night 5:30-7:00
October 4 – Wednesday: 8:10-4:30
October 5 – Thursday: 7:30-4:30 Early morning day
October 6 – Friday: Book Fair closes at 10:00 (early release day)
 
-Friday will be a half day relase at 12:50 (Oct. 6th) and Monday Oct. 9th is a student holiday . 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)  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. 
 
 
Have a great weekend!
 
 
 

Science Unit Test

We will soon be taking a Science Unit test.  In the Practice tab on my Web Page, there are a few worksheet to help study for this test.  Thanks for your support!

September 25th -29th

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:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfkxeZ7ca8xgQ9RIFUFOSe8z2YZx5K_A_x75UWplRxTdLII-A/viewform


I am happy to announce that 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: Tuesday and Thursday

Social Studies: Continuing talking about Maps
Math: Getting deeper into Place Value in math. Students need to know place values up to the thousands place. Also, keep practicing those math facts!
Science: Continuing physical properties next week - TEST THURSDAY.
Spelling: Test over lesson 4 Friday.
Reading: Readers self-monitor understanding and ask questions when meaning is lost.
 
-I will be in touch soon to schedule beginning of the year conferences.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK! :)

HAVE A GREAT WEEK! :)

September 18, 2017

Week at a Glance
 
Science- We will be observing the physical properties of objects by measuring the length, temperature,mass, and capacity. Have the kids notice things you use in your household (i.e: thermostat, liter bottles, etc.)
Social Studies-  We will be learning about maps and how they are used. Focus on using vocabulary like map key, compass rose, cardinal directions, and map scale.
Math- As a grade level, we decided to take a couple extra days to teach addition and subtraction word problems before giving the Unit 1 assessment. The assessment will be given on Tuesday, September 19th. 
After the assessment on Tuesday, we will begin our Place Value Unit.
Writing-  We will continue our focus on Nouns and Proper Nouns. In Writer's Workshop, we will be focusing on writing about small moments. 
Reading- We will be focusing on strategies to use while we are reading independently. Focus will be on understanding what you are reading and self-monitoring.  Self-Monitoring is listening to yourself read and seeing if it makes sense.  
Spelling -Lesson 3
 

Math Test

Next week, we will be having a Math Test. It will cover addition and subtraction word problems.  I have added a new tab labeled Practice that gives access to some worksheets, if you would like your child to get additional practice.

Thursday, Sept. 7th

We had a wonderful day full of learning.  Just wanted to remind you that we have a spelling test tomorrow as well as a safety quiz.  You can quiz your child at home by asking them what are some safety rules, and safety tools for Science.
Homework folders will need to be returned tomorrow!  Thank you for all you do!
 
 

Wednesday Folders

Parents, 
Today Wednesday folders went home.  Inside was a Science Safety Contract and Weekly conduct sheet.  Please take a look, review, sign and return in folders tomorrow.  I have also attached our homework list.  We are reviewing Lesson 1! Thank you and have a wonderful evening!