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Teacher Kristin Ellis - Second Grade  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to 2nd Grade!

Our Tiger Schedule:
T - Library and Technology
I -
G -
E - Music
R - Art

We have P.E. daily with Mrs. McCurdy.

Our class has lunch in the original lunchroom by the main office everyday from 11:45-12:05.

As you know, we are required by the new Erin's Law to provide lessons on sexual abuse and prevention education. In October Grand Prairie Elementary School Social Workers will be coming into our classroom to talk about the "Think First and Stay Safe" program. The lessons will cover the concepts of "Using My Built In Computer: Staying Healthy and Safe". In December, the second and final lesson, will be on "Laws Help Protect Me: Kids Have Rights Too!" and "Listening to My Instincts: No Secrets".

Our class dates for Erin's Law are October 26 at 2:10 and December 14 at 2:10.

Should your child have any questions, you may refer to the handout that will be provided to them on the day of the lesson. If you have additional questions feel free to contact a School Social Worker Morgan Bilthuis, Nichole Reiser, and Maribeth Fagan.


This week in class

I Day:

Homework Logs are due today! Please read and work on math facts 5 days a week. Also bring back weekend journals.

This week:
Reading: We are finishing up the year with poetry! We will be learning about rhythm, rhyme, repeated lines, alliteration, and acrostic poems. The students will be answering comprehension questions based on the poem.
Math: Module 8 - We will be learning about geometry(2d shapes and the 3d cube), fractions (halves, thirds, fourths), and telling time.
If you haven't already, a great website for parents to check out is
And remember Zearn is a great website too!

Writing: We are finishing lab reports! We are conducting several different science experiments and sharing our results in a lab report. This week students are designing their own experiments.


E Day

Themed Thursday

T Day

Library books are due.

Weekend journals will be going home. Don't forget to keep working on your homework log. It is due on Monday.


Important Dates

Teacher Institute - No School

End of Quarter 1


Downloads List

State of the District [1/24/2017]
Words Their Way Research [11/14/2013]


Cool Links

DICE for games at home!

Illuminations Math Games

Math - Flashcards

Math Addition Games - **CLASS FAVORITE!**

Math Flashcards

Math Subtraction Games

Owen and Mzee

Raz Kids

Reading Starfall

Telling Time - Bang on the Clock

Telling Time

Time Practice - Stop the Clock

Wixie - Look for activities that I post!

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