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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: Dress Up in the Future

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 assessing story structure and looking at beginning, middle, and end. Students are identifying where the problem occurs and the steps the characters take to solve the problem. We are also starting a bat unit. Students will be researching bats and doing several projects to share what they've learned.

In Reading Workshop, we are diving into nonfiction books. We are going to focus on learning from the non fiction text features.

Math: Module 3 Place Value - This is a long module. We are still working on place value all week. Students are working on ways to count to 1,000 on the place value chart, writing base ten three-digit numbers, and writing in expanded form.

Writing: We are starting a new unit on How-To books. Students will be picking topics, organizing, and adding in features that will help

G Day:Crazy Hair and Socks

GP Family Book Fair Night 5:30-8:00 PM at GP

E Day: Pajama Day

R Day: Favorite shirt or team jersey

End of Quarter 1

T Day: Wear Red and we have a special visit from the DEA!

Book Fair

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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