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Carrollton, Texas, United States
Welcome to my blog! My name is Beth Carpenter! I am a 2nd grade teacher at Coyote Ridge Elementary. I majored in Early Childhood Education and have taught for 18 years. I have taught grades K- 3 which gives me a unique ability to know where my second graders fit within those grades. Teaching is more than a profession to me, it is a calling. I love to help light the fire of curiosity to help all my students become life long learners!


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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Week 22

Dear Parents, 
                   This may have been our busiest week yet, packed with learning, fun and new experiences! In math we completed our unit on counting money and economics! We are circling back around to place value this coming week as we look at numbers up to 1,200.
                    In writing we began a three week unit on research as we dug into our famous American of choice and began our rough draft. Part of the process was deciding which facts were important and helped shape the life of that famous American. There is a difference between an interesting fact and an important fact.
                    In reading we learned to summarize a story using the beginning words somebody, wanted, but, so, and then.  It was a challenge to try to summarize Helen Keller in twenty words or less. They did a good job for their first exposure to this higher level thinking activity!
                    In science we began studying the moon. We tracked the phases over the next month. We will be learning the names of the phases of the moon and also be taking a look at how the sun moves in our sky.
                     In social studies we revisited our personal, and two school goals to make sure we are on target. We learned about George Washington as we read a Scholastic News to understand why he was important and that Presidents Day honors our important leaders of our country. We celebrated Chinese New Years on Friday as we learned about how the Chinese celebrate this holiday. We ate noodles with chop sticks, had a fortune cookie and made a banner with Chinese symbols of choice!
                     A special thank you to Mrs. And Mr. Massingale for buying the items needed for our Valentines Day party and helping your children have a lot of fun on this special day. Thank you for your kind cards and gifts. It warms my heart to know that I am making a difference in the lives of your children.
                    Another thank goes our to Mrs. Wall, our school technologist, who set up google hang outs for the second graders as we got to know children from another state, shared Valentine jokes, danced together to a go noodle song, and exchanged virtual valentines.
What a week we had!

* . Congratulations to our new leader of the week Kais! 

*Look for directions to a special timeline project in your child’s take home folder. The directions are in a gallon zip lock bag. Ten index cards and two sentence strips are what was given. A picture needs to be attached to each year. If you don’t have photographs or cannot print any out, your child may draw a picture for each year to get full credit.

Julian was our Leader of the week.

We celebrated Chinese New Years!

We told each other Valentine jokes!

We hung at with second graders from Alabama. We made virtual Valentines!