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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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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Week 7

Dear Parents,
        Parent conferences are well under way! It has been wonderful talking to a lot of you about your child’s progress. Working together we will create a strong knowledge base which will help your child be successful in second grade and beyond. I am looking forward to the rest of my conferences! Be on the look out for your conference reminder the night before.
         I hope you enjoy a nice long week end with your family. In your child’s Coyote Folder a second grade project is coming home. Please read through the instruction packet with your child. Your child is to choose his/her favorite book.  It may be a book you have at home or one chosen from our school library. The final project will be a summary of his/her book with a picture of a foam pumpkin turned into a character from his/her book attached to the page, and the foam pumpkin itself. There is a calendar of when things are due along the way to keep everyone on track. By next Thursday your child needs to fill out the supply list page and sketch a picture on the pumpkin book project blueprint. The story Map also located in the direction packet is due on Oct. 20th. Remember the book itself is not about a pumpkin, it can be any book. A foam pumpkin can be decorated to look like a character from your child’s book. We do not want to have any real pumpkins carved  as they can spoil quickly. The second packet that has a small note attached is the final project to be turned in on October 24th with the decorated foam pumpkin.I hope you have fun working on this project together!
          At school we will be creating group projects for our Social Studies Unit on communities. These will be models of communities. Your child has been placed in a group with students who have the same favorite type of community. The community types are rural, urban, or suburban. To help with these projects please send any recyclable materials that they could use like empty cereal boxes, oatmeal  containers, etc. They can also bring in small match box cars,  toy animals, or anything you think they could use to represent his/her chosen community. I will be supplying the base, construction paper, tape, markers, and glue. I am always amazed at how creative our students can be!
          Next Friday is our Fall Festival. Each second grader is asked to bring in a bag of wrapped candy to be given out to students at the festival. The second grade teachers will be auctioning off a gift of time with students. We will spend an afternoon having sundaes and games here at CRE with your child and a friend if you win. All 10 students will be together with the 5 teachers having their ice-cream party! I know we will have so much fun!
           *Our school fundraiser has begun. Please participate and help our school!

            *Please consider having your child enter the Reflections Contest!

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