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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!


Math 7:45-9:15 Writer's Workshop 9:15-9:55 Reading Whole Group 9:55-10:40 Enrichment 10:40-11:30 Lunch/Recess 11:30-12:30 Guided Reading /Rotations/Word Work 12:30-1:30 Science 1:30-2:15 Social Studies 2:15-2:45 Pack/Stack/Dismiss 2:45-2:55

Friday, February 27, 2015

Week 24

Dear Parents,
     It has been a fast week! The weather did not cooperate with school this week. The children were disappointed about the rescheduled  field trip, however it will be much more enjoyable in the warm month of May! It is rescheduled for May 14th. We worked on a research pyramid in social studies this week. We began our unit on money and started counting groups of coins. We enjoyed our reading story of focused and worked on recognizing the story elements. The language focus has been the to be verbs as well as irregular verbs. We are beginning our science unit of objects in the sky. 

  • Time line projects are due on Monday! We will also present and enter grades that day. Please make sure your child brings theirs!
  • We are preparing a lot of work for open house! Your child will show you a computer project he/she has been working on in computer lab as well as well as a portfolio we have been saving work for from the beginning of the year. I hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Eating Noodles with Chopsticks!

Week 23

Dear Parents,
         We had a wonderful week of learning! I’m trying to let your children have a little more responsibility of their own completing work and managing their work time. It is working in some areas, but I will still manage others as about 2/3 my class did not do their word work at school last week. Spelling needs to be practiced at home as well, but please stress with your children that daily practice at school will also improve their spelling scores! The children are enjoying learning the concept of division as repeated subtraction or dividing a number into equal groups in Math! Please make sure that your child continues to fill out both reading and math logs Monday-Thursday and that they are brought to school ready to turn in on Friday! Your children are interested in our science unit about natural and manmade resources. We are talking about conserving some of our natural resources and how everyone can help. We are wrapping up our unit on verbs and beginning adjectives. Using these words will enrich our writing. In social studies we have been studying how things are made. From collecting materials, getting them to the factories, making them, and getting them to the stores where consumers can buy them.
        Jump Rope for Heart is well under way.  Our goal is $4,500 and for every student to donate $5.00 on line.  Friday, March 6 is the last day of Jump Rope for Heart.  We are asking students wear read and bring a healthy snack on this day.  Thank you for you continued support.  You can donate online at heart.org/jump  .

Have a wonderful weekend!       

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Natural Water Resource Activity Board

Valentine's Party

Week 22

Dear Parents,
       We had another wonderful week of learning in second grade. We started division in math! We finished writing our 100 year old me stories and our verb poems. We learned helping verbs and verb tenses this week and will next learn about linking verbs. We read an interesting informational text about jellyfish and learned the difference between facts and opinions! We are continuing to finish up landforms and our photo stories in the computer lab. We are learning about natural and manmade resources all around us! 

        Thank you to all the parents who made our Valentines Party a success; from sending in party items, coming to enjoy the festivities, and help in planning the afternoon. A special thank you to Cate Crane for pulling it all together!Look for pictures of the party on our blog on Sunday! There was lots of fun going on. I heard one child say, “ This is the best party I’ve ever had!” Everything you do to help partner with us at CRE creates a happy learning environment where children thrive!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

100 Year old Me!

Week 21

Dear Parents,
       We had another great week of learning in second grade! Thank you to those of you who helped provide the 100th Day snack. I should have taken a photo of them counting it out, but by the time I thought of it, the snack was gone! I was busy taking pictures of each child and using an app to age them to 100 years old. They are writing about what their life will be like when they are 100! The ones turned in are precious!We are learning about verb tenses and writing winter stories using action verbs. We are also creating verb poems. We are continuing to share our Flat Stanley adventures with the class. If your child has not turned something in, please contact the people who have your Flat Stanley. They can e-mail me a letter telling what they did with your child’s Flat Stanley. This is such a fun project for the children I would like everyone to have something to share. We are beginning our unit on multiplication with repeated addition and arrays. We will be taking our science unit test on Monday over Natural Water Resources.

* We will be going to LISDOLA for a field trip on Feb. 26th. Please fill out and send in as soon as possible the permission form that went home in your child’s Coyote folder on Friday.

*Announcing the Call for Entires for Reel Voices: LISD Student Film Festival. Using their unique voices, students will express their passion, interests, and knowledge through the creation of a video. Entries are accepted until April 2015, and winners may attend the Red Carpet Event on May 29, 2015, at the MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville. 

For more information, go to filmfest.lisd.net