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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, August 28, 2015

Week 1

Dear Parents,
           What a great first week of school! We did a lot of getting to know you activities and had fun learning together. We are working on writing stories from our heart using complete thoughts. We are learning new classroom routines like lining up, lunch/recess procedures and where supplies are found in our classroom. All my students seem eager to learn. I know that it is going to be a great year! 
        Thank you to all the parents who helped supply the needed ingredients for our snack today! The children really enjoyed it. We have plenty of snack items left over that I will share with students who do not bring their own snack next week. Please have your child bring a water bottle each day. There are studies that hydrated children actually think more clearly.
        We will finish hearing our Me Bag presentations on Monday. I have four students who forgot their bags. Please send them on Monday. The school policy is that 11 points must be deducted for not turning work in on time. This is a Social Studies participation  grade for this nine weeks.
            Thank you to those of you who were able to attend our second grade orientation. If you were unable to attend, I sent the second grade information packet home in today’s Coyote Folder. Please fill out the two forms and return them to me as soon as you can. It is greatly appreciated. In this folder there will be papers from me on one side and papers from our school office on the other. Please look through all the fliers and return any forms that need to be filled out for the school. Your child’s graded papers are yours to keep.
        This year’s main fundraiser is the Boosterthon Fun Run.  It’ll be a 9-day program where we kick off with a Pep Rally on September 1, 2015 families will have time to get pledges for every lap your student runs, and then we’ll celebrate at the Fun Run on 
September 11, 2015. With our big goal to raise funds for Coyote Ridge! We asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make it more profitable, easier, and fun. Students will also experience an amazing character theme,Big World Recess! It’s a global fitness theme all about playing with character. Donations will go toward Coyote Ridge and to the entire 9-day experience. So please help our school by reaching out to sponsors. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on your student at the Fun Run! Thank you for your support!

P.S. I have not posted pictures on our blog as of yet, since we do not have the updated list of children not allowed to have their pictures posted.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Welcome Back!

Dear Parents,
      I am looking forward to meeting you and your children today from 4:00-5:00 at meet the teacher. We are located in room 108. It is at the end of the second grade hallway.
     If you have purchased your school supplies please bring those today. All you need to do is drop them off by your child’s desk. I will put them away for you, so we will be ready for our first day of school. 
     Today is all about exploring your classroom, meeting new friends and of course meeting me … I can’t wait! There will be information sheets on your child’s desk to take with you. The most important information that I will need from you tonight is how your child will be getting to and from school the first day. Then, how your child will be getting to and from school the rest of the year. If you are unable to attend today, please e-mail me this important information so that our first day together runs smoothly.