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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, September 4, 2015

Week 2

Dear Parents,
         I am so proud of my second graders! We are beginning to come into the classroom in the morning and begin our routines independently. Yes, we all make mistakes, but we are learning how to fix them and do better the next time. We are learning our reading time independent choices and practicing our stamina (doing anything for an extended period of time without being off task), so that I can begin meeting with individual students, and reading groups. We are learning to keep our desks organized, so that we can find our unfinished work to turn it in on time. 
       Thank you for helping your child keep up with the nightly reading and math logs. Next week I will begin sending other homework home on Tuesday and Wednesday, so look for those in your child’s blue folders those nights. The reading book will go home next Thursday so that your child can reread the story from our reading book that we read on Tuesday (this can count as the reading log time!) The test over the story will be on Friday. The vocabulary from the story will go home on  the Friday News Letter and on Wednesdays, so that your child can learn the definitions and be able to recognize how they are used in the story of the week. The vocabulary test will also be on Friday . Sight words for the week are listed on our newsletter which is attached to this e-mail and in your child’s  Coyote Folder. Every Friday I have your child come back to my table and read the words. Five weeks of words averaged together will make one of the reading grades for this nine weeks. Learning these sight words each week will help our early readers gain important words that can make reading much more fun!
         The Coyote Folders go home only on Fridays. You can see your child’s graded papers. Please take these out of the folder to keep unless it is a paper that has a sheet stapled to it to sign and return to school. Papers with this sheet attached are papers with a below 70% grade. This ensures that you have seen the paper. We will always correct these papers before they go home. Reteaching a skill that was not learned is an important part of this process. Also in the Coyote Folder will be papers sent from our school office with PTA information, after school clubs and more. Please take these out of the folder and return the empty folder the next Monday. If there is a note or filled out form to return to school you may place them in your child’s Coyote Folder when you return it on Monday. 

This weekend we are issuing a special challenge. Visit funrun.com to see the bonus prize your child can earn simply by getting a pledge this weekend only.

And if you’re looking for an easy way to ask for a pledge, upload a photo of your student to funrun.com to personalize their own Student Star video. It’s a fun movie trailer starring your child! You can share it on email or social media to ask for a pledge.

Thank you again for helping our class.

PS - If you haven’t registered your child on funrun.com, use our school registration code: 244747

* Please send in the five dollars for your child’s Scholastic News. We are reading our first one today! I need to pay the bill soon and I appreciate everyone turning it in so that I do not have to personally cover the bill. I wrote a reminder on your child’s blue folder if the money has not been turned in to me.

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