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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!

Schedule

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

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Week 16

Dear Parents,
          Even with sugar plums dancing in our heads we were able to accomplish a lot of quality work this week. In math we were really challenged. We learned to add up to four two digit numbers  with regrouping. It was difficult but your children powered through and corrected each problem missed. I am so proud of their hard work and effort in learning this difficult lesson.
         In reading we had a great week of comparing different versions of The Gingerbread Man. We retold a story with the beginning, middle and end as well as looked at the character’s traits. In writing we have been focusing on ideas and have chosen a state to write about and create a poster with a small group or partner. Research was involved and the class has been looking up their states using Facts4 Me paid for by our PTA.
         In Social studies we have finished our study of time and chronology and have been looking at living in the past vs. living in our present. One child shouted out, “ I’m so thankful that I live now!”
         In Science we have finished our study on Motion and have taken our assessment. We truly enjoyed all our hands on experiences and understanding that all motion is caused by a force. A force can be a push or a pull. Friction affects how things move.
          I want to shout out to Kelci Lundrigan for planning our Winter Party! The children had a wonderful time! Thank you all for the wonderful cards and gifts! My greatest gift of all is being able to spend each day learning with your children!


* Please send in a set of 12 pencils for our classroom pencil can. We are completely out! Also I would love a donation of scissors for our classroom. I had 9 pairs that have gone missing. We no longer have a pair of scissors for each of the children in our class. Many of them are in need of new crayons as well. Please ask your child if he/she needs a new box of crayons. Our glue sticks are holding out for now! :) Thank you for your support!

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