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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

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Week 28

Dear Parents,
               It is so hard to believe that the third six weeks is over! We are beginning our 4th nine weeks period on Monday, April 4th. We have begun fractions in math and so far it seems that everyone understands the concept. They can all use a little practice writing out a story problem where the answer is a fraction.
               In science we are learning about what causes us to see the phases of the moon. It would be a great idea to point out the moon in the sky each time you see it. A first hand viewing is always  better than drawings.
               They enjoyed our reading selection, Luke Goes to Bat. The message was to never give up. We practiced sequencing, writing beginning, middle , end and wrote creatively with this story as our inspiration. Everyone did well on both parts of the assessment yesterday.
                In language we are working on Possessive nouns and contractions. I graded the language homework which showed me that possessive nouns will need to be retaught. It is a difficult concept, but we will keep practicing!
                In Social Studies we began a unit about our government. We are learning all about our local, state and U.S.  Governments as well as our leaders!

*Field Day is coming up this next month and I have told your child what color T- shirt he/she should wear on that day. The colors are: yellow, red, blue, or green

*I sent home the 2016-2017 Student Enrollment Form in your child’s coyote folder. Please fill it out as soon as possible and return it to school.

* Important Parent Information Below :

Coyote Ridge Elementary
Spring School Pictures

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If you are still waiting for your spring portraits they will be arriving soon.
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  3. Select which sheets you want to purchase and pay online.
  4. Please return unpurchased portraits to your school.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Emily Gets Crowned

Week 27

Dear Parents,
         Although the week seemed to go by quickly, we continued to grow in our learning! In Math we reviewed solving problems by plugging our numbers from the story problem into a part, part, whole frame. The children could decide from there whether it was an addition or subtraction problem, then solve. We also looked for patterns on tables and had to decide what the rule of the table was. Then we could complete the table and answer questions.
        In science we finished up the water cycle. The class did well as they had learned through many hands on experiments. We will begin looking at the phases of the moon next week. If you have a chance this weekend, show your child the moon in the night sky.
        In language we finished up our adjectives, learning about adjectives that compare. We learned when comparing two things an er is added to the adjective. When Three or more things are compared we add est to the adjective.
        The children enjoyed reading about the life of Helen Keller. They could not believe all that she could learn without seeing or hearing. She is a great example of someone who never gave up!
        The children had a great time at our movie and treat reward day for their economics unit. They were happy to spend their money on snacks, drinks, and candy while they watched their movie! It was a great way to wrap up this week as they realized the harder they had worked, the more money they had to spend.
          I’d like to take this time to welcome another new student, Sofia Martinez! We are excited to have her join our classroom and look forward to getting to know her!

          I’d also like to congratulate Emily Reagan for being picked for the court of our Jump Rope for Heart Queen. That means she thought of others and collected a lot of money for the Heart association. She was in the top three student collectors of our school! 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Week 26

Dear Parents,
      It was so good to see the shining faces in my class after Spring Break. The children were glad to get back to work! We had many interesting experiments in science. We are still watching a few of them to see if our predictions come true! These experiments were about evaporation, condensation, and we even made it rain in our classroom! 
     We are reviewing some skills in math learned earlier in the year like odd/even numbers and looking for patterns in numbers. We also graphed the marshmallows in Lucky Charms on Thursday March 17th!
      We are continuing our study of adjectives by learning the articles, a, an, as well as the, then used them in our writing. In reading we learned to think about what we already knew, ask questions, and look for the answers.
        In social studies we have begun to learn about landforms!

        I would like to welcome our new student, Kendly Barton. She has come into our classroom ready to learn and already has many new friends!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Week 25

Dear Parents,
              I was so happy to see so many of our families at open house. The children are so proud of their collection of work and were happy to share what they’ve done! This week we worked on visualizing and making inferences while we read. Many of you got to see our projects we created in the hall … your child with glasses on that had picture of what they visualized as a poem was read. We thought about the words that helped us make those visualizations. In writing we wrote a story about if we would like to have the Cat in the Hat visit our home. Some of you need to watch out! That cat is welcome at your house. In Math we began our unit on money. I am so proud of how quickly this group of students have learned the strategies to counting up sums of coins, then telling how much more. We continued looking at maps and globes and created our very own globe! We finished up our science unit on weather! We graphed our temperature and looked at our weather data. We took our test today! 

               I hope all of you have a wonderful Spring Break with your families!