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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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Week 28

Dear Parents,
           I survived jury duty on Monday and got a good report from the sub. Learning continued as usual! This Math unit has many different difficult skills. I am sending homework home each night so that you can help support your child in his/her learning. We have been looking for patterns with numbers, problem solving with missing numbers, and looking for patterns on a chart. In language we finished up adverbs and began a persuasive letter. Your child will be writing to someone he or she knows to persuade them to do something or give them something. Just FYI, YOU may be receiving a letter! I will be receiving a few as well! :) In reading we read Luke Goes to Bat . With this story we worked on the skills of knowing beginning, middle end and story order. In Science we finished up our weather unit and took our assessment. In Social Studies we continued  looking at maps and map symbols and begun a unit on landforms.
* The Big Event is tomorrow, Saturday, April 1st from 9-12 at CRE. I hope to see you there!
* If you get a paper copy of your child’s report card, you may keep it. Please return the signed envelope on Monday.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Dylan got to Jump Rope in the assembly!

Jump Rope for the Heart

Ayaan was our leader of the week!

Week 27

Dear Parents,
       The children were sleepy on Monday, but were ready to get back to work. We finished up our unit on money and began a unit on patterns. This is a tricky skill for second graders so I will be sending home all the math homework pages from the book so that they can practice at home. In language the children wrote about a person who means more to them than gold. Their loving hearts showed up in this writing activity. Make sure you put their pot of gold writing in their portfolio to keep after I send them home. For now they will be hung outside our classroom. In reading we read the story “Dex the Heart of a Hero" and compared and contrasted the main character’s character traits as they changed from the beginning of the story to the end of the story. In science we continued learning about the weather as we continued to chart it each day. We also began learning why we have seasons as well as the decisions we make about what we will wear and the activities we do depending on the weather and the season. In social studies we were learning about maps, globes, oceans, and continents on our planet Earth.
           We did a great job participating in the penny war for a good cause. Thank you so much for donating coins for the children of PediaPlace. As second graders are working on counting money, we counted the coins brought in by first grade. Today we did not get a total, but we counted over $87 dollars in silver coins and bills for first grade. The pennies they brought in today filled their entire can!
        We had our Jump Rope for the Heart assembly today. Dylan Clemons from our room got to appear in the program. I will upload the video and pictures to our blog. He did an excellent job and even earned a special heart award from Coach Pacio for all his effort!
         In your child’s Coyote Folder is a sheet telling you what color shirt your child will wear on field day. They will be part of a color team. It’s a half sheet so make sure you look for it. 
         Have a great weekend with your families!
I have jury duty on Monday and there is no tutoring after school! (I have secured a sub) and hope to be back on Tuesday!

* Yearbooks are on sale at http://www.balfour.com/texas/carrollton/coyote-ridge-elementary-school/

Sunday, March 19, 2017

LISDOLA Learning

Week 26

Dear Parents,

        The week before Spring Break was a busy one! We continued counting coins in math up to $1.00. We will be taking our assessment this week. In Language we were working on a persuasive brochure. This will be used at a later date to talk to first graders and convince them that when they are in second grade, they should go through the LISD swim course at the Colony Natatorium! We cannot wait to share these special brochures! In reading we focused on making connections: text to text, text to self, and text to world. We found that connecting to what we read helps us gain a greater understanding of the story! In science we began our unit on weather. We will be collecting data for 10 days and learning about weather patterns and seasons. In social studies we have been focusing on map skills, cardinal directions, and intermediate directions. We also concluded our unit on economics. The children were able to spend their earnings on a movie ticket and snacks. Budgeting their money and making decisions about what would be the best deal came into play. After tummies were full, demand went down and prices were cut. Those children who still had money were able to purchase items at a big discount! There were a lot of good lessons being learned as we had fun counting and spending our money!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Week 25

Dear Parents,
      The second progress reports are going home in our coyote folders if you have requested a paper copy. You may sign and return these next week. We finished our unit on multiplication and division this week and have jumped into counting groups of coins! So far, we are doing well with this skill. In Language we have been learning about replacing nouns with pronouns. We also did some creative writing about if we would like the Cat in the Hat come to our house on a rainy day! In reading we focused on The Sign Maker’s Assistant and looked at graphic features. We took our assessment over the pattern of objects in the sky. In social studies We continued working on our economics unit. Next week will be the last week to earn our money! Then it will be time to think about what we’d like to purchase. Thank you to everyone who came to open house! Your children loved sharing their hard work. Never fear! If you did not make it, a lot of their work will be coming home tonight!
 *Conferences will start on Monday. Many of you signed up for a time at open house. I will send home time choices on Monday for those of you who could not come.

Yearbooks are now on sale!  They are a hardback book and contain all classes from Pre-K through 5th.  They are $26 and can be ordered here.

Here is also a direct link in case you need that.  And teachers remember that if you want one, please remember to order yours as well!

15% of total receipts will be donated to the school