The "Why" of Why I Teach:
I had teachers like Mrs. High and Mrs. Wallace in elementary school who helped me overcome my shyness and taught me to love school. I had teachers in junior high who helped me adapt to the emotional and social stresses of having to wear a back brace. In high school, Ms. Clark and Mr. Gordon helped me find my voice and prepared me for college. Even with all of these teachers making huge investments in my life, I didn’t see myself as a teacher and began college as an Accounting Major. During my first year of college, I felt God calling me to children’s ministry but was unsure of what it would look like in my life. During the summer before my Sophomore year, I submitted to that calling in my life, still unsure of what to do about my major. In December of that year I helped my sister-in-law in her Kindergarten class during my finals week. I walked out of her school that day knowing that was what children’s ministry was going to look like in my life. This was God’s plan. I want my students to know that they are loved, they are special, and they have a place in this world. I feel that if they believe these things about themselves, they can do anything!
7:30-7:55 Arrival/Breakfast/Morning Routines
8:00-8:15 Morning Meeting
8:15-9:30 Math (McDonald homeroom)
9:30-10:00 Science (McDonald homeroom)
10:00-11:15 Math (Harding homeroom)
11:15-11:45 Science (Harding homeroom)
12:45-1:00 RR/Switch classes
2:00-2:10 Return to homerooms/Prepare for dismissal
3:10-3:30 Pack up to go home/Move to dismissal rooms
The SJE phone number is 936-435-6250.
I am available for Parent Conferences on Mondays and Fridays from 2:15-3:05.
We have been working on Place Value since the beginning of school. Place Value will be revisited throughout the school year. It is an essential part of math and it is vital that your child has a strong foundation in order to build upon. Please review the following concepts with your child as often as possible.
Comparing Numbers: Greater than/Less than/Equal to Can your child explain why a number is greater or less than another number?
Ordering Numbers: Can your child look at 3 or more numbers and then order them from Greatest to Least or Least to Greatest? We have taught them to look at the greatest place value and compare numbers using that information.
Decomposing Numbers: Can your student break a number into it's parts? How many tens, ones, etc.?
Forms of Numbers: Can your student write a given number in these four forms?
Standard Form: 49
Word Form: Forty-nine
Expanded Form: 40+9
Model: Draw 4 tens blocks and 9 ones blocks
Basic Addition and Subtraction Facts
We have been reviewing basic facts that were learned in 1st Grade. Many students know how to get the sum or difference, but do not have automatic recall of their facts. This is extremely important in 2nd Grade! Please work with your child on their subtraction and addition facts. In 2nd Grade we must know facts all the way to 10 + 10 = 20 and 20 - 10 = 10 with automaticity.