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Teacher Kristin Ellis - Second Grade  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to 2nd Grade!

Our Tiger Schedule:
T - Library and Technology
I -
G -
E - Music
R - Art

We have P.E. daily with Mrs. McCurdy.

Our class has lunch in the original lunchroom by the main office everyday from 11:45-12:05.

As you know, we are required by the new Erin's Law to provide lessons on sexual abuse and prevention education. In October Grand Prairie Elementary School Social Workers will be coming into our classroom to talk about the "Think First and Stay Safe" program. The lessons will cover the concepts of "Using My Built In Computer: Staying Healthy and Safe". In December, the second and final lesson, will be on "Laws Help Protect Me: Kids Have Rights Too!" and "Listening to My Instincts: No Secrets".

Our class dates for Erin's Law are October 26 at 2:10 and December 14 at 2:10.

Should your child have any questions, you may refer to the handout that will be provided to them on the day of the lesson. If you have additional questions feel free to contact a School Social Worker Morgan Bilthuis, Nichole Reiser, and Maribeth Fagan.


This week in class

Homework Logs are due today! Please read and work on math facts 5 days a week. Also bring back weekend journals.
This week:
Reading: We will be reading fables and folktales from various cultures and determine their moral, message, or lesson.

Math: Module 5 Addition and Subtraction within 1,000 and Word Problems to 100 - This is another longer module. Parent Tip Sheets went home and I will also be sending home additional practice pages/homework pages from Eureka. If you haven't already, a great website for parents to check out is
And remember Zearn is a great website too!

Writing: We are writing an opinion piece (letter) which introduces the book, states an opinion, includes reasons to support the opinion, and a concluding statement. We will also do some research on the Winter Olympics using the computer lab!

E Day

R Day

T Day - All School Wear Blackhawks Gear or Red and Black!

I Day

Weekend journals will be going home. Don't forget to keep working on your homework log. It is due on Monday.


Important Dates

Teacher Institute - No School

End of Quarter 1


Downloads List

State of the District [1/24/2017]
Words Their Way Research [11/14/2013]


Cool Links

DICE for games at home!

Illuminations Math Games

Math - Flashcards

Math Addition Games - **CLASS FAVORITE!**

Math Flashcards

Math Subtraction Games

Owen and Mzee

Raz Kids

Reading Starfall

Telling Time - Bang on the Clock

Telling Time

Time Practice - Stop the Clock

Wixie - Look for activities that I post!

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