Friday, August 31, 2012

Social Studies Study Guide

The social studies test will be next Wednesday! The test will be multiple choice questions! Here is the link to the study guide!


Here is the link to the newsletter for this week! Have a great long weekend!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Grades are up!

Grades are up on RenWeb. I have put all of the grades into RenWeb, so feel free to take a look! There are grades in Reading/ Phonics, Spelling and Math up on RenWeb. Today's Phonics test is NOT up yet. I still have a few things to grade on them!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Say Cheese!

Here are a few pictures from the first day of school and the pep rally!

                                        Mary Katherine hard at work on the first day!

                                   Here is half of the class working hard!

                                    GO TROJANS!!!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Study guides and such!

I hope that everyone has had a great Monday! I know that we had a wonderful day in second grade today!

Phonics test is on Wednesday and the Math test is TOMORROW!

Here is the link to the phonics study guide.

I am still working on getting the math study guide up... it is a hand written document and I am not sure how to best put it up on the blog...

However, here are the answers to both study guides :)

Write the sums(answers going across) 7, 6, 7,4, 6, 4
Count forward and backward: 33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43
Add: 2, 5, 12, 6, 18, 14
Time: 7:00
Morning is AM
circle the number that is greater: 76,54,110
Even numbers: 70,72,74,76,78,80

1. please( circle pl long e)
stump ( circle st u is short)
frozen(circle fr o is long)
plugged( circle pl u is short)
*** crashing should be cLashing(circle cl a is short)
2. go(circle o)
pray(circle ay)
duck(circle ck)
3. train(circle tr a is log i is silent)
so (circle o)
frost (circle fr o is short)

4. 3, 2, 2

Friday, August 24, 2012

We WON!!!

I am so excited to say that our class showed AWESOME Trojan spirit today at the pep rally! We won a spirit stick!!! I am very proud of the Mini Cheerleaders from our class as well! Mary Katherine, Taylor, Mackenzie, Ava and Sara Kate did a wonderful job today as well! Girls good luck tonight at the game!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Paper newsletter

Hello all,
I have printed out a copy of the newsletter and it will be coming home with your child today. However, when it prited some of the boxes are a  little dark. I will fix this for next week! If it is too dark to read just look on the blog to see itin color! Again, so sorry the hard copy is dark!


Here is the link to the newsletter for this week!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Picture Day!

Picture day is TOMORROW!!! Please make sure that your child is dressed for pictures. We will go from pictures to P.E.  If your child wants to bring clothes to change into they may, however thy will not have time to change before P.E. I just wanted to let you each know! We have had a great week so far!

** Don't forget Phonics test tomorrow and spelling is on THURSDAY!

Monday, August 20, 2012

phonics correction

for the word bee the vowel sound is long... i had it down as short and the first e is long with the last one silent. So sorry for the mistake!

Phonics study guide 1

Here is a copy of the Phonics study guide! Click on the link and you will be able to print it off if you lost your copy!

Also in this post is the answers to the study guide as well!


1. Bee (short)
lake (long a)
frog(short o)
pan( short a)

2. lap(  circle la)
duck ( circle du)
tickle ( circle ti)

3. tape(a is long and the e is silent)
coat ( o is long and the a is silent)
pan ( a is short)
laid ( a is long and the i is silent)

Monday, August 13, 2012

NO Pick up in the back!

Mr. Garden has asked that all students be picked up in the front of Sewell Hall. Please do not park and come get your child. Mr. Garden wants every child to be picked up in the front so that the teacher that is on duty will know that every child has been picked up. If we have children leaving out the back they are not being watched by an adult and thus causes the opportunity for accidents and children being misplaced. So please pick your children up in the front and not the back!

Thanks a bunch!


  •  This year we will have a second grade blog. On this blog you will be able to see pictures and other highlights from our class. You will also be able to access the spelling words, newsletters and study guides each week as well. Please make sure you keep a check on the blog, because I may post notes or alerts instead of sending paper notes home. For the first few weeks you will receive a paper newsletter with the test schedule and the week’s spelling words and other important information, after a few weeks, I will not send a paper newsletter home, but you will be able to get it off of the blog. To find our blog go to

  •  Each Monday, I will be sending home graded tests from the week before.  Please remove these from the folder after looking at them and sign the folder for the appropriate date.  All grades below 90 need to be signed and returned in that folder.  Also please sign your child’s agenda each night.  I will write a note in your child’s agenda when he/ she receives a hole punch.  

·        Lunch: Since there are many different items for your child to order from each day and lunch has to be preordered the day before, I am asking that you and your child decide what he/she wants to eat for the week or the following day and write it in your child’s agenda. I am also including in this folder a Ziploc bag with your child’s name on it for you to put lunch money in daily or weekly.  I will remove the money and clip the Ziploc bag into your child’s agenda daily.  This will help me keep up with lunch money for 24 students much easier. Chicken Tenders WILL NOT be offered each day!

  • Your child will need to have 5 A.R. points every nine weeks.  Treats will be given for those who have reached this goal.  Please remember that in order for your child to be allowed to take an A.R. test you must write A.R. Ready and initial it in their agenda.  Your child will not be allowed to take an A.R. test unless you have done this each time.

  • Please remember to send the Student information sheet, Handbook sheet, the pink sheet and behavior contract back to school as soon as possible. The Student information and Handbook sheets are due to the office by August 20th. Also please send in workbook money as well.

  • We will also have chicken biscuit each week. The price has gone up some this year! If your child would like to have a chicken biscuit from Chick Fl a please send $2.50 on Tuesday. We will have the biscuits on Wednesday mornings.

  • Wrapping paper forms are due back on August 24th.

  • Homework will be written in your child’s agenda each day. Please make sure to check the agenda each night to see what homework your child has for the night!

  • Our Rotation schedule is as follows. Monday: Keyboarding   Tuesday: Enrichment    Wednesday: P.E.  Thursday: Library    Friday: Spanish

  • We had a great first few days! I am very excited about this year!

Thanks for all you do!

Ashley Porter

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


WELCOME to second grade! I am so very excited about having 24 students! We will have a very full room! Even though we will be tight on space I know that our room  be full of learning! I am so excited to get to know a new group of student and parents! Parents don't forget to look at your open house pack and return the items that need to be returned! On Friday you will receive a FYI sheet that will tell you a little more about how we work in second grade! I am looking forward to a great year!!!