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Hello from Mrs. Abbey Woelmer!
(formerly Miss Doering)


All About Me

This is my fifth year teaching second grade at Timber Creek Elementary. I grew up in Hubbard, Iowa and have loved living here in Texas. In 2012
I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) with a degree in
Elementary Education with a double minor of literacy and science. In Texas
that means I am certified to teach EC-6. I love teaching second grade and have so much fun watching students soak up information throughout the year.

This summer my husband and celebrated our first wedding anniversary! We have been very blessed to have so many family and friends around us this as we helped three of my in-laws celebrate weddings this year. (Yes that will be four family weddings in fourteen months for my husband's family.) Jacob is originally from Nebraska but moved to Plano when he was ten years old. He is a civil engineer and loves everything connected to Texas A&M. 

My family all live in Iowa and I usually go back to visit them over long holidays. My mom and dad live on farm where they grow corn and soybeans. Their dog Jango, an English Shepherd, is the baby of the house as my mom spoils him rotten now that they are empty-nesters. My mom is also a teacher and teaches K-4 Title 1 Reading. I have two brothers, Carter and Joshua. Carter works for a media company in Ames, Iowa and gets to video many sporting events and coaches across the country. Joshua is also working in Ames for an investment company and loves being apart of their company sporting events. 

In my free time I love to sing, dance and read a good book with a cup of
coffee. I also like to spend time with my friends and family back in Iowa but
also enjoy making all kinds of new friends in Texas!
 
My Favorite Things: 
Colors: Turquoise, Red and Gold
Drink: Caramel Latte 
Snack: Granola bars, chocolate, and lots of fruit
Stores: Target, Amazon, and Aldi

I can't wait to meet you this year and get to know you soon!

-Mrs. Woelmer
 

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2nd - McDowell

3rd - Thomas

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09-25-17

Happy Monday! 
 
I hope all of you enjoyed the sunshine and warm weather this weekend! 
 
Tomorrow is picture day. Please make sure you turn in your order form if you would like to order pictures. The order forms were sent home in Wednesday folders. 
 
Grandparents day is Friday during lunch. Our lunch time will be 11:40-12:10. 
 
Our library day will be moved to Thursday this week due to Mrs. Russell being out on Tuesday. Please send your child's library books on Thursday this week. 
 
If you did not have a chance to sign up for conferences last week, please refer to the post titled Fall Conferences and email me your preferences. Thank you! 
 
 
Fact tests- Beginning the 2nd nine weeks, we will take a weekly timed fact test. They will all add up to half of a major grade. This week we will take a practice fact test to see how we do. Students can practice their facts in fun ways like rolling dice
 
This week in reading we are learning how to notice punctuation. Our voice should change when we see a question mark or exclamation mark versus when we read aloud a telling sentence with a period. Students will also review how to make predictions and use context clues to prove their thinking with text evidence. 
 
Reading Homework: Moving Out Day passage 
 
For writing this week students will continue to write small moment personal stories. We will focus on what makes for a catchy beginning, a meaty middle and exciting end. Students should review when to use a period, question mark and exclamation mark in addition to capitalizing the first word in each sentence. This week we will also discuss transition words and how they can make our writing flow more smoothly from one detail to the next. 
 
Spelling: ng and nk
 
wink, sing, sink, king, long, sung, hang, blank, wing, junk, think, bring, stung, good, sentence, man, thing, where, great, say
 
For math students will continue to learn about place value this week. We will practice using standard, word, and expanded form of a number. We will also take a practice fact test. 
 
Math Homework: p. 95-96
 
 
In science we will continue to discuss how to classify objects by their physical properties. Students should be able to notice many attributes of an object such as shape, size, color, texture, mass, flexibility, buoyancy, and being transparent. 
 
Weekly question: Find two objects in your house. Draw them and describe their physical properties (mass, flexibility, shape, color, texture)
 
This week in social studies we will continue to study maps and key features that need to be included to create a map. Students will create and use maps to locate different types of places. They will complete a major grade project on Tuesday. 
 
Have a fantastic week!
 
 
 
 
 

Fall Conference Sign-Up

Hi Everyone! 
 
Thank you to all that came to visit second grade last night! It was wonderful to see you again and please feel free to email me with any questions that you may have in the future. If you were not able to make it out and would like to see my powerpoint presentation, please email me and I will forward it to you personally. 
 
Last night I did have a fall conferences sign-up sheet in looking towards October and planning ahead. Below you will find a list of still available times. Please email me with your preference if you have not already signed-up for a conference. 
 
 
Thank you for all you do and have a super start to your weekend! 
 
Mrs. Woelmer
 
 

Parent-Teacher Conference Sign up

Mrs. Woelmer

Date

Time

Child/Parent Name

Thursday, October 5

12:20-12:40

Filled

Thursday, October 5

12:40-1:00

 

Friday, October 6

1:40-2:00

 

Friday, October 6

2:00-2:20

Filled

Friday, October 6

2:20-2:40

Filled

Friday, October 6

2:40-3:00

 

Friday, October 6

3:00-3:20

Filled

Friday, October 6

3:20-3:40

Filled

Friday, October 6

3:40-4:00

Filled

Wednesday, October 11

4:15-4:35

 

Thursday, October 12

7:45-8:05

Filled

Thursday, October 12

12:20-12:40

Filled

Thursday, October 12

12:40-1:00

Filled

Thursday, October 12

4:15-4:35

 

Wednesday, October 18

4:15-4:35

 

Thursday, October 19

7:45-8:05

 

Thursday, October 19

12:20-12:40

Filled

Thursday, October 19

12:40-1:00

Filled

Thursday, October 19

4:15-4:35

 

Wednesday, October 25

4:15-4:35

 

Thursday, October 26

7:45-8:05

 

Thursday, October 26

12:20-12:40

 

Thursday, October 26

12:40-1:00

Filled

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09-18-17

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
 
This Thursday, September 21 is Open House. There will be two sessions with a "State of the School" address in between. The first session is from 5:00-5:40. The second session is from 6:20-7:00. Please try to attend one of the sessions. This is a great opportunity to learn about the fun things your child will be learning this year. I look forward to seeing you then!
 
Scholastic orders: This Wednesday I send home our first Scholastic book order. To purchase books, please use the scholastic website https://clubs.scholastic.com/.Our class code is MBYZJ. Please have your orders in by September 27.
 
Grandparents day will be Friday, September 29. 
 
Homework: Don't forget to include all four items to turn in on Friday: reading passage, math page, weekly question and spelling menu item.
 
***Please send in headphones this week with your child. We will be going to the computer lab this week. 
 
This week in reading we will learn how to make predictions while we read. We will also learn how to use text evidence to support our thoughts.
 
Reading: Read Dad's First Day and answer the questions
 
For writing students will learn how to write about a small moment. Small moment stories are a form of personal narrative where students write about a specific moment in time that has happened to them. 
 

Spelling: Floss rule

fell, still, mess, gloss, pill, fluff, boss, skill, class, bluff, moss, puff, stuff, most, very, after, thing, our, just, name

 

During math students will review our addition and subtraction strategies and take an assessment on Tuesday for a daily grade. We will then learn about place value. Place value for numbers will include ones, tens, hundreds and thousands in second grade. 
 
Math: page 79-80
 
In science students will learn about physical properties of objects. We will also learn how to observe and record measurements like temperature and length. A few physical properties include: color, shape, size, transparency, buoyancy, and texture. 
 
For social studies students will learn how to read maps. we will be talking about maps for our school, home and community.
 
Weekly question: Draw a map of your bedroom. Please include a map key and compass rose. 
 
Have a great week!
 
Mrs. Woelmer
 

 

 

 

 

Hello All! 09-11-17

9/11/17
Happy Monday! I hope you had a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend.
 
We will begin homework this week so I wanted to explain how we do this in second grade. In your child's folder there will be a reading passage, math page and the spelling menu (as well as the list of words). Today I am attaching the proposed schedule of when things can be completed.
 

Weekly Homework:

 

Turn in homework folder on FRIDAY. Please include spelling, reading, and writing in your folder. Please read 20 minutes every night and log your reading in your reading log.

 

Monday/Spelling- Complete one menu item for spelling homework. Please initial the square once completed. Your spelling words are on your teacher’s Edlio website.

 

Tuesday/Reading- Complete the reading passage and questions.

 

Wednesday/Math- Complete math page.

 

Thursday/Writing/Science/Social Studies- Answer the weekly question on your teacher’s Edlio website.

 
 
All homework is due on Fridays. Students will earn an E each week on their conduct card. If they complete all homework for the 9 weeks, they will earn $20 cougar bucks. Please see the homework page for the homework.
 
Open House has been rescheduled for September 21 from 5:00-7:00. 
 
This week in reading we will continue to practice building our stamina while we read. We will also learn that good readers ask questions. We will practice asking questions while we read. We will finish learning about the different Daily 5 stations. 
 
Reading Homework: Growing in Granny's Garden
 
For writing students will learn a new writing strategy called "Ba Da Bing" to help us become writers who write on topic. We will practice this strategy throughout the week.
 
Spelling Homework: Short Vowel Review - use week 2 spelling words from the excel document: 
give, skin, back, me, live, year, end, place, know, bushes, twin, spot, kept, flat, must, men, clap, plan, drum, ponds
 
During math students will practice subtraction strategies this week. We will practice our strategies during math stations. Throughout the whole week students will be completing their first problem solving test. Students will complete one problem a day and should be able to describe their thinking for solving word problems. 
 
Math Homework: p. 21-22
 
In science we will finish our science tools and safety unit this week. We will take our science safety test on Thursday. Friday we will begin learning about physical properties. 
 
Science Homework: No question, only social studies
 
For social studies students will discuss how good citizens can show patriotism. Students will be expected to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and The Texas Pledge this week. We will also take a Good Citizen Test on Tuesday.
 
Weekly Question: Describe how you and your family show patriotism at home. (You may complete on a separate sheet of paper to turn in on Friday.)
 
Have a great week!
 
Mrs. Woelmer

Happy Tuesday! 09-05-17

 Hello All! 
 
I'm so glad to be back to school today. We had an awesome day! With all that has been going on the past few weeks we have made some changes to our schedule to accommodate new time frames for instruction. 
 
 
Every Monday (or Tuesday, if the week begins on a Tuesday), I will update this page. Here you will find information about what we are learning for the week and any other news that I need to share. 
 
Today, I am sending home our Homework folders. In the folder you will find a spelling list, conduct card, reading log, spelling menu, and a good citizen interview page. We will not begin our official homework this week. However, I am asking that you complete the good citizen interview and return it to school by next Tuesday, September 12. We began discussing good citizens today and found out that we all were good citizens this past week when we helped our neighbors in a time of need. 
 
I also sent home students' Nothing Books today. Would you please read the note your child wrote to you and respond in the journal underneath their writing or on another page please? Students love getting notes from you and this is a fun way to communicate with your child on happenings in school throughout the year. Students will usually take home their Nothing Books on Fridays, but I would like to get it started as soon as possible. Thank you in advance! 
 
We will be rescheduling open house and grandparents day. As soon as I know those dates, I will share them with you. 
 
We have rescheduled the Pop party for September 15 at 3:00 pm. 
 
This week in reading we will learn how to choose a good fit book and review our Daily 5 stations. We will begin an author study by reading several Kevin Henkes stories.
 
In writing students will learn how to write a story with a beginning, middle, and end.
 
During math students will review addition strategies and practice solving addition problems. Today we talked about double facts and doubles plus one. 
 
For science students will learn how to be safe in our science lab.
 
In social studies students will discuss what it means to be a good citizen. 
 
I hope you have a fantastic week and stay safe!
 
Take care,
 
Mrs. Woelmer
 

Happy First Day of School!

 
Thank you so much for sharing your students with me for the first day of school and for our second grade school year! I can't wait to get to know each and every one of them.
 
We will be learning about the 3 Rs this week- beginning tomorrow. I encourage you to discuss these with your child at the dinner table. We want to be a RESPECTFUL school by showing Respect to yourself, Respect to others, and Respect to property. 
 
Please remember that if your transportation home will be different you MUST send a written note. Your child's safety is my number one concern and I want to make sure they get home safe. 
 
This week in second grade reading we will be practicing Daily 5 routines and procedures that will be expected in the classroom.
 
For writing we will learn what a writer's workshop looks like and will discuss different writing topics.
 
In math we will learn how to work in groups during our stations. We will review skills learned from last year such as single digit addition and skip couting. 
 
During science we will learn about different safely tools and how we may use them throughout the year. 
 
For social studies we will be talking about our community and building class relationships. 
 
 
If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me (abbeywoelmer@tomballisd.net) or call my extension through the school phone number. Timber Creek Elementary: 281-3573060 Ext: 4651 Please note that if it is during our regular classroom time I may not be able to answer but will get back to you as soon as possible.
 
Have a great day!
 
Mrs. Abbey Woelmer