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


All About Me

This is my fourth 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 I got married to my best friend Jacob Woelmer. We were very blessed to have so many family and friends attend our wedding. It was an amazing day and one that I will never forget! 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 and they grow corn, soybeans and some alfalfa. 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 is starting a new job working for a media company in Ames, Iowa and had been working in Kansas City. Joshua is a senior business major and runs track at Morningside College.


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!

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

-Mrs. Woelmer
 

Recent Posts

Last Day of School!

Thank you all so much for your generosity and kindness today! I have loved being your child's teacher and hope that they read, learn and enjoy their summer! Have lots of fun vacations, staying at home for relaxation and just getting to spend time with your kids. 
 
A note from Mr. Barnhouse and all 3rd Grade Teachers: 
 
Have a wonderful summer and come visit the public library! You may see me there!
 
Mrs. Woelmer
 
 

The Last Week of School! 05-29-17

Hi All and Happy Memorial Day!
 
This week in second grade we will be having two theme days. On Tuesday we will celebrate Beach Day where students may bring in a towel for reading. For Wednesday students may bring in a blanket and pillow for reading since we will be celebrating Camping Day. Students may also bring in an educational game to share with our Kindergarten book buddy class on Wednesday. 
 
There will be no homework for this week. 
 
Parents and siblings are welcome to join us for our end of the year party on Thursday. Thank you so much for your amazing support this year and I hope you have a wonderful summer!
 
Take care,
 
Mrs. Woelmer

MyOn Online Reading Resource

Happy Wednesday Parents!
 
Today in the computer lab students logged in to their MyOn summer reading accounts. MyOn is a program that has many books on each specific student's level and many more that they can read for fun and for free! Students can login to MyOn using their regular Timber Creek information when they click on the Clever Instant Login choice down at the bottom of the page in white letters. Please encourage your reader to keep practicing all summer by using this website and many other free book catalog links found on the Timber Creek website. 
 
Happy Reading!
 
Mrs. Woelmer 

Last full week of School! 05-22-17

 

5/22/17
Happy LAST Monday of the school year! I hope that you had a chance to enjoy the weekend!
 
In honor of National Pet Month, Timber Creek Gives and the PTO will be holding a Pet Food Food Drive honoring Montgomery County Animal Shelter and Abandoned Animal Rescue of Tomball. The drive will be held May 22-26. Please consider donating wet or dry adult dog or cat food, dry puppy or kitten food, puppy or kitten paté, gently used towels, or gently used blankets. You can send your donations in your child's backpack and they can drop them off at the Timber Creek Gives table in the hallway by the front entrance. Please join us as we help improve the lives of homeless animals and honor the beloved pets in our lives. Thank you.    
 
There is NO HOMEWORK this week. Please keep reading nightly. 
 
This week in second grade reading we will continue to dig deeper into fiction stories. We will read practice identifying and sequencing important parts of stories.
 
Reading Homework: None
 
For writing students will learn that writers write for different reasons. We will practice identifying different parts of speech including articles, synonyms and antonyms.
 

Fun Summer Spelling list: Not taken for a grade

Lifeguard, Turtle, Hydrated, Coral reef, Aquarium, Swimming, Sunny, Waves, Beach, Umbrella, Ocean, Towel, Fishing, Surfing, Summer, Vacation, Hotel, Family, Jelly fish, Octopus

During math students will learn different division strategies. We will practice using multiplication and division strategies. Our LAST fact test will be mixed review.
 
Math Homework: None
 
In science students will research different careers in which people use science. 
 
For social studies students will learn about different settlements. We will complete a group project about different places people live. 
 

Weekly Question: None

 

Stay Dry,

 

Mrs. Woelmer

Timber Creek Pet Food Drive

In honor of National Pet Month, Timber Creek Gives and the PTO will be holding a Pet Food Food Drive honoring Montgomery County Animal Shelter and Abandoned Animal Rescue of Tomball. The drive will be held May 22-26. Please consider donating wet or dry adult dog or cat food, dry puppy or kitten food, puppy or kitten paté, gently used towels, or gently used blankets. You can send your donations in your child's backpack and they can drop them off at the Timber Creek Gives table in the hallway by the front entrance. Please join us as we help improve the lives of homeless animals and honor the beloved pets in our lives. Thank you.      

 

 

 

Nancy Curtis
713-309-5826
www.nancycurtis.com

Happy Monday! 05-15-17

Happy Monday All! I hope you had a chance to enjoy the beautiful weekend weather and had a wonderful Mother's Day!

 *Last week was our last graded spelling test. This week we will have a spelling review test and students who score 100% will receive a treat. 

*Our volunteer lunch is on Wednesday. 

*There will be the GT Showcase for all grades on Wednesday from .

 

*Please return all library books as soon as possible. Students will not be able to receive their report card until all library books are returned or paid for before the last day of school.

 

This week in reading we will be digging deeper into comprehension strategies and focusing on fiction stories. We will focus on creating mental images and summarizing what we've read for understanding. Students should be able to visualize and make movies in their minds for the books they are reading, especially when there are no pictures. We will use sensory imagery language to help identify the author's meaning through our five senses. 

Reading: Read Yard Sale Day and answer the questions

 In writing we will be reviewing different parts of speech to prepare for our Grammar test on Tuesday. Students should be able to identify nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, and quotations for dialogue in addition to adverbs and prepositions. You are welcome to review at home using the Jeopardy game here:  https://jeopardylabs.com/play/parts-of-speech-nouns-adjectives-verbs-or-adverbs Then we will work on a personal narrative that we started last week. 

Spelling Week 32: Review of patterns - Not Taken for A Grade

solve, awoke, pocket, rocket, quick, gentle, danger, crayon, circus, carrot, energy, imagine, character, emotion, favorite, does, because, kind, too, friend

For math we will be reviewing over topics from our whole second grade year including base ten, numberlines, addition and subtraction with regrouping, money, time, measurement, geometry, fractions and place value. Students will be completing the district math benchmark on Wednesday.  Thursday and Friday we will begin a new unit on multiplication. Our fact test will be mixed review. 

Math: page 551-552

During science we will continue learning about the life cycle of insects, specifically butterflies. Students should be able to recognize the life cycle and how it does not stop. Vocabulary words students should know are: egg, larva, pupa, adult and chrysalis. We will also review adaptations, animals, and environments. We will take the district science benchmark on Friday. 

Weekly question: Draw and label the life cycle of a butterfly.

In social studies students will use maps to review where animals live with different adaptations and connect how they need different adaptations to survive. 
 
Have a great week!
 
Mrs. Woelmer

Library Books for Tomorrow and Field Day Information 05-10-17

5/10/17
Happy Wednesday! Attached at the bottom of this page and my homework page is the Money review for tomorrow's test. 
 
All library books are due tomorrow. Please make sure your child has them ready to turn in. 
 
Please remember to send in picture money and/or pictures by FRIDAY. I'm still missing a few.Thanks for your help and cooperation with this. 
 
Also, please see the note from Coach Kruppa about field day below. 
 

Field Day 2017

 

Dear Parents,

Field Day is this Friday, May 12th.  Kinder, 1st, and 2nd grade will have their Field Day from 9:00-11:00 and 3rd- 5th grade will be from 1:00-3:00.  Students need to wear tennis shoes and must be in compliance with dress code.   Students may wear a swimsuit under their clothes.  Your child will get wet.  All children will need to have an extra set of clothes, a towel, and shoes for when Field Day is over.  Students may bring a water bottle and sunscreen and/or bug spray will need to be applied before your child comes to school. 

Parents who have signed up to volunteer in the morning need to check in at 8:30 am inside the school at the volunteer table.  If you signed up to work for the afternoon session please check in at 12:30 inside the school at the volunteer table.  If you are helping with morning set up, please be here by 7 am.

We are still in need of volunteers to help with our big day and would love for your help!  If you can help and you have not already signed up please  follow the link to the SignUpGenius at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084daaac23a3fe3-tces or email me directly atsamuelkruppa@tomballisd.net to secure a spot You must have completed a background check prior to volunteering. 

If you signed up to bring a water cooler and/or canopy, please make sure your name is marked clearly on them.  Water coolers need to be brought in ASAP so we can get a count of how many we have.

We are looking forward to a great Field Day at Timber Creek!

Thank you!

Coach Kruppa

Adjusted Lunch Schedule

5th Grade- 11:00-11:30

3rd Grade-  11:10-11:45

4th Grade- 11:30-12:05

2nd Grade-  11:40-12:15

Kinder-     12:10-12:45

1st Grade-  12:25-1:00

05-08-17

Hello all and I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend! Thank you so much for all of the lovely Teacher Appreciation gifts and cards last week. I feel so spoiled and I really appreciate all of your kindness!
 
Please remember that 3rd-5th grades are completing STAAR tests this week, so no parents are going to be permitted in the building for lunch, volunteering or any other occasions. 
 
This Friday, May 12th, is Field Day! We will be going through our stations right away in the morning from 9:00-11:30 a.m. if you would like to join us. Please have your child wear our class t-shirt and send with them a towel, set of dry clothes and possibly a second set of shoes. We tend to get a little wet and muddy, so it is always a great idea to pack an extra grocery sack or something to contain wet items. 
 
This week in reading we will be digging deeper into comprehension of fiction stories. We will talk about reading strategies we use and delve into our own personal styles of reading patterns that we have shown throughout the year. 
 

Reading: Read Backyard Corn and answer the questions

During writing we will be reviewing how to make a personal narrative story (an event that has happened in the past) better. Students will focus on adding dialogue to stories and showing detail with adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions and prepositions.

Spelling Week 31: Hard G and Soft G (j sound)

giant, digit, gym, jam, badge, green, goose, games, gems, garden, jumps, gifts, frog, sea, began, grow, took, sale, there, where

For math we will be reviewing money and personal finance. Students should be able to count values of various coins and realize that one value of coins can be made in different ways. We are also focusing on many vocabulary words this week. Students should know: irresponsible and responsible borrowing, lending and loans, deposit and withdraw. Our personal finance and money test will be on Thursday. The fact test will be mixed review. 

Math: page 873-874 and study the vocabulary cards

In science we will be learning about the life cycle of insects. We will learn about happens in each stage of the life cycle. 

Weekly question: What are you most looking forward to on Field Day?

During social studies we will be reviewing landforms, continents, oceans and map skills. Our test over geography will be tomorrow May 9th. Here is a website link to review over geography topics: http://www.dovewhisper.com/2nd_Grade_Map_Skills_Geography.html

 

Take care,

Mrs. Woelmer

Hello Second Grade!

Dear Second Grade Parents, 

 

It's almost summer and we have some fun activities planned for our kiddos!  We need your help! Please consider signing up for something to help end this fabulous year off right! Thank you in advance, this has been a wonderful year! 

 

-Second grade teachers

 

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E084DA9AC2BA0FF2-its 

Happy May Day! 05-01-17

5/1/17
Happy MAY! I hope you had a fantastic weekend!
 
Please remember to send in your pictures or money this week. If you paid online, please let me know. 
 
Thank you for the teacher appreciation flowers today! I loved them and they really brightened my day!
 
This week in reading students will practice performing different reader's theater plays. Please encourage your child to use expression in addition to different pacing as they read aloud at home. As an audience, we will learn how to answer questions about character traits, inferences, and context clues. 
 
Reading: Counting Money
 
In writing students will edit their opinion paper from last week. We will also practice revising and editing a writing piece from our writing journal. We will learn about conjunctions and practice connecting two sentences using a conjunction. 
 
Spelling Week 30: hard c and soft c
city, sail, nice, cell, price, cent, call, kitten, cable, basket, face, police, cupcake, mile, night, walk, white, before, then, think
 
 
For math students are continuing to learn how to count a collections of coins.You can help practice this concept at home by having your child count coins and ask them if they have enough for specific items. Our fact test will be mixed review.   
 
Math: page 493-494
 
 
In science students will learn about food chains and how energy is transferred from source to source. Please remind your child that energy always starts with the sun as the original source. Vocabulary words students should recognize are: herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, producer and consumer.
 
For social studies students will learn about the different continents and oceans. Students will be expected to know them for the test next week. 
 

Weekly question: If you could travel to any continent, where would you go and why?

Take care,

Mrs. Woelmer

Field Trip Week! 04-24-17

4/24/17
Happy Monday!
 
I hope you had a great weekend!
 
Thank you so much to our AMAZING PTO for making Dash and Bash such a wonderful event. I am always amazed at how many fun and exciting activities can be packed into one night!
 
Tomorrow is our field trip. Please make sure your child is wearing their teal Mrs. Woelmer class shirt. Also, if possible would you please send your child's sack lunch in a container that can be easily disposed of? (plastic sack, brown bag and throw away water bottles) This way your child will not have to worry about loosing their lunch box or good water bottle that they use at school.
Please make sure students are wearing closed toed shoes- tennis shoes would be best. We will be walking around quite a bit. The weather is supposed to be great. I would recommend applying sunscreen before coming to school. 
 
Spring pictures were sent home in Wednesday folders last week. Please take a second to look at the directions that were included in the packet. If you are interested in purchasing, please send the money to school in the envelope. If you are not interested, please return the entire packet. Thank you!
 
This week in reading students will begin learning about reader's theater. We will learn about dialogue and will practice performing plays. Students should focus on their expression as they read and pretend that they are becoming the character in the play. 
 
Reading: Making Flowers
 
For writing students will review opinion writing and write an opinion paper on one of their favorite books they have read this year. We will also focus on prepositions and conjunctions. 
 
Spelling Week 29: ck, k, ke
 
lick, leak, snake, sleek, weak, croak, whack, brook, bank, smack, kick, rock, spoke, children, side, feet, car, favorite, busy, after
 
During math students will finish our fraction unit this week. Our fraction and graphing test is on Wednesday. We completed a review page this morning. It is in your child's homework folder in addition to a few other grade math pages to review. You may use this and the math homework this week to help study for the test. Our fact test is also mixed review. After our fraction unit, we will learn about money. We will learn about the different coins and how to count a collection of coins.
 
Math: page 609-610
 
In science students will learn about food chains. We will connect what we learned during our animal research by creating a food chain for our animal.
 
 
During social studies students will continue to learn about the different landforms, continents and oceans. 
 

Weekly question: What was your favorite part of the field trip and why?

 

Thank you for all of your help for the field trip and have a wonderful start to your week!

Take care,

Mrs. Woelmer

A few reminders for our field trip next Tuesday 04-21-17

Happy Dash and Bash Friday!
 
It was wonderful to see so many of you this afternoon and I hope you have a fantastic time tonight at the Bash.
 
For our field trip next Tuesday please remember that students should be wearing their Mrs. Woelmer's class t-shirt again. Thank you so much for sending you child in this shirt today and I know that I will have to do laundry for next week as well. 
 
Also, if possible would you please send your child's sack lunch in a container that can be easily disposed of? (plastic sack, brown bag and throw away water bottles) This way your child will not have to worry about loosing their lunch box or good water bottle that they use at school. 
 
Thank you so much for all of your help and I hope you have a wonderful start to your weekend.
 
Take care,
 
Mrs. Woelmer

Class t-shirts for Dash and Bash On FRIDAY!

Let's show Timber Creek our class spirit by wearing our 2nd grade class shirts on Friday! We will be able to see our classmates as we run through the Dash course and can recognize our classmates at the Bash too. Thank you for all of your help in making this event such a success each year and I look forward to seeing you on Friday. Just look for the Mrs. Woelmer's Class t-shirt! :)
 
Only two days left,
 
Mrs. Woelmer

A reminder for Dash and Bash this Friday 04-19-17

REMINDER: Please turn in your Dash for Cash pledges  and order forms! Let's win a Pizza Party for our class -- hosted by our own Principal Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Let’s WIN!! This is a school wide competition and the Classroom Currently in the Lead: 1st Grade Mr. Brown's Class!
 
 
*Want to help?!  We still have many spots to fill, please click here to volunteer: 
http://www.signupgenius.com/ go/4090e4fa4a82ea3f58-dash
 
Thank you,
Kristyna Smith hookemsmiths@yahoo.com

Ready for Dash and Bash Week! 04-17-17

4/17/17
Happy Monday! I hope you all had a chance to relax this weekend!
 
Dash and Bash is this Friday! Please make sure you turn in your pledges. We want to win that pizza party! The dash is during our normal specials time- 10:55-11:50. The bash is after school beginning at 6. Raffle tickets are on sale during lunch. I can't wait to see you all there! 
 
Second grade teacher time will be in the silent auction at Dash and Bash! We are having a Breakfast and Books party. Come bid to have breakfast with us!! 
 
This week during reading and writing we will finish up our research project by taking the information we collected and creating a presentation. Students will work on turning our thick questions into a paper and our thin questions into a poster about our animal. 
 
Reading Homework: Parts of a Plant Passage
 
Spelling Week 28: al 
 
chalk, fall, talk, calm, bald, salt, stall, small, all, call, palm, balk, often, run, important, until, friend, was, same 
 
For math students will continue to learn about fractions. We will learn about fractions beyond a whole. Students should be able to identify that a whole "pan of brownies" can be used up and then a second one can be eaten out of as well but will still have the same denominator since both pans of brownies will be cut into the same number of pieces. Our fact test will be mixed facts. 
 
Math: page 585-586
 
In science students will learn about different animal adaptations. We will discuss how animals may adapt to their environment and use adaptations to survive. 
 
For social studies students will learn about different land forms and discuss the physical geography of the world around us. Students should also be able to name the seven continents and five oceans. 
 

Weekly question: What part of Dash and Bash are you most excited to participate in and why?

 

Have a wonderful start to your week and see you on Friday,

Mrs. Woelmer