Cathy Lewis
2nd Grade
Cathy Lewis
662.912.1300
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About the Teacher/Welcome Msg

Hi, my name is Cathy Lewis.  I am a graduate of the University of Mississippi.  I have been teaching for 15 years and this is my eleventh year here at DeSoto Central.  I have enjoyed everyone simply because I love what I do.  I love teaching!

I am married to my husband J.J. for 37 years come October 30th.  We have two grown children Jessica and James.  At the moment we are enjoying the empty nest syndrome.  We have three wonderful grandchildren. A little girl named Everlea, 8, and a set of 5 year old twins, one boy, Mavrick, and one girl Brantlea.  Needless to say, they are the light of our life.  My son James was diagnosed with leukemia back in 2007 and has been in remission since 4 months after being diagnosed.   We are blessed every day with ALL our children.

I love to read books.  I promote reading as often as possible.

I am looking forward to the football season.  I am a HUGE fan of the Superbowl Champion Green Bay Packers.  My blood runs green and gold. 

 I look forward to being with and teaching your children.  They too are my blessings each and every day.  Thank you for entrusting them to me and all of us at DCPS.

Class Schedule

7:50 - 8:25   Morning Work/Remediation

8:25 - 8:40   Health

8:40 - 9:30 - Activity

9:30 - 10:00 Language Arts

10:00 - 11:00 Centers rotation

 11:00 - 11:30 Small groups/Read to self

11:30 - 11:50 Recess

12:00 - 12:25 Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 Math

1:35 - 2:05 WritingELA

2:05 - 2:40  Science

2:40 - 2:55  Pack up/dismissal

 

Activities:  

Monday: Music

Tuesday: P.E.

Wednesday: Art

Thursday:  Computer

Friday: Library

Links

Math
IXL 
http://www.IXL.com 

I4C 
http://www.internet4classroom.com 

Math Chimp 
http://http://mathchimp.com/ 

Hoodamath 
http://www.hoodamath.com 

Sum Dog

Practice your math facts!

http://www.sumdog.com 

Building Blocks

Good strategy for working word problems

http://buildingblocks.com 

Scholastic
Scholastic

Sign up at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs .  Go to the parent page and register for your own username and password.  Enter the one time class activation code HHRV2.  This ensures your order is sent to my account.  Select the books you want to order by the due date.  Books will be delivered to the classroom and I will have your child bring them home.  Orders usually arrive within one week of when I finish out the order.  Remember, every time you order on-line the classroom receives a free book!

If you do not want to order on-line, please send the order form with payment to me and I will order for you.  If you write a check, please make it payable to Scholastic. 

Just click on the link!!!

Thank you!

http://clubs2.scholastic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/LogonForm 

Spelling City
Spelling City

Practice your spelling words for the week on this website.

http://www.spellingcity.com/catlewis1/ 

Announcements

Welcome to

 Mrs. Lewis'

2nd grade class! 

Please send individually wrapped small candy for candy jar.

Thank you for all your support. 

I update my website each week. This is a good resource for any questions that you may have including homework assignments and tests. If you do have questions, the quickest way to get in touch with me is through email.   

Please remember to always send a note in your child's daily folder if the way your child goes home changes. This is very important for safety reasons.:)  

 Please do NOT take anything out of your child's binder that is in a page protector.  We do not have extras of the resource sheets we are placing in there.  All information in the page protectors must stay in the binder.  Thank you.

***Please make sure your child uses the bathroom before he/she leaves the house in the mornings.***  

 **Please make sure to read the student handbook.  It has some very important information as well as explaining the state mandated law for reading levels.  It also provides information about the new grading policy.

**Please leave car rider signs hanging from the rear view mirror until your child is in the car. 

***Make sure you initial your child's behavior log each night.***  

Please collect and send in box tops! 

Wear tennis shoes on Monday for P.E.

Return library books on Thursday.

Your child may bring a non-sugary snack and a bottle/thermos of water each day.  Please make sure his/her name is on it. 

 Please send lunch money in a plastic sandwich bag with child's name.  We will give bag back for reuse.  Please write telephone number on any checks that are sent to school.

If your child brings an item from the wish list, they will receive a ticket.

 Please remember if your child is absent to print, fill out, and send to school the parent excuse form.

Important Dates: 

Sept 10 - Open House (parents only) 

Here's What We're Studying Aug. 12 - Aug. 16

Reading: Working on asking and answering who, what, when, where, why, and how questions.

Spelling:  NO SPELLING THIS WEEK!!! Words are found on spelling page and in students' binder. (do not remove)  There will also be two dictation sentences that will be graded on spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. Spelling test on Friday. 

Practice words on Spelling City: https://www.spellingcity.com/users/catlewis1

Phonics: SIPPS assessment

English/Writing: narratives 

Math:  Fluently add and subtract withing 20 using mental strategies.

C-circle the numbers  

U-underline the question 

B-box around key words 

E-evaluate (write equation)  

S-solve (stack the equation)

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