Tina Tompkins
2nd Grade
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662.671.9089 
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About the Teacher/Welcome Msg

Education

I received my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Blue Mountain College in May 2010. I am certified to teach all subjects Kindergarten through 6th grade, and English & Social Studies for grades 7 through 12. I was a Paraprofessional for 7 years previous to earning my bachelors degree. I also hold an Associates Degree in Management Information Systems & have certification for Medical & Dental Administration.

Experience

This is my 6th year teaching second grade at Desoto Central Primary School.Prior to that, I taught all 1200 3rd, 4th & 5th graders in the Science Lab at Horn Lake Intermediate School. Prior to earning my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Blue Mountain College, I was a Paraprofessional at Pleasant Hill Elementary School for 7 years. I also taught 3's & 4's classes and Pre-K classes at Bradley United Methodist Church for 4 years in Indiana.  

Bio

My name is Tina Tompkins and I have been happily married to my best friend for 30 years now. My husband, Jay & I were high school sweethearts. We dated for 8 1/2 years before tying the knot! We have two beautiful children. My daughter, Micaela just graduated from Mississippi State with a BS in  Biological Sciences. She is taking a year off before she will apply to  the College of Veterinary Medicine. My son, Zachary, is a Junior at Mississippi State and is studying Mechanical Engineering. I also have a very spoiled cocker-spaniel named Scooter. My family and I moved here from Greenfield, Indiana about 12 years ago. We have made Mississippi our home!

Class Schedule

Activity Schedule

Monday - Library

Tuesday - Art

Wednesday - P.E.

Thursday - Music

Friday - Computer

 

Announcements

Things we could use in our classroom:

  • printer ink: EPSON ET-4750 (these will be actual bottles of ink)
  • Black, Magenta, Yellow & Cyan
  • White Cardstock
  • White Printer Paper
  • Best Buy or Office Depot Gift Card (ink/paper)

Thank you so much! I could not make it through the school year without generous parents and grandparents like you! :) Mrs. T

Math Links

Class Blog
Kid Blog

I have set up a new Kid Blog for our class to use. This is a fun tool for the students to blog each other. They can blog about a book they are reading, a math strategy they use or don't understand. They can blog about anything they like. I have told them to be certain to not say anything that is mean or might hurt anyone's feelings. I will be monitoring all blogs. I hope they use this great tool! :)

Mrs. T

Reading/Spelling/Writing Links

There have been many requests for additional Cold Read practice sheets. I am very limited on the number of copies we are allowed each week, so I believe that this link is the best alternative. I am certain it will help. I used it last year for remediation.

Listed below is a link for the students to go to each week to practice taking Cold Read Tests. I have also included some Math practice.

The students will have until Friday to complete these & I will count it as part of their homework each week.

http://www.easycbm.com/index.php

The students should click on the Student button. :) Then they will be asked to type in teacher name.  Type:  ttompkins

They will be asked to choose their group - there is only one. Click drop down box: 2nd Grade Super Stars!

Then they click on the drop down box & choose their own name. Each student has the same assignments right now. One Cold Read & One Math practice sheet. They should complete these by Friday each week.

http://www.easycbm.com 

Learning A-Z Raz Kids

Here is another Great Reading website that the student's should use for reading comprehension practice! Their Login ID & password is on an index card inside their binder's zippered pouch.

Enjoy! :) http://www.raz-kids.com

Mrs. Tompkins


Starfall

This website will help you with reading & comprehension.

http://www.starfall.com 

Science
National Geographic for Kids

This is a great website! The kids can watch videos, play games, learn fascinating information about animals & places around the globe!

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/ 

Social Studies
The 7 Continents 
http://www.quia.com/rd/1223.html?AP_rand=540845904 

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