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E-Mail: rebekahcollins@tomballisd.net 
                                                       
Hello everyone!!!
My name is Rebekah Collins and I will be teaching your 2nd grader this year.
This will be my 15th year to teach at Willow Creek and my fourth year to teach 2nd grade. My first two years of teaching experience were in 4th grade Language Art/ Social Studies. The other 8 years were spent teaching 3rd grade ELA/ SS and Math/ Science. Last year, I taught virtually for 9 weeks and then had the great pleasure of welcoming some of them back into the classroom! I absolutely love what I do! I started pursuing education at the age of 21 working as a paraprofessional at Nitsch Elementary in Klein ISD. After deciding to become a full time student at Sam Houston State, I started substitute teaching in Klein for the following two years. I graduated magma cum lade from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas in August of 2008. My first year of teaching at WCES, I was recognized as Elementary Rookie Teacher of the Year in the Tomball ISD School District. 
I am a proud boy mom of two sweet young men named Everett & Cooper. Everett is 11 & Cooper is 8. They are my treasures. Not only am I your child's teacher but I am also a fellow parent of a 3rd grader here at Willow Creek.      I cannot believe how fast they are growing! Everett will be a 6th grader at Northpointe Intermediate this year and Cooper is my 3rd grader here at WCES!

 I hope your child is ready for an exciting school year! Please know that I treasure every day that you trust me with teach your precious child. I understand how hard it is to let go and put your trust in someone else! Trust me. I have your child's best interest at heart and hope that they have a great year. Remember, you are the expert on your child! We are going to be a team this year to ensure your child reaches their goals. 
 
 
 
 

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2nd Grade Content/ Instruction

Math: Unit 5 - Two Digit Addition and Subtraction Without Regrouping

Essential Questions:

  • How do I take apart and recombine numbers in a variety of ways in order to find the sum?

  • How can using number relationships help me solve two-digit addition and subtraction problems?

  • How can I identify and use the properties of addition to help add three or more numbers? 

  • How can making groups of ten help me to add and subtract numbers fluently?

  • How can we create and represent addition and subtraction word problems?

  • What strategies can we use to solve two digit addition and subtraction word problems?

  • How do I know when a sum or difference is reasonable?

Vocabulary: open number line, number line, unknown, addition, sum, subtraction, difference, two-digit, mental math, algorithm, reasonable

Reading: Poetry
Readers can describe how rhyme, rhythm, and repetition interact to create images in poetry.
  • How do we connect with the author/poet when reading a poem?

  • How are poems supposed to be read? Why?

  • How does the craft of a poem impact what an author is trying to express?

  • How do we use revising and editing strategies to create a final draft of our own writing ready for publishing?

Vocabulary: 

poet, rhyme, rhythm, repetition, imagery, alliteration, visualize, infer, sensory language, imagery, figurative language, literal language, descriptive language

Writing Poetry

Model writing poetry utilizing mentor texts, teacher writing, and what students are learning in reading regarding rhyming, alliteration, and repetition. 

Students will write poems using what they are learning about poetry in reading.

  • Prewriting 
  • Drafting Using Elements of Poetry and Organizing Ideas
  • Revising Integrating Sensory Details and Conferencing
  • Editing Peer Proofreading and Conferencing
  • Publish and Share

Handwriting Without Tears Cursive

Words Their Way Spelling/ Phonics: Buddy Sorts, Speed Sorts, Sort and Record, Draw and Label, Scramble letters, write sentences, use dictionary to define two chosen words, rhyming words, sort and glue

- Spelling Test is Friday 11/15

 

 

Boo Bash

2019 BOO BASH Online Auction

Click here to register for the Online Silent Auction

You must register to bid on the following catalog of items available only online:

 

1.  Teacher and Staff Experiences:  Bid on fun one on one activities designed to create special moments with your student, a friend of choice and your favorite teacher or staff member: Librarian for a Day, Alphabet Parade Grand Marshall, Movie days and more

2.  Program and WCES Event Parking:  Hate parking miles away on program or a school event?  Bid on premier parking spaces!

3.  Program and WCES Event VIP Seating: Want to be up close for that program?  Purchase reserved seating and viewing options for WCES events

4. PAW:  Pick up privileges.  Hate waiting in the car rider line?  Have your child escorted out  to the front of the school and into your car.

Online Auction opens at 8am on Wednesday October 23rd.  The auction will close Sunday October 27th at 10PM*

*Any item that is bid within 5 minutes of closing time will automatically extend the bidding time for that item for 10 additional minutes.

After registering, download the app and bid from your phone!  Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

Boo Bash Live Silent Auction

Come see the many wonderful items and baskets up for bid the night of Boo Bash:  Jewelry, Signed Astros Memorabilia, Spa Days, and much much more!

Bidding will begin October 26th in the gym at 5pm and end at 8:30pm. 

Winners are not required to be present to win.  They will be contacted via text message.