Welcome to Mrs. Defond's 2nd Grade 2016-2017 class!
First Bell: 8:05am
WCUB begins: 8:30am
Tardy Bell: 8:35am
It is very important to be here on time because we will begin MATH at 8:35am every morning. It takes your child at least 5-10 minutes to get settled in every morning (getting to class, unpacking boogbag, handing in homework, saying good morning to friends, etc).
Our general homework pattern will be that your child will have a Math and a Reading page Monday-Thursday and is also encouraged to read for 20 min. and go on either iReady or Reflex.
On Friday your child will bring home a Friday Journal where s/he has written to you; please write a letter back to your child and return journal on Monday. I also encourage you to have your child read each night over the weekend.
Sometimes our homework changes. For example. if there is a book report, your child may not have a Reading sheet. Or a Math game may be sent home in place of a worksheet.
We write our homework in our planners on Monday for the week.
Please check your child's planner EVERY night for notes and please initial your child's planner EVERY night so I know you have seen it. This will be my primary form of communication. I look at planner's every morning, so I will see any notes you may send as well.
A Little Bit About Me:
This will be my 14th year teaching and my 11th year teaching at DCE! I was born in New Jersey, attended Penn State Universtity and graduated in 2001. I moved to FL in 2003 where I began my teaching career in Hendry County. I moved to Charlotte County in 2006 and have been at Deep Creek since that time. I am married and have 2 step-sons; one is in the Marines and one is a graduate student at UCF. My husband and I have 2 pugs and a pomeranian.