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Welcome

 
 
I am pleased to welcome you and your child to the fascinating world of Second Grade! I am so excited to have your child in my class this year!

I attended school in Willis, Texas from Elementary School to High School and I am honored to be able to come back and give back to the community that gave so much to me. I am also a graduate of Sam Houston State University. I decided to become a teacher while substitute teaching here at Cannan Elementary School. After watching children’s eyes light up as they successfully completed a challenge or learned something new, I realized just how rewarding teaching could be. This will be my 4th year as a Second grade teacher and my 10th year of teaching. As a teacher, I have the responsibility to create a positive and safe learning environment. My goal is to make learning fun and meaningful for all my students.

Your involvement in your child’s education is important to me. A good learning experience is built with a cooperative effort between the parents, teacher, and the child. With your help, we can look forward to a fun and productive year of learning. I will keep in touch through a daily folder and conduct chart, notes, and phone calls. Please feel free to contact me anytime for any reason. I am looking forward to an exciting and productive year with you and your child.

Your partner in Education,
Mrs. McDonald

Email: amcdonald@willisisd.org
Conference Time: 10:15-11:00
 

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Social Studies Year at a Glance

First Semester Second Semester
1st Nine Weeks 3rd Nine Weeks
Unit 01: I Am a Citizen (8 days for the entire unit)
2.4A , 2.13A , 2.13B , 2.13C , 2.13D , 2.14A , 2.19A , 2.19B

Unit 02: I Am a Texan (7 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.1B , 2.4A , 2.5A , 2.6A , 2.6B , 2.14A , 2.14C , 2.18B , 2.19A , 2.19B

Unit 03: I Am an American – Celebrate Freedom Week (5 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.1B , 2.3A , 2.3B , 2.4A , 2.6B , 2.13B , 2.14A , 2.14B , 2.14C , 2.14D , 2.18D , 2.19B

Unit 04: Where I Live (10 days for the entire unit)
2.2A , 2.2B , 2.2C , 2.3A , 2.3B , 2.4C , 2.5A , 2.5B , 2.6A , 2.6B , 2.6C , 2.7D , 2.8A , 2.18D , 2.19A , 2.19B

Unit 07: Invention and Innovation Change Communities (12 days for the entire unit)
2.2A , 2.2B , 2.2C , 2.3A , 2.3B , 2.4B , 2.4C , 2.17A , 2.17B , 2.18A , 2.18B , 2.18C , 2.18D , 2.18E , 2.19A , 2.19B , 2.20A

Unit 08: Functions of Government (8 days for the entire unit)
2.4A , 2.5B , 2.11A , 2.11B , 2.11C , 2.12C , 2.13C , 2.13D , 2.19B , 2.20B

Unit 09: Government Officials and Services (9 days for the entire unit)
2.4A , 2.4B , 2.12A , 2.12B , 2.12C , 2.12D , 2.13A , 2.13C , 2.13D , 2.19A , 2.19B , 2.20B

2nd Nine Weeks 4th Nine Weeks
Unit 05: Where Others Live (12 days for the entire unit)
2.5A , 2.6A , 2.6C , 2.7A , 2.7B , 2.7C , 2.7D , 2.14B , 2.18B , 2.18D , 2.18E , 2.19A , 2.19B , 2.20B

Unit 06: Remembering Heroes (20 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.4B , 2.13A , 2.13B , 2.18A , 2.18B , 2.18C , 2.19B

Unit 10: Choices and Decisions (11 days for the entire unit)
2.4A , 2.8A , 2.8B , 2.8C , 2.9A , 2.9B , 2.10A , 2.10B , 2.10C , 2.13C , 2.13D , 2.19A , 2.19B , 2.20A , 2.20B

Unit 11: My Community is Special (20 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.1B , 2.4C , 2.7A , 2.7B , 2.11B , 2.13C , 2.15A , 2.15B , 2.16A , 2.16B , 2.19B

Science Year at a Glance

First Semester Second Semester
1st Nine Weeks 3rd Nine Weeks
Unit 01: What is a Scientist? (5 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.1B , 2.3C , 2.4A , 2.4B

Unit 02: Change Occurs: Investigating Matter (20 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.2A , 2.2B , 2.2C , 2.2D , 2.2E , 2.3A , 2.4A , 2.4B , 2.5A , 2.5B , 2.5C , 2.5D

Unit 03: Change Occurs: Investigating Force and Motion (22 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.2C , 2.2D , 2.2E , 2.4A , 2.6A , 2.6B , 2.6C , 2.6D

Unit 06: Patterns of Change: Weather (10 days for the entire unit)
2.2A , 2.2D , 2.3B , 2.3C , 2.4A , 2.8A

Unit 07: Exploring the Water Cycle (7 days for the entire unit)
2.3B , 2.4A , 2.8C

Unit 08: Patterns of Change: Observing the Sky (8 days for the entire unit)
2.2A , 2.2D , 2.3B , 2.4A , 2.8D

Unit 09: Characteristics of Living Organisms (24 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.2A , 2.2D , 2.2E , 2.4A , 2.4B , 2.9A , 2.10A , 2.10B

2nd Nine Weeks 4th Nine Weeks
Unit 03: Change Occurs: Investigating Force and Motion (continued) (22 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.2C , 2.2D , 2.2E , 2.4A , 2.6A , 2.6B , 2.6C , 2.6D

Unit 04: Investigating Our Natural World: Earth Materials and Natural Resources (17 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.1C , 2.2A , 2.2C , 2.2D , 2.4A , 2.4B , 2.7A , 2.7B , 2.7C

Unit 05: Making Good Choices: Weather Safety (5 days for the entire unit)
2.1B , 2.2D , 2.4A , 2.8B

Unit 09: Characteristics of Living Organisms (continued) (24 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.2A , 2.2D , 2.2E , 2.4A , 2.4B , 2.9A , 2.10A , 2.10B

Unit 10: Organisms and Environments (24 days for the entire unit)
2.2A , 2.2B , 2.2E , 2.2F , 2.3A , 2.3C , 2.4A , 2.4B , 2.9B , 2.9C , 2.10C

Math Year at a Glance

First Semester Second Semester
1st Nine Weeks 3rd Nine Weeks
Unit 01: Foundations of Number (15 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.1C , 2.1D , 2.1E , 2.1F , 2.1G , 2.2A , 2.2B , 2.2C , 2.2D , 2.2E , 2.2F

Unit 02: Number Relationships (10 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.1C , 2.1D , 2.1E , 2.1F , 2.1G , 2.4A , 2.5A , 2.5B , 2.7A , 2.7B , 2.7C

Unit 03: Addition and Subtraction without Algorithms (25 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.1B , 2.1C , 2.1D , 2.1E , 2.1F , 2.1G , 2.4A , 2.4B , 2.4C , 2.4D , 2.5A , 2.5B , 2.7C

Unit 06: Addition and Subtraction with Algorithms (15 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.1B , 2.1C , 2.1D , 2.1E , 2.1F , 2.1G , 2.4A , 2.4B , 2.4C , 2.4D , 2.7C , 2.11A , 2.11C

Unit 07: Data Analysis (10 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.1B , 2.1C , 2.1D , 2.1E , 2.1F , 2.1G , 2.10A , 2.10B , 2.10C , 2.10D

Unit 08: Time (7 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.1C , 2.1E , 2.1F , 2.1G , 2.9G

Unit 09: Linear Measurement (18 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.1B , 2.1C , 2.1E , 2.1F , 2.1G , 2.9A , 2.9B , 2.9C , 2.9D , 2.9E

2nd Nine Weeks 4th Nine Weeks
Unit 03: Addition and Subtraction without Algorithms (continued) (25 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.1B , 2.1C , 2.1D , 2.1E , 2.1F , 2.1G , 2.4A , 2.4B , 2.4C , 2.4D , 2.5A , 2.5B , 2.7C

Unit 04: Two- and Three-Dimensional Figures (10 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.1C , 2.1E , 2.1F , 2.1G , 2.8A , 2.8B , 2.8C , 2.8D , 2.8E

Unit 05: Fractions (15 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.1C , 2.1D , 2.1E , 2.1F , 2.1G , 2.3A , 2.3B , 2.3C , 2.3D , 2.8E

Unit 09: Linear Measurement (continued) (18 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.1B , 2.1C , 2.1E , 2.1F , 2.1G , 2.9A , 2.9B , 2.9C , 2.9D , 2.9E

Unit 10: Contextual Multiplication and Division (15 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.1B , 2.1C , 2.1D , 2.1E , 2.1F , 2.1G , 2.6A , 2.6B , 2.9F

Unit 11: Essential Fractional Understandings (5 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.1C , 2.1E , 2.1F , 2.1G , 2.3A , 2.3B , 2.3C

Unit 12: Personal Financial Literacy (5 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.1B , 2.1C , 2.1E , 2.1F , 2.1G , 2.11A , 2.11B , 2.11C , 2.11D , 2.11E , 2.11F

ELA Year at a Glance

First Semester Second Semester
1st Nine Weeks 3rd Nine Weeks
Unit 01: Communicating Ideas and Messages (20 days for the entire unit)
2.1A , 2.2A.i , 2.2A.ii , 2.2A.iii , 2.2B.i , 2.2B.ii , 2.2B.iv , 2.2D , 2.2G , 2.2H , 2.3A , 2.3B , 2.4A , 2.5B , 2.6A , 2.6B , 2.12A , 2.16A , 2.17A , 2.17B , 2.17E , 2.18A , 2.19C , 2.21A.i , 2.21A.ii , 2.21A.v , 2.21A.vii , 2.21B , 2.22A , 2.22B.i , 2.22B.ii , 2.22C.i , 2.23A , 2.23B.i , 2.23B.iii , 2.23C , 2.23F , 2.28A , 2.28B , 2.29A , 2.30A , 2.Fig19B , 2.Fig19D , 2.Fig19E

Unit 02: Readers Respond to the Author's Purpose (20 days for the entire unit)
2.2B.iv , 2.2B.v , 2.2C , 2.2D , 2.2F , 2.2G , 2.3A , 2.3B , 2.3C , 2.4A , 2.5A , 2.5B , 2.5D , 2.6A , 2.9A , 2.9B , 2.10A , 2.13A , 2.14B , 2.14D , 2.16A , 2.17A , 2.17B , 2.17C , 2.17D , 2.18A , 2.19A , 2.19C , 2.21A.i , 2.21A.iii , 2.21A.iv , 2.21A.vii , 2.21B , 2.21C , 2.22A , 2.22B.i , 2.22B.ii , 2.22C.i , 2.23A , 2.23B.i , 2.23B.ii , 2.23B.iii , 2.23C , 2.23D , 2.23F , 2.28A , 2.28B , 2.29A , 2.30A , 2.Fig19A , 2.Fig19B , 2.Fig19C , 2.Fig19D , 2.Fig19E , 2.Fig19F

Unit 04: Preparing Readers and Writers Through Informational Text (20 days for the entire unit)
2.2A.iv , 2.2B.vi , 2.2E , 2.2G , 2.3A , 2.3B , 2.3C , 2.5A , 2.5B , 2.5C , 2.5D , 2.13A , 2.14A , 2.14B , 2.14C , 2.14D , 2.15A , 2.15B , 2.16A , 2.17C , 2.17D , 2.19A , 2.19B , 2.19C , 2.21A.iii , 2.21A.iv , 2.21A.vi , 2.21C , 2.22B.i , 2.22B.iii , 2.22C.i , 2.22C.ii , 2.23A , 2.23B.iv , 2.23C , 2.23E , 2.23F , 2.25A , 2.25B , 2.25C , 2.Fig19C , 2.Fig19D , 2.Fig19F

Unit 05A: Research: Communicating Findings (12 days for the entire unit)
2.2B.vi , 2.2G , 2.3B , 2.3C , 2.5B , 2.5C , 2.5D , 2.14A , 2.14B , 2.14C , 2.14D , 2.17C , 2.17D , 2.19A , 2.19C , 2.22C.iii , 2.23B.iv , 2.23C , 2.24A , 2.24B , 2.25A , 2.25B , 2.25C , 2.26A , 2.27A , 2.Fig19D , 2.Fig19F

2nd Nine Weeks 4th Nine Weeks
Unit 02: Readers Respond to the Author's Purpose (continued) (20 days for the entire unit)
2.2B.iv , 2.2B.v , 2.2C , 2.2D , 2.2F , 2.2G , 2.3A , 2.3B , 2.3C , 2.4A , 2.5A , 2.5B , 2.5D , 2.6A , 2.9A , 2.9B , 2.10A , 2.13A , 2.14B , 2.14D , 2.16A , 2.17A , 2.17B , 2.17C , 2.17D , 2.18A , 2.19A , 2.19C , 2.21A.i , 2.21A.iii , 2.21A.iv , 2.21A.vii , 2.21B , 2.21C , 2.22A , 2.22B.i , 2.22B.ii , 2.22C.i , 2.23A , 2.23B.i , 2.23B.ii , 2.23B.iii , 2.23C , 2.23D , 2.23F , 2.28A , 2.28B , 2.29A , 2.30A , 2.Fig19A , 2.Fig19B , 2.Fig19C , 2.Fig19D , 2.Fig19E , 2.Fig19F

Unit 03: Preparing Readers and Writers Through Literary Works (20 days for the entire unit)
2.2A.iv , 2.2B.iii , 2.2B.v , 2.2B.vi , 2.2D , 2.2F , 2.2G , 2.3A , 2.3B , 2.3C , 2.5A , 2.5B , 2.5D , 2.6A , 2.6B , 2.7A , 2.8A , 2.9A , 2.9B , 2.11A , 2.17C , 2.17D , 2.18B , 2.19C , 2.21A.i , 2.21A.iii , 2.21A.iv , 2.21A.vi , 2.21C , 2.22A , 2.22C.i , 2.22C.ii , 2.23A , 2.23B.ii , 2.23C , 2.23D , 2.23E , 2.23F , 2.Fig19C , 2.Fig19D , 2.Fig19E , 2.Fig19F

Unit 05B: Media Method (8 days for the entire unit)
2.2B.vi , 2.2E , 2.2G , 2.3B , 2.3C , 2.5B , 2.5C , 2.5D , 2.13A , 2.16A , 2.16B , 2.16C , 2.17C , 2.17D , 2.19A , 2.19C , 2.20A , 2.22C.iii , 2.23A , 2.23B.iv , 2.23C , 2.Fig19D , 2.Fig19F

Unit 06A: Genre Depot (10 days for the entire unit)
2.2G , 2.3B , 2.3C , 2.5B , 2.5C , 2.5D , 2.6A , 2.7A , 2.8A , 2.9B , 2.13A , 2.14A , 2.14B , 2.14C , 2.14D , 2.18A , 2.19A , 2.19C , 2.Fig19D , 2.Fig19F

Unit 06B: Genre Junction (10 days for the entire unit)
2.3B , 2.3C , 2.5B , 2.5C , 2.5D , 2.6B , 2.9A , 2.10A , 2.11A , 2.19B , 2.19C , 2.20A , 2.22B.iii , 2.Fig19D , 2.Fig19F