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About Mrs. Simons

Hi my name is Kayla Simons. I am so excited to be your child's second grade teacher this year! I grew up in Magnolia and went to MES when I was in elementary! I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in 2011. I have taught 3rd grade for two years and this will be my fifth year in 2nd grade! 
My husband and I have two kids, Jaxon will be in kindergarten at MES this year and Addley just turned 1. 
 
I will be teaching Math, Science and Social Studies to your child this year and they will be going to Mrs. Dellwo for Reading, Writing and Phonics. We are so excited to watch your child learn this year. I think that when there is a strong line of communication established between teachers and parents, it encourages your child to do their best for both of us. Please do not hesitate to call or email with any questions or concerns. 
 
 
 

Recent Posts

May 14-18

I hope you all have enjoyed this beautiful weekend! We are working on keeping as normal of a schedule as possible this week. We still have a few more things to learn in second grade in the next 10 days!
 
Math: We will continue to subtract 3 digit number, involving regrouping. Later in the week we will use measure objects in pounds, kilograms, cups, pints, and quarts. 
 
Science: We will describe the changes that occur in various insects. 
 
Future Dates: 
Tuesday 5/22- Second Grade End of Year Awards- 9:00 AM
Thursday 5/24- End of Year Party 11:00-1:00 
Friday 5/25- Talent Show/Last Day/Early Release

May 7-11

We are down to the last three weeks of school! I can't believe we only have 15 days left together! Here is what is going on this week: 
 
Math- We will be subtracting 3 digit numbers that involve regrouping using place value and the number line. 
 
Social Studies- We will finish and present our famous Americans projects. The kids are having SO much fun with this!
 
This week: 
Thursday 5/10- Author Visit
 
Future Dates: 
Tuesday 5/22- Second Grade End of Year Awards- 9:00 AM
Thursday 5/24- End of Year Party 11:00-1:00 
Friday 5/25- Talent Show/Last Day/Early Release

April 30- May 4

Good morning! We have another normal week filled with learning before all of our end of the year excitement begins. We will have a test over Module 11 on Friday. Please look over the review I am sending home today with your child. Thank you for your continued support!
 
Here is what is going on this week: 
 
Math-  We will continue looking at fractions and introduce area. We will begin the first lesson of Module 12, which is regrouping with 3 digit numbers. 
 
Social Studies- The students will begin researching for their famous Americans project. We will spend this week deciding on a person, finding information in books and on the internet and completing a graphic organizer. Next week we will complete the projects and present them. This will all be done in class. 
 
Future Dates: 
Thursday 5/10- Author Visit
Tuesday 5/22- Second Grade End of Year Awards- 9:00 AM
Thursday 5/24- End of Year Party 11:00-1:00 Please note the time, I made a mistake last week. 
Friday 5/25- Talent Show/Last Day/Early Release

April 23-27

I cannot believe we only have 5 weeks left together! Progress reports will go home in Tuesday Folders this week. Please sign them and return in your child's folder. Here is what we will be learning this week: 
 
Math- We will continue subtracting 3 digit numbers using a number line, place value, and hundreds chart. Later in the week we will spiral back around to fractions with an area model.
 
Social Studies- We will identify the contributions of famous Americans. 
 
Future Dates: 
Thursday 5/10- Author Visit
Tuesday 5/22- Second Grade End of Year Awards- 9:00 AM
Thursday 5/24- End of Year Party 11:00-1:00
Friday 5/25- Talent Show/Last Day/Early Release

April 16-20

Good evening! This nine weeks is FLYING by! Here is what is going on this week: 
 
Math- We will wrap up our 3D shapes and then we will transition into subtracting with 3 digit numbers. We will take a test over Module 10 on Wednesday (a review was sent home on Friday, for those that left early after Fun Run or were absent, I will give it to you tomorrow). 
 
Science- We will identify the characteristics of plants. 
 
Progress reports will go home NEXT Tuesday (4/24).

April 9-13

Good morning! This week is STAAR week for 4th and 5th grades, but it is a normal week for us in 2nd grade. Here is what we have going on:
 
Math- We are continuing to add with 3 digit numbers and later in the week we will start identifying 3D shapes and their characteristics.
 
Science- We are recognizing animal characteristics and behaviors. 
 
Friday 4/13- Fun Run during PE. Please make sure that your money is turned in on or before the 13th. 

April 2-6

Sorry I am a day late, I am getting back into the swing of things after our LAST break of the school year! I cannot believe we are already at this point! Here is what is going on this week:
 
Math- We will add three digit numbers using the hundreds chart model, place value model, and number line model. 
 
Social Studies- We are identifying the contributions of famous Americans. We will learn about several different important figures and then toward the end of the year the students will choose on person and create a presentation about that person. 
 
Friday April 13- Fun Run during PE. 

March 26-30

We have a 4 day week! We will be out Friday 4/30 for Good Friday. Here is what is going on this week: 
 
Math- We will finish up fractions by looking at fractions beyond one whole, and then we will move into counting sets of coins. We will have a test on MONDAY APRIL 2. I will send home a review this week. 
 
Science- We will continue looking at food chains. 
 
Report cards will go home on Tuesday 3/27. Please make sure you sign the envelope and send it back. Also, please make sure Tuesday folders are getting seen, discussed, signed and returned ASAP. They are due back the Wednesday after they are sent home. 
 
Fun Run- Friday April 13. Please make sure to have all donations in by this date. 
 
Have a great week and a Happy Easter!

March 5-9

I cannot believe this is our last week before Spring Break and then we will begin our LAST nine weeks of second grade!! Your kiddos have grown so much this year! Here is what is going on this week:
 
Math- We will take Module 8 Test on Monday. For the remainder of the week we will be estimating numbers and adding involving estimation. 
 
Social Studies- We will discuss different types of communities (city, suburb, rural areas). 
 
Friday 5/9 is Field Day! Here is our schedule for field day:
  • 9:00-9:35- Tug-O-War
  • 9:45-10:20- Relay Events
  • 10:30-11:05- Individual Events
  • 11:15- Awards
  • Lunch following awards
  • 12:00-12:45- Movie
  • 1:00-1:45- Classroom Activity
  • 2:00-2:45- Inflatables
We are looking forward to a fun day!!
Please remember to send your child in their TURQUOISE shirt (the one they got for our field trip in November). 
 
Spring Break is March 12-16
We will resume school on Monday 3/19.
Friday March 30- NO SCHOOL- Good Friday

February 26- March 2

We are so excited to share your child's progress with you at our 2nd APTT meeting on Tuesday 2/27 at 5:30 PM! Please report to your child's homeroom classroom. You will spend a little bit of time with me or Mrs. Dellwo and then we will switch classes and you will finish the time with the other teacher. Immediately following the program you will enjoy some entertainment while your child performs our Friendship program. They have been working so hard and they are absolutely adorable! We would LOVE to see you there!
 
Here is what is going on this week:
 
Math- We will wrap up subtraction by solving word problems, and then we will move on to division by sharing items equally amongst groups. 
 
Science- We will discuss environmental effects such as hibernation, migration, etc. 
 
The book fair is also this week. Ms. Love has planned some fun dress up days to celebrate: 
 
Monday, February 26th:  
  • 'Paws' for a good book- Wear a shirt with an animal
 
Tuesday, February 27th:
  • Mix it up with a good book- Wear mismatched clothing
 
Wednesday, February 28th
  • Reading makes you an all-star- Wear your favorite team shirt
 
Thursday, March 1st
  • We'd be BLUE without books- Wear blue
Friday, March 2nd
  • MES loves to READ- Wear an MES shirt

February 19-23

Reminder: Our second APTT meeting will be Tuesday 2/27 at 5:30 PM. PLEASE SEND BACK YOUR GREEN FOLDERS!! Mrs. Dellwo and I are still missing a lot! 
Also, please let us know if you child will be attending our program on 2/27. We will be assigning parts this week and if we have not gotten a definite answer your child will not get a part. 
 
Here is what is going on this week: 
Math: We will continue to subtract 2 digit numbers that involve regrouping. We are going to be doing this mainly using number lines, hundreds charts, and base ten blocks. 
 
Science: We will identify basic needs. 
 
 
 

February 12-16

Good morning! This nine weeks is FLYING by! Here is what we will be doing this week: 
Math- We will continue to multiply using arrays and equal groups. We will also practice subtraction with hundreds charts. 
 
Social Studies- We will identify the continents and oceans. 
 
Important Dates
Monday 2/12- Review going home for our math test on THURSDAY
Wednesday 2/14- Valentines Exchange- please send 21 Valentines cards with just your child's name. Please do not make them out to specific students. Remember, this is not a party, just an exchange. 
Tuesday 2/27- APTT/ 2nd grade program- BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A NOTE THIS WEEK REGARDING THIS. 

February 5-9

Good morning! 
 
I hope you have had a restful weekend. Progress reports will go home on Tuesday 2/6.
 
Here is what is going on this week:
 
Math- We will compare numbers to 1,200, and then we will begin introducing multiplication with repeated addition, pictures, and arrays. We will not actually use the term "multiplication". 
 
Science- We will identify objects in the sky.
 
Upcoming Dates:
Thursday 2/8- Father Daughter Dance
Wednesday 2/14- Valentine's Day- we will have a Valentines exchange, but it will not be a "party". Please have your child send enough Valentines cards for everyone in the class (21 in both Simons and Dellwo). 
Tuesday 2/27- APTT/2nd grade program
 

January 29-February 2

Please be on the look out for more information regarding our second APTT meeting and our 2nd grade program. 
 
We will take our test over Module 6 in math on Tuesday. I sent home a review last week, so please make sure you go over that with your child so they are prepared for the test. 
 
Here is what is going on this week:
 
Math- We will represent number up to 1,200 using base ten blocks and we will also work with adding 10 more, 100 more, and subtracting 10 less and 100 less from those numbers. 
 
Science- We will identify the stages of the water cycle. 

January 22-26

We will have our next math test on 1/30/18. 
We will be taking our MSTAR math screener on 1/29/18. 
 
Be on the lookout in the next few weeks for information regarding our second grade program and our APTT midyear meeting!
 
Here is what we are doing this week:
Math- We will measure using metric units, and we will continue to add one and two digit numbers using hundreds charts, place value blocks, and a number line. 
 
Social Studies- We will practice reading maps, cardinal directions, and using a map key.