Ms. Putnal

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Lisa Putnal

Welcome to My Second Grade Classroom

Welcome to my class! I am excited to have your child in our class. This is my seventh year teaching at Woodrow Wilson.  My previous educational experiences include: substitute teaching, teacher assistant in exceptional children, kindergarten, and first grade classrooms, pre-school teacher, assistant center director of a child care center, and a residential counselor with emotionally disturbed/high risk troubled boys between the ages of 10-18.  

I can be reached at lisa.putnal@kcs.k12.nc.us.  Please feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns. 

 
College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:
Master's in Elementary Education
Bachelor's in Social Work
Associate's in Criminal Justice: Corrections

Educational Philosophy/Vision: 
I believe all students can learn!  Students need to be in a caring, loving, understanding, and supportive environment so they can learn.  Students need to feel comfortable asking for help when they don't know what to do or when they don't understand.  I will meet the students where they are and provide differentiated instruction so all students can reach their potential.

Welcome to Second Grade!!!

Wow this school year flew bye!! It is hard to believe that another school year is over. As a parent you might be thinking, what can my child do during the summer to continue his/her growth? The answer is simple: READ!

- Have students read everyday to help keep their reading level up. Also, students can go to the public library and check out books.
-If you are concerned about math, have students continue to work on their fluency of addition and subtraction facts. 
-Writing, have students write about something that they do during the summer. They can also write about what they are looking forward to next school year.

 Help your child learn at home:

Try to create a quiet place for your child to study, and carve out time every day when your child can concentrate. You should also try to sit down with your child at least once a week for 15 to 30 minutes while he or she works on homework. This will keep you informed about what your child is working on, and it will help you be the first to know if your child needs help with specific topics.


Below are a few web sites your child can use to practice reading and math skills and play instructional games. Some of these websites require your child to log in using the username and password provided by the school. Please monitor your child whenever he/she is using the Internet!

Websites for at home practice:

https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login

www.Mobymax.com

www.storylineonline.com

www.dreambox.com

www.spellingcity.com


HAVE A SAFE AND AMAZING SUMMER! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

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Learning Sites for Kids

* Switcheroo Zoo-www.switcheroozoo.com
    Watch, listen, and play games to learn all about amazing animals!

* Nat Geo for Kids-www.kids.nationalgeographic.com
    Learn all about geography and fascinating animals.

* Into the Book-www.reading.ecb.org
    Go "into the book" to play games that practice reading strategies.

* Seussville-www.seussville.com
    Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends.

*ABC Ya-www.abcya.com
    Practice math and reading skills all while playing fun games!

* Fun Brain-www.funbrain.com
    Play games while practicing math and reading skills.

* PBS Kids-www.pbskids.org
    Hang out with your favorite characters all while learning!

* Star Fall-www.starfall.com
    Practice your phonics skills with  these read-along stories.

* Storyline Online-www.storylineonline.net
    Have some of your favorite stories read to you by movie stars!

* Highlights Kids-www.highlightskids.com
    Read, play games, and conduct cool science experiments!

* Scoot Pad-www.scootpad.com
    A great way to practice reading and math skills!  User names and passwords were sent home earlier in the year.

* Cool Math Games-www.coolmathgames.com
    The names says it all!

* AAA Math-www.AAAMath.com
    Math practice

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