Callie Taylor

Callie
Taylor
 Phone: 
307-328-7900
Title: 
2nd Grade Teacher
Location: 
RES 2/5

Bio

I am proud to be a 2nd grade teacher at RES! I am native to Wyoming and love being a part of the Rawlins community. 

My journey to teaching began in college at UW where I majored in dance. I began teaching dance even as a student. After graduation my husband, Brandon, and I moved to San Diego. While living there I completed my graduate work in elementary education and did my student teaching. After living in CA for 5 years we moved to New York City for 2 years. After the birth of our son, Jack, we moved back to Wyoming.  I spent the first years I lived in Rawlins at home with Jack and our daughter, Abigail. I also opened my own business, Cedar Street Studio, which I still run today. I offer dance classes to all ages as well as a variety of fitness classes. I am certified in yoga, Pilates, and fitness. When Jack started kindergarten I decided it was time for me to go back to school as well. I was long term sub in 2nd grade for the 2017-2018 year and am really pleased to now be a full time 2nd grade teacher. 

I love working with children and feel that teaching is my true calling.

Homework

Homework packets are sent home the first day of the week and expected back the first day of the following week. This allows time for those families that prefer to do homework on the weekend due to busy weekday nights. In addition, any unfinished work is sent home and expected back the next day. I also send home Decodable Readers. These are to be read two times, signed by an adult, and sent back to school. While homework is not required, I do reward students who put in that extra effort to continue their studies at home and to promote lifelong learning. Students should read for 20 minutes each evening.

Standards

Quarter 1

Reading:

  • (Phonics 2.RF.3) We will know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words

  • (Key Ideas and Details- 2.RI.1) We will ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

  • (Fluency and Accuracy- 2.RF.4)  We will read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension

  • (Character and Setting- 2.RL.3) We will describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

Writing:

  • W.2.3 Write narratives that recount an event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feeling, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a conclusion.  

  • We will write with complete sentences, proper conventions, and restating the question.

Math:

Chapter 1

  • (2.OA.B2)  We will add and subtract within 20’s , using mental strategies

Chapter 2

  • (2.OA.3 and 2.OA.4) We will Skip Count, do repeated addition, use arrays, and recognize even and odd numbers

Chapter 3

  • (2.NBT.B7) Add and subtract within 1,000.

Science:

  • Landforms - 2-ESS2-2

  • Water - 2-ESS2-3

  • Changes on Earth - 2-ESS2-1

  • Earth Science (Natural Resources) 2-ES-1, 2-SS2-1, 2.-ESS2-2,2-ESS2-3.  

Social Studies:

  • Communities (Urban, Rural)  SS2.5.3

  • Rules and Laws - SS2.14

Music:

Review Steady Beat, simple rhythms, and matching pitch on Do, Re, and Mi. Singing technique and singing on pitch.

Quarter 2:

Reading:

  • (Phonics 2.RF.3) We will know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words

  • (Sequence 2.RL.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

  • (Fluency and Accuracy- 2.RF.4)  We will read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension

  • (Key Ideas and Details- 2.RI.1) We will ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

Writing:

  • W.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion supply reasons, use linking words.

  • We will write with complete sentences, proper conventions, and restating the question.

Math:

Chapter 5, 6, 7

  • 2.NBT.1 Understand that the three digits of a three digit number represents amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones.

  • 2.NBT.B7 Add and subtract within 1,000

Science:

Chapter 7

  • We will describe how weather involves earth’s air and water.

Chapter 8

  • We will discuss the objects in space and their movement.

Chapter 9

  • We will describe different properties of matter and discuss the different states of matter.

Social Studies:

  • SS2.3.1 We will describe what goods and services are in our community.

  • SS2.4.1 We will identify how an event can change the future.

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