Welcome to Mrs. Torntore's Website!


Mrs. Christine Torntore - Second Grade Teacher
ctorntore@emersonschools.org

"Children are the world's most valuable resource 

and its best hope for the future."

- John Fitzgerald Kennedy




Thank you for visiting our classroom site! My name is Christine Torntore and this is my 10th year teaching. I've been teaching in Emerson since 2011. I graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Masters Degree in Teaching Elementary and Special Education with a specialization in Language Arts/Literacy. I also graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. I’m looking forward to a great 2018-2019 year!



Weekly Spelling Rule & Practice List


Vowel-Consonant-Vowel

One syllable words that end with a single consonant, preceded by a single vowel, double the final consonant when adding a suffix beginning with a vowel. (Exceptions: w and x are never doubled.)


Red Words

went

want

toward


Sample Dictation: He trimmed the plant before shipping it to the shop.


Sample Words:

hopped

clapping

saddest

zipped

bugging

quitting

flatten

hugged

popped

running

painter

sleeping

blushing

greeting

cleanest


mixes

newest

slower

*Please note the words above are sample words to help students master the spelling rule. Other words that follow the rule can and will appear on this week's test.


TWO WEEK UNIT

Test Date: Friday, May 10th



Educational Websites:
Student account offers access to homework, games and so much more!

Educational computer games.

BrainPOP Jr.
Educational movies for K-3 students that explain subjects and skills.

IXL Math
Math for all ages!

Scholastic Book Club
Order online with our class' Scholastic Book Club!
Our class code is J6FHN.

Scholastic Leveled Books
If you are looking for specific leveled books for your child then this is the place for you! Just click on your child's reading level under the DRA column. You will find a list of books to read. Enjoy!

Speakaboos
Read fairy tales, fables, folktales and more!

Spelling City
Click on the spelling rule for this week and play a fun game or take a practice test!

Starfall
Practice your reading skills!

Current events in science and social studies!




Specials Schedule:
MTWThF
Spanish Library Art Gym Music

Contact Information:
The best way to contact me is to write a note and put it in your child's folder to ensure that I receive it. You can also reach me at ctorntore@emersonschools.org

Newsletter:

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