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



Rule: -oo usually sounds like /oo/ as in zoo



Red Words

weren’t

please


Sample Dictation: It is cool in the pool.


Sample Words:

too

room

soon

zoo

droop

mushroom

gloom

toolbox

cartoon

rooster

loom

swoop

baboon

booth

proof

food

snooze

spook

cool

moon

*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.

Spelling Test: January 18th



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:

January 2019 Reader's Response: