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 8th 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 2017-2018 year!



Weekly Spelling Rule & Practice List


Hard & Soft G


The Rule: The letter -g- can have a soft /j/ or hard /g/ sound depending on the letter that comes after it.


-e, -i, -y after g usually makes -g say it’s soft sound /j/

*The sound /j/ at the end of the word is usually spelled -ge or -dge

Red Words

Bonus Words

these

sure

winter

Wednesday

dialogue


Sample Dictation: The fudge made a smudge on the paper.


Sample Words:


Hard G

Soft G

-ge

-dge

gave

give

go

glass

grape

grill

gold

gentle

gym

giraffe

gem

Giant

ginger

germ

cage

page

cringe

stage

range

plunge

urge

fudge

smudge

wedge

judge

trudge

lodge

bridge

*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 26th




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 Art Gym Library 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 2018 Reader's Response: