Ms. Whispell's 2nd Grade 512-704-0723

What's Happening in 2nd Grade

March 18-22 Spring Break

Class Schedule

7:40-7:55 Morning Meeting

7:55-8:50 Math

8:50-9:20 Cougar Time

9:20-9:55 Recess

9:55-10:45 Specials

10:55-11:50 Reading

11:50-12:20 Lunch

12:20-1:40 Writing

1:40-1:50 Recess 2

1:50-2:20 Cougar Time

2:20-2:55 Science

2:55 Dismissal

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Homework Expectations: Students should be reading every night for 15 minutes. They need to log their time in their take home folders and must have a parent initial. ​

About Ms. Whispell

Hi! My name is Danielle Whispell. I was born and raised in Round Rock, Texas. I attended Bluebonnet Elementary, Chisholm Trial Middle and Round Rock High School. I graduated Texas State University in May 2012.

This is my 6th year teaching, but my second year at Great Oaks Elementary.

I have a 11 year-old son, Dayton, who is a 6th grader and Novalyne, 4 years old.

When I'm not at school, I love to be outside. I play soccer in a women's league, disc golf

​ and love to swim!

​I also love going to live music shows and watching live theater.

A few of my favorite things....

*Drink -- Coffee

*Color -- Brown

*Restaurant -- Chuy's

*Animal -- Elephants and Dachshunds

*Candy -- Twizzlers

*Plant -- Eucalyptus, Gerbera Daisies

*Sport -- Soccer

*Book-- To Kill a Mockingbird

*Store -- Academy & H-E-B

*Character -- Gnomes

Grading policy:

The Round Rock ISD Primary Report Card is a standards-based continuum, meaning that progress is reported on the knowledge and skills your child is expected to master at each grade level. The continuum is based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and ranges from Performance Level 1 to Performance Level 4.Level 1 – Exhibits skill/concept with direct guidanceLevel 2 – Exhibits skill/concept with minimal guidanceLevel 3 – Exhibits mastery of skill/conceptLevel 4 – Exhibits understanding beyond grade level expectation.A student shall be promoted if his or her report card reflects three of the following:Is marked at or above grade level in reading denoting no more than three indicators below a Level 3Is marked at or above grade level in writing denoting no more than two indicators below a Level 3Is marked at or above grade level in mathematics denoting no more than five indicators below a Level 3Is marked at least a Level 2 in all areas in social studies and scienceIf this standard is not met, the teacher will communicate with the principal and parent(s) regarding the development of an improvement plan for the next grade.