Mrs. Ashley O’Neil
Technology Class: studio.code.
A NOTE FROM THE TEACHER
Welcome to my class of Rock Stars this year! My name is Mrs. Ashley O’Neil and I am so excited to be a part of the Saint Mark family. I absolutely love teaching, and 2nd graders are my favorite! I am looking forward to a ROCKIN’ school year….so get ready to have a lot of fun.
Parents and family members are welcome to visit anytime they would like, so please come by and see what we’re up to throughout the year.
My goal this year is to make sure that each of my students is learning every single day while having as much fun as possible. I can’t wait to see what the year holds for all of us!
I have been a teacher for several years now, working both in Croydon and Bensalem before making my way over to St. Mark. I was a substitute teacher throughout the Bensalem School District after graduating from Temple University in 2007. In February 2009 I began working at Saint Thomas Aquinas as the 8th grade teacher. I loved my time there and stayed until I had my first daughter in April 2011. The school unfortunately closed that June 🙁 But when every door closes another opens!! From June 2011 until August 2013 I was a very busy mother to 2 beautiful little girls, Rowan (age 8) and Quinn (age 7). I have an amazing husband Frank, of 7 years, that helps immensely and has been extremely supportive of me coming back to work. We also had our third daughter Elliette in June 2016, completing our family. While I absolutely loved being home with my daughters, being in a classroom with my students is something I love equally! I am a true teacher at heart and couldn’t imagine doing anything else in life. I work hard to make sure each one of my students is learning everyday and having fun at the same time. I hope that every student leaves my classroom wanting to come back.
Meet my family – My husband Frank and my daughters Rowan, Quinn, and Elliette.
April 30, 2020
Complete Simple Solutions Lesson #123.
Religion – complete workbook page 123. Complete quiz review. Chapter 16 quiz will be attached to Google Classroom on Friday.
Math – complete Chapter 9 My Review. Chapter 9 test will be attached to Google Classroom on Monday.
Voyages – complete workbook pages 98-99. A practice test will be attached to Google Classroom to complete. A verb test will be given on Friday.
Social Studies – complete assignment attached on Google Classroom by next week.
Our Zoom Lesson will be at 1:00 today. It will focus on verbs and reviewing for the test. The password us 297767.
April 29, 2020
Complete Simple Solutions Lesson #122.
Religion – read workbook page 122. Answer questions on Google Slide. Complete activity assigned on Google Classroom.
Math – complete Chapter 9 Lesson 8 – Analyze Line Plots.
Voyages – watch video on adverbs. Complete page 97 and worksheet attached on Google Classroom. There will be a verb test on Friday.
Our Zoom lesson will be at 1:00 today and will focus on Religion and what the students have been reading and the assignments they have been completing all week. Password is 297767.
April 28, 2020
**AN ASSIGNMENT WAS ADDED SINCE LAST NIGHT – LISTENING ASSESSMENT**
Complete Simple Solutions quiz posted on Google Classroom. Also, complete Simple Solutions Lesson #121.
Religion – read workbook pages 120 and 121. Complete Google Slides on Google Classroom about what you read.
Math – complete Chapter 9 Lesson 7 Make Line Plots. Videos will be provided to help in understanding line plots.
Phonics – complete workbook pages 119 and 120.
Voyages – complete workbook pages 95 and 96.
Today’s Zoom Lesson will take place at 1:00. I will focus on math again. If possible, I’d like to do the same thing as I did today, having the students completing the pages as the lesson is being taught. Password for today’s meeting is 297767.
April 27, 2020
I will be posting a video tomorrow going over all the Simple Solutions Lessons from last week. I will then assign the quiz to do on Tuesday. I apologize for the delay. An accident left us without power and internet over the weekend.
Religion – watch video posted on Google Classroom about Passover. Complete Religion workbook page 119.
Math – complete Lesson 6 in Chapter 9 – Making a Table to help solve word problems. **Zoom lesson focus**
Voyages – complete pages 92, 93, and 94.
Phonics – complete page 115.
*We will no longer be doing stories from the reader or pages in our Reader’s and Writer’s Notebook. Spelling words are also done for the year. Next week I will provide a study guide for the Spelling final assessment.
Our Zoom lesson will take place at 1:00 today and I will be doing Math. Please make sure the students are prepared with the material I assigned. The work DOES NOT need to be completed before the lesson. Password for Zoom lesson today is 297767.
**PLEASE MAKE SURE STUDENTS ALWAYS HAVE THEIR SUPPLIES**
Students will need all of the following supplies upon entering second grade in September. If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com.
See you all in September! Enjoy your summer!
5 individual folders (each will be used for different things)
Pencils (no mechanical pencils permitted)
12 inch ruler
Pencil case (no pencil boxes permitted!)
Any other supplies the students may need will be supplied to them, including copybooks and theme tablets. Please keep in mind when purchasing crayons and markers that the amount of desk space the students have is limited. They don’t need the 96 count crayons. Also, the classroom will have a supply of crayons and markers as well. Colored pencils are not necessary. Also, please do not send in any kind of pencil sharpeners. They are not permitted and a classroom sharpener is available if needed.
Second Grade Summer Reading Assignment
Dear Parents and future 2nd Graders,
To prepare for second grade, the following assignment needs to be completed over the summer and turned in on the first day of school. Please do not lose the attached assignment papers. If you have any questions over the summer about this, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are to read the book, Miss Daisy is Crazy by Dan Gutman. It is the first book of the My Weird School series, which I use throughout the year in the classroom. They will then complete a book report using the template I have provided. This assignment will take some time and will be graded, so please allow enough time to read the book (a chapter book) and complete all the pages included. There is also a page to complete that will allow me to get to know the student better J Please do not forgot to complete that as well.
Enjoy your summer and I am so excited to see you in class as a second grader!! Get ready to have so much fun!
**Snack, Lunch, and SSR times are not listed in the above schedule.