Mrs. Bliss

Hello My Name Is...

Amy Bliss

My name is Amy Bliss and I am excited to be your child's second grade teacher at Fred L. Wilson.  I am married and have two children who attend Kannapolis City Schools in third and first.  This will be my 14th year teaching. I have taught pre-k and kindergarten previously. I grew up in Ohio and am a huge Ohio State Football Fan! I love reading and exercising in my spare time.

Colleges Attended/Degrees Earned:
I attended the University of Findlay, in Findlay, Ohio
where I 
received
 a Bachelor of Arts in Early Elementary Education.


Educational Philosophy/Vision:
I believe in a positive learning environment where the students feel comfortable asking questions and exploring while learning. As a teacher it is my responsibility to help facilitate learning though unique learning experiences.

Math:
We are still having our number talks, we are practicing talking about our math thinking. Also, telling time to the hour, half hour, and quarter hour.  We will work on different types of word problems and decide how to solve these problems.  The problems we are working on are start or change unknown.  The equations that match these word problems look like this _+8=10.  
After we come back from Winter Break we will move to geometry.


Reading: 
We continue to learn strategies and practice them during Daily 5 time.  I am sending a list of possible questions to ask after reading with your child during homework.  I hope that it is useful.

We also have a program called Lexia that we use at school.  You can use it at home as well.  

Writing:
This month we will focus on writing letters.  We will continue to work on opinion/persuasive writing.  We will compose a letter to try to persuade someone to change something or give us something.

Science

We will begin a unit on Sound.  Students will learn that sound is energy and travels in waves.  

Social Studies

Each 2nd grade class will learn about a different country in Africa.  Our class will learn about different cultural aspects from the country of Tanzania.  At the end of the unit we will teach the other classes about Tanzania and learn about their countries!

Don’t forget…..

Thanksgiving Break starts November 22.

Family Night on December 14 from 6:00-7:30.

Winter break starts on December 21.