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Welcome to 2nd Grade!!!

I am Melissa Hrncirik (Hern-Sir-Ick or "Ms. H.") and am thrilled to be your child's teacher this year. This will be my third year at DPES and my second year teaching 2nd Grade.  I absolutely L-O-V-E what I do and am excited to begin a new year with new students. 

While I am not with my boys and girls at school, I am spending time with my #1 boy, my son.  Lincoln recently turned 5 and will begin kindergarten at Decker Prairie this year.  
I am passionate about what I do and love nothing more than watching my students learn and experience new things.  It is going to be a fabulous year! 

Recent Posts

Moms and Muffins is Friday morning (5/12)

in the cafeteria from 7:30 - 8:30 AM. 

Fun Run money is due on Friday as well!! 
All library books need to be returned to school by our library day next week. (Tuesday)  Due to an end of the year inventory check, students will not be checking out any more books. 

Reading: Drama
Writing: Writing process with nonfiction
Math: Money  (We will be preparing for a math test at the end of this week.)
Science: Life cycles (We will also be preparing for the Science Spring Benchmark at the end of this week.)
Social Studies: Producers/Consumers
We are finished with spelling for the year, so we will no longer have our weekly spelling or sentence dictation tests!  (I'm sure all students will be devastated! Haha.) 

The Fun Run was a huge success and a ton of fun!  Envelopes will be sent home on Monday 5/8 to collect pledges and must be turned in by Friday 5/12.  Thanks!! 

FUN RUN May 5th!


Fun Run is next Friday, May 5th.

Our class poster color is Florescent Orange (almost red/orange).  We have neon sweatbands for our head and wrists.  Students should wear bright colors, crazy socks & shirts.

Our Fun Run time is 8:50-9:50.   Volunteers are still needed for all times (8:50-3:45).  Pledges are due, May 12th.

May 1


Spelling pattern of the week is _soft g sound, hard g sound______. 

The word study words for this week are:giant digit, gym, jam, badge, green, goose, games, gems, garden, jumps, gifts, frog

Reading: Drama
Writing: Writing Process w Fiction
Math: Money
Science: Life Cycles
Social Studies: Producers/Consumers

Spelling Words:  lick leak, snake, sleek, weak, croak, whack, brook, bank, smack, kick, rock, spoke  (Spelling and Sentence Dictation tests on Friday)  

Reading: Research Historical Figure
Writing: Research Historical Figure
Social Studies: Research Historical Figure
Math: Fractions
Science: Adaptations
Read"Lemonade Wars" every night please....

Week of March 6
Reading: media literacy
Writing: persuasive
Math: telling and writing time to the minute, measurement
Science: objects in the sky
Social Studies: continents and oceans/regions of Texas

A message from our GT Specialist, Mrs. French:


GT Testing (1st-4th Grades)

The nomination window is now open until March 10, 2017 to nominate your student for Gifted and Talented testing.  This nomination window is specifically for 1st-4th grade students.  Students can be tested no more than once a year so students tested this past fall are not eligible to test at this time.  Visit Mrs. French’s Teacher Website for more information and a Letter for Permission to Test in both English & Spanish.​


Week of  February 27 
The word study words for this week are:
isn't, aren't, he's, what's, they've, I'm, that's, didn't, there's, you're, here's, can't, I've, we'll
Math: telling and writing time to the minute, measurement
Science: phases of the moon
Social Studies: continents and oceans
Reading: literary non-fiction
Writing: editing

Week of February 21

Reading: Literary Non-Fiction

Writing: Editing

Math: Telling and writing time to the minute

Science: Phases of the Moon

Social Studies: Continents and Oceans


This week will be a review of spelling patterns we've already studied.  My kiddos will NOT have spelling homework but will continue to do activities in class to prepare.  


Decker Prairie Family Literacy Night: 

Where Reading Gives You SUPER Powers!


Family Literacy Night is coming on Thursday, March 2nd from 6:00-7:30!!


 Come join us as we celebrate reading and writing with fun games and activities for all of your family members!

Students can become a super hero, create a comic, take part in a book walk, design a book mark and much, much more!!


There will be awesome door prizes such as Rodeo ticketsBikes, Tickets to the Zoo and Children's Museum and Toys R’ Us gift cards!

Chick-fil-a of Tomball, Kroger of Tomball, HEB of Tomball, and DPES have partnered to offer a FREE dinner to the first 300 people to attend the DPES family literacy night!!

Dinner provided will be a Chick-fil-a chicken sandwich, bag of chips, a cookie, and a bottle of water.

Week of February 13 
Word Study: sure, lurch, purrs, hurt, cure, burst, pure, flour, churches, blurt, spur, sour, hour, still, air, ask
Reading & Writing: Procedural Text
Math: Shapes-Plane Figures and Solid Figures
Science: Bodies of Water
S.S.: Landforms and Bodies of Water
Parents please remember to check grades online often.

Week of February 6 
Word Study: first, bird, skirt, flirt, third, birth, swirl, chirp, squirt, thirst, smirk, firm
Reading: Procedural Text
Writing: Expository Writing
Math: Shapes-Plane Figures and Solid Figures
Science: Bodies of Water
S.S.: Landforms and Bodies of Water