Mrs. Abby Van Every

2nd Grade


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Technology Connection


Your child's username is his/her first initial, last initial, the last 6 digits of your child's MSIS number followed by Example:username-  The password is your child's birthdate: Example: password: 090712


Login as a student.  Your child's username and password are your child's MSIS number.


Enter the class code: DW5P65

The password for all students is 1234.



Your child's username is their first initial of their first name, first initial of their last name, and their MSIS or cafe number.  Example John Doe would be JD1567802. The password is the MSIS number. Password Example: 1567802


I changed all the students' passwords to: vane2020

The class code is: 3EXN6KQ5.


GetEpic -    

Students can log in with their class code:  vpk4159

I will make assignments in the days to come.



Your child's log-in information is in the red daily folder on the inside pocket. The username is your first initial and last name.  Example:jsmith  Password: tigers2020


Classworks -

This information is in the red daily folder as well.

Science Connection:



username: croft



Brain Pop Jr. :

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Scholastic - Learn at Home - No log-in required!


Van Every's Newsletter

  April 26th - 30th


 Our Star Student this week is Tripp!

Please remember your child will get out of school every Friday at 12:15.  There will be no recess or activity on this day. Please make sure your child wears tennis shoes on Wednesday, March 10th of this week for P.E.


ELA Skills & Standards:


Skills & Standards Reading: 


RI2.1, 2.2, 2.5  Ask and answer 5 W and 1 H questions about a story by using details from the text.  Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as each paragraph.  Know and use various text features to locate key facts or information  in a text efficiently.


Vocabulary Words: Test on Friday!

New words:

1.Main Purpose-the most important point of the message the author wants to share.
2.Multiple meaning-words that have  more than one meaning.
3.Context clues-hints that an author gives to help explain a difficult or unknown word in a book.
4.Definition-what a word means
5.Justify-to prove or show to be right or correct

6.subheading-It organizes the information into different

  sections.  It is the bold words under the heading that talk   

  about a topic of one part of a text.

7.index-an alphabetical list of important topics and page

   numbers where they are located

8. caption- a short explanation under a picture that gives

    information about the picture.

9. glossary-an alphabetical list of important words and 

 their meanings found at the back of a text.

10. icon- a small picture on a computer that represents a program or function

Writing: W2.1We will continue discussing and developing supporting facts for an opinion piece of writing.


Grammar-We will continue using apostrophes in contractions and possessives.


Spelling Words:

1.lace         11.price
2.twice       12.race
3.thank      13.quick
4.scratch    14.cattle       15.wing
6.crusty      16.mother
7.noun       17.eye
8.pitch        18.heard 
9.middle     19.whose
bottle     20.young


Math- 2>OA.1 Use addition & subtraction within 100 to solve one & two step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions.

2.NBT.7 Add/Sub within 1,000 using concrete models or drawings and other place value strategies.

2.NBT.9Explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations.



 Homework will be sent home on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday of this week.  Please return it the next day.  Every Wednesday night I will send home the practice spelling test, if your child did not make a 100.  Please study the words that were missed and have your child write those words correctly 5 times each.  The Graded papers folder will go home on Tuesday of this week.


Upcoming Tests:

Vocabulary Test on Thursday

Spelling Test on Thursday.


Math Fluency quiz on Thursday.


Math Test on 2 step word problems.


Reading Test on Friday.


Opinion Writing Response on Monday 


4/30 – Picture

          money is due!

4/30- Bubble Donations are due!

5/3-5/7 Teacher /Staff Appreciation Week!

5/6 Bubble Day!

5/25 Students’ Last Day!

*Wear Tennis Shoes on Monday, May 3rd for P.E.

*Activity Schedule-

Mon.- Art




* We are going to be doing a different kind of vocabulary this last nine weeks. The words chosen will be ‘Academic Vocabulary’ terms.  These are words that are frequently used when learning about certain standards and words that are frequently used in discussion, on practice, and on assessments. Be sure to practice both the definition AND the word recognition of these words (treat them like sight words)


Each Friday through the end of the semester will be a 70% day. School will dismiss at 12:15. Lunch WILL be served, but there will be no recess or activity on this day. Please see the note on the newsletter each week to know when to wear tennis shoes for P.E.!
· School lunch is now free for all students through this semester.
· Breakfast is free for all students this year!
·Remember to wear your mask to school each day, preferably with

 a lanyard attached. (This has proven very helpful at recess &

·No checkouts after 2:00.

*Wear Tennis Shoes on Tuesday, May 3rd for P.E.

Activity Schedule



Wed.- Library






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About the Teacher


   My name is Abby Van Every.  I am a 2nd grade teacher at Hernando Hills.  I am originally from Senatobia, MS.  I graduated from Senatobia High School.  I attended most of my college career at Northwest and Delta State.  My family and I moved to Hernando in December of 2000 when my husband took a job with the DeSoto Times.  I graduated from the University of Mississippi with my BA in Elementary Education in the spring of 2004.  My first job was teaching 1st grade at Hernando Elementary.

   I have 12 years of teaching experience in the classroom and 2 years experience working with TST (Teacher Support Team).  I have taught 4 years in first grade, 3 years in kindergarten, and 5 years in 2nd grade.  This is my fifth year to teach second grade  and I couldn't be more excited!  DeSoto County Schools are outstanding schools!  I believe strongly in the Hernando Hills mission: "No Excuses, Just Excellence."  

    My husband, Marcus, and I have 3 boys and live in Hernando.  Easton is 21, Vance is 19, and Jordan is 12.  My family calls Hernando our hometown and it holds a special place in our hearts.  

     I look forward to teaching your child this school year.  I believe every child can and should learn to achieve his or her goals to be the best they can be.  Education opens doors of opportunity for individuals and their community.  I take educating your child serious and with a desire to help them reach their full potential.  Please contact me if you ever have any concerns or questions.  I look forward to working with you and your child to provide the best educational experience possible.  

Education: Bachelor Degree  

Elementary Education, University of Mississippi 2004


2nd Grade Teacher at Hernando Hills, Hernando, MS- August 2016- present

 Kindergarten Teacher at Tunica Academy, Tunica, Miss. - August 2013 - May 2015

Teacher Support Team (TST) Hernando Elementary School, Hernando, Miss. — August 2008 - May 2010

First Grade Teacher Hernando Elementary School, Hernando, Miss. — August 2004 - July 2008

Important Dates & Information:      

*Doors open at 7:00a.m.

*Tardy Bell 7:55 a.m.

*Dismissal 2:30 p.m.

*wear Tennis Shoes for P.E. on Tuesday!

*2nd grade fees are $10.25.  Please make checks payable to Hernando Hills Elementary.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.


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