Mrs. Abby Van Every
2nd Grade

About the Teacher/Welcome Msg


   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 10 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, 2 years in kindergarten, and 4 years in 2nd grade.  This is my forth 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 11.  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.  


Important Dates & Information:      

*Doors open at 7:10a.m.

*Tardy Bell 7:45 a.m.

*Dismissal 2:40 p.m.

*wear Tennis Shoes for P.E.

*2nd grade fees are $19.75.  Please make checks payable to Hernando Hills Elementary.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.

*To sign up for my Remind 101, enter this number 81010.  

   Text this message @6c9kf3    

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


Class Schedule

Activity Schedule 2019-2020

Monday: Music

Tuesday: P.E.

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Computer

Friday: Library

Second Grade Supply List


2019 - 2020 School Year


1 - Backpack, no rollers

1 - Pair of scissors, Pre-K - 2nd, blunt tip

3 - Boxes of Crayola brand crayons, 24 count

3 - Packages of Ticonderoga #2 pencils, 12 count

1 - Pencil box

3 - Packages of cap erasers

1 - Nylon clear window zipper pouch

2 - Packages wide-ruled notebook paper, 150 sheets

1 - Box of Crayola washable markers, 8 count

5 - Vinyl folders with brads and pockets (Red, Yellow, Blue, Green)

4 - Elmer's glue sticks

1 - Bottle of hand sanitizer

4 - Boxes of Klennex

2 - Containers of Clorox/Lysol wipes

2 - Highlighters (yellow)

2 - Marbled composition books, wide-ruled

1 - Bottle of glue

1 - 4 pack of dry erase markers (no neon)

GIRLS ONLY: 1 - box of Ziplock gallon bags & 1 - roll of paper towels

BOYS ONLY:  1 - box of Ziplock quart bags  & 1 box of snack size ziplock bags



  Van Every's Newsletter

    November 11th-18th

ELA Skills/& Standards 


 RL 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.9 We will understand the central message (moral/lesson) of a fiction text.  We will describe how the characters respond to events in a story.  Retell the beginning, middle, and end of a story.  We will understand the point of view of different characters within a text.  We will compare/contrast the details between two text of similar topics.


Writing: We will be writing an informative piece on Native Americans. (W.2.2)



1.or                    11. same

2.more            12.think

3. short          13.give

4. four            14.friend

5. for                15. front

6. bear                17. horse

8.eye                18. store

9.far                  19. prove

10. Part            20.fourth


Solid-hard and firm

mushy-soft and wet like mush

dull- not bright, colorful, or shiny; 

Boring, not interesting

slurp- drink something in a noisy way


We will be counting within 1,000 as we skip count by 5’s, 10’s, and 100’s.  We will review comparing 3 digit numbers and add mentally add and subtract 10 and 100 to a given number 100-900.

 IXL Lessons: A.5, 7, 8, 9


Grammar- We will review action  

  verbs and introduce past tense verbs.


Reading Comprehension Test on compare and contrast and the central message or lesson in the story.

Spelling Test-There will be a practice spelling test and a test on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  

Math Test- There will be a math test on skip counting, ordering numbers least to greatest and greatest to least, and comparing numbers.

Math Fact Fluency Test- 5 minute timed addition  test.

*Please make sure your child wears tennis shoes on Tuesday, so they are able to participate in PE!

*No check outs after 2:00 p.m

*Please make sure your child wears tennis shoes on Tuesday for P.E.

*11/12 Progress Reports!

*11/22 - Hat/P.J. Day!  Bring $1!

11/25-11/29-Thanksgiving Break! No School!

*12/5 Christmas  Around the World!  TBD-This is our after school Holiday event.

*12/6 Field Trip $ due!

*12/10- NWEA MAP  Reading Test @ 12:30.

*12/16-NWEA MAP Math Test @ 12:30.

Please get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast.   

*12/17-Pink Palace Field Trip!!  Bring a snack!

*12/18 Book swap gifts are due!  Girls buy a girl book and boys buy a boy book.  Send it wrapped.

*12/20 Christmas Party!  10:00a.m.

All parents are invited!!


Class Calendar