Mrs. Abby Van Every

2nd Grade


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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: 


GetEpic -    

Students can log in with their class code: 

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

  September 13th -17th  

Our Star Student this week is Amaya!

ELA Skills & Standards:


Skills & Standards Reading: 


We will introduce the overall story structure of a story in the beginning, middle, and end.  The beginning introduces the characters and setting.  The middle tells the problem or challenge the characters face. The ending tells how the characters change and the solution to the problem.(RL2.5)  We will read stories and discuss the difference between fiction and non fiction. We will ask who, what, where, when, why, and how questions.(RL.2.1). We will describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. (RL2.3)

We will continue our unit about seasons.


Writing: We will be writing narrative stories(W.2.3)and share our writing(W2.7). Students will write about personal experiences.


Grammar:  Students will identify and write complete sentences using nouns, verbs, capitalization, and punctuation.





Vocabulary: New Words:

*stuff -push or force something

 into something else

*tourist- a person who travels for fun or to learn about other places

*collect –gather things together

*sniffle – sniff again and again, usually because you are crying or have a cold.

*guide- move someone or something into a particular direction or show someone the way. 

sturdy – strong or well built

murmur- talk very quietly 

fetch- catch something and bring it back


Math: We will skip count by 2’s, 5’s,& 10’s.

We will use a number line to add or subtract using whole numbers up to 50.2.MD.6 We will review even/odd numbers, addition, and subtraction within 20. We will use various mental strategies to add/subtract fluently within 20. 




These vocabulary 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)

Problem- the challenge the characters face.

Solution- how the problem is solved in the story.

predict- what you think will happen next.


Science & Social Studies:  We will learn about the four seasons.

                                          We will read stories from different





Homework will be sent home on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday of this week.  Please return it the next day.  If you miss words on the practice spelling test, you will need to write each word you missed 5 times each and study the words for the final test on Friday.

Upcoming Tests:

We will take our I ready test for the beginning of year assessment to show growth throughout the year.  This test will be given on August 16th as the fall screener, in late November as a winter screener, and in late April as the spring screener. 



 Homework will be sent home on Tuesday, and Thursday of this week.  Please return it the next day.  If you miss words on the practice spelling test, you will need to write each word you missed 5 times each and study the words for the final test on Friday.


Upcoming Tests- 


-Math Fluency Test- Students will complete 20 subtraction problems within 5 minutes on Thursday.


-Math Quiz-We will take a math quiz on using the number line to add or subtract.


-Spelling Test-We will take a practice spelling test on Thursday.  Please study the words you miss for the final spelling test on Friday.


Vocabulary Test on Thursday.


Narrative Writing- We will work on writing a narrative piece of writing for a grade.  Students will write about a moment in time from their personal experiences in life.  This will be taken for a grade.  Students will work on this in class.        




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

9/14 Progress Reports!  Please sign and return your child’s progress Report.

 9/17 Hat and PJ Day!

Bring $1 and wear a hat or PJ,s!

9/21 Last Day of Summer!  Dress in Hawaiian  clothes!

9/29 Picture Day!

*Please leave the yellow username & password sheet in the plastic sleeve in your child’s red daily folder. I will add more passwords to this sheet over the  next few weeks




*Activity Schedule-

Monday- Art




Friday-P.E. (*Wear Tennis Shoes!)


· School lunch is now free for all students through this semester.
· Breakfast is free for all students this year!

·No checkouts after 2:00.


I will use School Status to communicate via text.

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 sons.  We live in Hernando.  Easton is 22 and recently graduated with an electrical engineering degree and got married.    Vance is 20 and attends Northwest Community College and plays football for the NW Rangers. Our youngest son, Jordan is 13 and attends Hernando Middle School.  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 7:10a.m.

*Tardy Bell 7:45 a.m.

*Dismissal 2:40 p.m.

*wear Tennis Shoes for P.E. every Friday!

*2nd grade fees are  

Please make checks payable to Hernando Hills Elementary.

Please make sure your phone number is on the check.

*No early checkouts after 2:00.


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