Mrs. Williams-Foley's "Pawesome" 2nd GradersAugust 2020 - Hello, my name is Mrs. Wendy Williams-Foley, and this is my 25th year of teaching. Of course, this year is quite different from most, during this pandemic. While we start off our year with Remote 2.0 Learning, I will do my best to make it as fun and engaging for your child as possible! Please be patient as I work out how to do this. I am always open to feedback!! I can't wait to meet all my new students and their families! I hope you will be able to attend our virtual meet and greet on Tuesday evening.
Our class this year will look much less like last spring's Remote Learning 1.0 (where students could log on at any time to do their pushed-out work), and much more like our regular school day. Your child will be expected to be "in attendance" from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM every day. Instruction will be live, via ZOOM, and at times your child may be working independently while I work with small groups - just like when we are in the building. I will be teaching live all day, with either the whole class or small groups, so will not be available for parent interaction until 2:30. There are no longer "optional" activities, as your child is expected to do all assigned work, including Specials. If your child is absent, please contact me on SeeSaw, and I will have make-up work ready for the next day, and go over it with your child at 2:30, so that it may be completed as homework after school that day. I do not plan to record our ZOOM meetings.
Please check out the "Meet Mrs. Wendy Williams-Foley" link on the left to learn more about me.
Our Daily Schedule:
- 8:30-9:00 Morning Meeting (Second step, Digital Citizenship, Team Building, PBIS)
- 9:00-9:30 Science or Social Studies
- 9:30-10:00 Special: PE every day!
- 10:00-10:30 Special: M=Art, T=STEM (PLTW), W=Music, TH=Music, F=STEM (PLTW)
- 10:30-11:30 Math (lesson followed by independent work time)
- 11:30-12:30 Lunch and Recess/Break
- 12:30-2:00 English Language Arts: Reading, Writing, Grammar, Groups (some independent work)
- 2:00-2:30 Intervention/Enrichment Groups (most will be doing independent work)
At 2:30-3:00, I will have time for meeting with parents or students, attending 2nd grade team meetings, attending trainings or professional development, etc.My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the Seesaw app to communicate to me directly. I will be checking Seesaw daily. I will send my all class communication information through that management system. Please join Seesaw as soon as possible. I prefer this method of communication because I receive so many emails a day, which makes it easy to miss occassionally.
Degrees and Certifications:
Hello! My name is Wendy Williams-Foley, and I have been teaching for 23 years. I have taught Junior High Mathematics, 3rd grade, 4th grade and 5th grade. I received my Bachelors Degree at Illinois State University and my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at National-Louis University. My son, Michael, is a senior this year. Boy does time fly by! We enjoy playing sports with Michael or just spending time together. Along with my son, we have a yellow lab, Sandy Yellow Williams. My husband and I are extremely busy on the weekends watching Michael play basketball, soccer or baseball, depending on the season. My hobbies include reading, hiking, painting, crafts, movies, biking, volleyball, and traveling with my family whenever we have free time.