Blue, Karen

Blue, Karen

Welcome to Mrs. Blue's Webpage

My favorite pastime is me and my bike. It's a 2014 Harley Soft Tail Slim.
Welcome to my webpage! Let me tell you a little about myself. This is my ninteenth year in the classroom. The first eleven years I spent working as an instructional aide in a third grade classroom. After that, I was given the opportunity to return to college. I completed a dual major in education from Northern Arizona University. I am excited about having your child in my room and look forward to working with you to make this a successful year in second grade.
What are we doing this week?
The week March 12 -16, 2018  

Good Morning!

This is the weekly email to parents for the week of March 12 - 16, 2018.

Please Note: Mesquite is selling chocolate candy bars for $1.00 each. There are 60 bars to a box. This is being done as a technology fundraiser. If any of my parents are willing to take a box and sell the candy, please let me know. Thank you in advance!

Please Note: Mesquite has a Facebook page. Please go there to see what is posted about our school. Click like and follow us on Facebook.

In math, the standards are fluently add and subtract within 20. Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members. Last, demonstrate understanding of addition and subtraction within 1,000 connecting objects or drawings to strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition/subtraction. Relate the strategy to a written form. These go for one week.

In reading, we will compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story. Compare and contrast important points in two texts of the same topic. These standards will go for four weeks.

In Science, we will use the scientific process to conduct experiments.

Please have your child continue to practice addition facts 1 through 20. Flash cards work great. If you don’t have flash cards, they can be easily made.

Please make sure your child is reading every day for 15 – 20 minutes. To help with reading comprehension and fluency, ask your child questions about what they are reading. For example, who are the characters, what/where is the setting, is there a problem in the story and if so, what is the problem and how does the problem get resolved. Another good comprehension skill is to ask your child to summarize what they just read. When we summarize we tell only the most important details in our own words.

Upcoming Dates:

March 13 – Report cards go home

March 15 – Band concert at Crane Middle School

March 16 – Spring pictures

March 20 – Spring Concert 4th – 6th graders at 7:00 pm

March 22 -  AR Assembly

March 22 – Chuck E. Cheese fundraiser 3-9 pm

Mrs. Blue

Second Grade Teacher

Mesquite Elementary School




New Discoveries


Please have your child study math facts and read every day for at least 15 - 20 minutes every day. To help your child with reading comprehension, have your child summarize every page or paragraph. Ask your child questions, such as, who are the characters, what/where is the setting, talk about the plot of the story, ask if they think there is a problem and if so how do they think the problem will be resolved or how was the problem resolved. Please check your child's homework folder/backpack every day.

Assignment Downloads

Websites for Reading and Math Practice

The following are websites you and your child can access at home to practice reading and math skills previously learned. I hope you enjoy them!
AR (Accelerated Reader)
Brain Pop and Brain Pop Jr. com 
View text-based website