Miss Rinkenbaugh Biography

Welcome! I am excited to begin my first year of teaching at St. Thomas Aquinas. It is a great school and I am very grateful to be a part of it. I grew up in Wichita and attended St. Thomas and Kapaun Mt. Carmel. In May of 2016, I graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  I am so excited to be able to teach along side some of my former teachers who have inspired me. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, crafting, and playing board games.

I am looking forward to a great school year in 2nd grade!

Week of March 27th, 2017

I hope you all had a fun and relaxing spring break! 



We will finish our Stations of the Cross Books and move on to Chapter 10.


Our story this week From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons. Our focus will be text & graphic features, using context, irregular action verbs, and words with au  aw  ai  o and a.


 Our next spelling pre-test will be March 27th and if they get 100%, they will be responsible for list 2 on Friday, March 31st. Spelling Menus are due of Friday.


We will be adding and subtracting money this week. A new practice packet was sent home if you wish to use it for practice.

Each second grader is expected to do a minimum of 30 minutes per week on Math Fluency. Hopefully you will find this tool helpful in making second grade standards. 

Social Science/Science  

We will continue our study of landforms. Projects are due on Wednesday.


March 10 End of Third Quarter (Please look at your child's report on line.)

March 20 - 24 Spring Break

March 29 Spring Pictures

March 31 Community Family Day