About Teacher



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts - Anthropology Masters in Education ESL Certification Gifted Talented Certification

Mrs. Tracy McDonald

Welcome to a new year in 2nd grade! What a year this will be as we all learning new things in new ways.

Let me tell you about myself. I am a native of San Antonio and I have been a Northern Hills Bronco since 2005. I taught fourth grade for 11 years, third grade for four years, and this will be my first time teaching second grade. I went to college at both American University in Washington, D.C. and Concordia University in Austin. 

My favorite subject to teach is math. I love reading fiction and fostering english bulldogs. I am also a good cook and known for my blueberry pies. I have three children who are grown up now and living in San Antonio, Chicago and Austin. Mr. McDonald is a professional photographer for a company here in San Antonio. We like to travel, especially to Ireland, where we lived for 10 years.

I am really excited about second grade this year. We will be setting sail for a fantastic adventure.

Classroom News

Class Schedule

  • 2nd Grade Online/In Class Schedule


    7:40-7:45 Announcements

    7:45-8:00 Morning Meeting

    8:00-8:25 Number Talks/Problem Solving

    8:25-9:15 Specials

    9:15-9:30 Math Mini Lesson

    9:30-10:30 Math Small Groups/Independent Practice

    10:30-11:00 Phonics

    11:00-11:20 Recess for all classes

    11:20-11:50 Lunch

    11:50-12:15 Social Studies

    11:45-12:15 Lunch

    12:15-12:25 Read Aloud

    12:25-12:40 Reading - Whole Group Lesson

    12:40-1:25 Small Groups/Independent Practice

    1:25-2:10 Writing

    2:10-2:55 Science

    2:55 Dismissal

    3:00-3:30 Office Hours (during online instruction time)