April 15-18

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What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 217 this week:

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Academics

ELA: Class Novel: Because of Winn Dixie by: Kate DiCamillo; dissecting vocabulary, fractured fairytales,  REVIEW

Math: REVIEW

Science:  Weather, Earth Day

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Students of the week:

Soleil and Aiden

Thank you for being LEADERS and ORGANIZED this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 4/19: Student/teacher holiday
  • 4/22: i-Ready Math Testing 1:30-2:30
  • 4/24: Interims
  • 4/26: Mystery Reader – Allison Ryan
  • 5/6-9:  SWIM WEEK!
  • 5/10:  Mystery Reader – Sasha Unwalla
  • 5/16:  Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
  • 5/20:  Mega Party
  • 5/21:  Million Word Party!   Congrats to Anastasia, Luca, Amelie, Soleil, Tati, and Abby!
  • 5/21:  A.R. ice cream paty
  • 5/22:  Variety Show
  • 5/22:  Class superlatives and end-of-year lunch – MORE INFO TO COME!  Please join us!
  • 5/24:  Last day for students – report cards on HAC!

Reminders:

  • i-Ready Reading testing continues next week! Please make sure your child is rested and prepared to do their best. We got this!

  • Don’t forget to return the SWIM FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIPS!  If your child does not want to attend, please let me know via email.  
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April 8 – 12

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Thank you to Katelyn’s mom, Mrs. Megan, for being our mystery reader this week!  We enjoyed hearing “The Princess and the White Bear King”  by Tanya Batt!  We are so glad everyone lived HAPPILY EVER AFTER!

This week we focused on the fairytale – “The Emperors New Clothes.” We compared and contrasted the original to the fractured fairytales “The Emperor Penguins New Clothes” and the “Principal’s New Clothes” that Mrs. Garman graciously read to us!

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 217 this week:

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Academics

ELA: Class Novel: James and the Giant Peach by: Roald Dahl; dissecting vocabulary, fractured fairytales,  REVIEW

Writing: persuasive pieces with VALID reasons

Math: REVIEW

Science:  Pushes and Pulls

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Students of the week:

Kolton and Gianna

Thank you for being goal-oriented and optimistic this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 4/18: i-Ready Math Testing 9:45-10:45
  • 4/19: Student/teacher holiday
  • 4/22: i-Ready Math Testing 1:30-2:30
  • 4/24: Interims
  • 4/26: Mystery Reader – Allison Ryan
  • 5/6-9:  SWIM WEEK!
  • 5/10:  Mystery Reader – Sasha Unwalla
  • 5/16:  Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
  • 5/20:  Mega Party
  • 5/21:  Million Word Party!   Congrats to Anastasia, Luca, Amelie, Soleil, Tati, and Abby!
  • 5/21:  A.R. ice cream paty
  • 5/22:  Variety Show
  • 5/22:  Class superlatives and end-of-year lunch – MORE INFO TO COME!  Please join us!
  • 5/24:  Last day for students – report cards on HAC!

Reminders:

  • i-Ready Reading testing continues next week! Please make sure your child is rested and prepared to do their best. We got this!

  • Don’t forget to return the SWIM FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIPS!  If your child does not want to attend, please let me know via email.  
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April 1 – 5

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We had a great time at the lighthouse! We live in a BEAUTIFUL town!

Thank you to Abby’s mom for reading us the book she wrote, “Auggie and the Lighthouse!” and bringing a copy for each student. It was WAY cool to hear about the publishing process to write a book!

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 217 this week:

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Academics

ELA: Class Novel: Turtle in Paradise by: Jennifer Holm; comparing and contrasting similar texts, REVIEW

Writing: persuasive texts

Math: REVIEW

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Students of the week:

Kaia and Anastasia

Thank you for having integrity and having a great sense of humor this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 4/8: i-Ready Reading Testing
  • 4/10: i-Ready Reading Testing
  • 4/11: Mystery Reader – Megan Matos
  • 4/18: i-Ready Math Testing 9:45-10:45
  • 4/19: Student/teacher holiday
  • 4/22: i-Ready Math Testing 1:30-2:30
  • 4/24: Interims
  • 4/26: Mystery Reader – Allison Ryan

Reminders:

  • i-Ready Reading testing begins next week! Please make sure your child is rested and prepared to do their best. We got this!

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April 25 – 29

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Happy Spring!  We discovered some precious baby grasshoppers at recess this week!

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March Madness Math Challenge!  Children were grouped in pairs to calculate the final score of NCAA teams given the a certain number of free throws, 2-pointers, and 3-pointers!

 

Thank you to Colvin’s mom, Ms. Dunn, for being our Mystery Reader today!  We enjoyed listening to “The Bad Seed” by Jory John and hearing all about your job and favorite books at the Southeast Branch Library!  

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 217 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Class Novel:  Turtle in Paradise by: Jennifer Holm; rhythm and meaning in poems and songs, contractions

Writing: Narratives

Math:  brain teasers and multi-step problems

Science:  scientific carrers

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Students of the week:

Kai and Gianna

Thank you for cooperating and showing self-discipline week!

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Important Dates:

  • 3/29:  Report Cards on HAC!
  • 4/2:  Lighthouse Field Trip – 1:30 – 2:30
  • 4/8:  i-Ready Reading Testing 1:30-2:30
  • 4/10:  i-Ready Reading Testing 9:45-10:45
  • 4/11:  Mystery Reader – Megan Matos
  • 4/18:  i-Ready Math Testing 9:45-10:45
  • 4/19:  Student/teacher holiday
  • 4/22:  i-Ready Math Testing 1:30-2:30
  • 4/24:  Interims
  • 4/26:  Mystery Reader – Allison Ryan

Reminders:

  • Field trip to the lighthouse is Tuesday!  Please make sure your child wears comfortable shoes!  If you will be joining us, please meet us at the Lighthouse 1:30!  🙂

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March 11 – 14

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Happy birthday to Aiden!  

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 217 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Class Novel:  The BFG by: Roald Dahl; multiple meaning words with vocabulary, suffixes -ible and able

Writing: POETRY

Math:  REVIEW

Science:  Life Cycles

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Students of the week:

Colvin and Katelyn

Thank you for being honest and fair this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 3/15:  Teacher Planning Day – Student Holiday
  • 3/18-22:  SPRING BREAK!
  • 3/28:  PTAO Meeting – 8:35 am
  • 3/29:  Mystery Reader – Minnie Dunn
  • 3/29:  Report Cards on HAC!
  • 4/2:  Lighthouse Field Trip – 1:30 – 2:30
  • 4/8:  i-Ready Reading Testing 1:30-2:30
  • 4/10:  i-Ready Reading Testing 9:45-10:45
  • 4/11:  Mystery Reader – Megan Matos
  • 4/18:  i-Ready Math Testing 9:45-10:45
  • 4/19:  Student/teacher holiday
  • 4/22:  i-Ready Math Testing 1:30-2:30
  • 4/24:  Interims
  • 4/26:  Mystery Reader – Allison Ryan

Reminders:

  • Have a great spring break!  Come back rested and restored to tackle the FOURTH AND FINAL QUARTER OF SECOND GRADE!  Finish STRONG!  🙂

 

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March 4 – March 8

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Our culminating activity for “How to eat fried Worms” by Thomas Rockwell was eating  (gummy!) worms!  We have quite a few actors in our room!  Ha! 

   

A special thank you to Mrs. Chaconas for FRYING the worms to give us a true, crunchy (EW!) experience.  The kids LOVED it.  🙂

Table Top Tuesday!  Children chose a student in the room and wrote something they noticed about their character on their desk with a dry erase marker.  This was an encouraging way to begin our day!

Thank you to Gia’s mom, Mrs. Ashley, for being our Mysery Reader today!  We enjoyed comparing the orginal Goldilocks and the 3 Bears to Goldilocks and the 3 Dinosaurs!  The children also got a huge kick out of your hysterical story of the REAL owl in your kitchen!  🙂

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 217 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Class Novel:  The Giraffe, the Pelly, and Me by: Roald Dahl; multiple meaning words with vocabulary, adjectives

Writing: POETRY

Math:  Fractions

Science:  Life Cycles

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Students of the week:

Luca and Gia

Thank you for being sincere and cooperative this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 3/11:  Class book fair preview – 1:00-1:30
  • 3/13:  A.R. Party!  Kickball and donuts!  How close is your child to meeting their goal?
  • 3/14:  3rd quarter ends!  FIELD DAY!  12:00-1:00 (meet us on the field!)
  • 3/15:  Teacher Planning Day – Student Holiday
  • 3/18-22:  SPRING BREAK!
  • 3/29:  Mystery Reader – Minnie Dunn
  • 3/29:  Report Cards on HAC!

Reminders:

  • Any parent volunteers willing to bring in a cool snack for the class to eat or drink after field day?  I was thinking watermelon, popsicles, and water?  Email me if you are able to donate!

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February 25 – March 1

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What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 217 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Class Novel:  How to Eat Fried Worms by: Thomas Rockwell; using illustrations to better understand characters, plots, and settings; spelling words with -er endings

Writing: POETRY

Math:  Fractions

Science:  Life Cycles

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Students of the week:

Ameilie and Dimitrios

Thank you for being ambitious and problem-solvers this week! 🙂

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Important Dates:

  • 3/5:  Music in our schools (parents meet outside of the Music Room door)- 12:10-12:50
  • 3/5:  SAC meeting at 3:00
  • 3/8:  Mystery Reader – Ashley Samora
  • 3/11:  Class book fair preview – 1:00-1:30
  • 3/13:  A.R. Party!  Kickball and donuts!  How close is your child to meeting their goal?
  • 3/14:  3rd quarter ends!  FIELD DAY!  12:00-1:00 (meet us on the field!)
  • 3/15:  Teacher Planning Day – Student Holiday
  • 3/18-22:  SPRING BREAK!
  • 3/29:  Mystery Reader – Minnie Dunn
  • 3/29:  Report Cards on HAC!

Reminders:

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February 19 – 22

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Thank you to Anastasia Mosquito Control for teaching us all about mosquitos and their life cycle!

Checking out the 5th Grade Science Fair Projects!  We had some proud siblings in our room! 🙂  I can’t wait to see what these 2nd graders come up with in a few years!  It will be here before we know it!

Thank you to Cash’s grandmother, Ms. S, for being our Mystery Reader this week!  We enjoyed listening to  “Abiyoyo” and “Abiyoyo Returns” by Pete Seeger!  Never underestimate the POWER of a musical instrument!  

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 217 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Class Novel:  The Hundred Dresses by: Eleanor Estes; dissecting vocabulary, spelling words with the SCHWA sound

Writing: friendly letter writing – with a focus on ADDRESSES

Math:  Data

Science:  Life Cycles

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Students of the week:

Tati and Soleil

Thank you for being DETERMINED and KIND this week! 🙂

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Important Dates:

  • 3/5:  Music in our schools (parents meet outside of the Music Room door)- 12:10-12:50
  • 3/5:  SAC meeting at 3:00
  • 3/8:  Mystery Reader – Ashley Samora
  • 3/11:  Class book fair preview – 1:00-1:30
  • 3/13:  A.R. Party!  Kickball and donuts!  How close is your child to meeting their goal?
  • 3/14:  3rd quarter ends!  FIELD DAY!  12:00-1:00
  • 3/15:  Teacher Planning Day – Student Holiday
  • 3/18-22:  SPRING BREAK!
  • 3/29:  Mystery Reader – Minnie Dunn
  • 3/29:  Report Cards on HAC!

Reminders:

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February 11 – 14

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Happy Birthday to Dimitrios and Colvin this week! 🙂

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day!  Thank you to ALL parents for the delcious treats and v-day prizes!  We had a great day!  

 

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 217 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Class Novel:  The Mushy Gushy Valentine by:  Barbara Park; using context clues to decipher new vocabulary, SCHWA sound in reading and writing

Writing: friendly letter writing – with  focus on PUNCTUATION

Math:  Data

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Students of the week:

Emma and Aiden

Thank you for being responsible and thoughtful this week! 🙂

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Important Dates:

  • 2/15:  Teacher in-service day, student holiday
  • 2/18:  Presidents Day – Student/teacher holiday
  • 2/21:  PTAO Meeting at 6:00 pm, STEM NIGHT!  Come see me!
  • 2/22:  Mystery Reader:  Donna Swan

Reminders:

  • Save the date!  2nd Grade Swim Week – May 6 – 9 (make-up date May 10)

  • Don’t forget to fill out the SAC survey!
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February 4 – 8

 

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Bravo!  Bravo!  Bravo!  Student’s did an OUTSTANDING job presenting their biography projects today!  I am so impressed with these SECOND graders!  

 

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Happy Lunar New Year!  Thank you to Ms. Sasha for the informative YOGA lesson!  Each student received an ORANGE for GOOD LUCK in the New Year!

What LEARNING and GROWING went on in room 217 this week:

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Academics

ELA:  Class Novel:  Cam Jansen and the Valentine Baby Mystery by:  David Adler; the use of alliteration and repetition in reading/writing, syllables

Writing: friendly letter writing

Math:  Data

Science:  The Human Body

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Students of the week:

Cash and Abby

Thank you for being adaptable and considerate this week! 🙂

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Important Dates:

  • 2/8:  BIOGRAPHY RESEARCH REPORT DUE
  • 2/13:  Non-food items due for V-Day Celebration
  • 2/14:  Whitney Lab traveling zoo, send in V-day cards!
  • 2/15:  Teacher in-service day, student holiday
  • 2/18:  Presidents Day – Student/teacher holiday
  • 2/21:  PTAO Meeting at 6:00 pm, STEM NIGHT!  Come see me!
  • 2/22:  Mystery Reader:  Donna Swan

Reminders:

  • Save the date!  2nd Grade Swim Week – May 6 – 9 (make-up date May 10)

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