September 10 – 14

 

Emma caught a lizard!

Hard at work in reading and writing!Leaping into Friday like…….

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

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Academics

ELA:  Class Novel:  Began Gooney Bird Green by  Lois Lowry,  Text features – captions, sub-headings, and bold print, long e vowel patterns, formal and informal language, adjective and adverbs

Writing:  Fictional writing with silly sentences

Math:  Adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers

Social Studies:  the history of calendars

Science:  Different soils and their properties

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Students of the week:

Kaia and Aiden

Thank you for being enthusiastic and courteous this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 9/12:  Interims go home
  • 9/18:  Boosterthon kick-off
  • 9/20:  student pictures
  • 10/12: 1st quarter ends
  • 10/15:  No school – teacher planning day
  • 10/26:  Parade of characters – 8:45 am – meet us at the bus loop!
  • 10/26:  Fall Festival – 5:30-7:30

Reminders:

  • Please sign and return progress report envelopes – thank you!
  • Don’t forget to wear your RB Hunt shirt or red on Friday!
  • Scholastic book orders due by September 15th.  Class code:  mbcqn
  • Classroom Need:  Eraser tops or pink erasers!  Thank you!
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September 4 – 7

Happy Girls 🙂

 

Math centers this week practicing place value, fluency, and STRATEGIES!

Intense, strategizing faces during teacher-time work!  These kids are mathematicans!

Students are having a BLAST learning about rocks, minerals, and GEODES!

HAPPY CLASS – 100% school spirit! YAY!

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

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Academics

ELA:  Class Novel:  Horrible Harry and the Triple Revenge by Suze Kline – completed and took AR test,  Character point-of-view and dialogue, homophones

Writing:  Narrative writing about friends

Math:  Place value to 1,000

Social Studies:  rules/responsibilities and UNICEF

Science:  Rocks and Minerals

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Students of the week:

Amelie and Dimitrios

Thank you for being a leader this week and being showing perseverance!

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Important Dates:

  • 9/12:  Interims go home
  • 9/18:  Boosterthon kick-off
  • 9/20:  student pictures
  • 10/12: 1st quarter ends
  • 10/15:  No school – teacher planning day
  • 10/26:  Parade of characters – 8:45 am – meet us at the bus loop!
  • 10/26:  Fall Festival – 5:30-7:30

Reminders:

  • Don’t forget to wear your RB Hunt shirt or red on Friday!
  • If interested, return form and $30 check for Paint-a-Tile
  • Scholastic book orders due by September 15th.  Class code:  mbcqn
  • Classroom Need:  Eraser tops or pink erasers!  Thank you!
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August 27 – 31

The race is ON!  The results are in… Amelie is the fastest girl in our class and Colvin is our fastest boy!  We will check again halfway through the year to see if anyone catches up!

 

Congratulations to this RAVENOUS READER who received a popsicle for earning OVER 50 AR points!  GO TATI, GO!

 

Using the Scientific Method to determine if food coloring will move faster through cold or warm water!  We are practicing being good scientists and questioning EVERYTHING!

 

Happy 7th birthday, Kolton!

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

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Academics

ELA:  Class Novel:  Horrible Harry takes the cake by Suze Kline – completed and took AR test,  describing characters, short/long vowel patterns

Writing:  made a list of ideas to write about, “It happened to me” story….

Math:  Chapter 1 Math test, began Chapter 2 – Numbers to 1,000

Social Studies:  Being a good citizen

Science:  How do you solve a problem?  The Scientific Method

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Students of the week:

Anastasia and Cash

Thank you for having a growth mindset and being eager to learn!

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Important Dates:

  • 9/3:  Labor Day – No school
  • 9/12:  Interims go home
  • 9/18:  Boosterthon kick-off
  • 9/20:  student pictures
  • 10/12: 1st quarter ends
  • 10/15:  No school – teacher planning day
  • 10/26:  Parade of characters – 8:45 am – meet us at the bus loop!
  • 10/26:  Fall Festival – 5:30-7:30

Reminders:

  • Don’t forget to wear your RB Hunt shirt or red on Friday!
  • If interested, return form and $30 check for Paint-a-Tile
  • Please go over Chapter 1 Math test and Independent Practice – “Stone Soup” with your child!
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August 20 – 24

Sketching inspiration for our writing from our surroundings!

Scientific tools at work!

 

Practicing asking/answering questions with partner reading!

 

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

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Academics

ELA:  Class Novel:  Horrible Harry and the Goog by Suze Kline – completed and took AR test, asking/answering questions, short long vowel patterns

Writing:  sketching, gaining inspiration for topics

Math:  Base-10, expanded form, hundreds chart patterns

Social Studies:  Florida on a map

Science:  Scientific Tools

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Students of the week:

Abby and Luca

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

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Important Dates:

  • 9/3:  Labor Day – No school
  • 9/12:  Interims go home
  • 9/18:  Boosterthon kick-off
  • 9/20:  student pictures
  • 10/12: 1st quarter ends
  • 10/15:  No school – teacher planning day
  • 10/26:  Parade of characters – 8:45 am – meet us at the bus loop!
  • 10/26:  Fall Festival – 5:30-7:30

Reminders:

  • Don’t forget to wear your RB Hunt shirt or red on Friday!
  • If interested, return form and $30 check for Paint-a-Tile
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August 13-17

GO BRAZIL!! 🙂

We learned A LOT about our classmates this week!

Number Sense with 100’s charts

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

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Academics

ELA:  Daily 5 center rotation group training, asking/answering questions, short/long vowels

Writing:  Narrative writing – My Summer

Math:  Number Concepts

Social Studies:  Community

Science:  Inquiry Skills

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Students of the week:

Liam and Soleil

Thank you for being good listeners and hard workers this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 8/24:  Volunteer Welcome Back Breakfast – please RSVP with Laura at the front desk!
  • 9/3:  Labor Day – No school
  • 9/12:  Interims go home
  • 9/18:  Boosterthon kick-off
  • 9/20:  student pictures
  • 10/12: 1st quarter ends
  • 10/15:  No school – teacher planning day
  • 10/26:  Parade of characters – 8:45 am – meet us at the bus loop!
  • 10/26:  Fall Festival – 5:30-7:30

Reminders:

  • Please remember to turn in red, yellow, and green pocket folders!
  • Math homework is due the following day it is given (unless there are special circumstances… write a note!) and Reading Logs are due the following Monday.  For the back side of the reading log, students may write about their FAVORITE book from the week or novel they are currently reading.  There is never homework on Fridays.  Enjoy your time with family.  🙂
  • All graded/checked work will go home on Fridays.
  • Don’t forget to wear your RB Hunt shirt or red on Friday!
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Great 1st day!

We had a great 1st day of 2nd Grade!

 

A few reminders:

  • Pack a healthy snack for your child daily
  • Water bottles are permitted on desks
  • Send in any necessary paperwork (reminders went home in red folders today)
  • If you do not have a library bag from last year, please send $1 in an envelope clearly labeled “Ms. Gorick library bag $1” so they can receive a new one.
  • Don’t forget to send in the additional supplies listed on the flipbook sent home at Meet-the-Teacher.  These items include: 1 red, 1 yellow, and 1 green pocket folders, 4 additional glue sticks, 2 highlighters, 2 red pens.
  • Scholastic orders are due by September 1st.  My teacher code to order online is MCBQN.

Have a great weekend!  Rest up and be prepared for our first full week together!  Thank you for sharing your precious children with me!

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Meet Ms. Jarocki!

Hello! My name is Maria Jarocki and I  am currently in my last semester at Flagler College studying Elementary Education. I am thrilled to be a part of this class this semester as your child’s student teacher.  I am very honored to be completing my internship with Mrs. Saxon at such a great school. I am looking forward to implement the skills I have learned at Flagler in the classroom. During my years at Flagler, I have been a part of several organizations and clubs that have helped shape my character and increase my passion for teaching. I have completed over 150 hours of student teaching in different schools and those experiences helped me become who I am as a teacher.  A little bit about myself… I was born in Recife, Brazil and lived there until heading abroad for college. I come from a family-oriented home, and I believe that showing daily support and love for each other is what makes us surround ourselves with positivity and motivation! I value time with family and friends and will do everything to make my students succeed and thrive inside and outside of my classroom! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your child’s education.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ms. Jarocki

 

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Welcome to 2nd Grade and the 2018-2019 school year!

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Homework
Please check your child’s planner every day.  He/she will be expected to read a  minimum of 20 minutes per night.  There will occasionally be additional homework assignments, but THE MOST IMPORTANT habit your child can develop for academic success is to set aside a consistent time for independent reading every day.  They should have a book on their level from our Media Center at all times.  Once they have finished reading it, they will be expected to take the AR quiz before checking out another book.  If your child is absent, please call the school or email me, so I can prepare their make-up assignments.
When he/she asks, “Why can’t I skip my 20 minutes of reading tonight?”, please consider the following –
Student A reads 20 minutes, five nights of every week;
Student B reads only 4 minutes a night…or not at all!
Step 1:  Multiply minutes a night X 5 times each week.
Student A reads 20 min. X 5 times a week = 100 minutes minutes a week;
Student B reads 4 min. X 5 times a week = 20 minutes.
Step 2:  Multiply minutes a week X 4 times each month.
Student A reads 400 minutes a month;
Student B reads 80 minutes a month.
Step 3:  Multiply minutes a month X 9 months.
Student A reads 3,600 minutes in a school year;
Student B reads 720 min. in a school year.
Student A practices reading the equivalent of 10 whole school days a year.
Student B gets the equivalent of only 2 school days of reading practice.
By the end of 6th grade if Student A and Student B maintain these same reading habits, Student A will have read the equivalent of 60 whole school days, while Student B will have read the equivalent of only 12 school days.  One would expect the gap of information retained will have widened considerably and so, undoubtedly, will school performance.  How do you think Student B will feel about him/herself as a student?
Some questions to ponder:
Which student would you expect to read better?
Which student would you expect to know more?
Which student would you expect to write better?
Which student would you expect to have a better vocabulary?
Which student would you expect to be more successful in school…and in life?
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Homework for Life

Find something useful to do for someone else.

Find something to admire in someone you don’t like.

Find something to celebrate, to laugh about.
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So long, farewell, until we meet again….

 

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What a year!   You are such a talented, respectful group of students – collectively and individually.  I have LOVED being your teacher!  I know you will continue to read, write, and solve problems every day, because you have internalized the value of learning.  I expect to continue hearing GREAT things about all 18 of you in the future.  Have a fun summer!  I’m already looking forward to seeing your smiling faces return to R.B Hunt in August!  It will be here before we know it!  Love you all!

 

 

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May 14 – 18

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Thank you to Mr. Holleran, Jameson’s Dad for being our mystery reader today!  We enjoyed reading Ada Twist, Scientist! We were encouraged to question EVERYTHING like Ada!  🙂

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

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Academics

ELA:   Lesson 4 wordly wise vocab, continued reading Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamilo

Writing:  letter writings to incoming 2nd graders

Math:  Soduko!  Logic Problems!  Balanced Equations!  Fast Math!

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Students of the week:

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That’s a wrap!

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Important Dates:

  • 5/21:  Mega Party – Please make sure your child wears shorts and tennis shoes!
  • 5/22:  A.R Celebration
  • 5/23:  End of the Year Get-together and Superlatives – 11:00-12:00 – parents are welcome to join!
  • 5/24:  students released 1 hour early, report cards go home
  • LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL THEMED DAYS:
  • Monday, 5/21:  Game Day – bring in your favorite board game to share!
  • Tuesday 5/22:  Snuggle up with a good book:  Bring in a stuffed animal and beach towel to read outside!
  • Wednesday 5/23:  Class celebration
  • Thursday 5/24:  Last day – Movie Day! (Students are released 1 hour early)

Reminders:

  • If you haven’t returned your library books or paid your fines, please do so ASAP!
  • Testing results for i-Ready and STAR Reading will be sent home with the report card.  🙂
  • *No homework will be going home next week.  I encourage your children to get a head start on the 2018-2019 SSYRA novels!  I want to see every student I taught in 2nd grade on Ms. Gorick’s bulletin board next year for reading all 2018-2019 SSYRA books! 

 

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