August 12 – 16

I am so PUMPED for this year with an INCREDIBLE group of students!  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all.  

Practicing our interivew skills to get to know our new classmates and taking A.R tests! 🙂

Using a blank 100’s chart to find number patterns and practice fluency

We enjoyed learning more about eachother by displaying and talking about our brown bag items on the ELMO!  

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

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Academics

ELA:  asking/answering questions

Writing:  Narrative writing – My Summer, making a list on ways to show kindness

Math:  Number Concepts, doubles, fact fluency

Social Studies:  Community

Students of the week:

…..NEXT WEEK!

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Important Dates:

  • 8/29:  Volunteer Welcome Back Breakfast – please RSVP with Laura at the front desk!
  • 9/2:  Labor Day – No school
  • 9/10:  Interims go home
  • 9/12:  PTAO meeting – 6:00 pm
  • 9/17:  Boosterthon kick-off
  • 9/26:  FUNDRUN
  • 9/20:  student pictures
  • 10/11: 1st quarter ends
  • 10/14:  No school – teacher planning day
  • 10/25:  Parade of characters – 8:45 am – meet us at the bus loop!
  • 10/25:  Fall Festival – 5:30-7:30
  • 10/29:  Report cards on HAC

Reminders:

  • Math homework is due the following day it is given (unless there are special circumstances… write a note.) Weekly Reading Logs will begin next week and 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!
  • Don’t forget to send in a healthy snack for your child daily!  🙂
  • Water bottles are permitted on their desks – water only.
  • Turn in summer reading logs ASAP!
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Welcome to 2nd Grade!

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Meet the teacher – August 9th 8:00 – 11:00!  I can’t wait to see all your beautiful faces!
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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!

 

P.S.  Please “unsubscribe” from my site so you don’t continue to receive updates next year! 🙂

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May 13 – 17

We enjoyed visiting Mrs. Welu’s class for an “Author Share” this week! 🙂  

Thank you for all the love, support, and gifts during teacher appreciation week!

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Happy (summer!) birthday, Kaia! 

 

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

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Academics

ELA: vocab, context clues, REVIEW

Writing:  Narratives

Math: REVIEW

Science:  Marine life

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Students of the week:

Gia and Cash

Thank you for being humble and thoughtful this week! 🙂

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Important Dates:

May 20th– Mega Party/Book and Beach Towel Day – Please wear socks!

May 21st– Mega Party Rain Date/AR Party

May 22nd– Variety Show/Class Celebration

May 23rd– Game Day – Send in a fun game to play!  No electronics!

May 24th– Movie Day – EARLY RELEASE –  Report Cards on HAC!

Reminders:

*Don’t forget to send in $3 for pizza!*

*No math homework will be going home for the remainder of the year.  Please continue to read daily!*

LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL:

May 20th– Mega Party/Book and Beach Towel Day

     Book/Beach Towel Day!    We will be spending time reading in and out of class on Monday, May 20th. Students are allowed to bring in (with your permission) books from home. Please allow them to also bring in a beach towel as we will be outside reading too!

May 21st– Mega Party Rain Date/AR Party

May 22nd– Variety Show/Class Celebration

Meet in our classroom at 11:00 for superlatives and then we will have a celebration lunch!  It has been a GREAT year!  I am sad to see it end.  

May 23rd– Game Day – Send in a fun game to play!  No electronics!

   Game Day!  We will be having game day in class Thursday, May 23rd. Students are allowed to bring in board games (Monopoly, Candy Land, checkers, puzzles, etc.) to school. Please do not allow your child to bring in any electronic games.

May 24th– Movie Day

         Movie Day!   On Friday, May 24th, our final day of Second Grade we will be watching some of the students’ favorite movies. Students are allowed to bring in any Rated G movie. It must be Rated G! You may send in either a tape or a DVD.

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May 6 – 10

Swim Fun!

Thanks to our Mystery Reader, Mrs. Sasha, for reading “One” by Kathryn Otoshi, “The Sandwich Shop” by Queen Rania, and “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein!  They each had great social/emotional lessons!  We are so grateful!  

Happy Mother’s Day to our fabulous mamas!  You guys are ROCKSTARS.  🙂

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

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Academics

ELA: Fractured Fairytales

Writing:  Narratives

Math: brain teasers

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Students of the week:

Colvin and Gianna

Thank you for being productive and responsible this week!

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Important Dates:

May 20th– Mega Party/Book and Beach Towel Day

May 21st– Mega Party Rain Date/AR Party

May 22nd– Variety Show/Class Celebration

May 23rd– Game Day – Send in a fun game to play!  No electronics!

May 24th– Movie Day – Report Cards on HAC!

Reminders:

*Don’t forget to send in $3 for pizza!*

*No math homework will be going home for the remainder of the year.  Please continue to read daily!*

LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL:

May 20th– Mega Party/Book and Beach Towel Day

     Book/Beach Towel Day!    We will be spending time reading in and out of class on Monday, May 20th. Students are allowed to bring in (with your permission) books from home. Please allow them to also bring in a beach towel as we will be outside reading too!

May 21st– Mega Party Rain Date/AR Party

May 22nd– Variety Show/Class Celebration

Meet in our classroom at 11:00 for superlatives and then we will have a celebration lunch!  It has been a GREAT year!  I am sad to see it end.  

May 23rd– Game Day – Send in a fun game to play!  No electronics!

   Game Day!  We will be having game day in class Thursday, May 23rd. Students are allowed to bring in board games (Monopoly, Candy Land, checkers, puzzles, etc.) to school. Please do not allow your child to bring in any electronic games.

May 24th– Movie Day

         Movie Day!   On Friday, May 24th, our final day of Second Grade we will be watching some of the students’ favorite movies. Students are allowed to bring in any Rated G movie. It must be Rated G! You may send in either a tape or a DVD.

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April 29 – May 3

Happy 8th birthday to Emma!  Let’s SHELL-abrate!Place value math games going into the MILLIONS!  

Thank you so much to Kaia’s mom for teaching us all about writing and producing!  We learned so much about your cool job!

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

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Academics

ELA: Class Novel: Double Dog Dare by: Lisa Graff; dissecting vocabulary, fractured fairytales

Writing:  Opinion Pieces

Math: brain teasers, math mysteries

Science:  Weather

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Students of the week:

Tati and Luca

Thank you for showing GRIT and STAMINA this week!

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Important Dates:

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, Kaia, 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:

  • No math homework will go home next week.  Your homework will be making sure your swim bag is packed and prepared! 🙂  
  • Don’t forget to send in $3 for pizza!

Swim Week 2019

5/6 – 5/9 – 9:30 – 11:00

  • Please have your child wear their bathing suit to school under their clothing.
  • Apply sunblock at home prior to each day.
  • Pack a change of clothes (don’t forget underwear!) as well as a towel. Coach has provided a red bag for each child.
  • Children MAY bring goggles.
  • Flip flops or slides are permitted at school this week, but keep in mind we will still be going to recess daily. If you prefer your child wear tennis shoes, please pack them!
  • Pack a healthy snack to eat daily!

Looking forward to a fun and educational week!  SO grateful our students have this opportunity!  Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Meghan Saxon

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April 22 – 26

We LOVED reading “Because of Winn Dixie” by Kate DiCamillo!  It quickly became a class favorite! 🙂

Thank you to Kai’s mom for coming in and teaching us all about banking!  We had great lessons on deposits, withdrawals, checking, and budgeting!

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: brain teasers, “what’s my rule?”

Science:  Weather

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Students of the week:

Dimitrios and Amelie

Thank you for being KIND and FAIR this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 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, Kaia, 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:

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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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