December 11-15

*We had a reinder-rrrrriffic time today!  My computer won’t upload any pictures so I apologize for the delay.  I will have Mr. Kenny work on it Monday and upload them on next week’s post!  Have a great weekend!

 

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

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Academics

ELA:  Students finished Winter according to Humphrey by Betty Birney and were able to earn 4 A.R. points if they passed their quiz.  We also studied rhythm and meaning in poetry.

Writing:  Letter writing

Math:   triple digit addition and subtraction with re-grouping, Chapter 6 Math Test

 

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Students of the week:

Colby and Harper

Thank you for showing STAMINA this week!

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Important Dates:

  • No Math homework going home next week.  Reading Log only.  🙂
  • 12/18:  Class Pictures…. LOOK SHARP!
  • 12/19:  Holiday Shop Visit – 1:00-1:30 – *DON’T FORGET TO SEND A BAG IF YOU DIDN’T PURCHASE ONE!*
  • 12/21:  2nd quarter ends, LAST DAY TO EARN A.R. points and meet your A.R. goal!, EARLY RELEASE, POLAR EXPRESS DAY – WEAR YOUR JAMMIES TO SCHOOL!

Reminders:

  • CLASS PICTURES ARE ON MONDAY!  Try your best to be here so we have all students present for our picture! 🙂
  • Don’t forget to wear pajamas Thursday for Polar Express!  Please keep in mind we will still be going outside for recess so if you wear slippers, bring a pair of tennis shoes to change into!

 

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December 4 – 8

Thank you to Lily’s dad, Mr. Dan for teaching us about records and letting us listen some RAD music!  We enjoyed your books –  Sylvster and the Magic Pebble, Olive and the embarrassing gift, and a story from Frederick’s Fables.  🙂

 

We enjoyed a holiday concert today from RB Hunt Strings and Chorus!  Great show!

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

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Academics

ELA:  Students read and discussed Winter according to Humphrey by Betty Birney. We also studied repetition and alliteration in stories and the effect this kind of writing had on readers.  Suffixes were addressed again and the effect they have a base words.  For example, -or and -ist mean “a person who”, -er mean more and -est mean most.

Writing:  Continued work with non-fiction writing

Math:   triple digit addition with re-grouping

Social Studies:

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Students of the week:

Aum and Katie

Thank you for being showing KINDNESS this week.

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Important Dates:

We have A LOT going on in December!  Please email me if you have any questions!

  • 12/9:  Breakfast with Santa/Festival of Trees 9:00-11:00
  • 12/11-12/14:  Mid-year i-Ready testing (I will send home results when they are available)
  • 12/14:  Student Holiday Lunches – our class lunch is from 11:20 – 11:50.  Come eat with your kiddo!
  • 12/15:  Reindeer ROUND-UP – 1:00!  YEE HAW!
  • 12/18:  Class Pictures…. LOOK SHARP!
  • 12/19:  Holiday Shop Visit – 1:00-1:30
  • 12/21:  2nd quarter ends, LAST DAY TO EARN A.R. points and meet your A.R. goal!, EARLY RELEASE, POLAR EXPRESS DAY – WEAR YOUR JAMMIES TO SCHOOL!

Reminders:

  • THANK YOU to Ms. Frink for putting together an ADORABLE class tree for the festival of trees!  Whoever wins it is SO LUCKY!
  • If you haven’t done so already, please send in $5 and a white shirt for our Reindeer Round-up!  🙂

 

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November 27 – December 1

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Problem solving with dollar words!  How much is your name worth?  Can you figure out a word that is worth exactly $1.00?

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

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Academics

ELA:  Students read and discussed Miss Holly is too Jolly by Dan Gutman. We also studied the suffix -ly and spelling patterns that were included, and reviewed authors purpose and text features to accompany our interim assessment. 

Writing:  Non-fiction writing

Math:  Chapter 5 Math Test and we began Chapter 6 – triple digit addition

Social Studies: Christmas around the World

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Students of the week:

Lily C. and Eli

Thank you for being showing GRIT and STAMINA this week!

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Important Dates:

We have A LOT going on in December!  Please email me if you have any questions!

  • 12/2:  St. Augustine Christmas Parade at 9:00 am
  • 12/2-12/3:  Go support Katie at TDC’s Winter Spectacular!
  • 12/5:  SAC Meeting at 3:10
  • 12/8:  Dan Sostrom – Mystery Reader (9:00-9:30), school chorus concert at 1:20
  • 12/9:  Breakfast with Santa/Festival of Trees 9:00-11:00
  • 12/11-12/14:  Mid-year i-Ready testing (I will send home results when they are available)
  • 12/14:  Student Holiday Lunches – our class lunch is from 11:20 – 11:50.  Come eat with your kiddo!
  • 12/15:  Reindeer ROUND-UP – 1:00!  YEE HAW! 
  • 12/18:  Class Pictures…. LOOK SHARP!
  • 12/19:  Holiday Shop Visit – 1:00-1:30
  • 12/21:  2nd quarter ends, LAST DAY TO EARN A.R.points and meet your A.R. goal!, EARLY RELEASE, POLAR EXPRESS DAY – WEAR YOUR JAMMIES TO SCHOOL!

 

Reminders:

  • THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU PARENTS for all the donations for our class tree!  We had SO many turned in today!  Thank you for helping making this event a success.  I couldn’t ask for better families!  🙂
  • $5 for Reindeer Round-up and white shirt are due 12/8

 

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November 20-21

*I apologize for the late post.  I forgot to send this out Tuesday before we left.  I hope everyone had a nice break! Looking forward to seeing everyone today!*

 

 

What an incredible job these SECOND GRADERS did on their country research projects!  I was blown away!

 

Projects are displayed outside of our classroom if you are interested in checking them out! 

Reminder:  Festival of Tree donations are due December 1st! If possible, please consider purchasing gift cards from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or send a cash donation so myself or Mrs. Frink can exchange it for a gift card to a book store.  Keep this event in mind during any Black Friday shopping you may be doing this week! 😉 

The tree is TINY so any book-themed ornaments must be small.  Thank you so much for helping make this even at our school a success!  I was so impressed our class voted on Books as out theme!  Readers are LEADERS! 🙂

 

Have an awesome Thanksgiving Break.  I am SO incredibly grateful for your wonderful children and your constant support from home.  Enjoy your time with family and friends to the fullest.   

 

 

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November 13 – 17

Colonial Day Fun in the Science Lab!

Eli brought in a cool wasp nest he found to share during Science!

 

                                                 

Thank you to Harper and Kinslee for presenting today!  We enjoyed learning so many things about Germany and Costa Rica.  Three cheers for all your hard work!  Hip Hip Hooray!  Hip Hip Hooray!  Hip Hip Hooray!

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

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Academics

ELA:  Students read and discussed Molly’s Piligrim by Barbara Cohen.  This book included some excellent social/emotional topics that brought up relevant conversations about empathy.  We are looking forward to watching the movie next week and doing a book vs. movie comparison.  We also continued our focus on pronouns, spelling patterns, and how finding syllables in words help us with unknown words pronunciation and spelling.  Finally, we studied Authors Purpose (Think P.I.E…. Persude, Inform, Entertain).

Writing:  Non-fiction descriptive writing

Math:  SUBTRACTION!

Social Studies:  Native Americans

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Students of the week:

Ali. and Jayce

Thank you for being extra responsible this week!

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Important Dates:

11/22-24:  Thanksgiving Break

11/30:  Scholastic orders due – CLASS CODE:  MBCQN…. TONS of great deals for Christmas!

Reminders:

Country Research Presentation Schedule:

*Please email me if you plan to attend so I can make sure your child doesn’t present before you come to class if we are running ahead of schedule.  Thank you! *

Friday, November 17th:

10:30:  Harper

10:45:  Kinslee

 Monday, November 19:

9:30:  Julian

9:40:  Lily C.

9:50:  Eli

10:00:  Colby

10:10:  Jayce

10:20:  Jameson

10:30:  Ali

10:40:  Cora

Tuesday, November 20:

9:30:  Wilder

9:40:  Teddy

9:50:  Eddie

10:00:  Aum

10:10:  Aiden

10:20:  Lily S.

10:30:  Wyatt

10:40:  Katie

*NO MATH HOMEWORK GOING HOME NEXT WEEK.  Please continue your reading log from the week prior.  🙂

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November 6 – 10

Scientists predicting and testing buoyancy this week! 

 

                                   

Thank you to Wilder’s Mom, Mrs. Middaugh for reading us The Lorax by Dr. Seuss today and for the DELICIOUS Veterans Day treat!

We’ve had some interesting snacks this week!  Check out what Wyatt brought in!

 

We learned about Veterans this week!  Thank you to all who served! 

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

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Academics

ELA:  Students read and discussed Magic Tree House- Thanksgiving Thursday by Mary Pope Osborne.  This book included many fascinating facts about the 1st Thanksgiving and some unlikely hero’s.  We also focused on pronouns, spelling patterns, and how finding syllables in words help us with unknown words pronunciation and spelling.  Finally, we continued our practice of TEXT FEATURES with an emphasis on the table of contents, glossary, and index to get a better understanding of non-fiction text.

Writing:  We read Kate and Pippin by Isobel Springett and practiced summarizing non-fiction text.

Math:  SUBTRACTION!

Science:  buoyancy

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Students of the week:

Lily S. and Jameson

Thank you for showing KINDNESS this week!

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Important Dates:

11/14:  Colonial Presentation

11/16:  Interims issued

11/17:  Country Research Project due

11/22-24:  Thanksgiving Break

11/30:  Scholastic orders due – CLASS CODE:  MBCQN…. TONS of great deals for Christmas!

Reminders:

  • I am in need of decks of cards for Math games, please! 🙂
  • If your child finishes their country research project BEFORE the due date please send it in.  I will hold them until their presentation time.  I plan to have students present 11/20-11/21.  I will update my website with a schedule if you are interested in seeing your child and other classmates show off their hard work!  🙂
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October 30 – November 3

Readers Theatre – The Little Old Lady who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything!  Students did a superb job acting out this story! Oscar-worthy performances!  🙂

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

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Academics

ELA:  We began The Giraffe the Pelly and Me to continue our novel study of Rolad Dahl this week.  We also practiced finding words in a dictionary including terms such as pronunciation, part of speech, guide words, and definition.  Finally, we practiced using TEXT FEATURES to get a better understanding of non-fiction text  as well as possessive/plural nouns.

Writing:  We read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst and practiced adding VIVID details to our stories.

Math:  SUBTRACTION!

Social Studies:  Native Americans

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Students of the week:

Aiden and Wilder

Thank you for being such good listeners this week!

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Important Dates:

11/6:  Picture Re-takes

11/7:  SAC meeting at 3:10

11/10:  Gina Middaugh – Mystery Reader (9:00-9:30)  *Hurricane Irma make-up Day*

11/14:  Colonial Presentation

11/16:  Interims issued

11/17:  Country Research Project due

11/22-24:  Thanksgiving Break

Reminders:

  • I am in need of decks of cards for Math games, please! 🙂
  • If you haven’t returned your report card envelope, please do so.  🙂
  • Ms. Gorick’s PTAO grant this year was to purchase a World Book Online Subscription.  Students have access to this account at home and I thought it might be useful for their country research projects.  Log-in information is below:

    username: rbhunt

    password: lighthouse

    http://worldbookonline.com/wb/products?ed=all&gr=Welcome+R+B+Hunt+Elementary+School%21

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October 23 – 27

Happy Birthday and CONGRATULATIONS to Lily S.!  She made it to the MILLION WORD CLUB on her big day!

 

PARADE OF CHARACTERS!!!!

Thank you to Kinslee’s Dad, Mr. Turley for reading us ROOM ON THE BROOM today!

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

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Academics

ELA:  We began Esio Trot by Roald Dahl this week.  This story is about shy Mr Hoppy and his love for his neighbor, Mrs Silver. It was one of Roald Dahl’s last stories.  We also read AlphaOpps! and continued our practice of putting and finding words in alphabetical order.  Finally, we read practiced strategies for understanding unfamiliar words.

Writing:  We read Sheila Rae the Brave by Kevin Henkes and wrote about CHARACTER TRAITS for a person or animal of choice.

Math:  Chapter 4 is giving us LOTS of strategies to solve double-digit addition.  These mathematicians are really enjoying discovering which way works best for their brain.

Science:  Matter

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Students of the week:

Teddy and Wyatt

Thank you for being leaders this week!

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Important Dates:

10/27:  FALL FESTIVAL 5:30-7:30

10/30:  Book Fair Preview 1:00-1:30

10/31:  Report cards issued

10/30-10/31:  Book Fair

11/6:  Picture Re-takes

11/7:  SAC meeting at 3:10

11/10:  Gina Middaugh – Mystery Reader (9:00-9:30)  *Hurricane Irma make-up Day*

11/14:  Colonial Presentation

11/16:  Interims issued

11/22-24:  Thanksgiving Break

Reminders

  • I hope to see you at the Fall Festival tonight!
  • THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SENDING IN SUCH AWESOME TREATS FOR our snack this afternoon!  The kids really enjoyed it! 🙂
  • Fall Festival Map 2017 – names and booths – This is a link to the Fall Festival Booths so you know where to find PLINKO!  Please remember your assigned time to work our booth.  Thank you so much for your help in making this a fun event for our students!
  • If you pre-purchased an armband for Fall Festival, I have placed them in your child’s red folder.
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October 16-20

We had a great time at Rype and Readi!

 

Thank you to Teddy’s Mom, Mrs. Morgan for being our first MYSTERY READER!  We enjoyed listening to Finding Winnie and A Halloween Scare in Washington!

 

Delicious snow cones and extra recess for students who met their A.R. goal for 1st quarter!

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

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Academics

ELA:  Our class novel this week was Snot Stew by Bill Wallace.  This story is about two kittens, Toby and Kikki, that are adopted by a human family.  But misunderstandings of human ways and a limited grasp of language lands them in near-catastrophic situations..     We also practiced and sorted words with inflectional endings -ed and -ing as well as covering root/base words.  Finally, we continued read realistic fictional stories and described how characters reacted to and solved problems.

Writing:  We read I won’t ever eat a tomato  by Lauren Child and wrote about things we liked and disliked.  We really focused on descriptive language and editing our first piece to make it BETTER.

Math:  Chapter 4 is giving us LOTS of strategies to solve double-digit addition.  These mathematicians are really enjoying discovering which way works best for their brain.

Science:  Matter

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Students of the week:

Lily C. and Julian

Thank you for working exceptionally hard this week!

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Important Dates:

10/27:  Parade of Characters at 8:45, FALL FESTIVAL 5:30-7:30

10/27:   Kendra Turley – Mystery Reader (immediately following character parade)

10/30:  Book Fair Preview 1:00-1:30

10/31:  Report cards issued

10/30-10/31:  Book Fair

11/6:  Picture Re-takes

11/7:  SAC meeting at 3:10

11/10:  Gina Middaugh – Mystery Reader (9:00-9:30)  *Hurricane Irma make-up Day*

11/14:  Colonial Presentation

11/16:  Interims issued

11/22-24:  Thanksgiving Break

Reminders

  • Start brainstorming (if you haven’t already!) some fun ideas for the Character Parade!  Each costume should go with a book character – no masks and nothing TOO scary.  🙂
  • Please sign up for a 30 minute block help run our Plinko game at Fall Fesitival if you are available!  It would be greatly appreciated!
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October 9 – 13

Practicing putting Halloween words in alphabetical order

I enjoyed seeing SO many families at open house!  There was a lot much excitement in the air!  Thanks for coming!

 

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

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Academics

ELA:  Our class novel this week was Stink and the Midnight Zombie by Megan McDonald.  This is another funny book based off the Judy Moody series.  Judy’s brother Stink and his best friend are on a mission to purchase the latest book from their favorite Zombie series.   We also sorted words with the /oo/ and /ew/ sounds.  Finally, we continued reading Aesops fables while searching for the CENTRAL IDEA or moral of the story.

Writing:  We practiced adding temporal words (first, next, then, last, finally, etc.) to stories to help make them more organized.

Math:  We wrapped up Chapter 3 – Basic Facts and relationships and took our final math test for 1st quarter math grades.

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Students of the week:

Kinslee and Eddie

Thank you for putting forth extra effort this week.

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Important Dates:

10/16:  SCHOOL IS IN SESSION – make-up day for Hurricane Irma

10/17:  Rype and Readi Field Trip

10/20:  Ginny Morgan – Mystery Reader 9:00-9:30

10/27:  Parade of Characters at 8:45, FALL FESTIVAL 5:30-7:30

10/27:   Kendra Turley – Mystery Reader (immediately following character parade)

10/30:  Book Fair Preview 1:00-1:30

10/31:  Report cards issued

10/30-10/31:  Book Fair

Reminders

  • Mosquitos are out!  Please apply bug spray on at home before school if you feel necessary.
  • Please contact our room mother, Mrs. Frink  if you are able to volunteer at our PLINKO station during Fall Festival!
  • Field trip on 10/17 to Rype and Readi:  Have students wear RB Hunt shirt (if available) and tennis shoes.  PLEASE APPLY BUG SPRAY AT HOME OR SIGN A WAIVER WITH THE SCHOOL NURSE TO HAVE IT APPLIED AT SCHOOL.  The mosquitoes were everywhere last year and I am predicting a similar scenario this year.  Also, if you are bringing a lunch from home, please send it in a gallon-sized ziploc bag with your child’s name clearly labeled.  This helps me fit everyone’s lunch in the cooler with ice.  🙂
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