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:

N/A

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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May 7 – 11

SWIM WEEK!!!

(I tried my best to get some good pictures, but no one could be still in the water!  They were having too much fun!)

 

 

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Happy Mother’s Day to all our incredible Moms!  Thank you for everything you do and sending children to school that are fed, loved, and prepared to learn!  You make my job much easier!

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

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Academics

ELA:  We wrapped up The BFG by Roald Dahl, began reading Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamilo

Writing:  secret Mother’s Day project

Math:  Number Patterns

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Students of the week:

Jameson and Katie

Thank you for being so flexible this week!  Our schedule has been a little wacky and you made it NO BIG DEAL!

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Important Dates:

  • 5/16:  $5 due for class celebration
  • 5/18:  Variety Show, Million Word Party
  • 5/21:  Mega Party
  • 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!
  • 5/16:  $5 due for class party!

 

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April 30 – May 4

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An origami zoo and a published book written by Jayce!  We’ve got some talented students in our class!

Happy Birthday to TERRIFIC Teddy!

Thank you to Mrs. Frink for being our mystery reader today!  We enjoyed reading Dear Mrs. LaRue – letters from obedience school and Hiccupotamus outside in this BEAUTIFUL weather! 

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*Thank you for making me feel so loved during teacher appreciation week!  I have the greatest job in the world with the COOLEST kids.  I sincerely appreciate your generosity.  Thank you notes will be going home next week!  🙂

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

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Academics

ELA:  We began The BFG by Roald Dahl, and reviewed skills taught this year

Writing:  letter writing

Math:  Logic Problem Solving

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Students of the week:

Eli and Lily C.

Thank you for showing DETERMINATION this week and encouraging others!  Way to go!

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Important Dates:

  • 5/8:  Islander Art Expo
  • 5/9:  ALL LIBRARY BOOKS DUE or fines paid!  🙂
  • 5/7-5/10:  Swim Week!
  • 5/16:  $5 due for class celebration
  • 5/18:  Variety Show, Million Word Party
  • 5/21:  Mega Party
  • 5/22:  A.R Celebration
  • 5/23:  End of the Year Get-together and Superlatives – 11:00-12:00
  • 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!

Reminders:

Swim Week!

May 7, 8, 9, 10: 9:30 – 11:30 at Calhoun Pool)

  • Please send children to school IN their bathing suits with a school appropriate cover-up.
  • Sun block applied at home
  • Pack a swim bag with a plastic bag for wet bathing suits, a towel, water bottle, and change of clothing (including underwear!)
  • Goggles are permitted
  • A quality, nutritional snack for the afternoon – they are always STARVING!
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April 23 – 27

Students did a PHENOMENAL job performing their fractured fairy tales with Reader’s Theatre!

Little Late Riding Hood

Rafunzel

The Emperor’s New Hair

Happy Birthday to Lily C.!

Thank you to Mrs. Pereira for being Mystery Reader today!  We loved hearing your stories – How do you Solve a Problem, Dragons Love Tacos, and Borreguita and the Coyote!  AWOOOOOOO!!!!

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

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Academics

ELA:  We FINISHED Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm – a new class FAVORITE!, and REVIEWED skills taught this year!

Writing:  opinion writing on their favorite resource this year

Math:  Review

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Students of the week:

Jayce and Wilder

Thank you for being SO PEACEFUL this week!  We’ve had FSA testing next door all week – these 2 went above and beyond to give students a quality testing environment!

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Important Dates:

  • 4/30-5/2:  i-Ready Math testing
  • 5/4:  Mystery Reader:  Kathy Frink – 9:00-9:30
  • 5/7-5/10:  Swim Week!
  • 5/23:  End of the Year Get-together and Superlatives

Reminders:

  • We take i-Ready MATH tests Monday and Tuesday.  Please make sure your child gets enough sleep the night before and have a quality BREAKFAST in the morning.  They are problem solvers and mathematicians and will CRUSH this test!  🙂
  • PLEASE return all field trip forms and money for the swim field trip BY FRIDAY, APRIL 27TH.  If no money or signed permission slips are turned in by that time, your child will not be able to attend.  The district needs all money for field trips in by the end of the month and there are no exceptions.  *If your child does not plan to attend, please write me a note on the slip so I can check them off.  I will find appropriate classrooms at school for the children to be while we are swimming if they stay back.  🙂
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April 16 – 20

 

 

A beautiful, crisp day at the Lighthouse!  What an incredible town we live in!  Can you believe we could WALK to a lighthouse from our school?  Pretty cool….

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

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Academics

ELA:  We continued Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm, worked on and presented fractured fairy tales for readers theatre (INCREDIBLE!  Pictures to come next week!), and pronouns/adverbs

Writing:  making revisions

Math:  Review

Science:  Life cycles

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Students of the week:

Lily S. and Wyatt

Thank you for being SHOWING LEADERSHIP skills this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 4/23-26:  i-Ready Reading testing
  • 4/26:  Poem in your pocket day!
  • 4/27:  Mystery Reader:  Terri Pereira – 9:00-9:30
  • 4/30-5/2:  i-Ready Math testing
  • 5/4:  Mystery Reader:  Kathy Frink – 9:00-9:30
  • 5/7-5/10:  Swim Week!

Reminders:

  • We take i-Ready Reading tests Monday and Tuesday.  Please make sure your child gets enough sleep the night before and have a quality lunch in the afternoon.  I know they will do amazing!  They are rock stars.  😉
  • PLEASE return all field trip forms and money for the swim field trip ASAP.  If your child does not plan to attend, please write me a note on the slip so I can check them off.  I will find appropriate classrooms at school for the children to be while we are swimming if they stay back.  🙂
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April 9 – 13

 

We had a great review lesson on time from Ms. Swails, another Flagler College practicum student!

Thank you to Dr. Wihbey for being our mystery reader today!  We enjoyed listening to your stories and hearing about your experiences as a veterinarian!

Playing “rock, paper, scissors, shoot!” for parts!

Fractured Fairy Tales with Reader’s Theatre – Little Late Riding Hood, The Emperor’s New Hair, and Rafunzel!  Students began planning their skits this week and will present next week!  Leadership and teamwork were in full effect!

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

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Academics

ELA:  We continued Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm, compared/contrasted fractured fairy tales, and studied proper and improper sentences.

Writing:  continued writing process

Math:  Equal groups

Science:  Life cycles

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Students of the week:

Harper and Teddy

Thank you for being TAKING INITIATIVE this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 4/16:  Lighthouse field trip!
  • 4/23-26:  i-Ready Reading testing
  • 4/27:  Mystery Reader:  Terri Pereira – 9:00-9:30
  • 4/30-5/2:  i-Ready Math testing
  • 5/4:  Mystery Reader:  Kathy Frink – 9:00-9:30
  • 5/7-5/10:  Swim Week!

Reminders:

  • PARENTS:  If you plan to chaperone the lighthouse field trip, you must sign in at the office first and then go to the lighthouse to purchase your ticket to go up.  We will begin our tour at 1:15 and return to school at 2:15.  I can’t dismiss any students to go home early unless they are checked out with the front office.
  • Have you turned in:  your report card envelope?  swim field trip permission slip and money?  PLEASE get these items to me ASAP!  SWIM MONIES ARE DUE BY MAY 1st!
  • Yearbooks are on sale!  $20!
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April 2 – April 6

We had the opportunity to vote for our favorite SSYRA Jr. book in the library using REAL voting machines!  What a cool experience!

We had a wonderful lesson on tangrams delivered by Ms. G our practicum student from Flagler College! 

Thank you to Harper’s Mom, Ms. Cadie for being our Mystery Reader this week!

Happy birthday, Cora!  🙂

 

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

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Academics

ELA:  We began Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm, compared/contrasted fractured fairy tales, and studied simple and compound sentences.

Writing:  Spring Break News using the writing process

Math:  Geometry, balanced equations

Social Studies:  Economics

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Students of the week:

Aiden and Katie

Thank you for being PROBLEM SOLVERS this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 4/13:  Mystery Reader – Jeanine Wihbey – 9:00-9:30
  • 4/16:  Lighthouse field trip!
  • 4/23-26:  i-Ready Reading testing
  • 4/30-5/2:  i-Ready Math testing
  • 5/4:  Mystery Reader:  Kathy Frink – 9:00-9:30
  • 5/7-5/10:  Swim Week!

Reminders:

  • Have you turned in:  your report card envelope?  lighthouse field trip permission slip?  swim field trip permission slip and money?  PLEASE get these items to me ASAP!
  • Yearbooks are on sale!  $20!
  • Please contact me if you are available to proctor for the FSA!

 

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March 19 – 23

Stupendous job with biography research project presentations this week!  I am so sad this is our final quarter of school together!  🙁

 

Field Day FUN!  Our class TORE. IT. UP!! 🙂

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

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Academics

ELA:  Review Week

Writing:  language foundations

Math:  Geometry

Social Studies:  Economics

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Students of the week:

Trenton and Wilder

Thank you for being HARD WORKERS this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 3/26-3/30:  Spring Break
  • 4/6:  A.R incentive – kickball and DONUTS!
  • 4/13:  Mystery Reader – Jeanine Wihbey – 9:00-9:30
  • 4/16:  Lighthouse field trip!
  • 4/23-26:  i-Ready Reading testing
  • 4/30-5/2:  i-Ready Math testing
  • 5/7-5/10:  Swim Week!

Reminders:

  • **Homework will be slightly different when we return from spring break.  Please read directions carefully and turn in all work by Friday. 
  • Yearbooks are on sale!  $20!
  • Please contact me if you are available to proctor for the FSA!
  • Don’t forget to return field trip form for the light house!

 

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March 12 – 15

My mom (a retired 3rd grade teacher) came in for a special two day lesson on problem solving with pentominoes!  Students abstract and spatial reasoning skills were put to the test!

 

 

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

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Academics

ELA:  Students began The 100 Dresses novel by Eleanor Estes.   We also practiced word-analysis strategies,   and took an interim exam.

Writing:  editing

Math:  Geometry and Pentominoes

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Students of the week:

Colby and Isla

Thank you for being respectful and thoughtful this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 3/16:  No school for students – teacher planning day
  • 3/21:  Biography project due
  • 3/22:  Class Book Fair Preview:  1:30-2:00
  • 3/23:  Field Day!  Last day to meet A.R. Goal!
  • 3/23:  Report Cards go home
  • 3/26-3/30:  Spring Break
  • 4/6:  A.R incentive – kickball and DONUTS!
  • 4/13:  Mystery Reader – Jeanine Wihbey – 9:00-9:30
  • 4/16:  Lighthouse field trip!
  • 4/23-26:  i-Ready Reading testing
  • 4/30-5/2:  i-Ready Math testing
  • 5/7-5/10:  Swim Week!

Reminders:

  • Yearbooks are on sale!  $20!
  • Please contact me if you are available to proctor for the FSA!
  • Don’t forget to return field trip form for the light house!

 

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