October 7 – 11

We had so much fun with Diamond Del!  What a cool experience!

Thank you to Mrs. Valla for being our Mystery Reader today!  We enjoyed the book “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey.  We loved hearing about your job as a brain trainer and giving us some helpful strategies on how to cope with intense feelings!

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

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ELA:   Class Novel:  The Giraffe, the Pelly, and Me by Rolad Dahl, asking and asnwering questions in non-fiction text, oi and oo sounds

Writing:  SPOOKY STORIES with a focus on beginning, middle, and end.

Math:  strategies for subtraction

Science:  Rocks and Minerals

Students of the week:

Isabela and George

Thank you for working hard and being extra kind this week!

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Important Dates:

  • 10/11: 1st quarter ends
  • 10/18:  A.R Snow Cone Party – Did your child meet their goal?
  • 10/24:  Send in bags of candy and trinkets for our Fall Festival booth!
  • 10/25:  Parade of characters – 8:45 am – meet us at the bus loop!
  • 10/25:  Sam Stark – Mystery Reader @ 9:30 (email me if you need to make any changes and
  • your CLUES for me to give the class!)
  • 10/25:  Send in items for class celebration!
  • 10/25:  Fall Festival – 5:30-7:30
  • 10/29:  Report cards on HAC


  • Parade of Characters:  Encourage your child to come dressed as a storybook character.  Please send in the book for your child to carry in the parade.  No bloody or gory face paint.  No fake weapons.  Send in a change of clothes for after the parade.
  • A sign-up genius has been sent out for our halloween celebration treats as well as prizes for our booth during Fall Festival.
  • Thank you to those of you who have sent in Box Tops!  We will continue to collect until October 17th.  The class with the most Box Tops will win a prize!
  • Our Second Grade team continues to try and make math easier for our kiddo’s to “digest”.  We will no longer be going in order by topic.  We also may or may not be doing all the lessons within the topic.  Various topics could be combined in a unit as well.  Thank you for your support with our new math series.  We are working hard to make our kiddos feel successful and grasp these challenging concepts.
  • Don’t forget to turn in Colonial field trip forms!
  • Report Cards will be on HAC!  Please make sure you know how to log in!  Contact Wendy Thurston in the front office if you have any issues.  🙂
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