November 30, 2009: Weekly Reminders

1. The December self-esteem project, (Christmas stocking) is due tomorrow. Please be sure to bring yours in, I will be hanging them out in the hallway by the “fireplace”.

2. We just finished up Unit 3 in Math. We will review the next two days and the test will be on Thursday.

3. The December book orders are coming home on Tuesday. If you would like to order books, please send it back by Friday. Don’t forget that you can also order them on-line.

4. We began our Spelling  program again today. Homework should have come home, it is due by Friday. Please be sure to study your 6 words for the test on Friday.

THIS WEEK’S SPELLING WORDS ARE:    its, who, now, people, many, my


November 30, 2009: Celebrations Around the World

Well, we have packed our bags and we are off!!!! For the next month we will be “traveling” around the world, visiting different countries and learning about how they celebrate this time of year. We made our “suitcases” and we each got a plane ticket. Each day, we will be presenting our tickets to Mrs. Short and she will punch them before we board the plane. We will be reading about different countries and their traditions as well as doing some activities. At the end of the month, we will be having our big “Celebrations Around the World” celebration in the gym. Please be sure to ask your child each day which country we visited.

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November 26, 2009: Thanksgiving Feast

Second grade celebrated Thanksgiving early with our annual Thanksgiving Feast. Everyone brought in a baggie full of cut-up vegetable and we added them to our one-pot turkey soup. Parents sent in stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn muffins, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pies. We also made our own butter that morning. What a great culminating activity to our month long unit on Colonial Days. A HUGE thank you to all of our wonderful parents who sent in food and came in and helped out.

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November 21, 2009: Weekly Reminders

1. THANK YOU: I enjoyed seeing everyone at conferences on Wednesday & Thursday. Thank you for taking the time to come in and talk with me. I hope that everyone enjoyed their day off.

1. SOCIAL STUDIES TEST: The Colonial Days test will be on Monday. Don’t forget to review the study guide this weekend.

2. THANKSGIVING FEAST: We will be having our Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday. Please send in a baggie of cut up vegetable for our one pot turkey soup. Also, we still need mashed potatoes and a couple pumpkin pies. If you are able to send those in, please let me know on Monday. THANKS!!!

3. NO SCHOOL: There will be no school on Thursday and Friday next week due to Thanksgiving.


November 20, 2009:”Disguised Turkey” Slide Show

This week we read a story called, 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving. In the story the children went on a field trip to a farm and tried to save the turkeys from the farmer by hiding them under their shirts and sneaking them home with them. After reading the story students each took home a turkey and "disguised" it, to hide it from the farmer. I took their turkeys and made this slide show. Please take a peek, and let us know what you think. Please leave a comment for us. THANKS!!!!!

November 16, 2009: Thankful Turkey

Well, everyone brought  in their decorated turkey feathers and I put them all on the big turkey out in the hallway and it looks GREAT!! Children used many items to decorate their feather with different things that represent what they are thankful for. Be sure to check out the big turkey in the hallway during conferences. 

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November 16, 2009: Weekly Reminders

1. Your child brought home a “Disguise the Turkey” project. This is due back to school by Thursday.

2. Due to conferences, there will be a 1/2 day on Thursday, dismissal @ 12:00. There will also be no school on Friday. I am looking forward to seeing everyone!!

3. Eisenhower is having our annual canned food drive. We are collecting non-perishable food items for the needy. Students can earn five Eagle Bucks for bringing in some food items. The food drive will end on Thursday.

4. The family treaure book page was due today. I am still missing a few!!! If you did not bring it back yet, please bring it in by Wednesday. I am going to be putting them together to make a class book.


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