December 20, 2009: Weekly Reminders

1. NO SPELLING: Because of the the short week, we will not be doing a spelling unit this week.

2. SOCIAL STUDIES TEST: We will be having our Celebrations Around the World test on Tuesday. A study guide should have come home last week. Don’t forget to study!!!

3. CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS PROJECT: If you did not bring back your paper on how your family celebrates the holidays, please bring it in by Tuesday. I will be typing up your writing and adding it to your picture and then will make a slide show for the blog. I am also going to take everyone’s pages and make a class book for you to look at at school.

4. CHRISTMAS PARTY: We will be having our Christmas party on Wednesday. We will be having a pancake breakfast around 10:00. Please still send or order a lunch for your child on that day. We will also be doing our book exchange that day. Please make sure that your child brings a new, wrapped book to school. On the tag, just put whom it is from. Don’t forget that Wednesday is an Early Release Day, dismissal will be @ 1:30.

5. CHRISTMAS VACATION: There will be no school from December 24-January 3.

December 18, 2009: Polar Express PJ Party

It was great to see everyone in their pajamas, slippers, and robes today. We went to the gym in the afternoon for our Polar Express Pajama Party. First, we had to use our gold tickets to board the “train”. We sat in there to listen to Mrs. Short read The Polar Express story. Then we went over and enjoyed some hot chocolate and bell-shaped sugar cookies. Finally, we went to the craft table to make a reindeer ornament. Afterwards. we all went to the media center to watch The Polar Express movie. When we got back to our room, we each received a Polar Express treat bag to take home. What a wonderful day!!!!!!

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December 17, 2009: Santa Night

It was great to see so many come out to attend our annual Santa Night. The night started out with Santa reading a Christmas classic to all of the children. Then they got to get their picture taken with Santa and enjoy cookies and juice. There was lots of hammering going on as children made wooden crafts. Many also went down to check out the book fair in the Media Center.


December 16, 2009: Celebrations Around the World

What a wonderful culminating activity to our month long unit on how different countries celebrate this time of year. The whole second grade went to the gym all morning to make crafts, play games and eat food from many different countries that we have learned about. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS WHO SENT IN YUMMY FOOD OR CAME IN AND HELPED OUT!!!! We could not of had this wonderful experience without all of you. More pictures can be found to the left under Pages, Photos, and Celebrations Around the World.

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December 14, 2009: Weekly Reminders

1. On Wednesday, for our Celebrations Around the World Celebration, we would like all second graders to wear their gray second grade t-shirts and bring their slippers to school to wear.

2. Please make sure to return your field trip money by Friday, we still have room for 2 chaperones.

3. Family Traditions paper is due by Friday.

THIS WEEK’S SPELLING WORDS ARE:   way, find, use, may, water, people