November 20, 2010: Weekly Reminders

1. LIBRARY: We have library on Monday so don’t forget your books.

2. THANKSGIVING FEAST: On Monday, we will be having our Thanksgiving Feast with the other second grades. Don’t forget to bring in a baggie full of a cut up vegetable to add to our one pot turkey soup. Our Feast will not be until 2:00 in the afternoon, so please make sure still bring a lunch. If you volunteered to help, please be at school around 1:30.

3. THANKSGIVING BREAK: There will be no school on November 24-26. School will resume on Monday, November 29th.

November 19, 2010: Mystery Reader

Today everyone was so excited when I opened our door and Sydney’s grandma walked in. She read us a great story called, The Night Before Thanksgiving. She also brought us each a wonderful Thanksgiving treat bag.


November 19, 2010: Video Conference

Today, we had our video conference with Mrs. Wade’s class in Texas. We each got to go up to the microphone and introduce ourselves and then tell what kind of turkey we made. Four students were picked to read their stories that they wrote about their turkeys. Congratulations to Haven, Laura, Jayme, and Kaitlyn!!! You girls did a terrific job on your stories and on reading them to the other class. When they were done, Mrs. Wade’s class shared their turkeys and 3 students shared their stories with us. Then we had a question and answer period with them. We got to ask a lot of questions and we thought it was really neat learning about their school and about Texas.


November 19, 2010: Book Treasure Book

This week for our Book Treasure book we read Stone Soup, written by Ann McGovern. Today, your child should have brought home their envelope, retelling sheet and a stone to keep in their treasure chest. Please make sure that your child returns their retelling sheet and their envelope by next Tuesday. If you would like to listen to the story again, just click on the title below.

Stone Soup

November 17, 2010: Help!!!!

Since Thanksgiving break is 5 days this year, our two little frogs are looking for a good home to visit. They are really easy to take care of, they just need a little food each morning. They are both in one small aquarium. They can be picked up anytime on Monday or Tuesday. If you are willing to take them for break, just send me a note or email. Whoever responds first will get to watch them. THANKS!!!!

November 16, 2010: Virtual Field Trip

Today we “traveled” to Ohio for our virtual field trip. We participated in a program called, Living in a New Land. It was very informative and went right along with what we have been learning about in Social Studies. We learned a lot of the history, then we did a sorting activity, and ended with a Thanksgiving reader’s theater. Don’t forget to ask your child about this awesome experience. Here are a few statements that the students wrote down about how they felt about the field trip.

Haven said, “Wow, what a spectacular time we had when we were playing with the flashcards.”

Angelo said, “Wow, I had the best day today. We learned about pilgrims. I had fun with reading the book with that teacher on the screen.”

Kaylee said, “Wow, today I met someone who was in Ohio and she told us about the pilgrims and Indians.”

Tyler said, “I loved the readers theater, it was sweet!”

Jayme said, “Wow, I had a good time on that virtual field trip. I learned that the pilgrims could not communicate with the Indians.”

Nicholas said, “Wow, I loved learning about the pilgrims. I learned what they ate at the first Thanksgiving. I also learned that the king wanted them to do what he told them to do.”

Kaitlyn said, “Wow, the field trip was fantastic. I liked the part when we got to play the game. It was so awesome to see people in another state on the massive screen.”

November 16, 2010: Edublogs Awards 2010

It’s time for the 2010 Edublogs Awards. There are soooo many awesome blogs out there. The one that I have chosen to nominate is Mr. Austin’s class blog. I would like to nominate him for best class blog, best individual blog, and best eduacational use of video/visual. I think that he has done a terrific job communicating with both his parents and students. He uses pod casts, videos, photos and much more to enhance his blog. I think that he has truly “hit it out of the park” on this one!!! So why don’t you go on over and take a look at this terrific blog. (Just click on the link below)

Mr. Austin’s Class