February 28, 2011: Spelling~Unit 19

Today, your child should have brought home their spelling pretest. Please help them review the words, our test will be on Friday. Spelling homework was also sent home today. This week’s skill is working with contractions. Don’t forget that spelling homework is due back to school by Friday. If you would like to play a game to practice this week’s skill, just click on the picture below to get to a contraction game.

THIS WEEK’S SPELLING WORDS: must, because, does, part, even, through

February 26, 2011: Weekly Reminders

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

2. GREEN EGGS & HAM: On Wednesday, we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a Green Eggs and Ham breakfast. Confirmation notes will come home on Monday for those of you who signed up to send in something.

3. EARLY RELEASE DAY: Thursday will be an Early Release Day, dismissal will be at 1:30.

4. MARCH SELF ESTEEM PROJECTS: On Friday, your child should have brought home the March Self Esteem project. It is a “lucky shamrock.” Please return yours this week, so that I can hang them out in our hallway.

5. PUBLISHING A BOOK: This week we are finishing up with our stories for the book that we are publishing. If you would like to purchase a book, please return the form and envelope by Friday. Also, if you are not ordering a book, please check off “no” and sign the form and return it to school by Friday.

February 26, 2011: Field Trip

On Thursday, we visited the Morley Candy Factory. We toured the factory, watched a movie about making chocolate and visited the gift shop. A BIG thank you to our chaperones who joined us for the trip!

February 23, 2011: Video Conference

Today, we participated in “Read Across the Planet,” by having a video conference with a school in New Jersey. They presented to us first. They showed us a slide show about their school and state and then each took turns talking about their school and their state. Then it was our turn. First, we did a play of, Where the Wild Things Are. Then, we did a choral reading of a poem called, Read Across America. We ended, by taking turns going up to the microphone and introducing ourselves and reading a sentence about when we feel wild. In the post below is a video of our presentation.

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February 19, 2011: Weekly Reminders

NO SCHOOL: Just a reminder, there will be no school on Monday, February 21 and Tuesday, February 22 due to Winter Break.

NO SPELLING: Due to the short week, we will not be doing a spelling unit.

FIELD TRIP: On Thursday, we will be visiting the Morley Candy Factory. We will be leaving school around 9:00 and should return around 11:30. Please have your child wear their gray, second grade t-shirt. Also, don’t forget to send in money if your child will be shopping at the gift shop.

GYM CLASS: Don’t forget that we have Gym class on Thursday. Every week, we have at least one or two students who don’t have tennis shoes. If they don’t have tennis shoes, they have to sit out and don’t get to participate. So, please make sure your child wears or brings their tennis shoes.

February 18, 2011: Book Treasure Book

This week we read Purple, Green and Yellow,written by Robert Munsch as our book treasure book. In this book,  Brigid is having fun with her markers until she goes overboard and paints on herself with her super-indelible-never-comes-off-till-you’re-dead markers.Nothing will remove the color, so she finds the purple marker and covers up all the other colors. She looks better than before–too good to be true. Today your child should have brought home their retelling sheet, envelope, and a marker. Retelling sheets are due back to school by next Wednesday. Below is a link to the official Robert Munsch website. On the site, children can listen to Robert Munsch read his stories. If you would like to visit his site, just click on the picture below.

 

February 16, 2011: 100 Days of School

Today we celebrated our 100th day of school. We started out with sharing our 100’s collections with each other. Then we got to do some fun 100’s day centers. The centers included: rolling a die 100 times, flipping a penny 100 times. estimation jars, Fruit Loop necklaces, making a headband, building something with 100 legos, putting together 100 piece puzzles, making a page for a class book, and coloring a mystery picture on a 100’s grid.

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February 16, 2011: Johnathan Rand

Well, the day finally arrived!! Author, Johnathan Rand, visited our school on Tuesday. He is the author of the American Chillers books, Michigan Chillers books, and our favorites…the Freddy Fernortner books. He spoke to us for about an hour. Here are a few pictures from his visit.