September 19, 2011: WOW!!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday at about 4:00 in the afternoon, I put a counter on our blog so that we can keep track this year of how many visitors we have to our blog. At this point, right now, there have already been 451 visitors!!! The counter is on the right hand side, about half way down, if you want to keep track too!! Wow, I can’t wait to see how many we have by the end of the school year….VERY EXCITING!!!!!

September 19, 2011: Spelling~Unit 2

This week we are working on Unit 2 in spelling. Your child should have brought home their spelling pretest with the 6 new words on it today. The test will be on Friday, please help your child study these words. Spelling homework also came home today. Spelling homework is due by Friday.This week’s skill is working with short vowel words. Below is a game that you can play to help review the short vowel sounds. Just click on the picture and it will take you to the website. Have fun!!!

THIS WEEK’S WORDS ARE:  which, their, said, if, do, they 

September 18, 2011: Pen Pals

I am so happy to announce that we got our first box and envelope from our pen pals in Arizona!! We are going to be pen pals with Mrs. Krohn’s second grade class in Phoenix, Arizona. On Thursday, a box with a really cool Desert Biodome arrived at school along with their letters. This week we will be working on our letters to send them.

September 17, 2011: Weekly Reminders

1. MONDAY: We have Library on Monday, don’t forget your books! We also have Gym class on Monday. Don’t forget to bring or wear tennis shoes!

2. BOOK ORDERS: The September book order forms came home on Friday. If you would like to order books, please send back the form with money by Wednesday, September 21st. If you would like to order on-line, click on the left side of the blog on “Book Club Ordering.” Each on-line order, earns us a free book for our classroom library.

3. EARLY RELEASE DAY: We will be having our first Early Release Day on Thursday. Dismissal will be at 1:30.

4. TREASURE CHESTS: Notes came home on Thursday regarding our Treasure Chests. Your child needs to decorate their Treasure Chest at home and bring it to school on Thursday to show the class. They will then be brought back home to keep their Book Treasures in. We will be starting Book Treasures on Friday.

5. SECOND GRADE T-SHIRTS: If you are ordering your child a second grade t-shirt, please send the slip and money to school by Monday, September 26th. Please consider purchasing a shirt for your child. We will be wearing them several times throughout the year for things like field trips and other special days.

6. PARTY FUND: If you have not sent in your party fund money, please do so this week. We have MANY fun and exciting things planned for our school year and we will not be able to do them without your support. THANKS!!!!!

September 16, 2011: Math Games

Today we began playing math games. We will be playing math games every Friday instead of doing a math lesson in our books. We started off with Addition Top It. We got to pick our partners and our own spot in the room and then played for about 15 minutes. Next week, we will learn a new game!

September 16, 2011: Book Buddies

Today we got to meet our Book Buddies for the first time. We are buddies with Mrs. Zombo’s fourth grade class. We met them outside and we each got a questionnaire sheet. We spent several minutes asking each other the questions. Then, we got to go play on the playground with our buddies for a few minutes. We will be meeting with our buddies every 2 weeks or so. We will be doing some projects, playing math games, and of course reading. We were all very excited and can’t wait until we meet again!!!  

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September 16, 2011: Treasure Books

Today we got to decorate our treasure books. We brought in stickers, pictures, and words to glue on our notebooks. These will be our writing notebooks. We will be putting all of our “treasured” stories in them. We are so excited to start using them. Here are some pictures of us decorating them. If you would like to see a picture of us with our finished products, click on Treasure Books, over on the left hand side, under pages.