November 26, 2013: A Sad Goodbye!!

Today was our student teacher, Ms. Phelan’s last day. We celebrated this afternoon with cookies and juice. We also had a surprise visit from Ms. Phelan’s mom. We gave her a photo album, which had a picture of each of us in it along with a little note that we had written to her and a giftcard to Lakeshore Learning. She gave us each a card, a picture that she had taken with us, and a bracelet that she had made us. We were all very sad to see her go, but excited when we found out that she will be subbing in our room from time to time!!

November 26, 2013: Popplet Project

This week we made an “I am thankful for…” Popplet. First, students thought of 4 things that they were thankful for. Then they went into Google Images and found pictures of the items. They then used the pictures and added text in the Popplet app. on the iPads. Students emailed their final projects and here they are. Click on the Popplet below to get to our classroom weebly to view our Popplets!!

November 25, 2013: Thanksgiving Feast

Today we had our Thanksgiving  Feast. Everyone brought in a vegetable for our one-pot turkey soup. We also made our own butter by shaking whipping cream in glass jars until it turned into butter. At the feast, we also had mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, cornbread, apple pie and pumpkin pie. A HUGE thank you to the parents who sent in items and to those that came in and helped with the feast. We couldn’t have done it without you!!!

November 25, 2013: Thanksgiving Games

Here is a fun game to play for Thanksgiving. You have to dress up the turkey (kind of like disguising him,) so the farmer can’t find him. Just click on the picture to get to the website. Once there, there are a lot of other fun games to play. Just click on “Holiday Fun” under the game (at the website) and it will take you to the other Thanksgiving games. HAVE FUN!!!

November 25, 2013: IXL Super Stars!!!

Congratulations to our IXL Super Stars from last week. Aidin had the most minutes for the week, 2 hours and 1 minute. Mitch completed the most problems for the week, 242. We had 3 students tied for the most medals so far. Emily, Mackenzee B., and Mitch all have earned 12 medals. Congratulations and keep up the good work. Don’t forget, if you have some time over the Thanksgiving break, take a few minutes and do some IXL math!!

Novemeber 20, 2013: Fish Celebration

Today, we had our first Fish Celebration. We went into the gym with the other second grade classes and the first grade classes. We recognized students who are following the fish philosophy. In our class, Anthony, Karissa, Taylor, Jarod, and Serena were recognized for their positive efforts in the areas of play, choose your attitude, be there, and make someone’s day. Congratulations and keep up the great work!!!!

November 18, 2013: IXL Star Students

Congratulations to our weekly IXL Star Students!! Zackary was highest in minutes and for problems answered for last week. He worked on IXL for 2 hours and 4 minutes and he answered 211 problems!! Mitch and Mackenzee were tied for the most awards so far, they had 8 each. Their pictures will be posted on the IXL board in the hallway for the week. Way to go guys!! Keep up the great work!!

November 17, 2013: Weekly Reminders

TIMELINES: The timeline project for social studies is due on Monday. We will be cutting them apart and putting the timelines together, so please don’t forget yours!!!

MATH TEST: We will be taking our first trimester math test on Thursday. Please help your child prepare for the test by having them complete the practice packet, this is due on Thursday. They can also go onto IXL math to practice one digit addition and subtraction and time. Finally, they can come on the blog and practice some of the games that I have put on here over the past few weeks.

NO SCHOOL: There is no school this Friday due to Record’s day. Since there is no school on Friday, the fluency homework will be due on Thursday. You can just cross off the Thursday boxes, but please make sure you do the back side!!!!

SPELLING: We will not be doing another spelling unit until after Thanksgiving.

CANNED FOOD DRIVE: The canned food drive will be starting on Monday and will end on Wednesday. Collected items will be donated to  needy Fraser families. I will be giving 2 Eagle Bucks for each item brought in!!!

IXL MATH: Prizes will be given out every Monday to the students who completed the most problems and spent the most time on IXL math. We just reached 2000 problems and 20 hours practicing as a class!! Classroom time and time spent on IXL at home, will be combined for our prizes. I encourage students to go on several times a week to work on the standards that were sent home a few weeks ago.