Ms. Short's Second Grade

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October 12, 2014: Mystery Reader

We had our second Mystery Reader last Friday, it was Kiley’s Mom. She read us a wonderful story called The Napping House. A HUGE thank you to Kiley’s mom for taking time out of her day to come read to us!!

October 11, 2014: Book Treasure Book

Yesterday we read a wonderful book called, Boogie Bones for our Book Treasure book. Boogie Bones, a skeleton who loves to dance, longs to show his stuff beyond the graveyard’s iron gates but is a little intimidated by people. One night he enters a dance contest at the Town Hall, disguising himself with a hat and tuxedo. All goes well until he launches into the lindy hop and wriggles and jiggles right out of his clothes. Onlookers are aghast to see a skeleton in their midst. Only a small girl is unafraid to dance with him, and her courage inspires everyone else to clap along. Your child should have brought home their envelope, retelling sheet, and a rubber skeleton. Please have your child write a written, detailed retelling of the story. Envelopes and retelling sheets are due back by Tuesday. The skeleton should be kept at home in their treasure boxes. If you would like to listen to the story again, just click on the title below.

October 11, 2014: Weekly Reminders

TEAM SIGNS: The orange signs for the Fun Run are due on Monday. I will be laminating them and we will be carrying them out to the Fun Run on Tuesday.

FUN RUN: The Fun Run is on Tuesday. Parents are welcome to join us at 11:15. Please have your child wear orange on this day.

BOOK TREASURE BOOK: The retelling sheet and envelope are due by Tuesday. If your child would like to listen to Boogie Bones again, they can click on the link in the post above.

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

BOOK ORDERS: If you would like to order books, I have extended the due date to Monday. Don’t forget, you can also order on line using the link over on the left hand side.

October 8, 2014: Classroom Weebly

We have been working on our first iPad project. We used an app called Popplet to tell about ourselves. When we were done, we emailed it to Ms. Short and she made a slide show of our Popplets. Our iPad projects can be seen at our classroom weebly. Just click on the picture below to get to our weebly. Once your there, click on the top where is says, “Projects 2014-2015″.


October 8, 2014: Landform Presentations

In Science, we have been learning about landforms. Last Friday, we got into five groups and became “experts” on a landform. We made a poster and then made a sand model of our landform. Yesterday, we presented our posters and models to the class, teaching then about our landform.


October 6, 2014: Mystery Reader

We had our first Mystery Reader last Friday, it was Elijah’s dad. He read us a wonderful story called The Blah. A HUGE thank you to Elijah’s dad for taking time out of his day to come read to us!!

October 6, 2014: CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Congratulations to the following students who went above and beyond by completing the September homework calendar. This was not a required assignment. It was awesome to see so many students complete the activities. Today they received a certificate, 5 Eagle Bucks and a grab from our candy jar. Way to go Elijah, Lillyan, Chyenne, Giovanni, Devon, Blake, Noor, India, Emma and Kiley!!!!!


October 6, 2014: Read Around the Room

Last week we started to be able to pick where in the room we want to do Read to Self time. We can read in our reading corner, on rugs, on cushions, on little stools, folding chairs and at the front table. We love being to have a choice in where we sit!


October 6, 2014: Spelling~Unit 5

This week we are working on Unit 5 for Spelling. Your child should have brought home their pretest today. PLEASE make sure that your child is studying these 6 words for the test on Friday. A spelling homework paper should have also come home today. This week’s skill is working with silent letters. Spelling homework is due by Friday. If you would like to practice using silent letters, click on the picture below to play a game called, “Silent Invaders.” Make sure your sound is turned on on your computer.

October 5, 2014: Weekly Reminders

OCTOBER SELF-ESTEEM PROJECT: The pumpkins were due this past Friday. I am still missing several. If your child did not bring it back, please have them bring it tomorrow.

BOOK ORDERS: The October book order forms came home last week and are due back by October 11th.  If you would like to order on-line click on the link on the left hand side of this blog.

BOOK TREASURE: On Friday, we read Big Pumpkin, for our book treasure book. Retelling sheets and envelopes are due back to school by Tuesday. If you would like to listen to the story again, check out the post below this.

FIELD TRIP: We will be going on our Walk Through Fraser trip on Thursday. Please make sure that your child dresses for the weather, it’s going to be pretty chilly out.

SUNNY D LABELS: We are still collecting Sunny D labels. We currently have 6, we need to get to 20 by November 1 to receive 20 free books for our classroom library. Your child will receive 5 Eagle Bucks for each one that they bring in.