Ms. Short's Second Grade

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2-23-15: Weekly Reminders

BOOK ORDERS: I am extending the due date for the book orders. If you would like to order from this month’s book clubs, please send it in by Wednesday. Don’t forget, you can also order on line using the link on the left side of the blog.

GYM: Every week, we don’t get all of our class points in Gym class because not everyone has their tennis shoes. Please remember to have your child wear/bring tennis shoes every Tuesday.

EARLY RELEASE: This Wednesday, we will be having an Early Release Day. Dismissal will be at 1:30.

MARCH IS READING MONTH: This will kick off at the end of the week. The first activity will be green eggs and ham on Monday March 2nd to celebrate Dr. Suess’s birthday. A letter came home regarding this last Wednesday. If you would like to send in an item, please fill out the form and return it to school as soon as possible.

WRITING A REVIEW: We will begin writing our restaurant/movie reviews tomorrow. If your child did not return their note packet last week, please make sure they bring it tomorrow. Students can not start their writing unless they have their notes.

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2-23-15: PicCollage Projects

A couple of weeks ago, we completed two PicCollage projects in class. One was with our hundred’s collections that we brought in and the other one was with compound words. I put these on our classroom weebly. If you would like to take a look at our projects just click on the word “Weebly” below.


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February 18, 2015: Subtraction Rap

February 18, 2015: Subtraction with Regrouping

February 10, 2015: 2D & 3D Shape Project

Last week, we made a 2D and 3D project on the iPads. We used an app called PicCollage. The kids went around the room and took pictures of things that were 2D and 3D. They then put them into PicCollage and labeled them. Take a look at our slide show by clicking on the word “weebly” below.


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February 8, 2015: Book Treasure Book

On Friday, we read Arthur’s Valentine as our book treasure book. Your child should have brought home their envelope, retelling sheet, and a plastic heart. Retelling sheets are due back to school by Tuesday. If your child would like to listen to the story again before they write their retelling they can watch the video below.

January 24, 2015: Writing Celebration

Yesterday, we had our second writing celebration. We started off by showing our book cover, reading our title, and reading our favorite part to the entire class. Then we got into groups of 3 and read our entire stories. When we were done reading the other two people in our group told us a star and a wish, something they really liked, and something we could work on for next time. When we were done sharing, we got to have juice and cookies.

January 22, 2015: Congratulations!

Congratulations to the following students who completed the December homework calendar. They received Eagel Bucks, a grab from our candy jar, and a certificate. Congratulations to: Peter, Devon, Lillyan, Chyenne, Matthew, Max and Giovanni!!


Also, congratulations to the students who earned the Pizza Hut coupon from reading in December:  Max, Noor, Jacob, Matthew, Chyenne, and Devon….Way to go guys!!!


January 22, 2015: Goal Setting

This week we started goal setting in reading and math. For reading, the kids will be picking a reading strategy from our CAFE board and working on it for the week. After picking their strategy, they put their frog, with their picture on it, on the CAFE board. They wrote their strategy on a  sticky note and will keep it in their book baskets. For math, they picked a goal for their Mad Minutes. They wrote their goal on a sticky note and put in on our Mad Minute Goal board. They also wrote their goal on the top of their Mad Minute graph, so that they will have it with them at their desk. Ask your child what their goals are for the week!



January 22, 2015: Fish Celebration

Today we had our second fish celebration. We celebrated 4 students who exhibit the 4 parts of the fish philosophy: play, choose your attitude, make their day, and be there. The four students who we celebrated were: Iman, Devon, Lana and Elijah. Way to go guys, we are so proud of you!!!