A Peek at the Week

Spelling-This weeks spelling words are:

  1. must
  2. because
  3. does
  4. part
  5. even

Dr. Suess’s birthday-On Tuesday we will enjoy a green eggs and ham breakfast in honor of Dr. Suess. Not to mention kicking off March is Reading Month.

March is Reading Month-I sent home the packet for March is Reading month on Friday. All 2nd graders are expected to read 100 minutes a week. The log sheets need to be turned in every Monday to receive the weekly prize. We also have some fun activities planned later in the month.

A school wide read in is scheduled for March 19th

The annual Poetry contest is going to be held on March 25th-all 2nd graders have to find and recite a  poem in the classroom. If your child wants to participate in the school wide poetry contest let me know. Two children from each class will participate in the school wide contest.

Spring Pictures-Picture day is Wednesday March 3rd.

Math Test-Unit 6 math test is planned for Friday March 5th-look for a review sheet to come home on Tuesday.

A look ahead to next week-Monday March 8th is an early release day and the Social Studies test is planned for that day!!

Arrays all around us

Equal rows

We have been learning about arrays in math. An array is a group of objects arranged in rows and columns. Each row has the same number of objects.

Arrays are useful for skip counting and solving multiplication problems. The array above has 3 rows of 4 blocks. That is 3 groups of 4, or 3 x 4. We can find out how many blocks there are by skip counting by 4’s:  4, 8, 12 – or by doing repeated addition: 4 + 4 + 4 = 12. There are 12 blocks. So, 3 x 4 = 12.

Thank you to Mr. Salsich for this post and  the idea of finding arrays all around us!!

We have found some arrays in our classroom!!


This picture shows 8 rows of 3





This picture shows 2 rows of 4





This picture shows 5 rows of 4





This picture shows 3 rows of 7




Partner Puppet Shows

The children have been working on short partner plays. The children had to practice fluency in their reading along with making great puppets and backgrounds. I was very proud of their effort and performance!!

Click on the underlined names to see their performance!!

IMG00117Dean and Lucas

IMG00116Julie and Cheyne

IMG00114Alyssa and Morgan H.

IMG00115Courtney and Victoria

IMG00113Audrey and Morgan J.

IMG00124Allisa and Zachary



Adam Z and Noah


 Tyler and Adam


 Evan and Joey


 Nikki and Tarrence


Hannah and Lozano

Where the wild things are!

We have been working very hard on our retelling of Where the wild Things Are for our video conference with Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We are participating in Read Across the Planet, where classrooms world wide are paired up to present a book in some fashion. We will watch each others performance and be able to ask  questions about our partners school and community.

I am very proud of all the hard work that the children did the past 2 weeks!!!

Take a peek at our play by clicking on the title below-and leave us a comment!!! Sorry the sound is so poor.

Where the Wild Things Are Play

Published Authors

I’m sure you have heard we are going to become published authors. We are in the process of writing, revising, editing and publishing a real hard cover book about everyones best day ever.

On Friday the packet was sent home containing the order forms for the book. If you wish to order a book please make sure to send the envelope back by Friday. Even if you do not wish to order a book please send back the envelope marked no thanks. That way I wont miss anyone!!!

A Peek at the Week

Spelling-This weeks spelling words are:

  1. another
  2. came
  3. come
  4. work
  5. three

Please continue to practice past words!!!

Read Across the Planet-We have been working very hard on a retelling of the book Where the Wild Things Are. We will be sharing our play, a writing and a poem via video  conference with a school in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. They will also share a story and then we will have the ability to ask each other questions.

Early Release Day-Don’t forget Thursday is Early Release Day.

Social Studies-Monday is our social studies test on our People at Work unit. We will be starting our next Social Studies unit on US symbols and landmarks.

A Peek at the Week-February 15th

No school Monday February 15th-Enjoy your day off!!

Spelling-No new spelling words this week

Morley Candy Tour-On Thursday morning we will take a tour of the Morley Candy Factory. We will be back in time for lunch-please make sure to order or send in a lunch for that day. Please wear your 2nd grade shirt on Thursday!!

Social Studies Test-The needs and wants test is planned for Monday, February 22nd. Look for a review sheet to come home.

100th day of school

On Thursday we celebrated the 100th day of second grade!!! The children had a chance to choose from many 100’s day centers. The children built 100 piece puzzle, put 100 spots on a puppy, flipped a coin and rolled a dice 100 times, made a 100’s day hat or built a creation out of 100 lego’s.