Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Last Day Before Vacation

We had a wonderful last day of school before vacation.  We went to the library to get some new books for vacation, we had our "Party in a Bag" snack celebration and made some fun ornaments.  At recess some of the children read their books they received for the holidays, played a dreidel game and said our final goodbyes to our Elf, Kindness.  We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and restful vacation.  We will see you in 2015!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Our Gift to the World

With the holiday season in full swing, we have been talking a lot about how the most beautiful gifts come from the heart.  As a group we brainstormed a list of "Gifts" to give to the world.  Then the children wrote their ideas, typed them on the I-Pads and printed out a copy to go on a snowflake and one to go in their writing portfolio. We glittered the snowflakes, a big hit, and hung them on our second grade tree.  Here is a picture of our "Giving Tree" and a special snowflake that brought a tear to our eye.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Random Acts of Kindness

For the month of December we will have a special homework assignment.  It is "Random Acts of Kindness" to celebrate the holiday season.

Here is a brief description:
Acts of Kindness

With the holiday season upon us, we have been talking with the children about “giving”.  We have let the children know that giving is not necessarily connected with material objects but more importantly, giving of oneself in acts of kindness.  We are encouraging the children to perform at least two acts of kindness every day: one at school and one at home.

The homework for the next few weeks will be to record the acts of kindness on the attached sheet.  Please sign the sheet each day and have your child bring it in their homework folder.   This way they will be able to share their acts of kindness with us and we can discuss the true meaning of the holiday season.

Happy Holidays,
Mrs. Tigges & Mrs. Lewis

Happy Thanksgiving!

On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving we had a special celebration in Rooms 17 & 18.  Between the two rooms we had 10 stations set up.  All of the stations had a Thanksgiving activity that incorporated reading, math, writing, social studies or art.  The children worked cooperatively to complete the activities such as writing an acrostic poem of what they were thankful for, creating a Thanksgiving place mat, writing step by step directions on how to prepare and cook a turkey, solving a Thanksgiving memory game and sharing Thanksgiving books.  Here are some pictures of our Thanksgiving fun!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

We are Thankful!!

The children in Rooms 17 &18, along with our 4th grade friends, created this turkey show show what we are thankful for. We are thankful for a wonderful group of 2nd graders!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Conference Day Schedule: Thursday, December 4th

Today your child came home with a slip for a conference schedule.  You will meet with your child's homeroom teacher unless you request to meet with both of us or we request to both meet with you. If your child has Mrs. Sheppard for reading and you would like to meet with her as well, please indicate that also and we will coordinate it on this end.

Please return the slip as soon as possible.

BRRRRR....It's getting cold outside!

The weather is quickly changing!!
We try to out for recess as much as possible. Please have your child wear a warm winter coat, hat, mittens, etc.
We would like to have healthy children heading into the holiday season.

Monday, November 3, 2014

No School November 4th, 10th and 11th

Just a reminder there will be no school tomorrow due to elections.  All homework will be due on Wednesday.

Also, there is no school for students on Monday, November 10th due to staff development and Tuesday, November 11th due to Veteran's Day.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pumpkin Science

Today we had a special visitor from the Science center, Mr. Musselman.  He had a special Halloween treat for us: Pumpkin Science.  We discussed if a pumpkin would sink or float, we learned the anatomy of a pumpkin including vocabulary words such as pulp, fibers and stem, and we discovered the three parts of the fire triangle: heat, fuel and oxygen. Our program ended with Mr. Musselman's famous "Pumpkin Puke." Enjoy our video.

"Party in a Bag"

All children have brought home their "Party in a Bag".  The bag should be returned on Halloween with a special treat to eat during our Halloween party.

We will be having the party in the afternoon so the children should bring their regular snack for the morning.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Congratulations, Sonali

Congratulations to Sonali!
Sonali participated in the Burlington Science Center's sunflower contest.
Her sunflower had the 3rd largest seed head in all of Burlington.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

What a Wonderful World

It was wonderful to see so many parents at our Back to School Night. 
We wanted to share our "What a Wonderful World" video with you.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful children with us.