Wednesday, June 17, 2015

School Spirit Week: Mismatch/Crazy Hair Day

Today was the third day of School Spirit Week.  We celebrated by wearing mismatched clothes and crazy hair.  We also talked about differences.  We read the book Larf which was a wonderful story about how were are all different and we should celebrate our differences.  To end the day, we had special visitors from the Disability Access Commission.  Mrs. Mazzocca has been blind for the past 20 years due to diabetes and Mrs. Fitze developed Multiple Sclerosis. The children were amazing with Mrs. Fitze's three wheeled hand bike. They both shared with us the fact they consider themselves, "Differently Abled" rather than disabled. Both women encouraged the children to ask questions and were pleased with the thoughtful discussion.

Monday, June 15, 2015

School Spirit Week: Pajama Day

Today we kicked off School Spirit Week with The Pajama Song played over the loud speaker.  Lots of our friends wore their pajamas and even slippers and bathrobes.  We had a special ceremony for flag day and heard all about the Summer Reading Program from Miss Amanda from the Burlington Public Library.

We can't wait to see all of the sports outfits tomorrow.  Don't forget about the Fox Trot.  Bring extra water and wear sneakers.  Once you collect the money please bring it into school.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Fossil Fun!!

What an amazing field trip!!  Today we all became paleontologists. First we examined different types of fossils such as imprints, casts and molds.  We also saw parts of animals where only pieces of the remains were left.  Then we had time to explore the rest of the museum, visiting many "rooms" including: taxidermied animals, natural habitats of pond life, etc, glass flowers, rocks and minerals and Native Americans.  After a picnic lunch on the grounds of Harvard, we returned to the museum for our "class" on fossils.  Travelling through time with the Harvard Museum time machine, we went back to our "backyard" 500,000,000 years ago, 200,000,000 years ago and 10,000 years ago.  We learned that our backyard was once an ocean, a rain forests and covered by ice. We learned that there can be remains, such as bones, teeth and claws.  There are also traces like tracks, eggs and claw marks.  Holding fossils from a trilobite, shells and fish were quite amazing....however, the highlight...or lowlight...depending on who you ask, was holding fossilized dinosaur "poop".  The scientific name is coprolite.

Enjoy a picture walk of second grade paleontologists!!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Field Day Fun!

We had an amazing Field Day! The weather was beautiful, there was good sportsmanship and everyone had fun. Enjoy the photos.

Thursday, June 4, 2015


Quick reminders:

1. Friday, June 5th is Field Day.  Wear yellow, bring a water bottle and wear sunscreen.

2. Multicultural posters due: Monday, June 8th.

3. Field trip: Thursday, June 11th.  Please return slips and payment ASAP.  We need at least 4 volunteers per room.  Please consider volunteering if you haven't already.

4. Multicultural presentation: Friday, June 12th 1:45-2:30.  Please have your child dress in some type of cultural clothing or colors from their country.  No flip flops, please.  You will have the opportunity to dismiss your child at the end of the day.  Be on the look out for the dismissal slip.

Field Day Tomorrow!!

SMALL IMAGE (PNG)Public Domain
Friday, June 6th is Field Day.  

We will be doing outside activities from 9-11AM.

Second Grade is asked to wear yellow.

In the afternoon we will have the annual Teacher vs. 5th Graders volleyball game.

Please bring a water bottle and wear sunscreen.