Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday Memo 2/29/16

Oh my goodness, I cannot believe it is almost March!


Please click here for the March Homework Calendar.


You all get a gold star for signing up so promptly for conferences.  Well done!  Click here to double check your time.  I'm really looking forward to discussing your child's progress with you.

Flat Stanley

Hopefully, you received the envelope on Thursday with your child's Flat Stanley.  Please help them choose a relative or family friend (who preferably lives at a distance) to send it to.  This is a fun way for us to learn about geography!  Thank you for your help with this.


Thank you so much for filling out the questionnaire.  I was really interested in your responses, and I appreciate your thoughtful comments.  Here is the link in case you still need to do it.

Have a great week! 


Monday, February 22, 2016

Monday Memo 2/22/16

Our valentine mailboxes made the HH Twitter feed. Thank you for sending in the Kleenex boxes. 
Welcome back!

I hope you and your family had a great week.  I had fun seeing some of you at the library!

Pre-Spring Conference Questionnaire

Thank you for signing up for parent-teacher conferences. You should have received an email from me with a google form attached.  It's just a short questionnaire eliciting some feedback from you.  Click here if you need the link again.  I really appreciate your thoughts and time.

PTO "Social Smarts" Evening for Families

Hope to see you at the PTO meeting on Thursday night at Happy Hollow at 6:15.  Dinner will be served as well, but you have to RSVP.  Contact

Science Experiments

We call it science, but it's actually our informative writing unit.  Your children are writing the steps of the scientific method (question, hypothesis, procedure, results and conclusions) as they conduct experiments. Check out these scientists at work designing and executing their own collaborative experiments.  These guys are awesome!

Thank you for reading.  Have a great week!


Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday Memo 2/8/16

We had a fun snowy day on Friday!  I hope you are enjoying the snow day today.

Happy New Year!

Along with our buddies, we made a dragon bulletin board in the hallway with paper plate scales.  Be sure to check it out!

Valentine's Day

Thank you for sending in the Kleenex boxes.  We are excited to create our Valentine mailboxes.  Just a reminder to be sure to send in valentines for classmates.  Click here for a class list.


We loved hearing about what people love to do--from drawing to tap dancing.  This week, we are sharing someone we love.  Many children bring in a photo for this share, or any kind of symbol to represent that person.


Scientists in our classroom have completed many exciting experiments, complete with lab booklets they have written detailing each step of the scientific method.  Well done!

Have a great snow day.  See you tomorrow!


Monday, February 1, 2016

Monday Memo 2/1/16

Happy February!

I can't believe how quickly time is passing.  I think it's a phenomena of having children.  I always think of that expression, "the days are long, but the years are short." 


Please click here for the February Homework Calendar.

Halfway Day

Speaking of time passing quickly, we are already past the halfway point of second grade!  We celebrate Halfway Day on Wednesday, the highlight of which was completing a self-portrait from a photo that was cut in half.  Students had a lot of fun using mirrors to see the symmetry in the photos.  Wait until you see our Halfway Day Self Portraits! 

It's Not Easy Being (in the) Green (Zone)

Please forgive my Kermit the Frog reference.  We filled our Green Zone jewel jar, and today we are celebrating with a special pajama day.  Great job, second grade!  Our class rocks!

Lunar New Year

Congratulations to Emi, who performed so beautifully at the Lunar New Year celebration at Wayland High School on Saturday.  This was a great event.  Definitely put it on your calendar for next year .

HH PTO Meeting on "Social Smarts"

On Thursday, February 25, there will be a special PTO meeting at 6:15 at Happy Hollow, including dinner for the whole family.  Come learn about the social/emotional learning curriculum.  Hope to see you there. 

Math Night

Also, mark your calendars now for Math Night on Thursday, March 3 at Loker.

Have a great week!