Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Monday Memo 12/18/17

Good evening!

I hope you are having a good week.  I know many of us have experienced some illness, and I hope everyone feels better soon.  Here's a notice from Mrs. MacDonald:
Mystery Reader

Thank you so much to Jonathan Hartford, our Mystery Reader on Friday.

Give Light

We were touched by all of your support at our "Give Light" presentation at the assembly.  The second graders sang beautifully, and their candle holders looked lovely.  I have a video of the performance, but for some reason, I can't load it on the blog.  I'm working on it!


Time to shine!  Students will complete an assessment on our fractions and time unit on Thursday.  I will share the results with you after vacation. 

Party in a Bag

I will send home a paper bag and a reminder about this tomorrow.  Here's the link if you need a reminder.

I hope everyone has a wonderful vacation week.  Happiest of holidays to all of you.  I'm sending you my best wishes for a healthy week.  See you in 2018!


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Monday Memo 12/11/17

Good morning!

Hoping to see you this morning at the Happy Hollow assembly.  The assembly begins at 9AM, and the second graders are scheduled to sing "Give Light."  You don't want to miss it!

Winter Gear

Wow!  We have snow!  Here is a reminder about winter gear once again:


Thank you for helping your child complete the compliment project.

Holiday Tradition Project

We are looking forward to these presentations next week.  Thank you for your help with this project. Here is the link if you need another copy.

Math Stations

Our Tuesday Math Stations time has changed to 8:45-9:45.  Here is the new link if you would like to sign up to help.  Email me and let me know which time you would like.  Thank you so much for your help.

Thank you, Mystery Reader Debbie Bressler!


We have begun our physical science unit on states of matter.  We conducted an experiment involving an Alka-Seltzer tablet, water, and a sealed plastic bag, enabling us to see states of matter changing in real time.  On Wednesday, our class will do an experiment in Ms. Niles' room, and next week, they will do an experiment with Ms. Knox as part of a science rotation.  Here are some photos from our experiment:

Monday, December 4, 2017

Monday Memo 12/4/17

Good morning!

Next Assembly Monday 12/11/17 9AM

The second grade will lead the school in a song at our next assembly on Monday, December 11.  We hope you can join us!

Welcome Kyle!

We are delighted to welcome Kyle Stull to our classroom family.  Kyle and his family just moved to Wayland, and we are thrilled to have him join us.

December Homework

A copy of this month's homework calendar will be sent home today.   Here is the link if you need another copy.


We completed our first STEAM project of the year--building an insulator to keep an ice cube frozen as long as possible.  Your child worked in a team to plan and create a structure from plastic arugala containers, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, and ziplock bags.  We though we could complete testing the insulators, rebuilding, and testing again in just one school day, but your children are such incredible engineers that some of the ice cubes still were not melted by 3:15PM.  Amazing!

Have a great week!  Please contact me with any questions or concerns.