Saturday, March 31, 2018

Monday Memo 3/29/18

I hope you had a great weekend.


This week, we are sharing jokes.  See this link for a good website for kids.


No spelling this week.


We will be composing informative writing pieces.  To prepare for this, students are reading and taking notes about the different continents.  In social studies, our class has traveled to Africa with Ms. Niles, South America with Ms. Knox, and North America, Europe, and Australia in our own classroom.  On Wednesday, we're off to Asia with Ms. Niles!


Our geometry assessment will be given this week.  Next, it's on to three digit addition and subtraction with regrouping.

Field Trip

A permission slip for our trip to The Butterfly Place will be sent home this week.  Please click here if you need another copy.

Have a great week and a lovely long weekend.


Monday, March 19, 2018

Monday Memo 3/19/18

I hope you had a lovely weekend.
Thank you, Mystery Reader Mike Stull

Social Studies

Our class traveled to South America with Ms. Knox.  Next, it's on to Europe!


We had lots of fun sharing games last week.  Check out these pics!

Sharing this week is finding a spring poem to share.  Ah, the irony.  Here is a link to a site for poetry for kids.  The link I originally put on the March Homework Calendar is no longer working.


At the end of this week, we will complete our geometry assessment.  This week, we are working on creating arrays and writing repeated addition sentences, which are the building blocks of multiplication.  Although we don't study multiplication in second grade, learning about arrays helps with conceptual understanding of multiplication.


I am looking forward to speaking with many of you this week about your child's progress.  Here is the link to the conference schedule.

Thank you!


Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday Memo 3/12/18

Good evening!


We enjoyed getting a peek into your homes last week when your child shared the map of their bedroom.  This week, we are sharing our favorite games.  This can be a board game, a group game, a card game....Your child can bring in the game and demonstrate how to play it, and we will play it as a class or in a small group.

Social Studies

Our continent rotation has begun!  Your child traveled to Africa last week with Ms. Niles, and this week, they will explore Antarctica with Ms. Knox.  Be sure to ask your child about this on Wednesday.


Geometry has been our focus the last few weeks, and we created a 3-D Museum.  Ask your second grader how many vertices a triangular pyramid has.  Or a square pyramid!


No new spelling this week!  We will continue to work on our lists from last week.  Students can choose from the Spelling Menu for spelling practice homework.

New Flag for our School

We were so proud of Franchi and her sister for accepting the Uruguay flag from Mr. Lee to be hung in the cafeteria.

Composting Lesson

Thank you to Ms. Sawe for showing us her home composting system.  Om and his family are really taking care of the earth, which impressed us, but mostly, we love the worms.  This was a great introduction to the spring composting program at Happy Hollow which will feed our beautiful garden.

Here is the link if you need a reminder.  If we need to reschedule due to weather, I will contact you.

Stay safe and warm!  Have a great week!


Monday, March 5, 2018

Monday Memo 3/5/18

Good morning!


I'm very excited to begin our spring conferences.  Please click this link for a reminder of your appointment.

Mystery Reader

Thank you, Alpheen Menachery.  We loved having you join us!  Click this link to sign up.  This Friday is open!
Amira's Grandmother
Math Night Fun

Math Night was a blast!  So many fun games to play, prizes to win, even free pizza.  Don't miss it next year.  Simon and I had a great time.
Math Night Selfie with Simon
Valentines Day 

Thank you for helping your child complete their valentines.  Delivering and opening were super fun.  As you can see, they were very happy.  
Funny valentines
Our Valentines Limbo party was awesome.  Some of these kids can really limbo.  Their bodies were completely perpendicular.


Sharing this week is bedroom maps.  A copy of the assignment was sent home last week.  Here is an example.  Click here if you need another copy of the assignment.

Thank you for your ongoing support.  Have a great week.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns.