We had a fantastic first day of school! It was so great meeting all of the new second graders. Everyone did such a great job at school today. We got to know each other a little more, learned our school and classroom rules, and learned more about being in second grade! I cannot wait to get to know each kiddo even more and to continue to learn and grow together this year.
Thank you for all of the generous donations to our classroom!
Families, please don’t forget to complete the communication survey if you have not already done so. Please click here to complete it if you have not completed it yet.
Enjoy this video of our first day. 🙂
I cannot wait for our second day of second grade! As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!
I just wanted to say hello to all of the incoming second graders and their families. I look forward to an engaging, fun year full of growth.
As I mentioned in my parent letter, I believe that communication is the key to a great parent-teacher relationship and student success. In order to achieve this, I would like to know the best way to contact you. Please click here to complete the communication survey before the start of school. Thank you for your time!
I made a Google Site to keep you updated with some important things in our classroom. For example, our specials schedule is very different this year that it has been previous years. You can find a calendar showing which special we have each day and any vacation or early dismissal days. You can also access the communication survey on this website. There is also a link to a survey that asks you to tell me more about your child. I would appreciate you checking it out and completing both surveys. I am so excited to partner with you this year. Check out my site at https://sites.google.com/elanco.org/mrs-henn-107/.
I look forward to a fun and rewarding year with you and your child in second grade! Have a fantastic rest of your summer!
As you know, we have currently been talking about addition with and without regrouping in math class. This is a fun song that we made to help students remember how to add two numbers with and without regrouping. Make sure that your child shows you the hand motions that go with it! (I apologize in advance for it getting stuck in your head! :P)
Red Ribbon Week
Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.
Monday, Oct. 26- Be Brave! Have the power to “say no to drugs!” by dressing as your favorite super hero.
Tuesday, Oct. 27- “I’m too bright for drugs!” Wear neon colors & sunglasses
Wednesday, Oct. 28- “It’s CRAZY to do drugs!” Dress mismatched
Thursday, Oct. 29- “Think of all you can be when you stay drug free!” Dress as something you’d like to be when you grow up.
Friday, Oct. 30- “Team up against drugs” Wear your favorite sports jersey
I cannot believe it is already time for back to school shopping! School will be starting before we know it!
You will be receiving a back to school letter in the mail sometime in the next few weeks, but I figured some of you may be curious about the items you will need now.
The second grade teachers supply everything that your child will need. I have purchased a pencil pouch for each student and already filled it with 2 pencils, crayons, a glue stick, an eraser, a whiteboard marker and eraser, and a bookmark. We will supply all of the folders that your child will need.
This year you will need to supply a mask (or a few masks for your child) and earbuds or headphones.
Your child may also bring:
-pencils (they go through them so quickly!)
-erasers (same as above)
-a handheld pencil sharpener
-their own crayons, colored pencils or markers
If you’d like to make a classroom donation of-
-Clorox/Lysol wipes – to keep a clean, germ-free classroom!
-Ziploc Bags (snack, sandwich, quart, or gallon)
Please click here to complete the survey before the start of school. Thank you for your time!
Feel free to send me an email or leave a comment if you have any questions! I cannot wait to partner with you and your family this year!
Our class has been focusing on growth mindset this year. Recently, I’ve heard some students with self doubt about their ability to learn new information. For that reason, we revisited the idea of growth mindset this week. Growth mindset is just a different way of thinking. Instead of believing that you’re either good at something or not, it’s the belief that with practice and perseverance, you can do it!
Along with the information that your child brought home on growth mindset, feel free to learn more about it by watching the videos below.
We have also been discussing the “incredible power of yet.” This simply means that just because we cannot do something yet, it does not mean we will never be able to do it. Instead of saying things like, “I’m not good at poetry.” I am encouraging students to add yet to the end of their statements and instead say, “I’m not good at poetry, yet.”