May 17

End of the Year Celebration with Updated Food Donation List-Updated 5/24

Your child should have brought home a pink sheet yesterday that explained a bit about our end of the year celebration. Below you will find that information as well as the updated food and drink donation list.

Dear Families,

The students have been hard at work planning our End of the Year Celebration for Wednesday, June 7th! The students separated into committees to make decisions on the activities and refreshments for our party. Lori Thompson will be contacting you about the volunteers needed as well as some craft items that we would love to have donated.

One of the crafts that our craft committee chose is tie-dyed shirts! If you could please send in some sort of white clothing for your child to tie-dye, I would greatly appreciate it. (shirt, socks…etc.) Please have the clothing items in by Friday, June 2nd and make sure that they are clearly labeled with your child’s name or initials. I will do the necessary preparations for the clothing items so they will be ready for the tie-dye process. If you cannot make it to the store, I will pick up some extra shirts that students can use.

We would also love if you would be willing to donate some of our lunch and refreshment items chosen by our food and snack committees. If you are willing to supply any of the items below, please circle the item(s) you would like to donate and send the bottom portion of this paper back to school with your child by Friday, June 2nd. I will send home updates of the items that have already been accounted for every few days as well as post the updated list daily on my blog. I will contact you with more information regarding the time we will need the food or drink you chose to donate.


Updated Food List:

Thank you so much to everyone that has volunteered to donate food or craft items for our end of the year party on Wednesday June 7th! If you would still like to donate something, we still need the following things. Thank you in advance!


1-crock pot full of cooked chicken nuggets

May 15

Just Hanging With Our Peeps

As most of you know, our class hatched chicks this year. We had a decent hatch and had 7 chicks! Unfortunately, one of our chicks was born with splayed legs which means that his legs were out beside him and they were not strong enough to support him to walk. After researching what to do, I found that you can bandage the chick’s legs together which causes the muscles to grow correctly to support it. After a few days of being bandaged, our little chick was able to walk on his own! 🙂 Since our little chick needed some time spent alone to grow stronger, we asked Mrs. Muhr’s class to keep our other chicks in their tank since unfortunately none of their eggs hatched. However, once our little guy was strong enough we were able to put some friends back in with him.

The kiddos loved seeing the life cycle of a chicken in person. They also adored the chicks! Each student in my homeroom was given the option to hold one of the chicks. Most of them decided to hold one.

April 28

Our Field Trip

Everyone had a fantastic time on our field trip to the Whitaker Center today! The students were able to explore the science center and engage in fun, hands on learning activities. We also saw an exciting 3D Imax movie. The movie we saw this year explored space and the various aspects of an astronaut’s job.

I hope you enjoy some pictures from our trip! 🙂 Make sure to ask your child what their favorite part of our trip was!

April 27

Slime Party!

Today the second graders celebrated our awesome behavior with our April Star Party! All of the second graders were either stars or rock stars! This month, we had a slime party to celebrate. All students were able to make slime today. The rock stars were also able to add color to their slime. After students finished making their slime, they had time to play with it. Everyone LOVED it!

The students asked me to post the recipe that we used so that they could make it at home. First, students squeezed a 4 ounce bottle of glue into a plastic cup. After your glue is in your cup, put about 5 drops of food coloring to make your slime even more fun! Once you mix the color all throughout the glue, add a tablespoon of Sta-Flo liquid starch. We also added a very little bit of baking soda to make it a little less sticky.

As you can see from the pictures, the kids loved it!

April 25

Whitaker Center Field Trip

Just a reminder that our field trip is this Friday, April 28th. Here are a few helpful tips!

  • All students should be here when the bell rings to attend our field trip.  We will be leaving right after announcements.
  • Each student should bring a completely disposable lunch. We will be throwing the lunch bag and everything else away once we finish lunch.
  • Your child should not bring any money or a camera. We will not be stopping at the gift shop.
  • Even though we will be going on the field trip, please send your child in with his/her backpack since we may have notes from the office to take home.
April 25

Our Concert

Yesterday we had our second grade concert during the day for the other students and at 7:00 for our families. The kiddos did such a fantastic job! Thank you so much for everyone that came to support them and donated snack items! Here are some pictures for those of you that were not able to make it!


April 17

2nd Grade Concert

Just a reminder that our second grade concert is next Monday! The students are so excited for this event!

CONCERT DATE:  Monday, April 24th, 2017
CONCERT LOCATION: Brecknock Gymnasium

The doors will open at 6:30 for you to find your seat in the Brecknock Gymnasium. Your child should make sure to be in our homeroom by 6:45.

Mr. Goodman is asking students to wear black bottoms and a spring colored shirt. If your child does not have these items, they can wear their Sunday best. 🙂

We hope to see you there!

March 7

Brecknock Book Bonanza

Just a reminder that our Brecknock Book Bonanza is next Thursday, March 16th. The doors open at 6:00. There will be a bunch of different people from our school and community that will be taking part as readers. Feel free to wear pajamas! Also, bring a slightly used book and you will be able to pick a new book to take home!

We will end the night with cookies and milk in the cafeteria starting around 7:00.

We hope to see you there!

March 3

February STAR Party

This month our Star Party consisted of two fun things! First, all stars and rock stars were invited to wear pajamas and slippers for the day. Rock stars were also able to bring in a stuffed animal to carry with them during the day. At the end of the day the students also had time to play with each other and their stuffed animals. The students had a lot of fun with our February Star Party! We cannot wait for the March one!