February 11

“Change your words, change your mindset!”

Hello Families!

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.”

December 23

Holiday Celebration

We had an excellent holiday celebration today. Thank you so much to all of the families that donated items or volunteered to come in for the celebration. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Below are some pictures of the celebration for you to enjoy. I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday!

Remember, we will not have school until Thursday, January 2nd.


November 19

Add It Up Song

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)



November 15

Christmas Child- Updated 11/23

Purchased items in green. Reserved items in red.

Our class will be sponsoring an eight year old boy for Christmas.  You may wish to purchase something for him that you think an eight year old would enjoy.  We also have a wish list of some items he needs and would like for Christmas. Please send all items into school unwrapped.

I plan to update my blog daily with gifts that have been purchased for our child. You can also look for updates in our homework folders on Fridays. If you would like to purchase a specific item off the list, feel free to send me a quick note to check if someone else has already purchased it.  If no one has then I will reserve that item for you, if you desire.

Any money that is collected will be compiled to purchase remaining items off his wish list.  Thank you for helping to make this a merry Christmas for him.

Wish List of Needs:

  • Sweatshirt (size 10) Tracksuit 
  • Shirts (size 10) Long sleeve blue shirt
  • *Pants (size 10) Blue pants, black athletic pants, blue athletic pants
  • *Socks (winter socks- shoe size 3) White long socks, 6 pack novelty socks, 6 pack socks
  • Sneakers


Wish List of Wants:

  • PJ Mask Toys and Games  Tree Ornament, Gekko-Mobile, Bath set
  • Paw Patrol Toys and Games- Zuma Hovercraft, Zuma Character
  • Fire truck
  • Balls of any kinds
  • Wooden puzzles
  • Trucks with sounds – Monster Jam Truck
  • Baby wipes
  • Light Up Tops
  • Books (Kindergarten, special needs level)
    • Paw Patrol, PJ Masks
    • Cars/Trucks/Trains/Transportation
    • Books with sound
    • Animal
    • Coloring/Activity Books- Spider Man and Hot Wheels


*You may also send in small items to be used as stocking stuffers


Favorite color: Blue

November 8

ELA Spelling

Hello Families!

I cannot believe that it is already November! Due to conferences and our Thanksgiving break, our spelling test schedule will be different this month. Please use the calendar as a reference for when students will be receiving their new words and the date of each spelling test. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. My e-mail address is lacey_henn@elanco.org.


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
Harvest Celebration
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
New Words


No School


No School

10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Spelling Test Early Dismissal
New Words
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Spelling Test New Words
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Spelling Test

NOV. TOB Check Due

No School Thanksgiving Break No School Thanksgiving Break No School Thanksgiving Break


August 29

Grandparent’s Tea

Grandparents’ Day is Sunday, September 8th.  Our classes would like to celebrate this special day by inviting our grandparents to join us for a special “tea” in the classroom.

Where: Mrs. Henn’s room, 107

When: Monday, September 9th

Time: 9:30am 10:30am 

Grandparents will be invited to tour the classroom, listen to a story, help their grandchild with a craft, and enjoy some light refreshments. This is a great day to celebrate grandparents and all the wonderful things they do!

Important: Grandparents, please plan to arrive early.  All guests MUST provide a photo ID to enter the school!

*If your child does not have grandparents to invite, or any that live close by, they may invite another family member/friend from that generation.  Sorry parents! We’ll invite you in another time!

If you child’s grandparent(s) would like to attend, please remember to send in the bottom half of the paper that went home on Tuesday by Wednesday, September 4th. If you need another paper, feel free to email me or write a note with your child.

August 27

Happy First Day

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! Tomorrow, your child will meet his/her language arts teacher and their math teacher for our first unit.

Thank you for all of the generous donations to our classroom!

Parents, please take a minute to complete our quick Second Grade Survey if you have not already done so. The survey allows all of the second grade teachers to have a little more information about you and your child. You can access the survey here. Thank you for your time!

I cannot wait for our second day of second grade! As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

July 20

Welcome to 2nd Grade

welcome to 2nd grade

I just wanted to say hello to all of the incoming second graders and their families. I hope that everyone is having a fun and relaxing summer! 

The second grade teachers work as a team to ensure success and a great year for all students. We have created a survey to help us get to know you and your child.

Please click here to complete the survey before the start of school. Thank you for your time!

We look forward to a fun and rewarding year with you and your child in second grade! Have a fantastic rest of your summer!