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!

February 28

PTO Spaghetti Dinner and Basket

This year, the annual Spaghetti Dinner is scheduled for Friday, March 24th from 4:30-7:30 in the Brecknock Cafeteria. Dinner includes a drink, salad, bread, spaghetti and meatballs. There will also be coffee and desserts available for a $1 donation.

You can purchase tickets at the door. However, if you want to receive a 50 cent discount, please submit the order form that your child brought home last week. If you need a new form, feel free to email me or send a note in with your child. Adult tickets are $8.00 at the door or  $7.50 if you order them prior to the event. Children ages 4- 6th grade are $5.00 at the door or $4.50 prior to the event. Children under the age of 4 are free.

The PTO will have their normal basket raffle that evening. Our class is putting together an ice cream basket. Feel free to donate some items for the basket or send in money for us to purchase items for the basket. Lori Thompson will be the one putting our basket together. If you send in items, I will make sure the items get to her. If you would rather send in money, please send it in an envelope labeled, “Lori Thompson, Ice Cream Basket.”

Thanks in advance!

February 28

Book Character Dress Up Day

Reminder: Friday, March 3rd, is Book Character Dress-Up Day for 2nd grade.  Your child can participate by dressing up like a favorite book character.  Please have your child bring a book with that character in to share that day. Your child can check out a library book to match a particular costume.

– Remember your child is wearing the costume all day, make sure it is comfortable and not cumbersome.

– Come dressed in the costume, no changing at school.

– No face paint.

– No pretend weapons.

February 27

Spring Pictures

Just a reminder, Spring pictures are this Thursday, March 2nd. If you would like to purchase photos, please send in the order form. Make sure to select which pose and background you would like for your picture.

If you need a new picture form, please email me or send in a note with your child by Wednesday.

February 3

I’m sure you have all heard by now, but…

I am sure you have all heard that our family is currently expecting twins! My expected due date is sometime in July. I just wanted to reiterate that this will not affect my current students at all. I plan on finishing the school year. The kiddos were very excited today when they found out. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!


February 1

Valentine’s Day Celebration

We cannot wait for our Valentine’s Day celebration on February 14th! Yesterday, the students got a paper bag to decorate at home. They can decorate the bag however they would like! However, please make sure that their name is easily visible. This is how we will hand out Valentine’s day cards. Your child may return their bag as soon as they finish decorating it. I would like all bags returned no later than Monday, February 13th.

Just a reminder, if your child would like to make Valentine’s, they must make them for the whole class. A class list went home last week. If you need a new list, please email me or send in a note with your child. If your child would like to bring in their Valentine cards early, I would be more than happy to store them in the classroom.

We will be having a small celebration at the end of the day. If you are willing to donate something for our party, please check out this link to sign up.  Valentine’s Day Sign Up


January 31

January STAR Party

Today we celebrated our great behavior for the month of January! All of the students in our homeroom were stars or rock stars this month! Star students got to enjoy some delicious hot chocolate and have a fun hangout in our classroom. Our rock star students also got to enjoy some delicious hot chocolate and have a fun hangout in our classroom as well as yummy toppings to go on their hot chocolate and a cookie to dip into it! The toppings included marshmallows, whipped cream and sprinkles. Everyone had a great time sipping on their hot chocolate and talking to their friends. We ended the day discussing ways to ensure each student is a rock star for the February star party.

I hope you enjoy the pictures!

November 30

Add it Up

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)