August 31

Welcome Back

We had an amazing first day back to school! The kiddos did an excellent job learning the new routines, procedures, and safety measures.

I cannot wait to continue to get to know them this week. I have an awesome group of kids this year and I know this year is going to be full of learning, laughter, and fun!

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August 1

Back to School

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
-scissors

If you’d like to make a classroom donation of-
-Clorox/Lysol wipes – to keep a clean, germ-free classroom!
-Hand Sanitizer
-Tissues
-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!

My email address is lacey_henn@elanco.org

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)

Enjoy!

 

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

Conferences

No School

Conferences

No School

10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Spelling Test Early Dismissal
No ELA
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