Hello families! I cannot believe that we are already nearing the end of September! I can already tell that this school year is going to fly by. I just wanted to update my blog with some important events that are coming up within the next month or so. I am so excited to be coming back in less than two weeks. The first day or so after my return we will review rules, routines, expectations and get to know each other some more. I cannot wait to get to know your child and continue this rewarding year with your kiddo.
Here are some important events coming up. Mark your calendars with the following-
October 2nd- Blue Shirt Day, Mrs. Henn returns
October 5th- Picture Day
October 6th- Early Dismissal (12:30)
October 9th- No School for the kiddos
October 20th- Fire Prevention Program
October 27th- Fall Harvest Party- We will be celebrating this in our homerooms. Please be on the lookout for more information about volunteering for this celebration or donating food/craft items for it. If you would like to come in to volunteer, please make sure you submit your clearances prior to the event.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I can be reached at email@example.com
I hope that everyone has a great two weeks and I will be in contact soon!
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 week, 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.
Your child may bring:
-pencils (they go through them so quickly!)
-erasers (same as above)
-a handheld pencil sharpener
-their own crayons, colored pencils or markers
-scissors -Earbuds- Each child will have a Chromebook that they will use daily. We recommend sending in a pair of earbuds that your child can use. If they do not have earbuds, they will use the school’s headphones. Your child can store his/her earbuds in his/her pencil pouch.
If you have not already completed the Second Grade back to school survey, please do so at your earliest convenience. You can access it here. Thank you for your time!
Feel free to send me an email or leave a comment if you have any questions!
I have had quite a few people ask me if I would post once the twins have been born. I am so excited to announce that Lorelei Peyton and Christopher James were born at 3:25 and 3:27 am on July 24th. We are all doing well! Addison loves her baby brother and sister and is already being such a great helper!
I cannot believe that another year has come to a close. It has been an amazing year and I am so thankful I got to share it with such remarkable kids. Although I am ready to spend the summer with Addison and relax a little before the twins come; I am going to miss each and every student I had the pleasure of working with this year. We had so much fun learning and growing this year and I know that each of them will do a fantastic job in third grade.
I also wanted to take a moment to thank each of you for your support this year. It has been an amazing year! I would also like to extend another thank you to all of the family members that volunteered in the classroom or donated supplies for the parties. This year would not have been the same without you.
Here is just a quick glance at some of the fun we had this year. Even in such a short snippet of our year, the amazing personalities of the kiddos shine through. I am so honored to have had the chance to work with your child as they continue their educational journey.
Update: We are still in need of a few volunteers and a few craft items. If you are willing to volunteer or send in some craft/game items, please sign up here.
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.
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! We now have everything that we need!
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.
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!
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!