October 28

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)



October 22

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week
Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.
Monday, Oct. 26- Be Brave! Have the power to “say no to drugs!” by dressing as your favorite super hero.
Tuesday, Oct. 27- “I’m too bright for drugs!” Wear neon colors & sunglasses
Wednesday, Oct. 28- “It’s CRAZY to do drugs!” Dress mismatched
Thursday, Oct. 29- “Think of all you can be when you stay drug free!” Dress as something you’d like to be when you grow up.
Friday, Oct. 30- “Team up against drugs” Wear your favorite sports jersey

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

If you’d like to make a classroom donation of-
-Clorox/Lysol wipes – to keep a clean, germ-free classroom!
-Hand Sanitizer
-Ziploc Bags (snack, sandwich, quart, or gallon)

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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.