Friday, November 9, 2018

Hockey Celebration

Today we celebrated filling the link jar by having our most loved stuffed animals join us at school. We also were able to play several periods of knee hockey. The students took turns playing two versus two while the rest of the class and their stuffed animals cheered on.





Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Making Butter

Making butter the old fashioned way.


Pilgrim Celebration!

Today we ended our social studies unit on Pilgrims with a full day celebration! The students made paper bonnets and hats in the morning. We later made butter from heavy whipping cream and mason jars. The students then got to try the butter on hardtack (corn muffins).  The day continued with some pilgrim games and crafts. We even had a one room schoolhouse, complete with a fire and penmanship practice.  We ended the day with a trip to Plymouth Plantation and Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving. It was a wonderful day and I am so glad we were able to share this experience.















Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Our keeping rooms!

Today in second grade, we assembled mini keeping rooms. The keeping room was the main room of a Pilgrim's home where they ate, worked, and slept. The room had a big fireplace for warmth, light, and to cook with.  

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Celebration

Our class filled the link jar again! Today we celebrated this accomplishment with popsicles and a bookflix. Way to go second graders! 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Math Games and 5th Grade Buddies

Today during math, the students were able to play some of the math games that we have learned so far this year. The students rotated between games and were able to play three total! The children showed that they were able to take turns, play fairly, and be respectful teammates. Today was also the first monthly get together with our 5th grade buddies. The 5th graders came over to our classroom to introduce themselves and talk about their favorite things. It was great to see the students connecting and having meaningful conversations!






















Friday, September 28, 2018

Thank you!

Thank you to all of the families that were able to join us for open house on Wednesday. It was a pleasure to meet you and see how excited your student was to show off the classroom.  Below is the link to the slide show that was running during open house, just in case you missed any pictures.  I look forward to a wonderful year together.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vREkwVUAFtcSykcOOnfCjiN7YtS47uSkQN8CzQ2X0IzUcW7iZbA53RTSAWMQQYwoMNgB8kS8PanQJUr/pub?start=true&loop=true&delayms=3000&slide=id.g423df8bb11_0_105

Saturday, September 22, 2018

This past week, we have been learning about the Pilgrims and their trip over to the New World on the Mayflower. We learned that there were 102 passengers and 30 crew members on the 90 foot boat. They traveled in cramped conditions for 66 days across the Atlantic ocean. We measured out a small area of the classroom that was our Mayflower for the day.  We had morning meeting, reading, writing, snack, math and guidance in this little space. The students had a blast spending the day on the Mayflower.


Monday, September 10, 2018

Important Dates for September

Wednesday, September 12th:
Delayed Start- Students may enter the classroom at 9:30 and school will begin at 9:50
Toy Day- The students have earned a celebration in our classroom! We will have toy day on Wednesday. Please make sure that they toy is small enough to fit in your student's backpack.
Thursday, September 13th:
Picture Day- Our pictures are scheduled for 1:10 on Thursday. This day happens to be spaghetti for lunch as well. Please feel free to send your student to school with an extra shirt to wear if they are getting school lunch on this day.
Wednesday, September 26th:
Open House- Open house for second grade will be from 6:00 to 7:00. I want to welcome all family members to visit our classroom to see what your student has been working on the first several weeks of school. I cannot wait to meet you all.
Book Fair- We are having a school wide Scholastic Book Fair! It will be open:
Wednesday, 9/26 from 7:15-8:10 am, 2:45-3:30 pm and 5:00-6;30 pm. As well as,Thursday 9/27 from 7:15-8:10 am, 2:45-3:30 pm and 5:00-6:30 pm. We will have a raffle for a basket of books during the fair- 1 ticket for .25 or 5 for $1.00. Books can be purchased online between September 17 and September 27. The book fair link for out school is http://www.scholastic.com/bf/richmondelementaryschool6.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Week Two

Today we worked on building our reading stamina. We discussed the expectations for silent reading in second grade and practiced several times throughout the day. Our class did amazing, we have some passionate readers! All the students were engaged and focused on the books they were reading. We have been working very hard on classroom expectations. The class has done well and even earned a celebration! Today we had choice time to celebrate, the students were ecstatic. Keep up the good work children.













Hockey Celebration

Today we celebrated filling the link jar by having our most loved stuffed animals join us at school. We also were able to play several perio...