Thursday, September 28, 2017

Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up

Dear Parent or Guardian,

You are invited to sign up for 2017 Fall Conferences Babineau.

            DATE:  October 9, October 10, October 12, October 13, October 16, October 17 and                                   October 18.
            PLACE:  Room 8. 
            REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  End of day 2 days before each conference day.

To pick a time slot, enter this link in your internet browser:

At that link, you will be asked for your Entry Code, where you should
enter NWL1200351

If you do not have internet access , please send me a note with requested times.

If none of these times work for you, please contact me and we will find a time that works for your schedule.

Best Regards, 

Marisse Babineau


This week we have been learning a little about Pilgrims. As our unit continues, the students will be creating pocket books to keep all of their projects. Today we created our first pocket called, Voyage to the New World. This pocket will contain all of the information we learn about the Mayflower, and the Pilgrims 66 day travel from England to the New World.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Stuffed Animal Day and Bingo

Today was stuffed animal day at school! Our friends joined us for our academics and got to watch us play at recess! They were great reading buddies too! Today we learned a new math game called Bingo Plus 1 or 2. We played the first game teacher vs. students, which ended in a tie. Then the children were able to play in partners. What a fun Monday!

First Week of Homework!

Today is the start of homework for second grade. In your child's home folder will be a copy of the expectations (below) and reading log. Please have your child return their homework on Friday.

Homework expectations:
  • All reading homework assignments are assigned on Mondays and due on Fridays
  • Students are expected to read to themselves or an adult for 15 minutes or more.
  • Students are expected to fill in the titles of the books they read on their reading log.  More than one book can be recorded for each day! This should be done neatly.
    • I like to see what students are reading nightly to ensure they are reading a variety of texts and genres as well as to ensure they are reading just rights books (not too easy, not too hard)
  • If your child is struggling at home to complete their reading assignment, please write me a note describing the difficulties and I will help your child complete their reading here at school.
  • Students are expected to turn in their reading log on Friday in their homework bag.

Reading Homework:
Read for at least 15 minutes each night (Monday-Thursday) and record the titles of your books on your reading log.  A parent signature is required at the bottom of your reading log.  Please return the reading log to school in your homework bag on Friday.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Week Three!

This week we have been working on writing bubbles. The children respond to prompts on each side of the bubble. This allows the class an opportunity to share about some of the things that they love most and to get to know each other better.  "When I grow up" was the title of one of the prompts on this writing piece. We learned that there are a lot of animal lovers in our class!  We have completed the writing, assembled the bubbles, and they are currently hanging in the classroom for people to admire. This week the class' favorite math lesson was creating counting strips. The children were given strips of paper and their task was to write as many numbers in a row as they can. When it was time to clean up and move on to the next task, the class was heartbroken. We decided that they could continue to work on these during morning work and quiet time. They have been spending every free minute working on adding to them! Several children have made it past 400! On Friday we were able to go to the Makerspace to learn the expectations and do a building challenge. The children really came together to work with their partners and create the tallest tower they could using only 2 feet of tape and 10 straws. We had an incredible first full week together! I hope that everyone gets some rest and has a wonderful weekend!


We have concluded our culture unit with studying many aspects of culture from China. Below are pictures of some of the projects that we did ...