Our second grade is taking part in a Symbolic Migration project through “Journey North” (a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change). We learned about the monarch butterfly and its migration patterns. As part of this project we sent our butterflies to Mexico. In the spring we hope to have monarch butterflies (paper versions) sent to us. This project is teaching us about conservation, migration and cooperation.
Our class had a wonderful time at our field trip to Habitat in Belmont. Thank you to our wonderful chaperones for joining us!
Many thanks to Iris Peterson and Melissa Orkin for joining us to make the fall lanterns. They provided the materials and taught the children to make the beautiful lanterns that went home today! We had so much fun making them!
Photo Credit: Iris Peterson
Please sign-up for a parent/teacher conference. I am happy to schedule a different day/time if needed. Please email me for a time that works best for you.
Today was our first day of our Geometry unit. This is such an exciting and hands-on unit. I can already tell that the children have a great geometry foundation from their first grade teachers. We will continue to extend their learning! Today we talked about the similarities and differences of 2-D and 3-D shapes. We looked at the number of faces on geoblocks. We finished our lesson with the children drawing geoblocks.
Each Thursday we will have Social Thinking sessions. We will talk about feelings and our Growth Mindset and more!
Below is a copy of our Curriculum Night Power Point Presentation. I look forward to seeing you on Thursday night in room 5 at 6:00.
Please let me know if you are not able to attend.
It’s fun to have an active transition during the day. We love using “Go Noodle”. We tried out a new dance video with a song from “Smallfoot”. (I can’t wait to check out the movie!)
Today we read “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds. We created watercolor dot masterpieces on miniature canvases. Ask your child what she/he learned from the story.
What a fun first day of school today! We read two of my favorite stories “The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn and “First Day Jitters” by Julie Danneberg. I can’t wait for day 2!
June 18th-Field Day! We are Team Red! Bring a water bottle and a change of clothes.
June 19th-“Beach” Reading Day! Bring in a beach towel and/or small beach chair for some relaxing outdoor reading. (Rain date TBA)
June 20th-Bubble Day! Bring in bubbles/wands etc. for outdoor fun! (Rain date TBA)
June 21st-Tech Day! With parent’s permission, the children may bring in an electronic item to use on their own and to be shared with others. (The children will also have access to their ipads on this day.)
June 22nd-Game Day! Bring in a non-electronic game to share with others.
In addition, the children will find out their class placements for next year. They will visit their third grade class, meet their teacher and find out who is in their class.
June 25th-Last day of school!
A reminder that the children will display and answer questions about their WorldFest projects Thursday morning. First the children will introduce themselves and say the name of the country they researched. Then you will be invited to visit all the children at their poster station and ask questions. You are invited to come to the classroom at 8:30. We will head to the cafeteria together around 9:10 to wrap up with a musical presentation from two students in our class and two students in Mrs. Abbott’s class. You are welcome to join us for the presentation.
The children will be doing more formal presentations in class each day. During these they are expected to read their reports to the class and answer questions.
Mrs. Newell came to our class for a sun safety lesson. We learned that we should reapply sunscreen every two hours. If you go into the water, reapply afterwards. Wear a protective hat and sunglasses. Wear broad spectrum sunscreen.
Never swim alone. Drink water often. Take breaks often if you’re out in the sun.
Play outdoor sports in safe areas. Have a grown up help you get balls that go into the road.
Wear life jackets for children when on boats.
As part of a Stratton PTO fundraiser, students/parents bid to play kickball against Stratton's faculty and staff. Join us at the Stratton field at 2:30 tomorrow to cheer on the participants!
I love staying connected between the classroom and the children's homes. I look forward to posting often this year! Feel free to leave comments!