Mrs. Zuniga's Class Page

Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays

Dear Parents,

There is no homework over the break!  Thank you to all who volunteered this morning and helped make our holiday craft party a success!

I wish you all a happy and safe holiday break!  See you next year :-)

Mrs. Zuniga

Friday, December 14, 2012

Talking to Your Child about School Tragedy

Many of you may have heard the sad news today of a school shooting in Connecticut. All major news organizations have the current/updated information.

If you would like advice on how to assist your child in dealing with this tragedy, information is being posted (tips on talking to children) on our district website. Click on "District Information" on the right hand side for a direct link.

Mrs. Zuniga

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Special Guest in Our Classroom!

We have a very special guest in our classroom for the holiday season!  An Elf on the Shelf that our class named "Ginger" by popular vote :-)

Ginger watches over our class and reports back to the North Pole each night.  He returns each day in a different place in our classroom.

Yesterday, Ginger was not able to come to class for most of the day because of too much talking the day before.  He came back for the end of the day (wearing ear muffs!)  See pictures below to see the adventures of Ginger!


Our kiddos have been on their very best behavior yesterday and so far today :-)
Mrs. Zuniga

Monday, December 10, 2012

December Update

I am behind on my updates on here!  I was out of the classroom for three days last week because my daughter was sick.  I'm happy to be back and starting all the fun holiday activites I have planned over the next few weeks.  

Two weeks ago we had a very special guest visit our classroom.  A member from the Boise Philharmonic came and taught us about music and the story that it can tell.  The students really enjoyed the experience and we all got to learn a little bit about the french horn!

We will be having a holiday craft party on December 21st in the morning.  The 21st is our last day before Winter Break and is a full dayWe will be having a school-wide holiday sing-a-long in the afternoon.
Thank you for your continued involvment and support in your child's education!
Mrs. Zuniga

Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope that you all have a wonderful break and have the opportunity to enjoy Thanksgiving with family and friends.  My daughter and I are traveling to California to spend the week with family.  We are very excited!

There is no spelling or homework over the break! 


Mrs. Zuniga

Monday, November 12, 2012


Homework and Spelling

Spelling lists and homework were sent home today.  I'm still having trouble with Google Drive, so have been unable to post spelling and homework links.  If you need an assignment, please email me and I will send it to you.  I check my email regularly.

Homework is due Thursday this week because there is no school this Friday November 16th.  Our spelling test will be on Thursday as usual. 

Birthday Invitations

Birthday invitations have caused many tears over the last few weeks.  If you would like your child to pass out invitations at school, please have them give them to me in the morning.  I will discreetly place them in mailboxes.  Please also explain to children that even though they are excited, it may hurt feelings of those who are not invited and, therefore, they should not speak loudly about or make a big deal about it.

Math Night
Our Second Grade Family Math Night was a huge success!  It was so fun to have such an incredible turn out!  I hope that you enjoyed the experience as much as I did.  The students who came have been begging to play the games in class!  We will certainly be doing that throughout the year. 

Thank you for your continuing support!

Mrs. Zuniga

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Homework and Math Night

I apologize for forgetting to send homework home on Monday.  It was sent home yesterday and should be in their B.E.E. folders. 

Monday was a bit of a crazy day with our "safety hold."  Our students had excellent behavior all day despite everything feeling out of sorts.  Thank you parents for your flexibility and patience with signing students out... it takes a bit longer, but is important to make sure that all students make it home safely! 

Another reminder that our Family Math Night is this Thursday! We are so excited to share some wonderful math games with you!!!  All the game boards and game pieces will be sent home with each family who attends.  We will have cookies, juice, and water for everyone too!  I hope to see you there! 

Mrs. Zuniga

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Thank you!

Thank you to our wonderful parents who came in and helped with our pumpkin exploration activity AND to all the parents who brought treats for our Harvest Party!  We had lots of fun today.  If the kids are as wiped out as I am, they will sleep well tonight!  Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Mrs. Zuniga

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Costumes, and Harvest Party!

Tomorrow is Halloween!  Our kiddos are very excited and have been counting down the days! 

Just a reminder that there are No Costumes this year. 

However, as part of Red Ribbon Week, students may wear sports jerseys or sports wear.  It's a fun way to dress up and elect to be drug free! 

Our Harvest Party is from 2:45 - 3:45.  Parents are welcome to attend.  Hope to see you there!

Mrs. Zuniga

Monday, October 29, 2012

Turkeys In Disguise Family Project

I am so excited about this project!  Project information and turkey printed on construction paper will be sent home this Thursday.  The project is due Nov. 8th.  I can't wait to see the creative ideas that come in!  Here are a few examples to help inspire you:

 Have Fun!
Mrs. Zuniga

Spelling, Red Ribbon Week, Parent Volunteer for Wednesday

We will continue our Red Ribbon Week Activities next week.  Here is what is planned for this week:
Apaloosas Elect to be Drug Free”

Wear teal, black and white and receive a ballot to vote to be drug free!
Too Bright to Try Drugs”
Wear bright colors to school!
“Stay in the Game, Be Drug Free!”
Wear team jerseys or sports-related clothes

Parent Volunteer for Wednesday 10/31 from 1:00 until 2:45 (or stay for Harvest Party!)

I'm looking for a parent volunteer to help with a pumpkin math activity.  If you are able to help, pls. call or email me.  Thank you!




Mr. Putter and Tabby

Mrs. Zuniga

**Capitalization will count on this test**

1.  Mr.

2.  Mrs.

3.  Dr.

4.  Jan.

5.  Aug.

6.  Dec.

7.  Tues.

8.  Wed.

9.    Sun.

10.    St.

11.    rehearse

12.    search

13.    before

14.    blue

15.    room 




Mr. Putter went to see Dr. Smith on Main St. today.
Thank you!
Mrs. Zuniga




Thursday, October 25, 2012

Read In Tomorrow, Bring Favorite Book!

We are having a read-in tomorrow!  Please have your child bring a favorite book and a pillow or blanket!  Thank you!

Mrs. Zuniga

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wear Red Tomorrow!

Don't forget that we are kicking off Red Ribbon Week tomorrow!  Have students wear as much red as possible!  Each student will recieve a red ribbon to wear too!

Mrs. Zuniga

Friday, October 19, 2012

Below are the spelling words for the week of 10/22/12.  On the spelling sheet send home there is a typo on the very bottom of the list.  The test will be given Thursday Oct. 25th, NOT the 27th.  Have a fabulous weekend!


-ear words

Helping Out

Mrs. Zuniga


1.     learn

2.     earnest

3.     earth

4.     heard

5.     pearl

6.     search

7.     rehearse

8.     earn

9.       yearn

10.    research

11.    horseback

12.    rocket

13.    early

14.    pretty

15.    someone






She will search the earth for a pretty pearl.


This week’s test is on Thursday, Oct. 25
Mrs. Zuniga


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Harvest Party

Our Harvest Party will be held on Wednesday Oct. 31st from 2:45 - 3:45.  Costumes are NOT permitted this year.  However, as part of Red Ribbon Week students may dress in a sports jersey or sports gear.  The theme for the 31st is "Stay in the Game, Stay Drug Free!"  I am sending home more information about the harvest party today.  If you would like to contribute a snack to our party please return the form that is being sent home today!  Thank you!

Mrs. Zuniga

Saturday, October 6, 2012

No Spelling Words This Week

We won't have any spelling words this week, due to the short week.  We will have a few pages of homework that I will send home on Monday.  Homework will be due Wednesday.

Thank you to all the parents who joined us on the Agriculture Expo Field Trip!  The kids had a great time and it was overall a big success!

I look forward to seeing you all at parent-teacher conferences!

Mrs. Zuniga

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Field Trip Tomorrow!

Our field trip to the Agriculture Expo is tomorrow!  Please make sure your child is wearing closed-toe shoes, pants, and has a jacket.  Please be on time.  The bus will leave promptly at 9:15 and will not wait for tardy students!!!  We will be back in time to eat lunch at school.  Snacks will be provided. 
Thank you,
Mrs. Zuniga


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Spelling Words

Google Drive is up and running so I can leave a links for spelling again!  Here are the words for this week.  We are working on the spelling patterns -at/-ate. 

Spelling Words Week 5

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Zuniga

Sunday, September 23, 2012

MAP Testing Tomorrow and Important Dates

MAP testing begins Monday morning.  We will take the reading portion on Monday and the language on Tuesday. 

Please make sure your child gets a good night sleep and eats a healthy breakfast so they are ready for testing!

I extended the book order due date. They are due by Wednesday!  If you order online, you will get a $5 credit toward your next order.  Click here to order now.
Our field trip to the Agriculture Expo is on October 4th.  I'm still missing a few permission slips.  Please make sure they are sent in this week, so that everyone get to go!
Mrs. Zuniga

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Spelling Words

I forgot to send spelling words home on Friday!  Words are listed below (now that Google Documents is gone, I'll have to find a different way for you to download the document.) I will send a hard copy home on Monday. 


-y to -ied words

Days With Frog and Toad

Mrs. Zuniga


1.  cried

2.  hurried

3.  replied

4.  fried

5.  tried

6.  worried

7.  carried

8.  copied

9.  married

10.    studied

11.    remarked

12.    finished

13.    alone

14.    river

15.    think






I worried our errands would not get finished.


Test for these words will be on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

I apologize for the confusion.  Please be patient with me while I figure things out!  Thanks :-)

Mrs. Zuniga

Monday, September 17, 2012

IRI Testing Tomorrow, Reminders

A few reminders:

1. Our class will be taking the Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI) tomorrow morning.

2. MAP testing begins next week.

3. Book orders are due by this Friday.

4. We have P.E. on Tuesday and Thursdays.  Please make sure your child is wearing appropriate shoes!

Homework was sent home today.  I attached a laminated hundreds chart for each student to keep either at home or in the plastic sheet protector in their B.E.E. folders.  This is to help with math homework.

Thank you for sending missing paperwork and fees back to school so quickly.  Our very responsible group of kiddos bombarded me with paperwork on Friday morning!  

Mrs. Zuniga 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Spelling Words, Week of 9/17/12

Homework last week looked great!  I can see students are working really hard on it.  We have some very creative kiddos in our bunch!

Here are the spelling words for the week of 9/17/12. 

Spelling Words Week 3

Enjoy the weekend!

Mrs. Zuniga

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Revised Lunch Menu, Auction Basket, Carnival Volunteers

School nutrition has changed the lunch menu for the rest of Septemeber.  Click on link below for updated menu.  I will send a hard copy home tomorrow!

Aug-Sept Lunch Menu (revised 9/12/12)  


Second grade needs your help! We are assembling a Bronco-themed basket to auction at our Fall Carnival. We are looking for new Boise State Bronco items to add to our basket. Ideas include:

·         Bronco T-shirts, hats, or other clothing
·         Bronco {or blue and orange} jewelry
·         Bronco signs, magnets, or car accessories
·         Any other new item with a Boise State Bronco logo 
If you are able to help, please send your item{s} on or before Wednesday, September 20. All proceeds from the auction will go towards 2nd grade activities and projects. Thank you in advance for your donation! 
Carnival Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to help with our football throw booth!
Our class is responsible for filling the 7:00 - 8:00 time slot.  If you are able to volunteer for a 30 mintue time slot during that hour please send a note, email, or call me!  Thank you!!!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Homework Week of 9/10/12

Please make sure to check B.E.E. folders, I have sent lots of information home over the last two days.

I apologize for delay in posting homework.  Click on link below for a copy.

Homework Week of 9/10/12

Thank you!

Mrs. Zuniga

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Spelling Words, Spelling City Page, and IRI Dates

Spelling words were sent home on Friday, however, I had a substitute in at the end of the day and I noticed a few list were left on desks!

Click on link below for week of 9/10/12
Spelling Words Week 2

Our Spelling City account is now active.  Previous address was for Mrs. Hoschouer's class.  The words are the same, so not a big deal if you used that one!  Below is the link for our class homepage.

Our class will be taking the first Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI) test on Tuesday Sept. 18th in the morning.  It is important that all students are at school for the testing. 

Enjoy the last bit of the weekend!

Mrs. Zuniga

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Late Start Tomorrow!

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow, 9/5/12, is teacher collaboration so it's a late day!  School begins at 9:15.

Homework packets went home today in our B.E.E. folders.  Homework packets are due on Fridays.  However, we take our spelling tests on Thursdays, so you may want to work on spelling assignments first.

Back-to-School night is this Thursday, 9/6/12.  I look forward to seeing you there!

Mrs. Zuniga

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Spelling Words, Reminders, and Important Dates

Spelling words for week of Sept. 4, 2012 (click on link below)

Spelling Words Week 1

Just in case the word list is misplaced :-)

Reminders and Important dates

* Art fees and student paper work are due this week

9/3/12 - No School

9/6/12 - Back to School Night (Parent only please!)

9/7/12 - Homework due


Mrs. Zuniga

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Look for Spelling Words on Friday


Our kiddos are exhausted from the week!  I think we are all glad tomorrow is Friday!  I'm looking forward to watching the BSU game and eating football food!!! 

Spelling words will be sent home on Fridays, beginning tomorrow (8/31/12).  We will have our spelling pre-tests on Friday and our spelling tests on the following Thursday.  This gives students a few extra days to work on the words.

Spelling is slightly different this year.  We will really be focusing on spelling patterns, so on our test there will be two words that were not on the spelling list (but will follow the spelling pattern.)  There will be the same number of words, so two words on the list will be replaced with the two different words.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Mrs. Zuniga

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Reminder - Late start tomorrow!

We had a great first day!  I'm so proud of the excellent behavior the whole class showed me today - even when they were exhausted at the end of the day!!!

Collaboration starts tomorrow 8/29/12, so it's late start.  School begins at 9:15.  Please do not drop your child off before 9:00, there will be no supervision before then.

Thank you!

Specials Schedule

Specials Schedule
Monday: Computers and Library
Tuesday: P.E. and Music
Wednesday: No specials
Thursday: P.E. and Music
Friday: Health and Art
Please wear appropriate shoes for P.E. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Thank you!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Meet and Greet

Wow - what a fabulous turn-out for Meet and Greet!  We had 99% of our class come today! 

Thank you so much for all of the classroom supplies and extra reams of paper!  I know that supplies are expensive (I have children too!) and I greatly appreciate the time, effort, and expense you have all already put into our classroom! 

I enjoyed meeting students and parents today.  I look forward to a positive year working with all of you!
Mrs. Zuniga