Friday, December 21, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
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.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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!
Monday, December 10, 2012
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!
Friday, November 16, 2012
There is no spelling or homework over the break!
Monday, November 12, 2012
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 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.
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!
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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!
Monday, October 29, 2012
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!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
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!
Saturday, October 6, 2012
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!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Spelling Words Week 5
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
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!
Saturday, September 22, 2012
I apologize for the confusion. Please be patient with me while I figure things out! Thanks :-)
Monday, September 17, 2012
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!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Here are the spelling words for the week of 9/17/12.
Spelling Words Week 3
Enjoy the weekend!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Aug-Sept Lunch Menu (revised 9/12/12)
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
I apologize for delay in posting homework. Click on link below for a copy.
Homework Week of 9/10/12
Sunday, September 9, 2012
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!
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
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!
Saturday, September 1, 2012
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
Thursday, August 30, 2012
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!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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.
Monday, August 27, 2012
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!