Mrs. Zuniga's Class Page

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Ginger the Elf Day 5 and 6

Ginger the Elf Day 5 and 6

Ginger was a naughty elf yesterday: 

Today he's doing a little bit of fishing for nice behavior:

Remember that book orders are due tomorrow!  

:-)  Mrs. Z

Friday, December 4, 2015

Ginger Day 4, Holiday Book Orders

Ginger Day 4

Ginger must have it out for me - look it all that glitter I'm going to have to clean up!  :-)

Holiday Book Orders

December Scholastic book orders were sent home today.  If you would like to order books as gifts, and don't want you child to see them, please let me know!  I can leave the books at the office for you to pick up or we can figure out another way to get them to you secretly!


:-)  Mrs. Z

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Ginger Day 3

Ginger Day 3

Ginger must have had a busy night at the North Pole.  He's taking it easy today!

:-)  Mrs. Z

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Elf Hanging Around

Elf Hanging Around

Ginger enjoyed hanging around our classroom today!

I wonder where he'll drop in tomorrow? 

:-)  Mrs. Z

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Meet Ginger!

Meet Ginger!

A holiday elf made a surprise visit this morning!  Our class named him Ginger.  Ginger will be watching over our classroom this month and reporting back to the North Pole each night.  Our class is very excited about our new friend.  You will likely hear about Ginger and can see pictures here on our classroom blog.  Be sure to check in regularly to see what Ginger is up to! :-)

:-)  Mrs. Z

Thursday, November 12, 2015

School Spirit Day

Chief Joseph School of the Arts
Spirit Day!

When:  Fridays, beginning tomorrow 11/13/15

What:  Wear as much teal, black and white as you can!  If you have a school shirt, wear it on Fridays!

Why: To show school spirit!  The class with the most students showing school spirit will get to display the Chief Joseph School Spirit Plaque outside their classroom!

Be sure to wear TEAL, BLACK, and WHITE tomorrow to help our class show the most school spirit!

:-) Mrs. Zuniga

Friday, November 6, 2015

Turkey in Disguise

Turkeys in Disguise

        Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you know what that meansturkeys everywhere are going into hiding. Yes, thats right! Turkeys will do just about anything to avoid being your Thanksgiving meal. Help Tom Turkey survive this Thanksgiving by creating a disguise.
        A blank turkey template is being sent home today, Friday, November 6th. Please help the turkey make it safely past Thanksgiving by disguising him through the holiday he fears the most! Turkeys that have made it through in the past have been dressed like ballerinas, football players, farmers, hula dancers, Elvis, snowmen, Spiderman, a princess, Santa, and even one of our favorite second grade teachers, Mrs. Zuniga!
Your main focus is to dress your turkey in attire that will help him blend in with your family so he will go unnoticed at the Thanksgiving table!
Please have fun and be creative! You may use anything you can think of to decorate. Turkeys in the past have been decorated with crayons, macaroni, craft feathers, tissue paper, wallpaper scraps, dried beans, rice, clothes and shoes cut from newspaper ads, ribbons, fabric scraps, etc.

Please follow these directions when disguising your turkey:
1. Cut out the turkey
2. Decide how to disguise him
3. Have fun decorating

See below for examples of disguised turkeys from previous years!

:-) Mrs. Z

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Music, Pizza, Games! Oh My!

Second Grade Music Performance AND Math Night
November 5, 2015

Music Performance

Ms. Smith would like students to dress nicely and wear red, white and blue if possible.

Please be sure that your child arrives at school by 4:45 pm, so that we can start promptly at 5:00 pm.

Time: 5:00-5:30 pm 
Where: Chief Joseph Elementary Gym

Math Night

Second grade families are invited to an evening of math games and activities.  Each family will learn four games that focus on second grade math skills.  At the end of the evening each family will receive a gift bag with all four games to play at home!  You must attend math night to receive the game bag.  Pizza and beverages will be served right after the music performance.  

Hope to see you all tomorrow night!

:-)  Mrs. Zuniga

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Harvest Party

Harvest Party

Thank you (again) to all who donated food and/or time to help our Harvest Party succeed!  The kids had a fun day with our Pumpkin Exploration in the morning and Harvest Party in the afternoon.  Below are a few pictures from the afternoon (I forgot to take pictures in the morning!)


:-) Mrs Z.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Animal Report and Diorama Project

Animal Report and Diorama Project
   Our animal report and diorama project is being sent home today!. This is a fun assignment that students are very proud to bring to school and show off!  Students will present their animal reports to the class and use the diorama to show their animal in it's habitat. 
   The assignment is due Friday, May 29, 2015.  Please check your child's OWL folder and read through the information today.  This is a mandatory assignment.  If you need a shoe box and/or construction paper to complete the diorama, please contact me ASAP so that I can send them home before the weekend!
   Below are some examples of animal dioramas:

:-)  Mrs. Zuniga  

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Art Walk 2015

Art Walk 2015
    In case you weren't able to make it to the art walk today, here are a few pics of our class display.  Everyone did a fabulous job on their Rousseau inspired toucans!  A big thank you to Shyla C. and Marni H. for their hard work creating the jungle theme in our hallway! 

:-) Mrs. Z

Monday, March 30, 2015

Brandon Mull Visit Tomorrow

We are so excited to welcome author Brandon Mull to Chief Joseph School of the Arts, tomorrow 3/31/15!  Second thru fifth grade students will have the opportunity to see him in person and hear him speak about his writing!
About Brandon Mull
Brandon Mull is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Beyonders and Fablehaven series. Brandon resides in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and four children. He spent two years living in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile where he learned Spanish and juggling. He once won a pudding eating contest in the park behind his grandma’s house, earning a gold medal.
To learn more about Brandon Mull, visit his website at:
:-)  Mrs. Z

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Book Talks

Book Talks

Homework for next week is a fiction book talk.  Here are a few examples of the quality of work we are looking for with this assignment.  Your child will be completing several book talks over the last trimester.  Please have your child practice presenting their talk at home with you!

Video Examples of Book Talks:

Our book talk poster and information will be sent home on Thursday, March 19th and is due on Tuesday, March 31st.  We will have several students present their book talks each day beginning on the 31st. 
Have a wonderful spring break!
:-)  Mrs. Z

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Boise Watershed Field Trip

We had a fun time at the Watershed today!  We learned lots about weather, recycling, and minimizing pollution!  Below are a few pictures from our day:

Thank you to our parent volunteers and Miss Kim from our ERR room who helped make our field trip a success!

:-)  Mrs. Z

Friday, March 6, 2015

Meet the Masters

A BIG thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Miner for volunteering (again!) to lead the Meet the Masters art project in our classroom!  They do a fabulous job and our kids had a fun time creating their masterpieces this morning!

I hope to see you all tonight at our school musical, The Aristocats!  It's going to be a fun time for all!
:-)  Mrs. Z