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!
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! :-)
is just around the corner and you know what that means…turkeys
everywhere are going into hiding. Yes, that’s 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
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,
Please follow these directions when disguising your
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!
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
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.
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!)
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!