• Friday, November 16th

    Posted by ANNE WILSON on 11/16/2018

    Happy Friday!

     

    It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through November.  Next week is Thanksgiving Break.  In keeping with having a break, Mrs. Przybylski and I chose not to send homework home over the break.  We would encourage you to have your child read aloud and ask questions regarding the reading.  Homework will come home Monday, November 26th and be due back on Friday, November 30th.

     

    We will be finishing our place value unit on November 30th and starting the next two addition and subtraction units.  Place value will continue to be a focus for students who are not quite proficient by using our Point of Need groups. 

     

    We started habitats this week and will continue for the next several weeks.  Most students are highly animated during our discussions, and we all continue to learn new information throughout the units by students sharing what they already know.

     

    Be looking for a new ocean habitat artifact to be debuting on Seesaw by your very own student the week of November 26th!  I love this activity and how excited students become to showcase an ocean animal of his or her choice.

     

    Have a great Thanksgiving Break.

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  • Friday, November 9th

    Posted by ANNE WILSON on 11/9/2018

    Happy Friday!

     

    We had an amazing Veteran’s Day Assembly this morning.  It was so exciting to see so many parents and families join us for our annual assembly.  The choir and students did an amazing job with the songs.

     

    Today students completed their second science experiment.  Students made fake snow and then compared it to real snow.  Each child put their experiment in a baggie and it is coming home in backpacks.  It was a lot of fun and we had a great conversation about comparing real to fake snow along with solids versus liquids.

     

    Students’ first evidence piece for writing is coming home in Friday folders today.  I have entered this assignment in PowerSchool with a note about how it was graded and the comments for strategic and basic.  Students will be finishing up a 2nd evidence piece next week.

     

    It’s hard to believe that we only have a week of school before Thanksgiving Break.  Have a great weekend!

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  • Friday, October 19th

    Posted by ANNE WILSON on 10/19/2018

    Happy Friday!

     

    Friday folders are coming home full of student work.  Please look through your child's folder and have your child return one activity to display on our Student Display Board.  

     

    I have uploaded our Parent Math Night - Place Value PDF to the website under Class Information.  I also included the Back to School file that was not loading after Back to School Night.  I included the Pledge of Allegiance video of our class on Seesaw that was used on WOW 104.3 on October 1st.

     

    Next week is parent teacher conferences.  I have had all conferences confirmed, thank you!  Since it is a short week for students, we will not be sending home homework.  We always encourage reading at home during this time.  

     

    A book order is coming home today.  Our online code is L4VP4.  I will submit the order next Thursday, October 25th.  You can order online or send in a check if you would like to order anything.

     

    Have a great weekend!

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  • Friday, October 12th

    Posted by ANNE WILSON on 10/12/2018

    Happy Friday!

     

    It has been a busy week in 2nd grade!  We have wrapped up our 1st measurement unit and the meaning of several words in the Pledge of Allegiance (pledge, allegiance, republic, nation, indivisible, liberty, and justice),

     

    Friday folders are full of student work and information for parents.  Parent teacher conference forms are in folders.  Please confirm that your child’s day and time will work for you, if not please let me know what a better day and time would be.  The bottom part of the form needs to be filled out and returned by Wednesday, October 17th.  There is also information from the PTO included.

     

    Students tried out Seesaw this week by adding an American symbol or celebration.  If you have not linked to your child’s Seesaw account, please look for today's email with the link.  I will be adding the recording of the Pledge of Allegiance that WOW Country 104.3 aired on Monday, October 1st this weekend.

     

    Have a great weekend!

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  • Friday, September 28th

    Posted by ANNE WILSON on 9/28/2018

    Happy Friday!

     

    With next week being a short week, there will not be any homework sent home.  Students are always encouraged to read even when homework is not sent home.

     

    Rick and Carly from 104.3 came into SSE this week and recorded several classrooms reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.  Our class will be highlighted on their show on Monday.  Please see your child’s Friday folder for the flyer with the time.  I have also added a short snipet of the students at the end of the recitation on Seesaw.  If you do not hear the Pledge on Monday, I have recorded it myself and will add to Seesaw for next week.  If you have not connected to your child’s Seesaw account (online digital portfolio), you can use the link below.  I will add different items throughout the year, and students will be adding artifacts/activities they create/complete in class.

     

    Thank you to the families who have been going through Friday folders and having students return an artifact for the Student Display Board.  Our Display Board is looking very nice right now!

     

    Today is also our first Stallion Pride Assembly.  Our character trait for the month was Responsibility.  One student from each classroom will be highlighted and chosen to represent their class each month for the current character trait.  In our classroom, students are the ones who vote and then the student is revealed at the assembly.  I do contact parents in advance so they have the opportunity to attend the assembly.

     

    Have a great weekend!

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  • Saturday, September 15th

    Posted by ANNE WILSON on 9/15/2018

    Good morning!

     

    I enjoyed visiting with several parents at Back to School Night on Thursday.  My presentation included information on reading groups, math, homework, etc.  I will be adding my Back to Power Night presentation to my website, but I am having technical difficulties at home this morning.  I will let you know when it is up and running.

     

    The weekly newsletter is available with important dates and information.  Please look in Friday folders this week for a login sheet that students can use at home and an access lettter to SeeSaw for your child's online digitial portfolio.  There is also a spelling menu that was available at Back to School Night for additional ideas on working with spelling words.

     

    Have a great weekend!

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  • Friday, September 7th

    Posted by ANNE WILSON on 9/7/2018

    Happy Friday!

     

    We started our first week of reading groups this week.  It was a practice week for students to see how centers are run and where to go.  With this being said, most work was practice this week and was not included in Friday folders.

     

    2nd grade is sending home our first homework packet today.  Homework will go home on Friday and is due back the following Friday.  Each week’s spelling assessment will be on Thursday.  Homework can be started on the weekend or Monday depending on family needs.  This is why we send it home early and ask for four days of practice.

     

    Our class is still working on transitions in the classroom and in specials.  This is currently a struggle for the class and we are working on it.  I would appreciate it if you would talk to your child about appropriate times for talking and how to use listening ears.  If we continue to struggle with our talking and transitions, I will be contacting individual parents.  I understand we are still in the learning and adjustment of school rules in the first few weeks of school, which is why I have not made phone calls home quite yet.

     

    Have a great weekend!

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  • Friday, August 31st

    Posted by ANNE WILSON on 8/31/2018

    Happy Friday!

    We just completed our first full week of school!  Students have finished up assessments, and I am so excited to start reading groups next week.  Our Friday folders have come in and your child’s folder is in his or her backpack.  I have also included a paper copy of our 2nd grade weekly newsletter in the Friday folders.  I will not print these again unless you ask me to send home a hard copy each week. 

     

    Besides sending out my weekly email, I include this information on my website.  I also attach a copy of each newsletter in case you need to review.  The newsletters contain important dates, information from the teacher, and the concepts we will be working on for the following week.

     

    Have a great Labor Day weekend!

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