Many thanks to so many of you who gifted our classroom library with books from the book fair! Your kind donations have re-energized our readers! Also, I'd like to thank the families of Chase, Sam, Raelanna, and Helena for providing treats for our "Stuffed animal/squishy, Bey blade, Drawing, and Reading Party"! It was a joy to observe our 2nd grade partygoers interact and play with each other! They truly enjoyed each other's company in each of our party spots (see pictures below.) And for all who donated their time, energy, or money to the success of our Fall Festival--many thanks!! Grateful for Mason T.'s dad for coordinating the gift card collection for our Fall Wreath! And finally, to Mrs. Polanco for all her hard work in transforming our library into such a fun book fair--you are appreciated!
In Reading, we continue our Fairy Tale unit as we created Venn Diagrams to compare and contrast "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "Kate and the Beanstalk." In Writing, students took their 1st Trimester Narrative Writing Test on a small moment narrative. In Math, we wrapped up place value and compared numbers using the symbols <, >, and =. I hope to test students on these 2 concepts on Monday or Tuesday. In our "Farm to Fork" unit, we watched a video of a journey of a strawberry from farm to us consumers. We had fun touring the Book Fair! For Red Ribbon Week, we decorated our door with healthy choices and toured the other K-5 doors, making notes on our passports.
I am looking forward to meeting with you the week of November 5th for Parent-Teacher conferences! Can't wait to chat about your 2nd grader, give you their report cards, and show you some of their work!
Standards-Based Grading Parent Night: Our school is moving towards Standards Based Grading. Come join us for a parent night on Thursday, November 1st, from 6:00-7:00pm in the cafeteria. At this event we will discuss: The “What?” and “Why?” of Standards Based Grading.
Enrichment Survey: Click HERE to take a few moments to provide feedback regarding After-School Live's Enrichment program. Enrichment classes are fee-based, but scholarships are available.
Championship Games: There will be no practices on Monday, October 29th. Playoff games will be held Tuesday, October 30th and Thursday, November 1st. Our first ever Championship game will be held on Friday, November 2nd at 3:30 PM. Come out and support our Explorer Athletes!
K5 ONLY Whole School Morning meeting: Families are welcome to join us for our end of trimester whole school morning meeting! At the whole school morning meeting, we will sing songs, celebrate students and build community in the same way we do in class each day.
- K-2: Wednesday, November 7th, 8:45 AM- 9:30 AM
- 3-5: Wednesday, November 7th, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Parent Teacher Conference: Parent Teacher conferences will be held November 5th-9th. Click HERE to sign up for your student’s conference starting October 15th. Click HERE for instructions on how to sign up. We look forward to having 100% of our families attending a 1st trimester conference. Remember, November 5th-9th will be early dismissal for all grades to allow for time to meet with each of our families.
2nd Grade Healthy Thought for the Week:
In the spirit of Red Ribbon Week, we discussed and decorated our door according to the theme, "Let's Explore...Healthy Choices!" Our class had an abundance of great thoughts such as "Eat a banana," "Exercise," and "Eat the colors of the rainbow." One of my favorites? "Have a kind heart"--Mason S. Now that's food for thought!
That's all for now! Have a great week and a happy and safe Halloween!