Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Continent Songs

2A is very creative! They were put into groups and asked to create a song out of lyrics given to them about the continents! They were amazing! They even added dancing to their songs. It looks like we have some future American Idols!

Student of the Week

Olivia loved to share her interest in dogs with the class! She said her wish is to get another dog at home. She also really seems to love Shelties! We also loved the picture of Olivia and her sister. Very cute!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Outdoor Week

The students have been enjoying some outdoor week activities! They met with their PreK buddies to go on a scavenger hunt, they have looked for different colors in nature, they observed the water cycle in a ziploc bag, they drew different shapes they observed in nature, they found words outdoors that started with all letters of the alphabet, and many more fun activities! Tomorrow, we will be traveling to Caesar Creek, in Waynesville, Ohio to search for fossils!

More Outdoor Week Photos

Student of the Week

Grant sure loves Star Wars! We are all so proud of his accomplishments with Tae Kwan Doe! Keep up the great work, Grant!

We have a feeling Varun may be a paleontologist when he grows up! He knows so much about dinosaurs, and is fascinated by new discoveries! We loved hearing about his family, and how proud he was of his younger brother!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Lower School Fair

It looks like students from 2A really enjoyed themselves at the Lower School Fair!

Cluster Map

We are so excited to see our cluster map growing! We would love to hear who is logging on around the country, and where exactly you are! You can comment at the bottom of this posting by clicking on comments. Thank you so much for your interest in our class blog! The students have thoroughly enjoyed seeing new dots appear each day!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Student of the Week!

Emily told us that her favorite animal was a puppy, and she told us she wishes for a puppy! We sure hope Emily gets her wish of a new puppy!

Student of the Week!

Peter is a baseball genius! We are so impressed with his baseball knowledge! We hope to see him out on the mound some day in the Major Leagues! Do you think we could free tickets to the games, 2A?

Student of the Week!

Ryan sure loves his soccer! We absolutely loved his baby picture!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Dino Day!

2A had a fun filled Dino Day! We excavated chocolate chip cookies, made Play-Do fossils, created Dino artwork, put together dinosaur puzzles, played dinosaur math games, and had a dinosaur egg hunt in the morning! The 2A Vikings were rewarded with Dino Day by exemplifying good behavior for a long period of time! We are so proud of how hard working, respectful, responsible, and polite 2A Vikings are.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Kindergarten Shares!

Mrs. B and Mrs. N's Kindergarten class came up to 2A to share what they had learned about China. 2A was currently learning about Asia, so they were very excited to look at the China scrapbooks that the Kindergarten class made!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

April News

Second grade has embarked on a fantastic exploration of fossils and dinosaurs. Students will discover the various ways fossils are formed, the different appearances fossils take, how fossils are uncovered, and how paleontologists glean information about Earth and its life forms from the fossils. Children will be engaging in many fun and interesting activities including exploring poetry, enjoying books with fossil/dinosaur themes, and choosing a dinosaur to study and research.

Second Grade will spend April 16th-20th outdoors. We hope to integrate many of our regular school activities into our outdoor experience with nature, as well as focus on the beauty found in CA’s natural surroundings. This is a DRESS DOWN week for Second Grade!! Please help your child to choose clothing appropriate for outdoors - jeans or sweat pants, tee-shirts or sweatshirts, tennis shoes, and outerwear suitable for the weather. Shorts are acceptable, but please remember that we will be venturing into the woods of Academy. If there has been recent rain, the children need to wear boots. We will try to get outside for at least part of each day during Outdoor Week! We will focus on learning about the outdoors in Ohio - especially the trees, animals, and rocks found in our state.

* As part of Outdoor Week, we are asking that each student brings in his/her own disposable (preferably waterproof) camera. We will begin using the cameras on Monday, April 16th. The students will also be able to take his/her camera to Caesar Creek to capture some fossil pictures! Cameras will be sent home on Friday, April 20th for developing over the weekend.

On Thursday, April 19th, the Second Grade will be venturing to Caesar Creek in Waynesville, Ohio. There is a spillway carved out of rock that reveals many fossilized animals. The children will be allowed to take home some fossils that are lying on the ground. Every child should be able to walk away from this experience with a nice collection of Ohio fossils. Our plan is to leave the school by 8:15 in the morning. PLEASE have your child to school by 7:55, or 8:00 a.m. at the latest so that he or she will have time to unpack and review the instructions for the day. This is a dress down day. If the weather forecast calls for rain, please make sure that your child dresses appropriately. Dressing in layers might also be helpful, depending on the weather. The children will also need to bring a snack, a water bottle, and sack lunch with a drink. We also ask that each child bring a sturdy bag in which to collect fossils. We will arrive back at school between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m. on this day.

*Important Dates:

Lower School Fair: Saturday, April 14, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Outdoor Week: April 16-20
Late Start Day: April 18
C.O.S.I. on Wheels: April 18
Caesar Creek Field Trip: Thursday, April 19
Ballet Met Field Trip “Sleeping Beauty”: April 27, 9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Antique Show Preview Party: April 27
Antique Show: April 28 & 29

Dinosaur Time Lines

2A has really enjoyed creating dinosaur time lines. They have been measuring register tape to represent the different time periods. They were amazed at some of the conversions from meters to years. This activity was a great way to help them put the eras into perspective.

Student of the Week!

We loved hearing about some of Caroline's favorites! It seemed like there were a lot of connections when she mentioned her favorite Japanese restaurant.

Holiday Fun!

The Second Grade had a wonderful time learning about holiday traditions! They were able to move around to different second grade classrooms to experience numerous traditions celebrated by faculty members and families. Thank you to all of the volunteers for this event!

Pilgrim Day Photos

2A Vikings were enjoying some Pilgrim Day fun in November!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007