Thursday, August 30, 2007

Me in a Bag!

To help build our community, we have been sharing information about each other. The students have loved hearing about their peers, and have learned they have many connections with others in the classroom. Please enjoy the photos of the "Me in a Bag" activity!

Happy Birthday to...

Georgia- August 27th
Annie- August 30th
Ryan- August 30th

Me in a Bag Continued...

Me in a Bag Continued...

Me in a Bag Continued...

Santa Maria Field Trip Update!

Our field trip has been booked for October 4 to the Santa Maria. We will need 3-4 parent volunteers to attend. If you are interested, please contact our room mother. More details to follow...

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Welcome new 2Aers!

The students have been working hard these first few days of school! They have been doing many cooperation activities, and have been sharing exciting personal information! We look forward to a great year in 2A!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Mark your calendar! Important dates to remember:
*Thursday, August 30 - PARENTS’ NIGHT
*Friday, August 31 - NO SCHOOL - Getting Acquainted Conferences
*Monday, September 3rd - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
*Monday, September 10th - Spelling Lessons Begin - Look for Unit 1 - Lesson 1 spelling list in your child’s bookbag!
*Wednesday, September 19th - LATE START - School begins at 9:30!

Dear Parents,
Once again we find ourselves leaping into another school year. We welcome your children into the second grade community, and we are eager to begin a journey of discovery and exploration.
The first month of school is full of exciting events and activities. What better way to start our year than to spend some time thinking about friendships and sharing stories?! Second Grade CARES About Character, and we will spend some time this month talking about and celebrating the character trait of Responsibility. Look in the hallway outside of 2A for more information about each month’s character trait. We will also be busy this month conducting assessments in the areas of mathematics, phonics, spelling, and reading.
Beginning September 17 we will explore the theme of CHANGE by focusing on Changes in the Natural Environment. This will give second graders the opportunity to learn about the topics of land, air, and water as they relate to the changing environment. We will explore issues such as pollution, conservation, and recycling. Students will research these topics, and determine ways that they can have a positive impact on our planet.
We want to take this opportunity to remind you that Parents’ Night is Thursday, August 30th, at 7pm. Parents’ Night is an evening designated for you to meet the other parents in our classroom community and to share with you an overview of Second Grade. The event will begin in a lower school gathering in the theater followed by a short all second grade meeting in the common space outside of the Second Grade classrooms. Parents will then go to their own child’s classroom to learn about details specific to each individual classroom. We look forward to meeting you and familiarizing you with your child’s second grade experience.
Friday, August 31st has been set aside for fifteen-minute conferences during which we would like to share your thoughts, hopes, and concerns about your child and our journey together this year.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on August 30th.

The Second Grade Team ~
Amanda Rohrenbeck and Sue Figlik
Julie Simmons and Cyndi Yakscoe
Shannon O’Connor and Sue Mayer
Donna Saide and Valerie Reckner

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Welcome aboard new 2Aers! (August 2007)

Welcome to our class blog new 2Aers! We are so excited to meet and learn more about all of you! You can check your new blog to see what is going on in 2A, and you can also see where people have logged on around the world. Just look at the map on the left side of the blog, and you can see the different dots around the world! We hope to see you all soon at the Ice Cream Social! Enjoy the rest of your summer, school is just around the corner!