Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Thursday is our last day!  Make sure to bring an empty backpack to haul home the last of your stuff!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Newsletter 5-18-12

        We had a great time on our field trip to the Healthworks Museum.  Ask your child about it!

We will be walking to Lakeside Park at 9:30 on Wednesday, May 30, and we will be returning at 11:30 for lunch.  Parents and siblings are welcome to join us there for the fun!

    Spelling words for next week:
driving   running   shining   trying   waiting   sound   brown   mouth   shout   clown   float   or   when   Syracuse

Upcoming events:
May 21 – return our books to the library for the final time
May 22 – PTO meeting at 5:30pm
May 25 – all school picnic – we eat at 11:50
May 28 – Memorial Day – no school
May 30 – walk to Lakeside Park 9:30-11:30 (all parents and siblings welcome)
1:30 school talent show in gym
May 31 – Last student Day
9:00 awards program (mostly for older students, not many of our second graders will be receiving
awards at this)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Letters to the military

   We got together with our warrior buddies, Mr. Brady's fifth grade students, to work on wrapping up our letter writing unit.  We wrote letters to some young men serving our country in the military.  We told them a little  about ourselves, asked some questions, and thanked them for serving our country and keeping us safe.  Today we took a group picture with our warrior buddies to send with the letters.
our silly look

 our serious look

Human butterfly

Look what flew into the classroom Tuesday after school!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Fly and be free day

     After raising caterpillars to butterflies, it is time to release them.  We have had so much fun learning!  Here are some pix of "fly and be free day".  It was one of those bittersweet occasions, happy, yet somewhat sad at the same time.

Balancing butterflies

   Today a challenge was issued:  using a cardboard butterfly, tape and 2 pennies, find a way to balance the butterfly on the tip of your finger.  We did it!  We even found more than one way!


Saturday, May 12, 2012

FFA field trip video

   Here is a video of our class with Mrs. Dawes' class on the field trip Friday.  Enjoy!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Warrior Winners

Connor has been working
hard in math.
Nola is nice to everyone.

Jayden is a kind friend.

Lysa has worked super hard
on making her writing
better all year.

Heather  cares about others
and shows it!

Kail is a great friend
to all.

Super mileage car

     We got to see the Wawasee High School super mileage car today.  The three students who brought it for us to see are former Syracuse Elementary students.  It's fun to see how hard our kids work and to see their passions!

Thank you

     Thank you so much for all the goodies, cards, and well wishes you sent my way this week.  I have never felt so appreciated during Teacher Appreciation Week!  I have been so blessed to be able to spend time with and teach such great kids this year.  Thanks again!

                                         Mrs. Hays