Friday, October 18, 2013

Newsletter 10-18-13

     I will be out all next week.  My husband has surgery scheduled for Monday and will be in the hospital for a few days.  My substitute will be Mrs. Horsmon. She has been in our classroom before.  I will still be checking my email daily so you may still contact me if you need.  Have a great week!

    Since next week is a short week, there is no spelling list or test.  Enjoy your week off!   There will be a test the following week, on Oct. 31.  I will not be sending a newsletter next week since it is a short week and I will be out.  So here is your list early!

Spelling list 7 (test on Thursday, Oct. 31)
clue   cruise   juice   suit   true   ten   nest   desk   leaf   sleep   green   friends   found   best

    Upcoming events:
Oct. 21 – PTO meeting 5:30
Oct. 24-25 – Fall Break
Nov. 7 – end of first trimester
Nov. 8 – Teacher work day – no students
Nov. 25 – PTO Meeting at 5:30 pm
Nov. 28-29 – Thanksgiving Break – no school

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Spelling test this week

The spelling test this week will be Friday, since we have our trip to Koinonia on Thursday.  Thanks!

Junior Achievement with Mr. Hays

     Mr. Hays came in this week to teach Junior Achievement.  We learned all about workers in our community, unit and assembly manufacturing, elections, taxes, and how money moves around our community.  Boy, can we boogie!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Phases of the moon with cookies

     We are learning about the phases of the moon in class, so we decided to tie it in to our snack time Friday.  Yum!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Newsletter 10-11-13

      Our snack cabinet is getting bare.  We don't eat lunch until 11:55 and second graders are totally starved by then!  If you are able, please send in healthy snacks to share with the class.  Great items are pretzels, crackers, cereal, etc.

     Don't forget our upcoming field trip to Koinonia Environmental Center on October 17.  The cost is $2.00 for students.  Students are also to bring a disposable sack lunch on the day of the trip.  Please return signed permission slips as soon as possible.  If you would like to help chaperone, please drop me a note or an email at 

     Our class is participating in Book It!  this year.  Check out a previous blog post for complete information.

    In reading we are learning about the moon and how it changes.  We are also asking questions during reading to help us understand the books we read better. In math we are learning about greater than and less than, numbers that are one more and one less, and numbers that are ten more and ten less than a certain number.

Spelling words for next week:  List 6
boat    crow   float   glow   throat   rug drum   tune   glue   duck   bug   tell   run   slow
Spelling tests are on Thursdays.
    Upcoming events:
Oct. 21 – PTO meeting 5:30
Oct. 24-25 – Fall Break

Monday, October 7, 2013

Drawing lessons, part 2

     When we are drawing characters in our illustrations, we also want to show expression on their faces.  Today we practiced drawing showing how people feel by showing expression on their face. 
Can you tell how we are feeling?
Looks just like Mrs. Hays,
doesn't it?





sick (with chicken pox)



Sunday, October 6, 2013

Drawing lessons, part 1

We are learning that when you draw people in the illustrations of your books, you don't want to draw stick people.  You want to draw people that look real.  Sometimes you might want to use a model to help you sketch a person.  Here we are modeling and sketching.