Monday, November 2, 2015

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween!  We had a blast at our Halloween party and parade on Friday.  Thank you to everyone who helped make our day so wonderful!  A special thank you to Mrs. Hughes who planned, organized, and ran our Halloween party. Here are some photographs from Friday.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fire Prevention Week

In honor of Fire Prevention Week, our community members from the Westerlo, East Berne, and Knox fire departments came to our school to teach us about fire safety.  Below are a few photographs of your children sitting in the firetruck. If they wanted to, they were even able to sit in the driver's seat! I tried to capture a photograph of everyone.  In social studies we are currently talking about communities (where people live and work) and this special visit was a great way to see the important role that firefighters play in keeping our community safe and healthy.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Happy October!

Thank you to everyone who attended Open House!  I really enjoyed meeting and talking to each of you.  I am looking forward to an exciting and wonderful year with your children.

We had another great week in second grade! Your children are doing an awesome job retelling fiction texts using the five finger retell.  They have built their reading stamina and have made it to 20 minutes!  We also moved onto our next math module and it focuses on place value (ones, tens, hundreds), counting, and comparing numbers to 1,000.  We have been so busy learning - even despite the power outage this week!  Below you will see a photo of our class reading to self, reading to someone, and playing math fact games on the iPads in the hallway because we didn't have power in our classroom for the first few hours of school.  Our class also worked together to make a poster for the first annual PBIS poster competition! You can see a few students working on this poster out in the photograph from the hallway during the power outage.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!