Monday, April 27, 2015

Awesome

I saw this mantra on line and I LOVE it! I think that it embodies a lot of things that I have tried to teach the kids this year. Our room has been a place that it is ok to make mistakes because that is how we learn! Such a great thing for everyone to remember!!! EVERYONE MATTERS! 

STEM Swing Set Activity



What a fun activity for the kids. They were given a task that had the requirements from the picture above. The slideshow is what they came up with! They did a GREAT job!!!!! Way to go! 






Monday, April 20, 2015

Carnival



What a fun night! The kids all loved their chance to DUNK Mrs. Erexson! I lost count at 22....I went in several more times after that! Some of these kids have GREAT aim! 

Junior Achievement



JA on Friday was an activity that involved making doughnuts. The kids had to work in groups to make donuts. They had to add the milk, flour, eggs, and filling for each doughnut. Each doughnut then had to go through quality control to see if it would pass inspection! What a fun activity for them to learn about working for a business. Many groups tried to hurry to make as many as they could as fast as they could and were pretty disappointed when their doughnuts didn't pass quality control. 

Awards



We had a great turn out for the awards ceremony. I am very proud of the kids for all of their hard work in trimester 2. Kids received awards for art posted in Fame, at the library, perfect attendance, all homework being turned in, and then in third grade for honor roll. One student in each classroom also receives a character counts award. Keep up the great work everyone! 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Dance Convo

Tuesday we were treated to a convocation from the Fort Wayne Dance Collective. They were brought in by FAME. The Fort Wayne Dance Collective put on a performance about outer space. It was a GREAT performance. They got some students involved throughout the dance and we had two of our second graders participate. Reece and Alexis were out there at two different times. They did a wonderful job! 



Thursday, April 16, 2015

Contractions



The kids had a great time being surgeons with this assignment. They were to cut apart words and make the contractions. What a fun way to practice their contractions!  

Monday, April 6, 2015

Butterflies KWL

One of my favorite units in second grade is just beginning and I am not going to be taking the lead on the unit! What a great opportunity for Miss Panelli to be leading this unit with your second graders. I just ordered the caterpillars today and so they will be arriving soon! We will be studying caterpillars and watching them change into butterflies. The butterfly life cycle is so AWESOME to watch! I hope we are in school when the the butterflies hatch from their chrysalis!

Today the kids started the unit with Miss Panelli by doing a KWL chart. They were able to post what they thought they already knew, and what they wanted to know about butterflies. 

Spring Pictures Money/Pictures DUE

Spring pictures are going home today....the PICTURES or MONEY is due back by April 14th. Let me know if you have any questions. 

March Book-It

March Book-It

Congratulations to the following winners of the March Book-It. They had 100 mins or over for each week of March. 

Austin, Jordan, Garrett, Ryker, Ashley, Aiden, Alexis, Natalie S., Nathan, Bruno, Reece, Natalie M., Rae, Dylan, Lucas, and Deegan

They each received a coupon for a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut.