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This is my 6th year teaching! I am a Michigan native and moved down to North Carolina to have my dream classroom!
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Monday, January 28, 2013

Reader's Workshop

This quarter we added some new components to our Reader's Workshop block. Your child has an abundance of choices each day to further his/her reading.

Here are a few pictures to get an idea of what our Reader's Workshop looks like:

They can practice their Letterland sounds during their reading block. 
They love wordle.net! This website is free and helps them brainstorm adjectives about books or characters. 

We have timers to practice fluency passages or books!

We use this chart for unknown words or for words we just learned in the stories that we read. 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Items in Need

Hi 2nd Grade Families!  I hope everyone made it safely home on Friday. The weather says it is suppose to be 70 on Tuesday and Wednesday! This is why I love North Carolina. 

Our class needs the following items:

A Jar: 
Glass or plastic
Must have a lid
Big or small

We also need Kleenex (aka facial tissues)

Clorox wipes too!

That is all! 

We are learning about coins for another week. The best thing you can do for your child is pull out some coins and keep practicing. I also sent home flash cards with them before track out. We will practice at school but it should also be practiced at home too!


I received this image from Perry Public Schools site. It does look like this study is a bit dated (1987) but definitely something to think about. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Early Release 1-25-13

Due to inclement weather we will dismiss 3 hours early on Friday, January 25th at 12:45 p.m. Please drive safely. : ) 

Don't forget to study for your spelling test tomorrow. The list is stapled to the pink homework sheet. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Quarter 3, Week 1

Welcome Back!

I have missed my 2nd graders so much! I am grateful for such an amazing group of children. Can't wait to see you tomorrow!

Thank You!

Thank you to all of who thought of me during Christmas. I  enjoyed every card, gift, homemade pictures and treats! It was very kind of all of you to think of me! 

In-House Fieldtrip:

The second installment for the In-House fieldtrip is due Friday, Feb. 1st. If you paid the full amount in September, this does not apply to you. If you broke your payment into two, the second amount owed is $17. Our next visit, "Everything Matters," is scheduled for March 5th.


We have decided as a second grade team to begin administering weekly Spelling Test. Each week your child will receive a word list which will include words that focus on the Letterland story logic being studied as well as High Frequency Words (HWF.) The tests will be given on Fridays.

Each night your child will have Letterland homework. You will see it tomorrow on the PINK homework sheet.

Dinner Guest:

This week our featured text is Lilly's Big Day by Kevin Henkes. Our targeted words for each day are:

- Tuesday - "assistant"
- Wednesday - "proudly"
- Thursday -  "ceremony"
- Friday - "motioned" and "exhausted"

Upcoming Events:

Track-In Day (first day back to school) Jan. 22

Fieldtrip Money Due (2nd installment) Feb. 1

Early Release (dismissal at 1:15) Feb. 8

Spring Pictures Feb. 19

Early Release (dismissal at 1:15) Mar. 1

Everything Matters In-House Fieldtrip Mar. 5