Sunday, November 2, 2014

November 2, 2014

Good morning! I hope everyone had a fun, spooky, and safe Halloween! The weather forecast is calling for chilly temperatures tomorrow for our field trip to the zoo. Please dress warm as the high temperature is only supposed to be 50 degrees. Remember to bring a bag lunch (no glass or peanut products please!) unless you ordered a lunch from the cafeteria last week. See you tomorrow for a really fun day:)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October 22, 2014

Good Morning! Thank you for the permission slips for the field trip that have been coming in steadily. Thank you for your generosity to volunteer to chaperone at the field trip. We are kindly requesting that chaperones drive to the zoo. In the past, parents have met at the school in the morning and carpooled up to the zoo together. Our school bus is going to be filled up with second graders so there will not be enough room for parents. Thank you for understanding. In addition, as you know, our class will be making a "praying mantis" scarecrow. Our class will be working on the scarecrow in school this week on Thursday and Friday afternoon as well as next Tuesday (if needed). Thank you for sending in materials to help make our scarecrow! The scarecrow will be displayed at Godena Farm on November 1st for the Annual Harvest Celebration. We are also very fortunate to have Mrs. Furhana DiBiase coming to our classroom one time per month to do STEM with our class. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Our first lesson will be this Tuesday morning. Very exciting!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October 18, 2014

The zoo field trip permission slips will go home in the backpacks on Monday. The PTO has made a generous donation to reduce the cost of our admission. Student cost: $6 and chaperones: $13

Friday, October 17, 2014

October 17, 2014

The second grade team has planned a field trip to Roger Williams Zoo on Monday, November 3rd. Save the date! Please look for permission slips in the backpacks today for more information....

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September 30, 2014

A new packet of Scholastic Book Club flyers went home in your child's backpack today. If you would like to place an order online, our class activation code is L7TZK. If you would like send money in to school, please make a check payable to Scholastic Reading Club. Scholastic does not accept cash for book orders. Thank you!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September 9, 2014

We had a wonderful first week of school together in class 2-1! The second graders are working hard on getting the rules and routines down. I hope that the students (and parents) are not feeling overwhelmed, especially as we begin homework. At this point in the year, homework consists of 10-15 minutes of reading from the take-home book in the reading folder and a math worksheet that should not take more than 10-15 minutes to complete. The take-home book in the reading folder should be a "just-right" book that students can read mostly independently. If not, please let me know or feel free to read the book to your child the first time. Remember to sign the reading log each night and send the folder and log back to school daily. The book may be kept at home for as many nights as you need to feel comfortable with the book. When the book is finished, please sign the log, write "done," and return the reading folder, book and log to school. Homework may be returned daily after it is completed or the entire packet may be turned in on Friday. The homework packet is designed to help make busy households a little bit easier. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the homework packet. Phew! I know this is a lot of information, but once the routine is established, it will be smooth sailing!

Friday, August 22, 2014

August 22, 2014

Welcome to Second Grade! I am getting very excited for our first day of school together on September 2nd and I hope you are too! Our specials schedule for the 2014-2015 school year is as follows: Monday- PE, Tuesday- Art & Music, Wednesday- PE, Thursday- Library, Friday- Health & Art. In addition, the second grade supply list is as follows: 1 box of #2 pencils, 1 pencil box, 1 box of tissues, 1 container of disinfecting wipes, 1 box of crayons (24 count), 1 box of washable markers, 1 one-subject notebook (wide-ruled), pencil top erasers, 1 one inch poly floppy 3-ring binder (solid blue). Enjoy the last few days of summer:) Mrs. Moynihan