Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016

Snow painting with our little buddies! #resvt

Today second graders met up with their preschool buddies to do some painting! They got to use a special kind of winter paint that looked like snow. Paint was made out of shaving cream, Elmer's glue and glitter. Students made snowmen, blizzards, thunderstorms, and snow families! It was great fun! Students also got a special popcorn and hot cocoa treat! We love spending time together and developing relationships across grade levels!

Second Grade Moments

During math, we have been completing number talks. A serious of equations that students discover the answer and strategies for. Today during indoor recess, this student was playing school and chose to teach her class with a number talk. Teaching matters.

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Second Grade Moments

Socializing with our preschool buddies today! We love spending time with each other!

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Second Grade Moments

Happy Holidays! Students got their very own copy of "Those Darn Squirrel and the Cat Next Door"!

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Vibration Stations! #resvt

As part of our science unit on sound, students are exploring how different sounds are produced. We learned that sounds are produced by vibrations (to move something back and forth rapidly). Students got to experiment with vibrations during four different stations: glitter dancing, vibrations in water, balloon vibrations, and vibrations with ping-pong balls. Students experimented and recorded their observations! Ask your student what their favorite station was!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Learning from 3rd graders! #resvt

Yesterday we were lucky to be introduced to mystery books from our third grade friends in Mrs. Ayer's class! Third graders had been reading and learning about mystery books. They introduced the book "The Mystery of King Karfu" by Doug Cushman, students learned about suspects, red herring clues, and motives. We made our predictions based on the clues and had to decode the message on the stone chicken. We had a great time and thank you to Mrs. Ayer's third graders for teaching us about mystery books!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Winter Gear Reminder! #resvt

Now that we finally have some snow, please remember to have your second grader bring snow pants, a warm coat, hats, mitten/gloves, and boots! These should be labeled with your child's name. We go outside for recess every day, weather permitting! Thank you and let it snow!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Informational Writing #resvt

Here are some samples of our informational writing! Students have been learning how to hook their reader with a catchy introduction. We have been trying: asking questions, making a riddle, telling the reader what they will learn, and leaving the reading wanting more. Others have been exploring making bold words and labeling their diagrams to give the reader more information! We are amazing non-fiction writers!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sound! #resvt

This is the upcoming science unit for second graders! They will be diving into learning more about sound. Students will be able to answer how different sounds are produced and how sounds are altered or changed! Be on the look out for more information coming home next week about student projects!

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Pilgrim Assembly! #resvt

Please view the video below to see our wonderful second graders performing their Thanksgiving and Pilgrim songs at this morning's assembly! Awesome job second graders!

Second Grade Moments

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

School Store! #resvt

Hello Second Grade Families! RES is happy to announce that our school store is up and running! The money from the school store will help support the school's PBIS efforts (celebrations, student supports, etc). If you place orders before November 24th you will receive the items before the holidays! Please click the link below to see what the store has to offer! There is also a display in the lobby if you would like to see some examples! Thank you for your support and happy shopping!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Pajama Day Tomorrow!! #resv

Second graders in Ms. Darling's class earned PAJAMA DAY!!!! Students worked hard on being brain in during math time to earn this celebration. Students are allowed to wear pajamas all day at school. Please bring sneakers for recess!

Second Grade Moments

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Friday, November 11, 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Pilgrim Celebration! #resvt

Good Day Families!

On Thursday,November 17th second graders will be celebrating all of their learning about Colonial Life and the Pilgrims!  Students will be singing at an all school assembly in the morning and are encouraged to dress like a Pilgrim.  No need to buy anything.  Girls can wear dresses with an apron and boys can roll up their pants and wear a button down shirt!  Students will be making hats and bonnets in school as well.  

This evening is also the 2nd grade Potluck Dinner from 5:30-6:30.  We hope to see you there!

Second Grade Moments

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016

Little Buddies! #resvt

Today we met our preschool buddies in Mrs. Lister's class! We had a chance to read and look at pictures with them. We also started to work on our buddy book that we will get to take home at the end of the year. At the end, we had a special smore's treat! We can't wait until we meet up with them again!

Second Grade Moments

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Storms and Sustainability: Weeks 2 and 3 of Connecting Cultures with Hong Kong

This is a guest post from our library media specialist, Beth Redford.

As part of their "Comparing Cultures" Unit, RES second graders are connecting via the Internet with a classroom in Hong Kong. For the last two weeks we have been talking about Typhoon Haima, foods, farms, and sustainability!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Upcoming Events! #resvt

Here are some upcoming events to mark on your calendars:

  • Wednesday 10/26: Health with Nurse B
  • Friday 10/28: Picture Retakes
  • Friday 10/28: Return library books
  • Friday 10/28: Reading logs due
  • Friday 10/28: Meet our preschool buddies!
  • Monday 10/31: Harvest Celebration

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Quadrilaterals! #resvt

Second graders have been working on their geometry unit. Students have been investigating 2D and 3D shapes, sorting shapes by number of sides and vertices, and learning about attributes. Today kids learned about quadrilaterals which is a four sided figure with four right angles. Check out how students sorted their shapes into quadrilaterals and non quadrilaterals!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Keeping Rooms! #resvt

Second graders are in the midst of learning about life during Pilgrim times. We have been learning about their homes and how they were different than our homes today. Students are creating keeping room trioramas and including all the essential parts of Pilgrim living. Ask your student what they added to their keeping rooms.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

RES Second Graders are Comparing Cultures with Students in Hong Kong

This is a guest post from our school library media specialist, Beth Redford.

As part of their "Comparing Cultures" Unit, RES second graders have started connecting with a classroom in Hong Kong! They are looking forward to exchanging questions and answers about Chinese and American culture. So far they have shared class pictures and a little bit about our school and play areas. The class in Hong Kong is a Year Three class (the same age as second graders). They attend the Renaissance College school, an international school for students ages 5 to 19. Here's a link to their school website:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Chromebooks! #resvt

We have started using our Chromebooks! Second graders went over expectations, modeled the expectations, and logged on! Students are VERY excited to be using these for reading, math, typing practice and exploring our science and social studies units. Ask your child what they chose for their login picture!