Friday, September 30, 2016

Open House Fun! #resvt

Thank you to family and friends that came to Open House to support our second graders! It was wonderful to see how proud students were of their classrooms and hard work! Thank you for your continued support in your child's education!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

What do I write about?! #resvt

Sometimes trying to think of true stories about your life to write about can be tricky. Second grade writers have been creating heart maps and maps of their favorite places to help with the question, "what do I write about?" The heart map are topics that come from our heart; things we love to do, people we enjoy spending time with, our favorites. The map is a map of a favorite place with labels of things that happened there that could be stories. Take a look at some examples students have been working on!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Toy policy.

This year, please respect a “no toy and electronic policy” in our classroom.  We will have special sharing days occasionally, but unless you hear from us, please do not let your child bring toys to class.  We understand that some toys/games may come to school to be used during after school care.  We ask that students keep those items in their backpack during the school day.

Toys include: Legos, Pokemon and Pokemon cards, stuffed animals, dolls, etc.

Thank you!
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Tie Dye Help! #resvt

As our school is earning links for expected behaviors we are on our way to light the RES board for the next school wide celebration. The next celebration will be tie dying t-shirts! We need some help for this celebration to run smoothly; if you can donate your time please see the sign-up genius below. Our cougar cubs appreciate it!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Homework #resvt

September 12, 2016
Dear Families,

In our first Math unit students will be reviewing coin names, their values, and learning about equivalent coin trades. It is helpful for students to have a collection of coins to use throughout the school year to use for money skill games, money problem solving, and making change.

We are asking that students bring in the following collections of coins to use for the school year:  4 quarters, 5 dimes, 5 nickels, and 10 pennies. These coins will be returned to your child at the end of the year. Coins should come to school in a small zip lock bag, labeled with your child’s name. Please do your best to send these coins to school by Friday, September 16th.

** Empty and clean plastic baby food containers work extremely well to house coins at school. If any families happen to have these ready for recycling, please send these to school with your child as well.

Thanks so much for your help,

Ms. Darling
Mrs. Riggs
Mrs. Robinson

Friday, September 9, 2016

Upcoming Events! #resv

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • Wednesday, September 14th: Delayed Opening. Students may start entering the building at 9:30 and our day starts at 9:50
  • Thursday, September 15th: Class Picture day!
  • Monday, September 19 and Tuesday, September 20th: Scholastic Book Fair in room 10. Students may purchase books from 7:10-8:10 and 2:45-5:45
  • Wednesday, September 28th: Open House Grades 2-4
School to Home Folders: Please try to check these each day. Some days lots of mail will come home and on other days there might be just a little or none at all. It’s great to look over your child’s work with him or her.
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Seating options! #resvt

We got to try out all the seating options that are available in our classroom. Students learned the expectations for the reading hut, scoop rockers, bubble seats, stools, pillows, and the standing table. These are available for students during independent work times. We also discussed how seating options help us with our learning and how to make good choices when choosing a seat.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Reading Stamina! #resvt #resreads

We have been working on our reading stamina during reader's workshop! Today we read for twelve minutes without getting up! Stamina is doing anything for a long period of time without getting tired or giving up! As second graders grow as readers, so too will their reading stamina! Keep up the amazing work!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Our class should... #resvt

Today we brainstormed answers to three questions: what does a great classmate say/do/think, what can Ms. Darling help you with this year, and our class should _______ every day! Here is what we came up with:

Our class should.......every day!
use whole body listening
clean up
go to school
be nice
have fun
sparkle and shine
help Mr. Beane clean up
put links in the link jar
pick 1 thing up from the floor
say hi to Ms. Darling
earn choice!

It looks like it will be a fantastic year!
Friday, September 2, 2016

Great Week! #resvt

Thank you for a wonderful, fun and busy three day week of school! Can't wait to see all of you on Tuesday!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

We lit 2 light bulbs! #resvt

We lit TWO light bulbs on our RES light board! Students have been working hard to earn links for show expected behavior and following our three school-wide expectations of: respect yourself, respect others, and respect the environment! Way to go!!