Nov 14, 2011

Compound Word Necklaces

We learned all types of compound words and had fun making them into a necklace!



Space Center Field Trip









Nov 6, 2011

Websites for Spider Research


Use these websites below to help you with your spider research:

http://www.spiderroom.info/

http://www.spiderzrule.com/

http://www.kidzone.ws/lw/spiders/facts.htm

*Remember to put the information into your very own words!*


Check us out!!! We are busy researching our spiders.


Oct 26, 2011

Sock Hop

Sock Hop
Friday, November 4, 2011
In the gym, 8:00-8:45 am


We will be having this event instead of our Western Day and parents are invited! We will be dancing to the music of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Students may dress in the clothes of that time if they wish.

Please come and participate with your child and enjoy the great rock and roll hits of the ‘50’s and ‘60’s with us!

Oct 6, 2011

Contraction BFF!

Contraction BFF! We make the perfect match!

Contractions are a shorter way of saying what you need to say!


Don't forget: the apostrophe is key!











If You Give a Mouse a Cookie...

Can you spot your little mouse on our blog?




Sep 28, 2011

Number Eatin' Alligator Song

Listen to this song to help you remember greater than, less than, and equal to:

http://www.intelli-tunes.com/whatsnew.php

(Note: Click on the mp3 icon located on the bottom left of the screen to play)

Greater Than, Less Than Boxing Game

Play this game to practice greater than (>), less than(<), and equal (=):


http://www.mrnussbaum.com/geniusboxing1.htm

Sep 22, 2011

Sneaky e Starfall Video


Watch this "Sneaky e" video to learn a fun, new song:

http://www.starfall.com/n/skills/silent-e/play.htm?f

Adventures of "Sneaky e" game

Play this game to save the princess and practice your "Sneaky e" skills:

http://www.fun4thebrain.com/English/magice.html

Laura Numeroff Author Study


Check out Laura Numeroff's webpage:

http://lauranumeroff.com/

Sneaky e Boot Camp

Watch this video to see Boot Camp with "Sneaky e":

http://www.teachersdomain.org/asset/btl10_vid_notnote/

Aug 17, 2011

Doubles Song!!!

Try singing this five times fast!!! It is a great way to review double facts with your child. Enjoy!

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Give Me Five!!!



We have been learning some very important listening skills with Mrs. Bishop. She teaches us "Give me five". It is a cool way to show respect and that we are listening to someone when they are speaking.

1. Our hands are still

2. Our feet are still

3. Our ears are open (to listen)

4. Our mouths are closed

5. Our eyes are on the person speaking


These five steps really help us to remember how to listen well and show respect. Mrs. Bishop's cool costumes helped too!

Numbers That Represent Us!

Check out our very creative "mini-me" that we made. The numbers represent how we are different and how we are alike.







Aug 15, 2011

Noun Song

Sing along to the noun song!

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Noun Chant

Check out the noun chant and sing along!

video

Aug 8, 2011

All About Me: A Kevin Henkes Author Study


We have been spending lots of time getting to know each other since school started. Kevin Henkes (an author and illustrator) has helped us to realize how we are alike and different. We like different things, we learn differently, but we all have one thing in common---we can be friends no matter what our differences are.

Check out Kevin Henkes' website below:

http://www.kevinhenkes.com/

Listed here are several of the books we have read along with activities. Explore the site (along with our blog); it is a great way to spark a conversation with your child about what they are learning. Just ask them about Lilly, Owen, Wimberly, Chester, or Wilson, and I'm sure they could tell you all about these funny characters!

Aug 1, 2011

Starting Back to School!



We are getting very excited about our new, upcoming school year. We cannot wait to meet our new students.


Don't forget....


- Meet the Teacher/Registration Day is Wednesday, August 3rd from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

- ACE is $7.00 a day for one child and $5.00 for each additional child.

- Tiger Cub Folders (weekly folders) will be for sale on Registration Day for $1.00.

- First Day of school is Friday, August 5th.

- Tardy bell rings at 7:45 a.m.

- Dismissal time is 2:20 p.m. (note: this is different from last year).


See you very soon!

Apr 19, 2011

Mama Jama was the BEST!

Our second graders had a very special guest come to visit them. It was Mama Jama the Storyteller. She taught us a song, told us a funny story, and reminded us of how very important reading and school are to our lives.

Check out some of the pictures from the storytelling:

Mama Jama (the storyteller) and Papa Jama


All of us waiting! We were excited.


Mama Jama telling a story. It was about a girl and a magic snail!


We danced!!!


We were amazed!

Thanks Mama Jama and Papa Jama for coming. We LOVED it!

We LOVE our silent reading time!

Research states that students need 10-15 minutes of independent reading each and everyday. Boy do we love it!






Apr 13, 2011

Vocabulary in Action--Bromeliads!

Here were are with our bromeliads. We learned some really cool facts about them. Ask us and we'll share our opinions!