Nov 16, 2012

Tara and Tiree

The REAL story of Tara and Tiree:


Ice Capade

Even with the temperature hovering at 35 below zero, dog trainer Jim Gilchrist of Innisfil, Out, decided to take his two pets-Tara, a rottweiler, and Tiree, a golden retriever-out for their usual afternoon walk on Feb.24,1995. After passing through the woods, they headed home across frozen Lake Simcoe. But as the dogs bounded ahead, Gilchrist, 61, felt the ice give way. "I was walking along and went 'pop' right through," he recalls. "It happened so fast. I thought, 'This could be the end.' "

Hearing her master's cries, Tara raced over, only to crash through herself. As they thrashed about, Tiree appeared. "All I could think was that she'd meet our same fate," says Gilchrist. Instead the whining dog crouched on her belly and crawled to the hole. As Gilchrist grabbed Tiree's collar, Tara scrambled atop his back to jump out of the hole. Then she lay on her belly alongside Tiree so Gilchrist could grab her collar with his other hand. While the 200-pound Gilchrist hung on, the dogs clawed backward until he was safe. "They had every right to run ashore," says Gilchrist, who, back home, gave his dogs a hot bath. "They risked their lives to save me."

Having since won several awards for heroism, Tiree, 2, is back to her happy-go-lucky self, but Tara, 5, "is paranoid now about water," says Gilchrist. Of course, so is he. "I will never go out on the lake when it's frozen—or let my animals."

Nov 12, 2012


Check out these verb videos!
Schoolhouse Rock:
Action Verbs Give Subjects Action!:
then, click on action verb link!

Oct 18, 2012

Creek and Cherokee Research

Use these sites to find facts on the Creek and Cherokee Indians.  Be sure to check your spelling and to get good facts on both Indian Tribes.

Cherokee Facts:

Creek Facts:

Cherokee and Creek Facts:

Oct 2, 2012

Sock Hop Day!!

Coming to Rosemont Elementary School

Friday, October 19, 2012

During MAPS time in the gym

Lots of fun, dancing from the ‘50’s and ‘60’s, and a Twist-off contest!

Girls, wear your poodle skirt outfit or Capri pants (aka “pedal pushers”). Boys, wear your best “Fonzy” outfit and slick your hair down!

2nd Grade: 8:45-9:30

Oct 1, 2012

ai and ay

Remember! When two vowels go walking, the FIRST one does the talking! We hear the a in ai...but not the i! We hear the a in ay...but not the y!

Check out the "When Two Vowels Go Walking!" song!

Sep 14, 2012

Aarrrgh! ARe you ready for this week's phonic skill??

This week we will be working with words that have ar, or, and ore in them.  These are a pirate's favorite sound!  Be sure to study them, so you don't have to walk the wooden plank!;)

Listen to the ar song:

-or, -ore Game:

-ar Game:

Play the Fact and Fantasy Game:

We Remember

We all wore our RED, WHITE, and BLUE in memory and in honor of Patriot's Day (9/11/01 - 9/11/12).

Aug 29, 2012

Fact Families!!!

Fact Family Village
Check out all the different fact families in the village!

Here are some fact family games you can play at home to practice!
Click on the links!

Fact Family Songs:
 Here are the lyrics for the Fact Family song we sing at school! Can you sing it for somebody in your own family?

We’re a Fact Family

We’re a fact family. We’re a fact family.
We stick together naturally.
We’re a fact family. We’re a fact family.
We stick together naturally.

We’re facts that make a family.
We use the same three numbers.
If you know one of the facts,
You also know the others.


When four facts make a family,
Two add and two subtract.
When two facts make a family,
Then look for a doubles fact.

Here is another cool fact family tune:

Aug 27, 2012

2nd Graders Out and About!!

Miss Moore's class working with consonant blends!

Mrs. Doughman's class "fishing" for nouns!

Mrs. Jones' class searching for words with Sneaky "e"!

Aug 22, 2012

Play with a Ten Frame

Try this game with ten frame boards:

Build ten rods with the help of Mr. Bear:

Make facts equal to ten:

A Noun! A Noun!

Noun Videos:

School House Rocks Song


Sing along to Mrs. Jones' and Mrs. Athon's noun song!


Listen to Miss Moore sing while Mrs. Doughman tries!

And a BIG thanks to Mrs. Ray for recording;)!!

Aug 19, 2012


Looking for a new and exciting way to practice your spelling and vocabulary words? Here it is!

Each week, we will list the spelling and vocabulary words on the spelling city website. Study away!

How to use spelling city:

1. Click on the link below or go to

2. Click on "Find a List" on the blue menu selection.

3. Search by Teacher Name and type in: Laura Moore.

4. Click on the Laura Moore at Rosemont Elementary School.

5. Find this week's spelling or vocabulary words lists and click. Lists are titled by the spelling skill or reading story, as well as the date.

6. Click on the green "Play a Game" button.

7. You may play any of the games listed in the left column: Free Activities.

Spelling tests made easy

Aug 15, 2012

Aug 11, 2012

Kevin Henkes (Author Study)

Check out Kevin Henkes' webpage:

Watch Kevin Henkes talk about his book:

Practice your Double Facts with this Song!

If you can't remember the song from class, watch these videos to help you practice and remember!

Doubles Song


Doubles Doubles

And We're Off!!!

We have had an awesome first three days! We have been learning second grade procedures and a new hall. Check with your child to see if they can remember what type of line we walk in or what we do in our classrooms during station rotations (learning centers). Please continue to check our blog regularly to see what we are learning and doing in our classrooms. Hope everyone has a great, relaxing weekend!

Jul 27, 2012

2012-2013 School Year

Monday, August 6th - 12:00PM to 6:00PM

Parents need to be sure to bring the following
(1) Affidavit of Residence (Notarized)
(2) Proof of residency
(3) Current Georgia driver's license or Voter ID

Wednesday, August 8th
Tardy Bell rings at 7:45 AM

Supply List (click here):

Looking foward to meeting all of our new second graders!!!

Mar 26, 2012

Mismatching, Misplacing Mattie (mid-, mis-)

Please help Mismatching, Misplacing Mattie out! She can't seem to get her stuff together. She misprinted some of her words and misplaced her spelling words. Her earrings, hair, sock, and shoes mismatch because she picked it out at midnight!

Study your spelling words (not at midnight) so you can help her out this Friday.

Mar 21, 2012

Telling Time

Use this website to practice your time telling skills at home!

Mar 19, 2012

The LessNess Monster

Watch out!!! We have seen the LessNess monster in some of our words. Keep your eyes peeled and ready.

Mar 12, 2012

Molly Mixture's Adventures

Watch out for Chef Molly Mixture. She is always on an adventure looking for words that have -tion and -ture in them.

She will be working with the chefs in training (aka the students) who will then take their cooking test (aka spelling test) on Friday to see if they will become head chefs. So study, study, study little chefs in training!!!

Mar 7, 2012

Multiplication Game

Thanks Mrs. Athon for the fun Multiplication Game(s) to play!!! Try some of these games at:

Mar 3, 2012

Main Idea and Details

Understanding the main idea and the details of a story help with one's comprehension. Play this game to practice these skills.

Mar 2, 2012


Homographs are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings.

For example:

He hit the nail with the hammer. OR She broke her nail, and it hurt.

bat - piece of sports equipment OR an animal
wave – move the hand in greeting OR sea water coming into shore
bass – type of fish OR low, deep voice

Try these homograph games for practice:

Feb 21, 2012

American Symbols for Second Grade

Use this website to help you with your American Symbols research:

Feb 14, 2012

Quotation Mark Game

Play this game to practice your quotation marks and earn some money!!!

Jan 30, 2012

Try this ADJECTIVE game at home

Try this adjective game at home. Click on the link below:

Awesome Adjectives that Describe the ONE, the ONLY... ME!!!

Check out the adjectives we came up with to describe ourselves!

The King's Foot?

How does our foot compare to the King's foot? We measured all the way down the hallway.

1 foot = 12 inches

3 feet = 1 yard

36 inches = 1 yard

When I am 100!!!

Look what we will look like when we are 100 years old!

Jan 9, 2012

Ahoy There Royal and Loyal Maties!!!

Ahoy There Royal and Loyal Maties!!!

Check out our sailor hats that have oy and oi words listed on them: