Friday May 29 News

IT’S THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

THE CONESTOGA WAVE!!!!!!! At Conestoga on the last day of school it is the tradition for all the teachers and staff to say goodbye to students on busses by doing the wave! Here is this year’s version of the wave!

Click HERE for the Conestoga WAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you, wonderful students, for an amazing year of teaching you! I cannot express how deeply sorry I am that we could not finish the year together within our school walls.

I am so proud of all of you and your many, many accomplishments this year. Your growth in your academics and overall maturity is simply astounding!

We went from barely being able to read silently for 5 minutes to reading silently for 30 or more minutes – with you all begging for more time! You deepened your understanding of genre and you now understand the theme of a story. You are now reading more challenging books than when you entered our second grade room.

In writing, you all found your voice and style and gave your writing personality and flair. Again, at the beginning of the year you wrote for a few short minutes, but by March you were writing for much longer periods of time and anxious to write even more! You produced such detailed and well organized pieces and you had some fun exploring how to write interesting beginnings and endings.

In math you went from basic addition and subtraction facts to adding and subtracting three and even four digit numbers with regrouping! WOW! You can now read time from an analog clock and count money like a banker! WHOA!

You learned the deep importance of nature to the Native Americans and how ingeniously they used nature to provide food, shelter and clothing. You learned to identify the continents and oceans. You learned about all the national symbols and their importance to our country. You learned about solid, liquid and gas.

Most of all I love how you grew and matured into such wonderfully kind little humans! This class has been a joy and pleasure to teach. Your kindness and patience with each other was astounding. You learned to accept and appreciate each other’s differences. You learned from each other. Your friendships blossomed. We became like family.

Second grade, thank you for a wonderful, amazing year. Thank you for all the laughs and silly moments. Thank you for all the times you blew me away with what you have learned! You are the reason I became a teacher. I adore each and every one of you. I have missed you greatly this last marking period. PLEASE stop in to see me next year!

Have a wonderful and safe summer and good luck to you all in third grade!

Thursday May 28 News

Good morning!

Remember the Diet Coke and Mentos Experiment?

Click HERE to watch the video again!

TONIGHT will be our LAST Google Meet at 6PM. Our theme tonight is “Two Stars and One Wish”. Please be prepared to share two “STAR” events from second grade, or two things we did that you loved or really enjoyed. They could be anything! It could be a special event or a subject or time of the day we shared. Then have one WISH or hope ready to share about summer or third grade next fall. Click HERE for the link!

Wednesday May 27 News

It’s a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!

Today we will finish our chapter book The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Click HERE for today’s reading.

The real Ivan which our chapter book was based on actually was taken from the western lowland jungles of Africa as a baby. Sadly he lived for 27 lonely years in a glass cage in a shopping mall. He was then rescued after many people fought to get Ivan a better life. He was then taken to a zoo in Atlanta, Georgia. Ivan lived to be 50 years old. He died just a few years ago. Click HERE to watch a video about the REAL Ivan! And click HERE for another video.

Thursday will be our LAST Google Meet at 6PM. Our theme this week is “Two Stars and One Wish”. Please be prepared to share two “STAR” events from second grade, or two things we did that you loved or really enjoyed. They could be anything! It could be a special event or a subject or time of the day we shared. Then have one WISH ready to share about summer or third grade next fall. Your wish is anything you hope for in the summer time or next year in third grade.

Tuesday May 26 News

Good morning second grade!

Flashback pics:

Valentine’s Day:

February Book Tasting:

We are VERY close to the end of our chapter book The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Click HERE for today’s reading.

Today is PICK-UP DAY! Today you can stop by school during specific hours to get your belongings which were left here back in March. See the Conestoga Blog for information HERE!

Thursday will be our LAST Google Meet at 6PM. Our theme this week is “Two Stars and One Wish”. Please be prepared to share two “STAR” events from second grade, or two things we did that you loved or really enjoyed. Then have one WISH ready to share about summer or third grade next fall. Your wish is anything you hope for in the summer time or in third grade.

Friday May 22 News

It’s FABULOUS FLASHBACK FRIDAY!!!!

Remember this . . .????

Sink Float Experiment:

Pumpkin Investigation:

December Book Tasting:

IVAN: Click HERE for today’s reading of The One And Only Ivan.

Our LAST Google Meet will be NEXT Thursday May 28th at 6PM. I will let you know about our theme soon!

Another FAB FRIDAY! WOOHOO! One week left of school!

Thursday May 21 News

HELLO Second Grade!

It’s THROWBACK Thursday! Let’s take a look at more fun activities we have done this year in second grade!

Make Ten Card Game –

Main Idea and Detail Sorting Activity

Native American Day

BRAIN BREAK – Oreo Challenge – Take the Challenge! Place an Oreo or any cookie on your forehead. Now move the cookie to your mouth without touching it or dropping it! We laughed SO hard with this one!

IVAN CONTINUES!!! Click HERE for today’s reading of The One And Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

Our Google Meet is TONIGHT at 6PM. Our theme will be TRIVIA NIGHT. Bring two or three trivia questions ready to read aloud! AND GREAT NEWS . . . the third grade teachers will join us for the first few minutes to introduce themselves to you! HERE IS THE LINK: meet.google.com/azq-pxte-tbw

Wednesday May 20 News

I hope you are waking up to a WONDERFUL Wednesday!

Let’s take a look WAAAAAAY back to . . .

The M&M Get To Know You Activity

Geography – Labeling the World!

Brain Break – Kix Challenge – Here we took a brain break from our days work to challenge ourselves. We had to see how many Kix cereal pieces we could pick up with chopsticks and put into our cup. Crazy fun!

Click HERE for today’s reading of The One And Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

This Thursday at 6PM is another Google Meet. Our theme will be TRIVIA NIGHT. Bring two or three trivia questions ready to read aloud! AND GREAT NEWS . . . the third grade teachers will join us for the first few minutes to introduce themselves to you!

CONESTOGA NEWS UPDATE: PLEASE CLICK HERE for an UPDATE on end of the year NEWS!

Tuesday May 19 News

It’s a TAKE ME BACK IN TIME Tuesday! Let’s go back and look at those first few days of school . . .

Do you remember doing the Me Bags in the beginning of the year?

Do you remember Acorn Treats?

Do you remember Apple Crisp Day?

Click HERE for today’s reading of The One And Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

This Thursday at 6PM is another Google Meet. Our theme will be TRIVIA NIGHT. Bring two or three trivia questions ready to read aloud!

Here’s another TRIVIA QUESTION: In the book The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, who does Lucy meet first in Narnia?

Monday May 18 News

Good morning! It’s another marvelous Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend!

Here’s a quick FLASHBACK of our FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:

Do you remember our first day of school? I do! And looking back through all of our pictures has been wonderful but also makes me so sad. I miss seeing you all!

Click HERE for today’s reading of The One And Only Ivan. Click HERE to read an article about the REAL Ivan and see a picture of him.

Weekly work has been posted for this week and you will also see work posted into next week (May 26-29), our final week of school. Please use the last few days of school to finish up any work if you have not yet handed in your school work. THANK YOU to you all for your hard work, your patience and support!

PLEASE stay tuned to this blog as well as the Conestoga Elementary blog for announcements regarding picking up your child’s desk and cubie items which were left at school. There will also be announcements coming soon about yearbooks and report card distribution.

This Thursday is another Google Meet. Our theme will be TRIVIA NIGHT. Bring two or three trivia questions ready to read aloud! Here’s a TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the name of the book I read to you this year where the main character, John Midas, turns everything he touches into chocolate?

See you on Thursday at 6PM for Google Meet.