Weekly Update 10/10/19

Hi everyone!

Where has this week gone?! It definitely flew by!

TOMORROW, we will have our Chapter 5 math test. We have completed two days of review in class, so I think we are all ready for our place value test! 🙂

Also tomorrow is PINK out day, so I encourage the students to wear any pink they may have!

Here is a memo from our PTO:

Hambright Family Fun Movie Night–DATE CHANGE
The Hambright Family Fun Movie Night is being moved to Friday, November 15th due to a conflict with homecoming for the original date. Hambright students and their immediate family members (i.e. parents and siblings only) are welcome.
Again, the movie night will now be held on November 15th. Doors will open at 6:30. The movie will begin at 7:00 pm. Entrance is FREE!
There will be more details about the evening coming home in November.
Fyi…we will not be allowed to communicate over the blog, website, or Facebook which movie will be playing as the licensing company restricts public communication of the movie title and production company. HOWEVER, closer to the date we will send home a flyer with your child and communicate over announcements which movie will be playing.

Have a great weekend, I will be posting again early next week about more upcoming, important dates! 🙂

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Weekly Update 9/25/19

Hello everyone! How can it possibly be almost the end of September?! The month flew by! A few updates:

Today we started chapter 5 in our Math curriculum which is about place value. We have sequenced it differently this year, and we are jumping from chapter 1 to chapter 5, because it just makes more sense! Your child will also bring home their chapter 1 math tests tonight. I was so proud of how well they did on these!

TOMORROW will be our geography test. I know I wrote on the homework planner that it will be Friday (study guide does say that it will be tomorrow), but I think they are ready and we did a Jeopardy review today. If you have any questions or really feel strongly that your child needs another night of studying, please e-mail me, I have no problem waiting to give the test until Friday. 🙂

I hope you all are having a great week, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

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Weekly Wrap-up!

Happy Friday! It has been a busy week here in 2-Hoke! We celebrated Dot Day on Monday and had a blast! We wore dots, ate Dots, decorated our own dots and did an experiment to figure out how many “dots/drops” of water would fit on a penny. Below are a few pictures from our afternoon.

We love Dot Day in 2-H!
How many “dots”/drops from an eye dropper will it take to fill a penny?
More of our experiment!

Working together as scientists!

Looking ahead to next week:

  • Math Chapter 1 test will be Tuesday, September 24th (we did a review today and will continue to review on Monday).
  • Geography test will be Friday, September 27th

That’s all for now, hope you all have a great weekend!

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Geography Test Update

I realized I made a mistake and said that the geography test is this week. I am completely wrong and it will be NEXT Friday, September 27th. I apologize and hope this didn’t cause too much stress at home! Thanks for all that you do, have a great day!

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Updates for the Week!

Hello! It is our first full week and the kids are doing well with it. We had fun today with Virtual Reality tours of our school today. 5th grade students put the VR tour together and then helped guide our class through it. We loved it!

Mrs. Hoke’s 2nd grade students go on a VR tour of Hambright Elementary School.

Things to remember: 🙂

  • Our Unit 2 spelling test will be this Friday, September 13th
  • Our Geography test will be next Friday, Septebmer 26th
  • We are currently reading Winn Dixie, the students are loving this sweet story about the love between a girl and her dog. If you get a chance, ask them about it!

INTERNATIONAL DOT DAY is September 15th! We celebrate our differences and creativity!

  • Check out more information about Dot Day here: http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/
  • We will be celebrating International Dot Day on Monday, September 16th. I encourage students to wear anything that they have dots (polka dots, t-shirts with dots drawn on it, anything works!)
  • I will post pictures of our celebration/dot day activities on Monday!
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Weekly Update!

Hello! This year has been off to a great start! I have really been enjoying getting to know each of the students. 🙂

A few reminders:

  • Rita’s Night – Tomorrow, Thursday, September 5th from 6-8 p.m. on Columbia Ave. (I will be serving between 7-7:30!) ALL Hambright students will get a free Rita’s from our PTO.
  • Xtra Math – Yesterday I sent home xtramath.org papers that has information about how to log on and your child’s code to log in at home. This is not a required thing to do, but it is very helpful for them to practice their basic math facts. We will also be using it during school. Please let me know if you have any questions!
  • Spelling – Our first spelling test will be this Friday, September 6th. Extra practice is provided on Spellingcity.com – under Hambright Elementary School and our lists are under “Wayne Shope”. This is just an extra, fun way to practice!
  • Green papers from PTO – yesterday a neon green paper was sent home with information from our PTO. It had a lot of incorrect information, so please disregard that sheet and look for the NEW neon green sheet coming home today!
  • Math – we have have been practice ways to make 10 and doubles addition facts. Feel free to ask your child different ways to make a 10 and practice the doubles facts with them at anytime! Test date for chapter 1 is still to be determined.
  • Social Studies – Geography – We have been having a lot of fun learning about our world. Please continue to study the brown study guide that came home the first week! Our test will be in a couple of weeks. 🙂

That is all for now! Thanks so much for all of your support, this is going to be a great year! – Mrs. Hoke 🙂

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Welcome Back!

It is exciting to begin a new 2nd grade school year! So far we have had a wonderful first day getting to know each other. 🙂 Please never hesitate to e-mail me with any questions or concerns, I am happy to help! Each student will be bringing home a blue “take-home” folder today. This folder is to be transported back and forth to home and school. On the ‘return to school’ side there are a lot of papers to look over and fill out or sign. Please do so and try to return by Friday. I am looking forward to this year and working with you and your child! Hope you have a relaxing evening, I know the kids were all so tired when they left today! 🙂 – Mrs. Hoke

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It’s A Wrap!

Wow, time certainly does fly by! As we enter our last week together a few things:

Tomorrow, June 4, will be our last assembly. 2nd grade will be performing our A-Z poem, which I’m sure a lot of you have probably heard them practice at home! It is estimated that we will go on stage around 2 p.m., maybe a little after. You all are welcome to come and watch!

Our last day together will be Wednesday, June 5th and students will be dismissed at 11:30 – so no lunch will be served at school.

Thank you for allowing me to teach your child this year, it has been one of my favorite years ever and I am so grateful for each and every one of these students. They are such an amazing group of kids, you all should be so proud of them!

Have a terrific summer ! 🙂 – Mrs. Hoke

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Weekly Update

Happy (rainy) Monday!

We are now in the final countdown! A few reminders:

  • Our field trip will be this Friday, May 17th. Please send your child with a bagged lunch – if you prefer to have the cafeteria bag a lunch (same charge as a regular school bought lunch) please send in the half sheet orange paper or a note simply saying you want to purchase a cafeteria bagged lunch for your child on Friday — this is due tomorrow. Please have your child wear their yellow Leader shirt or a yellow shirt!
  • Math – our Chapter 12 test will be Thursday, May 16th. We will be reviewing Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
  • Spelling – We took our Lesson 27 pretest today and the actual spelling test will be next week, Tuesday May 21st.
  • Content – we are finished with all of our social studies and science units. Today we will be starting our A-Z reflection of the year to present the last day of school. 🙂

Please let me know if you have any questions! Have a wonderful week. 🙂

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Race for Ed. will still take place tomorrow; however it will now be from 9:30 – 11 due to the weather forecast. Students should wear sneakers and leader shirts (if they have one). Also, it may be a bit chilly first thing in the morning, so please dress accordingly, and in layers if needed. Thanks!

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