Happy Friday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break!  I will be posting our Thanksgiving Feast pictures soon! 

Looking ahead to next week:

  • We will have our Spelling Test (lesson 10- review week) on Tuesday, along with our Native American test.  
  • Math – This week we began a new chapter that covers place value up to the thousands!  The students have been doing an awesome job with this and seem to really be understanding this chapter.  
  • Wednesday we will begin our Holidays Around the World unit!  This is a fun unit where we learn about different countries and how they celebrate the holiday season! 

That is all for now!  Hope you have a great weekend. 🙂 

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Reminders :)

How is it possibly the week of Thanksgiving already?!  Just a reminder that our Chapter 4 math test will be tomorrow, Monday, November 19th.   Tuesday will be a really fun day, in fact it is one of my favorite days of the year!  We will be doing craft stations in the morning with each 2nd grade teacher and then in the afternoon we will FEAST!  Just a reminder that the extra credit option is due Tuesday. Students should bring in their food with them (anything that does not need to be refrigerated or heated up) Tuesday along with the recipe.  Please let me know if you have any question.

Wednesday will be an early dismissal!  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  

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Happy Friday!

Thank you to each and every one of you that attended conferences this week.  It was such a pleasure to meet all of you and discuss your child, I truly enjoyed it! 🙂

Next week:

Please let me know by Monday if you are able to come in next Tuesday, November 20th to help with our grade level feast OR if you can’t come in but would like to donate items for the celebration.  

*Math – Our chapter 4 unit, on subtraction, will be next Monday, November 19th.  We will have two days of review on Thursday and Friday.  

*Spelling – Lesson 8 test will be Tuesday, November 13th.  

*Social Studies- We will officially begin our unit on Native Americans on Monday.  More information about test dates to come in the near future.

Have a wonderful weekend! 

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Next week!

Hi everyone!  I hope everyone had a great week.

Looking ahead to next week: 

Monday – Lesson 7 Spelling Test

Tuesday will be our review day for our biology test – the Biology test will be Wednesday, November 6th.

Wednesday will be our Book Exchange,  please send in library books!

Wednesday is also the beginning of our parent teacher conferences, I am excited to meet with you all! 

Thanksgiving Feast – We begin our unit on Native Americans next week and will have a big Thanksgiving Feast November 20th (one of my favorite days!).  More information will come out about this next week.  

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. 🙂 

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Upcoming events!

Hi everyone!

Tonight is BINGO – this will take place in Hambright’s cafeteria from 6-8. It should be a great time!

Today was FLASHLIGHT FRIDAY!  The students had a great time reading their books by flashlight!  

Next week: 

  • Chapter 3 math test will be Monday, October 29th.
  • Lesson 7 Spelling test will be the following Monday, November 5th.  
  • We will finish up our unit on Biology this week and our test will be Wednesday November 7th.  The students are having fun watching their plants grow!
  • Reminder that we are collecting canned corn next week for Thanksgiving dinners for families in need. 🙂 
  • There will no school this Friday, November 2nd and conferences begin Wednesday, November 7th, so there will be early dismissals on  November 7th, 8th and 9th.  

Have a wonderful weekend – stay warm and dry! 

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Looking ahead to next week!


This morning we had the pleasure of having the Millersville University Basketball Team come visit our school.  They discussed overcoming challenges and situations where they did the “right” thing even when no one was looking!  This is something we will be focusing on as a whole school – making sure our students know they should always be making the right choices, no matter who is around them.

This week we definitely experienced more fall-like weather!  I have been reminding the students that they need to bring a jacket or sweatshirt to wear outside to recess because it is finally that time of year where we need to start bundling up!

Next week is Red Ribbon Week!  Each day will be the following:

  • Monday:  TEAM up against drugs – wear your favorite team jersey/shirt!
  • Tuesday: ORANGE you glad you don’t do drugs?!  — wear orange!
  • Wednesday: Support RED Ribbon Week by wearing red!
  • Thursday: SOCK it to drugs!  — wear crazy socks!
  • Friday: Our district wide PINK out day — wear pink! 🙂 

Math: We will continue to practice our two-digit addition.  I appreciate all of your help with the homework — I know some of it was very confusing and a little frustrating!  Our test will be in the beginning of the following week.  

Spelling: Our lesson 6 test will be Thursday, October 25.  

Writing:  We will be starting a fall writing activity next week. 🙂 

That is all for now, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!  –Mrs. Hoke 🙂 

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Happy Weekend!

Hi everyone!  This was a quick, short week for us!  We began a new chapter in math, which involves some common core math, including breaking apart addition facts.  I told the students to really stretch their brain and to just try their best!  We will continue with this into next week, but we will also learn some concrete ways of addition.  

Book Exchange will take place on Monday, so please send in library books with your child.  Thank you!

Spelling – This week is a review week (lesson 5) and there are only 10 words.  Our test will be on Wednesday, October 17th.

We will continue our science unit on Biology.  The students have all planted their seeds, and we will hope to see them sprout in the next couple of weeks!  You can ask your child about the different parts of a plant and also have them explain what “biotic” and “abiotic” mean.  They truly are amazing scientists!

Friday will be an early dismissal, students will be dismissed at 1:30.  

Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂  – Mrs. Hoke

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It’s a Feel Good Friday!

We had a lot of fun with this activity this morning!  

Reminders for next week:

  • Spelling Test – Tuesday, October 9th
  • Math, Chapter 2 Test – Wednesday, October 10th – this will cover skip counting, odd and even numbers, and number patterns.  

Biology is our new science unit.  We will be starting this next week.  The students will be learning about the parts of a plant, life cycle of plants, and abiotic and biotic things.  More information about this to come! 🙂 

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.  Have a great weekend! -Mrs. Hoke

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Hello everyone!

We will have our mandatory security drill tomorrow to practice our safety plan.  We will make sure to emphasize to all the students that this is just a drill.  Please take time and talk to your child tonight about the importance of school safety and also let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 

Second reminder, tomorrow will be our third spelling test on Lesson 3.  Tuesday, October 1st will be our first social studies test on geography.  The students really are doing a great job!  

As always, please feel free to let me know if you need anything at all!  Have a great evening. 🙂  – Mrs. Hoke

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Virtual Reality!

Our 2nd grade students were fortunate enough to experience virtual reality today!  We were able to explore the jungle, under the ocean and a volcano!  The students loved it!  This is something you can do at home, with your phone, and the Google Expeditions VR app (it’s free!) and VR goggles (you can order them for as cheap as $5 off of Amazon (Google cardboard) or purchase them at 5 and Below.  It’s amazing the places you can go without leaving your home, way different then when we used to use the good ol’ View Master! 

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