May 18

Happy Monday! I hope you had a chance to get outside this weekend, it was gorgeous! I have been working on our deck and decorating it to look like a tropical island. I put lights out, got new cushions for the swing, planted flowers in pots , and bought some palm trees. I’m ready for summer!

Click here to listen to Pete the Cat and his Magic Sunglasses for my read aloud today. This book always puts me in a good mood and reminds me of summer. The LAST checklist of school work is now posted. It will give you assignments from May 18-May 29, which is our last day of school! Click here to find them easily. If you need the last week to catch up on work and submit me some late assignments, that is fine. Most of the last week is just some fun activities and you are not required to hand anything new in to me.

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow at 6 pm to meet the third grade teachers and test your trivia skills. Here is the link if you need it. http://meet.google.com/azk-ifhy-uvr

Have a great day!

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May 17

Great work this past week second grade! Hang in there, we only have 9 DAYS LEFT! Here are some fantastic activities you sent in and some extra fun things you’ve been doing. Keep them coming!

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May 15

Happy Friday! Next week for our classroom meeting the theme will be “Trivia Night”. Bring a question or two to ask the class. Here is an example: What is the name of the fairy in Peter Pan? (I’ll put the answer at the bottom!) You can also think of questions about things we learned this year. Look for an invite soon for next week. You don’t want to miss this one, Mrs. Fellenbaum and Ms. Lovett will be there to say hi to their new third graders!

The LAST list of school work will be posted this weekend. That’s right! The LAST list! May 18-May 29 work is all on one list. For the last week of school the work is much less, so you can use that time to complete any unfinished work as well. Report cards will be sent home to you and your new third grade teacher will be posted in the comments.

I have a few poems to share with you today from a book called, Pocket Poems. Click here to listen. I also just realized two of my old blog posts never published, they were saved in my draft folder! One of them was the first part of chapter 10 in the Alvin book. You may have been confused when I only posted the second half of that chapter, so I apologize.

Have a great weekend! Take time to do something fun. Look what Austin’s family set up the other weekend for movie night…under the stars- so cool! Caden had a beautiful day to ride his horse! Oh yeah, the answer to my trivia question is…Tinkerbell. I bet you knew that!

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May 14

I love these two pictures of Caden and Sophie! Embrace nature and your creativity! Put a smile on your face and somebody else!

The read aloud for today is a book called, There was an Old Astronaut Who Swallowed the Moon. You guys like these books! Click here to listen to this silly story.

After today we only have 10 days left of school, can you believe it?! I will send out an invite to our next Google Meet for Tuesday, May 19 at 6:00 pm soon. Try to keep that time open to join us…two special guests will be popping in at the beginning! You get to meet with the third grade teachers, Mrs. Fellenbaum and Ms. Lovett!

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May 13

Happy Wednesday! I loved seeing you last night at our Meet. Some of you had really tricky mystery objects! We only have two more times we are meeting this year, so I REALLY hope we can all be together for our last one on May 26 to say goodbye for the summer.

My read aloud today is called, The Return of Thelma the Unicorn. Click here to listen to the story. I hope you have a good day- go outside and play!

Did you listen to our Conestoga Proud song yet that the teacher sang to you? If not, click here to sing along!

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May 12

Well, it’s official! The classroom is all packed up. I went in yesterday and stapled all your bags filled with your desk and cubbie items. I took apart our classroom writing books and gave you all your pages you have written. I wish we had the time to create more. Usually, the students make a cover and add the title, “My Second Grade Writing”. I staple all your work together so you have your own book. (Maybe this can be a project for you at home.)

If I knew then that March 13 would be our last day to spend together I would have done so much more and also gave everyone of you a hug! I am missing all the end of the year fun activities that I usually plan and saying goodbye to the 6th graders. I know we are all missing things right now, but think what we are gaining: patience, understanding, gratitude, generosity, resilience, flexibility, and creativity.

Here is a fun space book read aloud, called To Planet Earth. Click here to listen.

I hope to see you all tonight at our weekly Google Meet! Here is the link if you need it. http://meet.google.com/noa-rvof-fjb Bring your mystery item!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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Monday, May 11- Week 6

I hope everyone had a good weekend and you remembered to give mom an extra hug for Mother’s Day! I had a really good weekend. We had to cover all our flowers I just planted and the garden plants because it was so cold!

This week’s lessons are posted on the Remote Learning Opportunities link on Penn Manor website. Click here for the new lessons for week 6. We will start measuring with centimeters and meters and later in the week we will begin a new chapter with shapes. For science we are learning about how the Earth rotates and that is why we have day and night.

We will have a Google Meet tomorrow, Tuesday May 12 at 6:00pm. The theme will be “Guess my mystery object”. Bring an object (a noun) to our meeting but don’t show us. Have it hidden until the end of your turn. Tell us 3 things about it and we will try to guess what it is. You can tell us an adjective, like how does it feel, sound, taste, smell,or look like. You could also tell us something it does (a verb). I will send out an invite later today.

Since we are learning about space I have a silly Cat in the Hat book to read today called, There’s No Place Like Space– click here to listen to me read it. I will read a few more space books this week since we are learning about the solar system in science.

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Friday May 8

Here is the last chapter of The Marvelous Inventions of Alvin Fernald. Click here to listen to the end of the book.

Thank you to everyone for trying your best with this new way of learning. I know it is not what we are used to. If we were in the classroom, I would take several days to practice lessons with you and help you through the work. Some of the math was tough this week and it went very quickly. We just want everyone to get a “taste” of those new math concepts. All we expect is for you to try your best and move on. Take a break if needed, pick and choose activities if it gets overwhelming. DO NOT get frustrated and discouraged. We only have 14 days left! Can you believe it?

Don’t forget Sunday is Mother’s Day, so do something nice for the woman who always does nice things for you. Again, if we were in the classroom we would have made some neat crafts and projects for mom. I feel terrible we could not be together to do something special for all the moms (and grandmothers) out there!

Next Tuesday at our Google Meet the theme will be to bring a”Mystery Item.” Pick an object and write down three clues to describe it. Maybe give us an adjective or verb it does to help us figure it out.

Have a great weekend and enjoy your family time!

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May 7

I have the second half of Chapter 10- let’s find out if the kids found Mrs. Huntley. Click here to listen to the ending of Chapter 10. Only one more chapter to go!

Here are some pictures of some things you’ve been doing. Have a good day!

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Thank you nurses!!!

Today is National Nurses Day! It could not be a better time to thank the many nurses that I know are working so hard to keep others safe. It takes a special person to do that job and to be so caring. I know at school we have the BEST nurses who always know exactly what to do to help our students. Thank you nurses!!!

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