What to expect . . .

Students will have a journal in their Rainbow Homework Folders starting today!   (11/29) Students will be tasked with writing a quick sentence or paragraph about something they read, or respond to a specific prompt from class.  The goal is to make the task of writing less daunting, and to motivate students to put more of themselves into their work. Encourage your student to read their writing to you each night!



We are diving back in to science in second grade.  Our focus for the next unit is:

  • How does sunlight provide a source of energy?
  • How can different forms of energy cause changes?
  • What is temperature and what happens when it is changed?


Reminders for Nov. 6th – 10th

Hope everyone is having a wonderful start to the week.  Here are a few quick updates for this week (Nov. 6th -10th):

Math: Still focusing on subtraction this week with regrouping.

Reading: Reader’s Theater about Fire Stations.

Social Studies: Native Americans and Geography


THURSDAY at 10:45 is our class’s Book Fair time!

WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, and FRIDAY 1:30 dismissal for half days.

Books, Apple, and Writing

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences

I can’t wait to see everyone this week at Parent-Teacher Conferences!  To better understand your student’s successes, learning styles, and personal goals, here are a few questions to consider:

  • What is your student’s favorite school subject?
  • What is your student most interested in at home? (dinosaurs, books, playing outside, etc.)
  • What is the most challenging thing for your student about school?
  • Do you have any concerns about your student’s peer interactions?
  • What is something your student excels at?
  • How does your student feel about school?
  • How do you feel about your student’s homework assignments? How much assistance do you provide? When does your child complete their homework?
  • What is the most important learning goal for your student to achieve in second grade?

As always, thank you for all that you do each day, and for providing feedback.  Let me know if any additional questions or concerns.



Mr. Thompson

Pumpkin Math

Second Grade did some wonderful pumpkin math on Friday, October 27th.  Students measured their pumpkin’s circumference, weighed their pumpkins, made scientific observations, and graphed the number of seeds.  Second grade is full of mathematicians.

Pumpkin Math Pumpkin seeds Pumpkin Math Students pulling the insides out of a pumpkin. Students working on pumpkins! Students counting pumpkin seeds. Pumpkins ready for pumpkin math.