Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holiday Fun!

Our holiday break will be here soon! We will have an early release day on Dec. 16th at 12:45. No school Dec.19-Jan. 2nd. Our classroom holiday pizza party will be Dec. 16th at 11:00.

If you are looking for some fun activities to do at home, view the links below. You can email Santa, create and view a personal video from Santa, and play many holiday games! Enjoy your holiday!





I'm Not A Turkey!

Before Thanksgiving break, we took some time to create a turkey and then dress up the turkey as a different animal to hide. The kids then wrote clues about how their turkey was dressed. We read our clues to another 2nd grade class at Hutchison Elementary during a video conference. We had a great time! The kids did a super job with their clues! Click the link below to view the story we listened to before we did our activity.


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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

George Ranch Field Trip

We had a great field trip today to George Ranch! We learned a lot about how they lived on a ranch in Texas a long time ago. We got a little bit wet in the rain, but still had a great time!




















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Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Rockin' Water Cycle!


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We have been studying the water cycle in Science. As a review activity we created a claymation video to show the different stages of the cycle. Watch the video, then ask your child to explain the different parts of the water cycle to you!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pumpkin Lab

We had a great time during our pumpkin lab! We made predictions, measured them, counted their lines, and found out if they would sink or float. We even had time to do the "pumpkin wobble" race!





















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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Parent Conferences

Parent conferences will be held Thursday, October 27th and Friday, October 28th. The students will be released at 11:30 on those two days so we can meet. Please click on the link below to view your conference time. Your child's name is listed in the time slot you are scheduled for. You will see on the list that Friday conference times are full. Please be patient if we run a little bit behind! If you cannot attend, please let me know as soon as possible so we can reschedule. Thank you so much for your support!





Thursday, October 6, 2011

Writing Workshop

Today during writing workshop, we worked together with our writing partners. The kids had a chance to be the editor for their partner to help them "fix up" their story. Everyone really enjoyed this and did a great job!















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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fun With Activexpressions!




We have been using the Activexpressions in our classroom. With the expressions we can vote for the correct answer or text in our short answers. It all shows up on our Promethean Board! Everyone gets to participate and it is so much fun!

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Real reading

This week we were working on doing REAL reading, not fake reading. That means we need to think about our reading. To practice that, we used our giant thought bubble to share our thinking. We had so much fun.... And giggled a little every time we saw someone hold up the thought bubble!







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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Second Grade Information

Click the links below to view information about our class procedures and guidelines.














Friday, August 12, 2011

Welcome To Second Grade!



Welcome back to school, and welcome to 2nd grade! I know we are going to have a great school year! Please check this blog often to view any important information and view some of our classroom projects.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Summer Break!

Summer break is almost here! We had a GREAT year in first grade! I can't wait to see all of you again in August....IN SECOND GRADE! I will be teaching second grade next year, so some of you may have me for a teacher again. I am excited that I get to move up with such a great group of kids. I can't wait! See you in August!
Click the video below to view some pictures taken throughout the school year.


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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Highlights From Field Day 2011!!

We had a great time at field day! The kids played so well together. Click the video to see some pictures from the day!


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Friday, May 20, 2011

My Dog Is As Smelly As Dirty Socks!







We read this book this week: My Dog Is As Smelly As Dirty Socks. The book has many similes in it and the author created a picture of each family member in the book using real objects to represent the simile. We REALLY loved this book. This week we worked with Ms. Bristol's 4th grade class to create our own similes and pictures about a family member. This was so much fun! The kids did a great job. We turned our similes and pictures into a movie. Click below to view our movie!


Simile Project

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Junie B. Jones

We just finished reading~ Junie B. Jones is Captain Field Day! This book is so funny! We are planning on reading A LOT more Junie B. Jones books. Click the link below to learn more about Junie B. Jones and to play some fun Junie B. games. Enjoy!!



Friday, May 6, 2011

Awesome Author!



The Awesome Author this week is~ Caleb


My Neighborhood Pool

One beautiful, sunny day in the summer me and my sister asked my mom if we could go to the pool. She said yes. I was 6 when that happened. Then my mom said to get our swim suits on. After that we got in the car. I was filled with joy. I felt like I was going to explode. I had a smile on my face. "Hurry up mom!" I yelled. Finally she started the car. We did not have to buckle up. I was a little bit scared. When I did not notice the car stopped. "We are there!" my sister yelled. My mom put sunscreen on us. I even brought a noodle to help me swim. At last my mom said I could go in the pool. "Yippee!" I yelled. I did a cannonball into the pool. I had a smile on my face.



Great writing Caleb!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Great website!

Do you love to learn about new things? Here is a great website that is like a video encyclopedia! Just type in the topic you want to learn about and it will show you a short informational video. We used it in class today to learn about Cinco de Mayo!



Friday, April 29, 2011

Proud Poets!

Our proud poet today ~ Peyton


Slide


Big and skinny slide,

Wavy and bumpy

Throughout the ride

People yelling fun, fun, fun!



I love your poem Peyton!

Awesome Author!



Our Awesome Author this week~ Thomas






Recess






When I was 7 I went to recess. My class had to walk because we were on yellow in the cafeteria. Everybody stomped their feet. Then my class paused. We heard a voice saying "My class if you're on green you can go play!" There was a deep dust in the air from all the people running. Caleb met me at the big toy. "How about a game of tag." I said. So we played tag. Caleb was it. Caleb tripped and fell. I said,"Are you OK?" Caleb nodded. He got up and we heard the whistle. We ran to the line. Mrs. Wagner led us to the door. Finally we went in. Everybody took a deep breath and let it out. We each got a drink from the fountain. What happens next.....?









Good Job Thomas!






Thursday, April 28, 2011

Does anyone have a pindle?




In class, we are currrently reading Frindle by Andrew Clements. In the book, a boy decides to change the name of a pen to "frindle." The name soon catches on and everyone knows what a frindle is. We are LOVING this book! We were all giggling this morning as we read a chapter and then decided to change the name of a pencil to "pindle." The kids are going to try to get all of first grade to use the word pindle! That should be interesting! So.....your child may come home and ask for a pindle to do their homework!


Ask your child about this awesome book!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Awesome Author!



Our Awesome Author This Week is~ Jillian!
Lazy River

When I got to Schlitterbahn at the lazy river we got in the water and we had to get a plastic boat. "C'mon do we have to stay here?" I said. And I did. So we went in... and a big wave came to us. Swush! Then I felt sick out of my head...Last my mom and dad said "It's time to go!" Then I put my head down...I put a frown on...and I dragged my feet...
Nice story Jillian!!



Life Cycles

We have been learning about different life cycles in class. We have been watching a live version of a life cycle in class too. View the link below to see an eagle's nest that just had 3 eggs hatch!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Geocaching!









Today we went outside to geocache! The class had a great time! They all did such a great job. We can't wait to do it again. If you are not sure what geocaching is....view the video below to find out!






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Friday, April 8, 2011

Awesome Authors!


This week's awesome author is: Dennis


When I went to the Beach


On a hot windy day I went to the beach with my cousins. We were excited. My mom said, "Time to eat." I had a sandwich and it was good and tasty. Then we went home.


You are doing great Dennis!




Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Another Amazing Poet!!

Our Amazing Poet For Today: Shealyn
Panda

Fluffy panda.

Fluffy, black panda.

Fluffy, black, nice panda.

Fluffy, black, nice, soft panda.


Very cute Shealyn!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Proud Poets!

We are now moving on to work on writing poetry. Today was our first day to work on our poems. I was so impressed with their poems that I decided to post a poem!
Our amazing poet today is: Kaila


Happy

Happy is yellow.

It sounds like birds in the air.

It smells like flowers in my hair.

It tastes like flower soup.

It looks like funness.

Happy feels like love.

What a beautful poem Kaila!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Awesome Authors!

This Week's Awesome Author: Emma T.
My Softball Game
On a warm day in March, it was my ball game. I was jumping up and down. My heart filled with joy. My heart was beating as fast as I could run. When I went to my spot, I was filled with energy. Then a few awesome people went. Then I tried to hit it far. I only hit it to third base. At the end of the game our team lost. A bit of tears dropped. Then I knew we would beat them next time.
Great job Emma!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Awesome Authors!

We have been working so hard on writing this year. The students are so excited about writing! We love to read what everyone is writing so much that we wanted to share it with you! We will be choosing one story each week to share with you. Enjoy!!

This week's Awesome Author: Quentin
On a calm, warm, sunny day in March, we were lining up for recess. I had lots of joy in myself. "Finally." I whispered. I felt like I was gonna explode.
Then we were walking very quietly with hugs and bubbles on in the hallway.
We finally got outside. We all ran wildly to the playground. We almost ran over Mrs. Wagner. "Let's play tag." I said.
What an amazing story Quentin! Great job!

Reading!

Is your child reading chapter books at home? I know I have sent home chapter books with many students in their book bags. This is so exciting! The kids have made amazing progress in reading this year. I am so proud of everyone! Please click the link below to view a page that the kids can print out at home to work on summarizing after they read their chapter books. I will be sending this page home in their book bags as well. Summarizing and reflecting on their reading is a very important concept for them to work on. Please help them with this at home.

Thank you so much for your support and help with reading this year. I am so happy that the kids are remembering to bring their book bags back every day for our reading groups! Great Job!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Our Field Trip to The Fort Bend Museum!

We had a beautiful day for our field trip today! I think everyone had a great time. The kids were all GREAT! Thank you so much to the parents that could come and help out! I really appreciate it! If you were unable to come on our trip, I made a short video so you can see a few things we did today!

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!












We celbrated Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2nd by reading A LOT of Dr. Seuss books! We also used the Activexpressions to text in some rhyming words! We had a great day!



Thursday, February 3, 2011

100th Day of School!!


Yeah! We have been in school for 100 days!!

Valentine's Day

We will not have a Valentine's Day party this year, but students are welcome to bring valentines to exchange that day. Click the link below to view a list of student names so you can make your valentines. PLEASE make sure you have a valentine for everyone in the class if you choose to bring them. Thanks!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Word Wall Words

We will be reviewing all the word wall words we have learned so far. Click below to see a list of the words so you can practice at home!

Learning About Soil







We are learning about types of soil. We went to the science lab to complete an experiment on which soil would hold the most water. Ask your child about the different types of soil and what we found out!