Sunday, May 27, 2018

School Year is Almost Over: What's Happening the Last Week!

It's hard to believe that this is the last week of school! The year has gone by so fast. I wanted to do one last blog post to let you know what will be happening during this last week.

Tuesday: May 29th
-We will have a fun Pep Assembly with South Jordan Mayor Ramsey.

-W Day: We will be writing a letter to next year's 1st graders that will be coming to 2nd grade in August.

-Today will be our LAST class store where your child will get to use their Dragon Bucks they've earned.

-We will have our last Fire Drill today.

-We will be working on our Math Notebooks, ELA notebooks and some other fun things to keep learning going in our classroom.

Wednesday: May 30th
-Today is the school wide Field Day. 2nd grade will be going out to our Field Day from 9:20-10:30. If you would like to come and help by rotating around the stations with me and the class, that would be most helpful! Thanks! Have your child dress appropriately to go out and participate in some fun activities.

-X Day: We will be having an Xtra long recess during the day.

-We will be doing several Wildlife Wednesdays today leaning about more animals. This has been such a fun thing for us to do this year. Ask your child what animals we learned about that day.

Thursday: May 31st 
-Y Day: We will be doing some Year-End cleaning of our desks and Tote Trays today.

-Salt Lake County Library Assembly: This will be from 12:30-1:00 for 2nd graders. They will be telling the children about the Summer Reading Program to get them excited about reading during the summer.

-CLASS PARTY??? This all depends on what help parents want to give in helping us have an end of year party. I know that some parents have shown an interest in helping us celebrate the end of year and the beginning of summer. Here's what we need:

  • A parent to be in charge of emailing the details and pulling things together.
  • Parents willing to come and run the party.
  • Parents that can buy and donate supplies needed.
If you are interested in helping with the party or have any ideas about what we should do, please email Ms. Staley here at school. The students feel that they have worked really hard this year and really want to celebrate with a party. We could start the party at 1:40 until the end of school.

June 1st: The Last Day!!
  • No lunch will be served today. Please send extra snacks with your child to help them make it until school is out at 1:00.
  • Recess will be at 10:30.
  • 11:00-11:15: Each 2nd grade class will sign memory books in their own room. Then from 11:15-11:45 all 2nd graders will sign each others Memory Books.
  • Last Day Celebration for the whole school: This will start at 12:30. The whole school will go out to the field to celebrate the end of school and the 6th graders going to Middle School. We will all stay outside until the bell rings at 1:00. Students will be dismissed from the field.
Have a great summer and keep reading with your child. Also, have your child practice their adding and subtraction facts. It would also be helpful to start working on basic multiplication before the beginning of 3rd grade.
Thanks for a great Year!!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Polar Express Party next week, Our Nut Free Zone Classroom, and Practice Math 36 Club!

Dear Parents! 
The time seems to be flying by so quickly! I can't believe that Christmas is almost here! I wanted to send out one more blog post before Christmas break.

I just wanted to send out a reminder that our classroom is a nut free zone. We have three children in our class with nut allergies. I've noticed that several children have been bringing things with nuts or peanut butter for snack time. Please make sure that this doesn't happen any more. I'd hate to have any child not get to eat their snack because it has nuts in it, but I can't have any child getting sick from being around the nuts either. So I ask for your help and cooperation in helping our classroom stay nut free.

Did everyone see the invitation that came home today for next week's Polar Express Party? We are all so excited for this fun day. Here are some tips to help make the day run smoothly.

  • Your child can wear pajamas or a robe, but make sure they are appropriate for the weather. They can be worn over regular clothing if they wish.
  • The children can bring slippers to change into once they get to class and the party starts. Make sure they have good shoes to wear coming to school and going home at the end of the day.
  • If your child wants to bring a pillow and a blanket, please put it in a large garbage sack with their name on it. They can also bring a stuffed animal friend but it needs to be small enough to fit in their backpack or the garbage sack. They can also bring treats to eat while watching the movie and snuggling with their animal in the afternoon.
  • Please make sure your child brings a small gift, $5.00 and under, for the gift exchange. It's best if you can send something that would work for either a girl or a boy.

One last reminder, when Christmas is over and school hasn't started back yet, please take the time to help your child practice their Math 36 club facts. There are only two children that have passed off the addition so far and I want every child to have their name placed on the Math 36 Club chart in our classroom. There are so many kids that are so close to passing off but need just a little extra practice. Let's make 2018 a great year by having everyone pass off their addition and subtraction math facts.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Halloween Information, Book Orders, Parent-Teacher Conferences and a Literacy Tips

{Happy Halloween}
I wanted to give you some information about Halloween celebrations next week. 
  • Costumes:Children can come to school in their costumes. Please remember that they can not be wearing masks but can have painted faces. Also, don't bring any props that are weapons. 
  • Halloween Party: The party will be at 10:00 a.m.. We're grateful for the parents that have been planning the party for the class. If you want to send any candy to contribute to the party that would be great.
  • Halloween Parade: The parade will start at 2:00 p.m. If there is good weather we will parade outside around the perimeter of the school. In case of bad weather, we will parade through the gym.

{October Book Orders}
This month's Book Orders are only being done online at If you wanted to order this month you have all Saturday to go and order books. I'll not be closing the order until late Saturday, October 28th. Remember that my teacher code is HLCVM. 

Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on November 8th and 9th. You can start signing up this coming Monday. An email will be sent out with instructions of how to sign up. This year we will be using Skyward to sign up for conferences. It's so important that you and your child come so we can discuss their progress so far in 2nd grade and celebrate their successes. 

The week of conferences will be a 4 day school week and Thursday will be a short day with no school on Friday, November 10th. 

{Literacy Tips}