Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Last Week of Homework,Pet Day is Friday and Field Day Too!

I wanted you to know that this week is the last week for homework and the last week for spelling! 
Can I hear some shouts of Hooray? I want the last two weeks of school to be fun as we finish up the ABC days and finish our Dinosaur Reports that we are doing at school. Make sure to turn in all work by Friday then I'll start correcting everything and putting things into Skyward for final report cards.


This week is our pet week and our class's day for the Pet Show will be this Friday at 8:45. If you plan on bringing your family pet, your neighbor's pet or Grandma's pet, please send back the note with the name of the pet and what kind of animal that will be coming to visit us at school. We'll be meeting outside on the playground by the portable that is next to the bike rack (on the west side). So far I've only seen one slip come back, but I've been absent from school attending a workshop for a few days and I'll be back to school on Thursday, so if you've sent it back today, I've not seen it yet. If you have any questions, please send me an email and I'll answer them when I get home from the conference I've been attending. 

Field Day is coming soon and I'll be needing 2-3 parents that are willing to come and help me with the class out on the field. If you think you can come and help out for a few hours, please send me an email at sheila.staley@jordandistrict.org
Thanks, Ms. Staley!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

RAD Kids Schedule and Volunteers Needed

Here is the schedule for RAD Kids at school from May 15th-the 26th. They need at least 2 volunteers every day of RAD Kids class from 9:00-11:00 and 5 volunteers the day of graduation on the 26th. Here is the link to go to in order to sign up to volunteer. https://www.volunteersignup.org/CJB7Y

The children will be divided into two groups Group A and Group B and then you can see what days your child will be attending RAD Kids. 

2 Week Schedule
ClassradKIDS Material
Day 1: May 15thGroup ADay 1
Day 2: May 16thGroup BDay 1
Day 3: May 17th Group ADay 2
Day 4: May 18th Group BDay 2
Day 5: May 19thGroup ADay 3
Day 6: May 22ndGroup BDay 3
Day 7: May 23rdGroup ADay 4
Day 8: May 24thGroup BDay 4
Day 9: May 25thBoth Finish/Skills

***Day 10: May 26th is Graduation in the gym***

Group A:
Ford, Abe, Gavin, Madysen, Jake, Halle, Rajko, Wes, Luke, Sofia and Lexi

Group B:
Eliza, Gwen, Sebastian,Colin, Holly,Taylor,Isaac, Korbin, Reese and Hayden.

There will be a packet coming home soon that you must fill out with a permission slip or your child will not be able to attend the RAD Kid classes.

This is a wonderful program and I'm so excited that your children get this opportunity to learn important safety skills. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Welcome Back, Pet Rocks, Rad Kids, and other fun things!

Welcome back on track! We are on the countdown to the end of the year. We have 9 more weeks of school left and a lot of learning still to do. There will still be many fun and interesting things ahead for 2nd graders.
We have started our rock unit this week. So far everyone is loving what we're learning and having fun. Please help your child find a rock about the size of a baker potato,(about 4x3 ) not too small and not too large,to bring to school. We are going to use this rock for some investigations during class and making it our pet rock. Do your best to find one that will work in class tomorrow. I told the kids about it on Monday and several have already brought them to school. We also were able to look at many varieties of igneous rocks today. I think the most popular was the Obsidian rocks. Tomorrow we'll be looking at Sedimentary and Metamorphic rocks. I love doing these engaging activities with my class. The energy in the room was amazing! 
Our turn for the Rad Kids Program will be starting on May 15th and ending with the graduation on Friday, May 26th.(Put that down on your calendar!)  The children will be split into two groups and go to Rad Kids on alternating days. They would like to have at least one or two parents come to each Rad Kids session each day to help the instructor. I will be sending home a note with your child's group and what days they will be going to Rad Kids so that way you can volunteer on the day they are attending. Our sessions will be in the mornings from 9:00-11:00. 

There will be more information coming soon about many other fun activities like the 2nd Grade Bike Rodeo, Character Charades, Field Trip to the Natural History Museum, and the ever popular Pet Day. So keep your eyes open for when the information will be coming home if you don't hear about it sooner from your children, who I know are already excited about many of these. 

Thanks for all that you do and still taking the time to help your child with homework and reading every day!

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