Third Annual Valentine’s Holder Contest a Hit!!

Every year these Valentine holders get better and better!  This one, designed by Ben and Mason won “Most Humorous Valentine Holder” award!




This one, designed by Charli, won the award for “Most Creative”!

The media player by Hayley and Avery, as well as the snake, designed by Tegan, won “Most Artistic Valentine Holder”.

But you can see that Alyssa’s roller blade and Evan’s bird were very good too and won “Honorable Mention”.

Here are some others, that all won “Honorable Mentions”!  Everyone did such a great job!  And a big thanks to all the parents who volunteered to make our party a success!!

Be My Valentine!

Thank you, parents, for providing another great party for us!  Thursday, Feb. 14, was our Valentine Party!  We played “Minute to Win It”, Bingo, made a craft, and had a delicious treat!  Following that, we finally arrived at the long awaited time to open our valentines!  Thank you to all of my students for the wonderful valentines you gave to Mrs. O and I!  We loved them!

2 G SUMMARY ! 2/3/12

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in second grade!  We are all starting to tell time ACCURATELY on analog clocks!  THAT is exciting!  Another exciting detail is that we recently re-tested for Reading Counts and every student has gone up in reading levels!!  Like I said, I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR!!!  🙂

Some really fun things are coming up for us!  First, is the Valentine’s Party!  It will be held on Feb. 14th from 2-3 p.m.  Valentines can be sent in to school starting this week. See an earlier blog posting if you need the names in our classroom.

Another exciting thing is that for social studies, we are planning to vote on an activity to do for our school as a community project.  Lots of ideas have been flowing and we’ll let you know what we have decided.

Finally, we will be getting ready for Market Day soon, in which, second graders develop and produce a product to sell as part of our economics unit!  We plan to use recyclables in our projects as a way of doing another service for our community!  So moms and dads, please save your toilet paper tubes, paper towel tubes, and plastic containers that look like they may have some good use!  Send them into school, and we will begin to accumulate some raw materials from which we will construct our projects!

Last of all, parent – teacher conferences are coming up again on Feb. 27, 28, and 29!  We will be using the same schedule that we used in the fall.  Watch your child’s mail coming home as I will put in a reminder slip for the day and time to meet.  If any conflicts arise, be sure to let me know as soon as possible!  We’ll make the necessary changes.

Hope everyone has a great week ahead!  Love, Mrs. Q

2 G Summary – 1/30/12

Hi Everyone!

No spelling words for this week as we are reviewing and taking our assessment to see how much progress we are making!

Our Valentine’s party will be on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Here’s the list of names from our class for Valentines!  You can send those in the week of 2/6/12!

Emilie A                   Jacob R

Ethan B                    Lorenzo R

Bryanna B               Jenelle S

Aidan B                    Kassidy V

Aime C                      Isabel W

Aidan D                   Joanna W

Jackson E

Kourtney F

Ethan G

Annelise H

Ava H

Caden H

Kinsley H

Matthew H

Ike I

Asher K

Zachery K

Maysen L

Kaley M

Have a great week and stay warm in the snow!  Love – Mrs. Q

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Thanks to all our Moms and Dads who contributed stuff for our Valentine’s Party and thanks also to the parents who came and helped out!  We had a great time!  We played “Pin the Heart on Cupid”, made Valentine Robots, and had a “Licorice Relay”!  Here are some pictures of the party!