It’s hard to believe that we have finished our first month of school. I want to take this opportunity to thank all the parents who attended Thursday’s Curriculum Night. It was nice to be able to meet you and tell you about our second grade classroom, the curriculum, and the expectations. If you were unable to attend, I sent home a copy of my presentation as well as other important papers and my contact information with your child on Friday.
I look forward to meeting all the parents at our Parent-Teacher conferences on November 14th. We had signups for the Parent-Teacher conferences at Curriculum Night. Those who weren’t present will be assigned an afternoon conference time as all the evening time slots have been filled.
I also want to thank all the parents who sent in supplies for our classroom. Special thanks to the parents who hand-delivered supplies on Thursday night. Please let me know if you need the bag that you brought the supplies in back and I’ll send it back with your child.
A quick reminder that I will be collecting the September Behavior/Responsibility charts from your children tomorrow so please leave it in their homework folder. Also I’d like to remind you to please return the volunteer form if you are able to volunteer in our classroom. Volunteers are so helpful for providing extra support to our classroom.
We had a special visitor for Constitution Day, September 17th. State Representative Colleen Garry came to talk to Brookside’s second graders about the Constitution, government, the law, and so much more. The students listened, learned and asked lots of questions.
Our class also created our own class constitution and came up with five rules that we all agreed to follow!
The next day we had our first visit from Zero the Hero! Zero is a math superhero who gives the students math challenges and rewards them. Zero has been known to visit every 10 days. Zero challenged the students to use their imaginations to draw what they thought Zero looks like. The students did a great job on this challenge. Zero rewarded them by leaving a book about Zero the Hero for me to read to them and they also each got a life savor ….because it is shaped like a zero!
Here some “pirates” play the pirate reading game with Mrs. Nelson!
On Wednesday, September 19th, we joined the rest of Brookside’s second grade celebrating “Talk Like a Pirate Day”. Many of the students dressed like pirates. We read a pirate story and did some pirate worksheets. Some of us got to play a pirate reading game. We had a jolly good time with our mates!
The Pirates of C8!
Welcome back to a new school year at Brookside Elementary School!
I spent my last week’s of summer preparing the classroom for my new second graders.
I am sharing some photos of our C8 classroom with all of you!
The bulletin board that greeted the students on the first day!
Our word wall, seasonal bookshelves and computer center!
Our classroom library!!
Mrs. Riordan’s desk and our small group table.
Our three tables of desks and the rainbow rug.
I hope that you will come to see our classroom in person on Curriculum Night/Orientation on Thursday, September 27th! Looking forward to meeting you then!