Our Future is Bright!

It is with mixed emotion that I ponder the thought of saying good-bye to 25 of the MOST AMAZING second grade children.  These children have become “my kiddos” and I love them all so dearly!  We have treasured many memories together and grown as learners.   Not only have we learned three digit addition, comprehension strategies and other curriculum concepts, but I trust that your child has gained confidence, a sense of self worth, respect for others and a knowledge of just how special they are.   Indeed they are INCREDIBLY SPECIAL!  Thank you for entrusting me with your precious jewels this year, they have richly blessed my life.

Math Update

Our second graders will be using various strategies including proof drawings, show all totals and new groups above/below to solve three digit equations.  The children will experiment with the strategies and discover which strategy works best for them.  Our main focus is on explaining the steps that we take to solve an equation.   We are very excited for this adventure :)!

Chasing Coral

On April 20th at 7pm in the Main Campus Auditorium, the HHS environmental team is sponsoring a free screening of the documentary Chasing Coral for the community.
The movie follows a team of divers and other scientists on their mission to document the devastating effects the human carbon-footprint has on the creatures that live in the ocean – specifically the coral reefs.
The HHS Green Team (environmental studies) has putted many hours into planning the event with the hopes that viewing the movie will have a big impact on people’s lives.
Below are links to the event (flyer and promo video).
Email for Questions: cwebster@hpseagles.net

Math Update

Today we learned two strategies for how to solve two digit subtraction equations.  This is a crucial skill in second grade and also something that simply takes practice to develop.  The children were amazing today and worked so hard!   Here is an explanation of the methods that we will be using (you may want to keep handy for upcoming homework :)).

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STEAM Donation Help

Mrs. Totten, our STEAM specials teacher is asking for our help!!! She is in need of some help for their last lesson in the States of Matter unit.  The students need to design a container that will keep an ice pop from melting.  The materials below are needed:

Variety of common materials to create a container that may include:

  • Cloth such as old jeans, shirts, jackets, and socks
  • Plastic such as bubble wrap, plastic wrap, and sandwich bags
  • Foam such as packing peanuts or disposable coffee cups
  • Metal such as aluminum foil
  • Other items such as pipe cleaners, paper, or cardboard
If you have these in your recyclable’s at home, please send in anytime tomorrow- thru
 Jan. 29 to our classroom! 
Thanks so much!! The help is appreciated!!!

Math Update

This week we started a new unit in math that includes counting money using pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars.  Each day our second graders will be handling money through games and activities.

It would be great to practice counting money at home by identifying the coins, identifying the values, separating into groups of similar coins and counting the total amounts (less than $2.00).  The more practice and handling of actual money will help children make a connection between coins and their values.

Here is a parent letter that describes our study of money:

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Holiday Party

We had a great time celebrating the holiday this week!  Many thanks to all of you who donated supplies and helped at the party.  The children had a wonderful time.

I am humbled by the gifts, cards and notes the children shared with me.  Each child in our classroom is such a gift a to me, and I am so blessed to be their teacher.

 

 

 

Enjoy some time with family and friends this holiday season… from my family to yours…

Merry Christmas! See you in 2018 🙂

 

Enjoy the video from the party below!   The photo booth was a hit!

 

 

 

Math Update

Here is a copy of the current parent letter for math.   We are exploring two digit addition.  Our second graders will be learning  methods of adding numbers together that may look different from how you and I learned.   Please take a few moments to look over the letter below :):