This Wednesday is Digital Learning Day. It is a nationwide movement to bring technology and education together. Teachers all over the country are sharing ideas and making plans for a day that focuses on how to bring the best of technology to the classroom.
I am sad to say that one of the most important people on our campus is retiring next week, Mrs. Lori Flohr, our school secretary. Since we can’t stop it from happening, we can at least send her off with some love.
Second Grade will be “showering her with flowers” on Monday morning. Please come to school with any sort of flowers to celebrate the wonderful woman she is. Garden flowers, silk flowers, paper flowers, drawings of flowers…all will make the moment more memorable.
I recently became aware of a special resource of math videos available online. Go to gomathacademy.com for really good lessons that are directly from our math curriculum. The link is on the sidebar of this blog for future reference. In less than five minutes you can get the gist of the day’s lesson. Check it out, you’ll be impressed.
We have been watching our tulip garden for signs of spring. It’s exciting to count new sprouts, but it hasn’t been easy! We are pretty sure that we have 20 sprouts pushing up out of their winter bed. A few of them are over an inch tall and growing quickly. The recent rain and warmer temperatures have signaled that it is safe to come out. Hopefully, the rest of the bulbs will soon send up their sprouts to enjoy the spring weather.
What other signs of spring have you noticed? Bring your observation to class by Friday and get a treat!
We are excited to be welcoming “Paleo Joe” on Wednesday February 26th. He is a real paleontologist and will bring samples of fossils and tools to teach us about this fascinating subject. Please return the $3.50 fee by this Friday.
Mark your calendars for a special event coming soon:
Math Night for Parents on Thursday February 13th from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Each grade level will be sharing tips on mastering the new math standards.. Come learn where Common Core State Standards are leading us in math. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Mrs. Deming and I will be sharing information for parents of second graders. I hope to see you there.
Our class is making good progress on earning points with Scholastic Reading Counts. Congratulations to Oscar, Zoe, Grace, James, Alisha, and Samantha for earning 25 points and their first medallion! I wonder who will be next? It could be you! Just read a book thoughtfully and take a quiz at school If you don’t pass the quiz, be sure to review your answers so you can retake the quiz and pass it the next day. If we make the effort, we’ll see everyone on Team Petuya wearing a medallion soon.