Grade 2

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Spelling Menu

Write your words in alphabetical order.

Write your words in rainbow colors. 

Write a sentence for each word.

The book is about
I think because the..
It could snow today.
Write your words with red vowels and blue consonants.


Write your words with a rhyming word next to them. 

     about - snout
     because - was
     could - wood
Write your words in CAPITAL letters. 

Write your words in letter ladders. 

Write your words with bold letters. 

Write your words 3 times each. 


Friday, November 6, 2015


Traveling through Grade 2!

Busy bees & butterflies during our annual
Halloween parade down Main Street.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Fall Festivities

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins! We have been getting our hands dirty learning all about the pumpkin life cycle. Our class has harvested two very large Dill Pumpkins in our very own School Garden. We plan to carve them next week and get them ready for display at the Halloween Parade. Our parade will be this Friday, October 30th at the end of the day. Please send your child with their costume in a bag. Watch and enjoy all the spooky students march down Main Street and join us for donuts and apple cider on the playground. We look forward to seeing you! 

New Beginnings

Welcome viewers to our 2015-2016 Grade 2 Blog! We will try our very best to update our blog each and every Friday during Free-Write. Should you wish you contact us during the day please phone 276.3348 ex 113 or send an e-mail to Thanks for joining us!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Weevil LaBeevil!

Meet Weevil LaBeevil, our Classroom Mascot! Weevil is dancing with us daily through As we learn new dances, he grows larger and larger through our healthy energy. I encourage you to visit Weevil LaBeevil and his friends online. Your child has enjoyed dancing their way through May!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Spring has sprung! Second graders planted seeds to help kickstart the MDES Garden and Greenhouse Project. We are anxiously waiting for our seedlings to sprout.

Upcoming Events:

5/12 MDES Spring Concert
5/16 Saturday School (Dismissal @ 12:30)
5/22 Early Dismissal @ 12:30
5/25 Memorial Day (No School)

Stay tuned and enjoy this beautiful weather!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Arts Week

'Tis the season for ARTS WEEK! If you're feeling spirited, join us with our themed attire:

Monday- Black & White Day
Tuesday- Pattern Day
Wednesday- Color Day
Thursday- Culture Day
Friday- Express Yourself Day

Students are creating Kutchhi Torans which are welcome banners from India. They are building colorful Totems, designing Etched Wood pieces, as well dancing and drumming. Be sure to visit us on Friday for our Arts Week finale in the afternoon.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mrs. Donovan

Meet Mrs. Donovan! Not only does she help us daily in the classroom but also with perfecting our handstands outside the classroom. Speaking of outdoor classrooms, Erin Donovan is spearheading the MDES Garden and Greenhouse Project. As a Master Gardener she will be implementing Science lessons this Spring - the students are thrilled! Thank you Mrs. Donovan for helping to shape healthy bodies, healthy minds. 

Monday, April 13, 2015


April Showers brings LOTS of reading! Students are taking a break from Non-Fiction to delve back into our favorite chapter series. How exciting when students make connections from places we've studied to places our characters venture to. Who knew Flat Stanley traveled to Mount Rushmore?!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Informational Checklist

Alas! We made it through our snow days and are back on track (for now)! Second graders are beginning to write their Informational All-About books. Students are asked to pick a topic they are experts at or know a lot about. Their job is to teach that topic to someone else. So far, each of us have created a list of ideas that include hobbies, people, places, etc. We have started talking about how to begin our informational stories. We learned in order to create an effective lead, we should first introduce our topic and share a fact that might interest our reader. Next week students will be working with a new checklist for this type of writing.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Math Practices

Given that it is almost half-way through our school year, it's a good time to refresh our minds with our 8 Mathematical Practices. In Grade 2 we focus on a few practices each math class. We review them before we start the lesson and reflect at the end about how we incorporated them. Read up on our Mathematical Practices below:

1. I can solve problems without giving up.

2. I can think about numbers in many ways.

3. I can explain my thinking and try to understand others.

4. I can show my work in many ways.

5. I can use math tools and explain why I used them.

6. I can work carefully and check my work.

7. I can use what I know to solve new problems.

8. I can solve problems by looking for rules and patterns. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015


Welcome to our new classroom blog where I will be posting Grade 2 happenings. The purpose of this blog is for you to get an inside look at life in our 2nd grade classroom. Please let me know if there's anything you'd like to see here. Enjoy!