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Quarter 2

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Wow! Is it possible that we are already 25% of the way through our school year? The time has flown! This group of learners and their parents have been such a joy to work with and we are smoothly transitioning into a great 2nd grade year.

Let's catch up!
We learned about geography and habitats and took a walking field trip to a nearby neighborhood, The Waters.


We started a unit on Fables, Fairy Tales, Folktales, Tall Tales, and Legends. We read many different versions of Cinderella, included "The Korean Cinderella." Our Korean students took a day to share with us the many aspects of their culture - their food, their crafts, their clothing, their language, and their flag. We learned so much!

We celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day on September 25 while learning about Tall Tales and Legends.






We said goodbye to one of our 2nd grade friends, Jace. We were sad to see him go!



We also spent two days learning about Paul Bunyan. We even made our own flapjacks!







On Friday, October 9, we said a sad goodbye to our intern Miss Beck. She will be doing her 2nd placement in 5th grade and will then graduate in December. We wish her the best of luck!

Class donations helped purchase this chair for her (she'll be getting married in April) and Amazon gift cards for her future classroom wishlist!


After all that, Community 2 teachers did a little rearranging. We moved Miss Waldrop and Mrs. Franklin into our large project room and put Miss Alexander and Mrs. Housley in their former rooms. We're splitting up our C2 library and setting up a puppet stage and a lego wall where the library was. We're moving and grooving here at Pike Road School!
Coming Soon:
2nd graders will perform in an assembly on Thursday, October 15
We will go to the Pioneer Museum in Troy on Friday, October 16 to learn about Native American Legends, Songs, and Dances
2nd grade is leading a school-wide donation for "Socktober." We're in charge of bringing in non-perishable snack items
This week is our Book Fair! Shop Mrs. Davis' wish list here http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/wishlisthome.aspx 

We are in the process of planning a way to finish off our Fairy Tales, Folktales, Tall Tales unit with a celebration on October 30 - more to come soon!

Whew! What a fun month we have ahead of us. We love learning in the Pike Road Way!