Skip to main content

Popular posts from this blog

Welcome Back Letter

Dear 2nd Grade Families,

I hope that summer is treating your family well.  Although we still have plenty of summer left, it’s already time to write to you about the upcoming school year.  

I had a marvelous time with your students at Step Up Day.  We read a story called “The Opposite” by Tom MacRae.  It is about a boy who is visited by the Opposite, which causes him to do the opposite of whatever he is told to do.   The boy cleverly conquers the opposite and enjoys getting back on track in his daily life.  We also created a classroom quilt about ourselves with the special markers.  I’ll post this as soon as we “stitch” it together.

A little about me: This will be my 4th year teaching at GSB. I like to tell folks that I am an old-new teacher as I came to public school teaching mid-life.  While my work has always involved kids, it’s been in alternative settings.   I live with my husband Kevin and my 2 kids, Skyler(8th grade) and Mica(6th grade).  Skyler and Mica have been at GSB since kinde…

Moving Water!

We learned SO much today from Bill Morgner of Midcoast Energy Systems.  He came in this afternoon with bean bags, tennis balls, pipes, and pipe fittings.  Check out these pictures to get a look at your children plumbing with pipes and balls.

Here is a link to the album that highlights our afternoon with Bill.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dSiTfRTV37oaJycb2

Wonderopolis - edition 1

We have just completed our first non-fiction magazine.  Students gained an understanding of:


Reading for information.Using text features to help them understand their reading, like bold print, maps, headings and pictures and captions.Weaving facts into a non-fiction story or an article. I am working on the most efficient way to "publish the magazine."  I have just 4 copies this time.  In seeing the results, I have some ideas about how students can learn from this first experience.  This is an exciting way for us to work together to create a project as well as gain more writing experience.  You can see the "magazine" below by following this link.  Students will take home their piece of the magazine and they will take turns bringing the 4 copies home to share after the break.  

Wonderopolis - Edition 1