Friday, May 12, 2017

Happy Mothers Day, moms! 

This is my last blog post for this school year. I can't believe how quickly this year has flown by and how much the students have grown! I have been so blessed to be their teacher and see their sweet faces each day. As they move on to 3rd grade, I hope they have made many happy memories of 2nd grade to look back on! We have worked very hard, and they have made great gains. Next week brings finishing up some projects and lots of year-end fun! As you know, we have had a fun activity corresponding to a letter of the alphabet each day. Here at the end, we are doubling up the letters! See the activities posted below for each day. They will need to bring some items for some of the days. Gradecards will come home the last day of school. Thank you for an amazing year!

Monday: QR-Quick Relays Day
This is our Field Day Makeup day! We will also have frozen  yogurt sundaes for those who have earned all their blue ribbbons in Study Island. Several of them are SO close, and I know they plan to work on it over the weekend!

Tuesday: ST-Spinners and Toys, Signing T-Shirts Day
Students may bring their fidget spinners or a toy. Please have them wear their yellow tie-dyed shirts. We will have some play time and sign our t-shirts for the end of the school year. 

Wednesday: UV-Ultimate Victuals
Ha! Okay, it's getting harder to make the fun activities fit the alphabet! We will have a class breakfast. We need some items sent in for this, so find the Signup Genius here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4eacac2f4-ultimate

Thursday: WX-It's Big Event Day! Xtreme Water Sports
Our 4th quarter Big Event and end of year school-wide celebration will take place. We will have popsicles at 10:30, then the Big Event will be a water play day with water games outside. Our water play time will be 1:30-2:15. Please send sunscreen, towels, water bottles, and maybe a change of clothes.  

Friday: YZ-We'll Miss You! Zootopia
The last day of school always fills up with fun! We have been working on a sweet project for each other for the end of the year. We will share this with each other, then watch the movie Zootopia. It is rated PG, so if anyone has an issue with watching it, please let me know ASAP. School will dismiss at 12:40 on Friday!

Snack
We still need some more snacks! These cuties think they should eat EVERY DAY!

Summer School
Summer School will be May 30-June 23 at Mathews. More information and registration can be found here: http://www.nixapublicschools.net/domain/384
Summer School is a great transition to a new grade level and helps combat the summer slide we often see when out of school for a while! We have some super fun things planned, and I am so excited! Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about summer school.

Important Upcoming Events:
5-15 Field Day-Makeup
5-15 Frozen Yogurt Sundae Party
5-16 Kindness SOARing Assembly
5-19 1/2 Day of School--dismiss @ 12:40--Last day of school
5-30 to 6-23 Summer School

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Happy weekend! I am trying to finish my weekend work so I can go enjoy this beautiful day! This week alternated between hard work and fun, and the kids are mostly handling their spring fever the best they can. We are SO close to finishing end of year assessments. Next week, we will continue counting down the days until the end of 2nd grade. Each day, there is a fun activity corresponding to a letter of the alphabet. We have to earn the activity through good behavior, so we may not get all the way through the alphabet, but they can do it! Gradecards will come home the last day of school. 

Snack
We need some more snacks! We have most students eating class snack. If everyone who is eating class snack sends in 1 more snack for everyone, we should make it to the end of the year! These kids act like they're starving! ;-)

Chromebook Collection
Chromebook collection will take place Monday, May 8. Students need to bring their Chromebook and their charger to school that day ready to turn in for the summer. Chargers are $7 if your child has misplaced theirs.

Field Day 
Field Day is scheduled for Friday, May 12. This is always such a fun day! Please send students to school in comfy clothes that can get wet, and tennis shoes. They may bring a water bottle and a towel as well. Please apply sunscreen at home. It is SO hard to sunscreen 22 kiddos without making a giant mess! Parents are welcome to volunteer! If this event is rained out, it will not be rescheduled. We will make it a fun day, rain or shine!

Study Island
Our next Study Island benchmark day is Monday, May 15. We will have a frozen yogurt sundae party for those who reach our final goal! We have SEVERAL students who are behind on this! Please check your child's progress at home! They can access Study Island from any computer, even after we have collected Chromebooks. I know the Chromebook collection puts a little kink in our timeframe, so plan accordingly!

Study Island Benchmarks
ELAMathPositive Reward
January 3155Free Time Choices
February 28128Free Show and Tell Coupon
March 272411Lunch with the Teacher
April 243617Extra Recess
May 154822Frozen Yogurt Sundae Party

Summer School
Summer School will be May 30-June 23 at Mathews. More information and registration can be found here: http://www.nixapublicschools.net/domain/384
Summer School is a great transition to a new grade level and helps combat the summer slide we often see when out of school for a while! We have some super fun things planned, and I am so excited! Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about summer school.

Important Upcoming Events:
5-8 Chromebook collection
5-12 Field Day
5-15 Frozen Yogurt Sundae Party
5-16 Kindness SOARing Assembly
5-19 1/2 Day of School--dismiss @ 12:40--Last day of school
5-30 to 6-23 Summer School

Friday, April 28, 2017

Happy Friday! I'm not entirely sure where April went. Time definitely flies when you're having fun! We are counting down the days until the end of 2nd grade. Each day, there is a fun activity corresponding to a letter of the alphabet. We have to earn the activity through good behavior, so we may not get all the way through the alphabet, but they can do it! Our week has been very productive, and the kids are working so hard to finish the year strong! We are trying to complete end of year testing, and should have most of that done by the end of next week. I will be posting what I can on Seesaw. Gradecards will come home the last day of school. 

Snack
We need some more snacks! We have most students eating class snack. If everyone who is eating class snack sends in 1 more snack for everyone, we should make it to the end of the year! These kids act like they're starving! ;-)
Mathews Book Exchange
Mrs. Baker sent home a paper note and an email about the Mathews Book Exchange. Please feel free to send 1 or 2 gently used books for your child to participate or email Mrs. Baker at debbiebaker@nixaschools.net

Chromebook Collection
Chromebook collection will take place Monday, May 8. Students need to bring their Chromebook and their charger to school that day ready to turn in for the summer. Chargers are $7 if your child has misplaced theirs.

Field Day 
Field Day is scheduled for Friday, May 12. This is always such a fun day! Please send students to school in comfy clothes that can get wet, and tennis shoes. They may bring a water bottle and a towel as well. Please apply sunscreen at home. It is SO hard to sunscreen 22 kiddos without making a giant mess! Parents are welcome to volunteer!

Study Island
Our next Study Island benchmark day is Monday, May 15. We will have a frozen yogurt sundae party for those who reach our final goal! We have SEVERAL students who are behind on this! Please check your child's progress at home! They can access Study Island from any computer, even after we have collected Chromebooks. I know the Chromebook collection puts a little kink in our timeframe, so plan accordingly!

Study Island Benchmarks
ELAMathPositive Reward
January 3155Free Time Choices
February 28128Free Show and Tell Coupon
March 272411Lunch with the Teacher
April 243617Extra Recess
May 154822Frozen Yogurt Sundae Party

Summer School
Summer School will be May 30-June 23 at Mathews. More information and registration can be found here: http://www.nixapublicschools.net/domain/384
Summer School is a great transition to a new grade level and helps combat the summer slide we often see when out of school for a while! We have some super fun things planned, and I am so excited! Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about summer school.

Important Upcoming Events:
5-1 to 5-5 Mathews Book Exchange (we will go on Wednesday during Library!)
5-12 Field Day
5-15 Frozen Yogurt Sundae Party
5-16 Kindness SOARing Assembly
5-19 1/2 Day of School--dismiss @ 12:40--Last day of school
5-30 to 6-23 Summer School

Monday, April 17, 2017

Hey parents! Sorry I didn't get this out before this weekend. We had a busy weekend planned with family. I hope everyone had an amazing weekend making special memories. Our field trip is this week! Some info for you below.

Field Trip Information
Our field trip is this Thursday, April 20 to Smallin Cave. The bus will leave Mathews at 9:00 a.m. and return at 2:00 p.m. We should arrive at Smallin Cave at 9:30 a.m. This is a rain or shine field trip, so dress appropriately for the weather. Right now, they are calling for 74 degrees with a small chance of rain. If you are attending, please make sure you are on our approved volunteer list. You can either meet us at school and follow the bus or just meet us at the cave. Either one is fine. Students need to ride the bus! I have everyone's payment and permission slips completed--thank you! We will change into our tie-dyed shirts at school on Thursday morning. Make sure your child has: 
  • Lunch with a drink (will get theirs from the cafeteria if you need school sack lunch)
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Bug Spray (applied at home)
  • Sunscreen (applied at home)
We also need 2 or 3 large coolers to store our lunches in and a parent or 2 to transport them to the cave. Let me know if you can help with this! 

Summer School
Summer School will be May 30-June 23 at Mathews. More information and registration can be found here: http://www.nixapublicschools.net/domain/384
Summer School is a great transition to a new grade level and helps combat the summer slide we often see when out of school for a while! We have some super fun things planned, and I am so excited!

Study Island
Our next Study Island benchmark day is Monday, April 24. We will have an extra recess for those who reach our goal! We have SEVERAL students who are behind on this! Please check your child's progress at home! 

Study Island Benchmarks
Number indicates blue ribbons earned in each subject
ELAMathPositive Reward
January 3155Free Time Choices
February 28128Free Show and Tell Coupon
March 272411Lunch with the Teacher
April 243617Extra Recess
May 154822Frozen Yogurt Sundae Party

MAP Week
MAP testing will take place April 24-28. 2nd grade does not take the MAP, only 3rd and 4th grade, however, it does affect our schedule. We will have our regular schedule on Monday and Friday. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, these are our changes: 
  • Specials 10:00-10:50
  • Lunch 11:00-11:30
  • Recess 11:35-11:55, 2:10-2:30
There will also be spirit week dress up days:
MAP Spirit Week April 24 - 28
  • Monday  - Wear Green! Get Ready! Get Set! GO!!!
  • Tuesday - Neon Colors and Shades! - You are so bright!!!
  • Wednesday - Thinking Caps!
  • Thursday - Crazy Socks! Sock it to the MAP! (Super Challenge: are you brave enough for socks and shorts?)
  • Friday - Orange Day - "Orange you glad you did your best?"
One more change!
  • STAR Students will be announced this Friday, April 21, and the SOARing assembly will be next Monday, April 24 at 8:30 a.m.
Important Upcoming Events:
4-20 2nd Grade field trip to Smallin Cave
4-24 to 4-28 MAP testing for grades 3-4
4-24 Perseverance SOARing Assembly
5-12 Field Day
5-19 1/2 Day of School--dismiss @ 12:40--Last day of school
5-30 to 6-23 Summer School

Friday, April 7, 2017

I can't wait to have some fun spring weather this weekend! We have my son's first baseball tournament of the season starting tonight. I love baseball season! Next week we will start end of the year testing (can you believe that?!?). You may have heard about our bug adventure in our classroom! No worries, the bugs are cleared and cleaned! Our custodial staff is AMAZING!!! We have started a fun economics project to combine Social Studies and Math concepts with the Three Little Pigs. The kids are really enjoying it! Be looking for Seesaw pictures next week. We will also start learning about poetry next week. 

No School Friday!
No school next Friday due to Good Friday. 

Field Trip Information
Our field trip is Thursday, April 20 to Smallin Cave. Please make sure you are on our approved volunteer list if you plan to attend. I've received several emails about the online forms and the teacher dropdown menu. It is messed up! Don't worry about choosing a teacher on the form. It is only for our class, so I will get it! You have to fill out BOTH the permission slip AND the payment form. Let me know if you have questions. This needs to be completed by next Thursday, April 13. Please let me know if cost is an issue for your family. Here are the links for the permission slip, payment, and background check:


Summer School
Summer School will be May 30-June 23 at Mathews. More information and registration can be found here: http://www.nixapublicschools.net/domain/384
Summer School is a great transition to a new grade level and helps combat the summer slide we often see when out of school for a while! We have some super fun things planned, and I am so excited!

Study Island
Our next Study Island benchmark day is Monday, April 24. We will have lunch with the teacher for those who reach our goal!

Study Island Benchmarks
Number indicates blue ribbons earned in each subject
ELAMathPositive Reward
January 3155Free Time Choices
February 28128Free Show and Tell Coupon
March 272411Lunch with the Teacher
April 243617Extra Recess
May 154822Frozen Yogurt Sundae Party

Important Upcoming Events:
4-14 No School--Good Friday
4-20 2nd Grade field trip to Smallin Cave
4-24 to 4-28 MAP testing for grades 3-4
5-12 Field Day
5-19 1/2 Day of School--dismiss @ 12:40--Last day of school
5-30 to 6-23 Summer School

Friday, March 31, 2017

We have had a very busy, energetic week in 2nd grade with LOTS of things happening! We are working super hard to have fun AND self-control at the same time! Thankfully, I'm seeing a nice, normal week on our horizon for next week. Our 2nd grade program was AWESOME! The kids did a fantastic job. Thank you all who came to Parent Palooza. By all reports, it was a success!

Pictures
Please pay for your pictures online, send in money, or return the pictures by next Friday. I also have extra class pictures for sale for $5 if you would like them. They are first come, first served!

Field Trip Information
Our field trip is Thursday, April 20 to Smallin Cave. Please make sure you are on our approved volunteer list if you plan to attend. Here are the links for the permission slip, payment, and background check:

  • Link for field trip permission slip: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Mrs-Davis-nd-Grade-Field-Trip-/Id90b
  • Link for field trip payment: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Mrs-Davis-nd-Grade-Field-Trip-Payment-/Id90T
  • Link for background check: http://www.nixapublicschools.net/Domain/271

Robotics Club
If you have a Mathews student who will be in grades 4-6 next year, the robotics club is having tryouts for next year's team! You can find the information here: https://tinyurl.com/RoboticsTryouts
We are also starting a 2nd and 3rd grade robotics club next year! Information about that will be available in the fall when school starts!

Summer School
Summer School will be May 30-June 23 at Mathews. More information and registration can be found here: http://www.nixapublicschools.net/domain/384
Summer School is a great transition to a new grade level and helps combat the summer slide we often see when out of school for a while! We have some super fun things planned, and I am so excited!

Study Island
Our next Study Island benchmark day is Monday, March 27. We will have lunch with the teacher for those who reach our goal!

Study Island Benchmarks
Number indicates blue ribbons earned in each subject
ELAMathPositive Reward
January 3155Free Time Choices
February 28128Free Show and Tell Coupon
March 272411Lunch with the Teacher
April 243617Extra Recess
May 154822Frozen Yogurt Sundae Party

Important Upcoming Events:
4-14 No School--Good Friday
4-20 2nd Grade field trip to Smallin Cave
4-24 to 4-28 MAP testing for grades 3-4
5-12 Field Day
5-19 1/2 Day of School--dismiss @ 12:40--Last day of school
5-30 to 6-23 Summer School