Sunday, September 16, 2018

Our Week in Review

Dot Day

On Friday, we had a wonderful Dot Day here in Room 6.  Students created 3-D dots using the Quiver App.  We then shared our 3-D dots with our buddies in Mrs. Ryan's room.  In the afternoon we Skyped with another 2nd grade classroom where we shared our dots from art class. We ended our day building structures using Dots (the candy) and toothpicks. 

To learn more about Dot Day click here 

Photographs from our day are below. 

Sent from my iPad

Friday, September 14, 2018

Shelburne Farms

Shelburne Farms came to Porters Point School on Wednesday to help the 2nd graders learn more about our garden beds.  We currently have eggplant, tomatoes, basil and peppers in our garden beds.  Students learned about the different parts of a plant.  In addition we brainstormed describing words for each of the food items found in our gardens and then we wrote a poem.  After, we picked food from our garden to make pesto.  Students learned that pesto is made from basil, olive oil, garlic and salt.  We were all able to taste test the pesto! We finished up with a game similar to musical chairs where we learned the important items tomatoes need to grow: sun, dirt, space, water and air.  Below are photographs from our experience.  Thank you Shelburne Farms! 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Writing Workshop -- Immersion

This week in Writing Workshop we began the immersion process. The immersion phase is when students are given time to explore the type of text which they are going to be writing about. On Thursday students were given a large amount of time to explore small moments / personal narratives. As a class we read aloud When the Relatives Came and Knuffle Bunny and we discussed: "What Made This a Good Small Moment?" Students were then given time to explore texts and brainstorm with their turn and talk partner "What Makes a Good Small Moment?" Below is a photograph of the texts we are using during the immersion phase along with our anchor charts from our lessons this week.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Welcome Back BBQ -- Monday, August 27th

Monday, August 27th - we are hosting our fifth annual PTO Welcome Back Barbecue for all PPS families.  This is a great time to reconnect with other PPS families and meet new classmates.  Name tags will be available for students that designate which class they are in.  We serve meals from 5:30 to 6:30. On the menu:  your choice of hamburger, cheese burger, veggie burger, or hot dog.  Sides include potato salad, tossed salad, chips, apples, and a choice of beverage:  water, lemonade, or milk.  The meal costs $6.00 for adults and $5.25 for children.  Don't forget that PPS students eat for FREE, compliments of the PPS PTO!  Bring a blanket or lawn chair as we'll eat at the back of the building so children can play on the playground after dinner.  Make your reservation and meal choice on our website by 9:00 Tuesday morning, August 21st (click on the red banner...):

Sunday, July 29, 2018

2018 - 2019 Welcome Information

Welcoming Information: 

* Family Letter (click here)
* Student Letter (click here)
* Student Hopes and Dreams (click here)
* First Day Checklist (click here)

* Recommendation 1 (click here)
 * Recommendation 2 (click here)

ABCs of 2nd Grade:
Find out the important information regarding our classroom this year by clicking here
I highly recommend that families read the ABCs of 2nd Grade before the first day of school! 

Volunteer Information: 
If you would like to volunteer in our classroom please click here