Friday, February 16, 2018

Good Afternoon

We had a great day today!  We voted on a whale......


won by a landslide :)

A few important pieces of information for vacation:

~ A packet of practice work will be sent home today.  It is optional.  I will post the note that is with it.
~ The 2nd grade mass is on March 2 at 10:30 am
~Olympic Current Events due Monday, Feb 26

Have a WONDERFUL vacation :)

                                                                             February 16, 2018
Dear Parents,

Next month our students will be taking the Iowa Assessment.  Let’s work together to make this a positive experience for your child.  In the classroom, I have been teaching a rigorous curriculum.  I have also been doing some test prep.  I will continue to do both of these things in every effort to have all students fully prepared to take the test.
Attached you will find a packet of work that I have put together as a way to help to prepare the students for the test.  The packet is OPTIONAL.  I know that next week is a vacation week and I expect that you will want to spend time with your families, so do not feel as though this must be completed.  I put this together as a review of concepts that have been taught throughout the year. 
 In addition to what is here, I would encourage you to review counting money and computation – both addition and subtraction- in math.  In reading, it is always best to have your child read to you (or independently) and then tell you important details about what has been read.  Children should be able to retell the story and recall important details such characters, main idea, problem, solution and setting.     
I am also including a list of websites that you may wish to use over the vacation as well.  (test prep) (ss, current events) (math and reading games)  (reading and math) (reading) (reading/math/and more)

          I hope that you all enjoy a restful and healthy vacation.

Mrs. Potter

Thursday, February 15, 2018


Girl Scouts tomorrow - 2:45-4 in my classroom

Valentine's Day Party tomorrow <3


Spelling - write words 2 times, test tomorrow
Math -pages 124 and 125
Reading - "Grandpa's Corner Store"

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Good Evening :)

We had a great day in second grade.  We talked about Ash Wednesday and went to mass.  In math we talked about lines of symmetry, flips, slides and turns!  We continue to read "Grandpa's Corner Store."We did some more practice for the Iowa test as well.  In grammar we continued with word work with a focus on context clues and prefixes....which also led to a conversation about root words!
Enjoy Valentine's Day - we will celebrate it Friday!


Spelling - sentences 8-14, spelling city

Reading - "Grandpa's Corner Store"

Math - pages 73-74

~Whale money due by Friday - $4.50
~Girl Scouts Cookie Forms due
~Current Events due Feb 26

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Good Afternoon!

We had a great day today!  In reading we started a new story "Grandpa's Corner Store."  In math we talked about vertices, edges and faces in solid shapes.  We also discussed congruent shapes.In grammar we finished antonyms and talked about word categories ( peach, apple, pear) and using context clue to figure out definitions.  We talked about the Liturgy of the Eucharist in religion and we finished Chapter 18.  We started to talk about taking the Iowa Assessment and did some practice vocabulary pages.  You will see the pages in the folder.  While the pictures are bigger than they will be on the test, the idea is the same.  We talked about reading all the words first, eliminating answers that are completely wrong, and then using the details in the pictures to choose the best answer.


Reading - "Grandpa's Corner Store"

Math - page 70 and worksheet

Spelling - sentences 1-7, spelling city

~ Girl Scout order forms due tomorrow
~ $4.50 for whale adoption
~ Olympic Current Events Due Monday, Feb 26

Monday, February 12, 2018

Dear Parents,

GO USA!  Once again, the Winter Olympics are upon us!  In an effort to celebrate the Olympic games, while also learning about current events, we have a project upon us.  Attached you will find a current events report.  Students are expected to read one article about the Olympic Games.  The article can be from any newspaper or magazine and can be read with the help of an adult.  Students should read the article, complete the report form and attach the article to the report.  My expectation is that students will choose one sport/or topic of interest from the games and read about it from a source other than a book.  It is important for students to know that information- such as current events- can be obtained from sources such as newspapers and magazines.  The project is due Monday, February 26, 2018.

Thank You,

Mrs. Potter
Good Afternoon!

We had a great day today!  We worked on geometric shapes in math and we discussed edges, faces and vertices.  We continue to read "Out and About in City Hall" in reading and we reviewed the vocabulary words.  In science we continued to work on our whale reports.  In grammar we are doing word work- working on antonyms.


Reading "Out and About in City Hall"

Spelling - 3 times each and spelling city

Math - page 69 and worksheet

*Girl Scouts- please send in cookie order forms by Wednesday ( money not necessary, form necessary)
* I am still accepting Lysol spray and Clorox wipes as we continue to ward off winter bugs
* We are adopting an Orca - all information went home today.  Please send $4.50 by Friday