Monday, May 8, 2017

May 8th, 2017

Greetings,
The countdown is on. We are down to 9 days of school. Chromebooks were turned in today and library books will no longer be checked out. We are finishing up some testing in Math. I will be sending DRA and SRI scores to you through Seesaw. The DRA is our reading score and the SRI is the vocabulary/comprehension assessment. Report cards will go home with students on the last day of school.

We are having field day on this Friday. Students should wear comfortable clothes with tennis shoes. They may bring a water bottle as well. Parents are more than welcome to come help volunteer. It is an all day event and we will start first thing in the morning.

We had a fun game of kickball today to represent the letter K. Tomorrow we will do activities around the letter L and the word lightening. We will have one fun activity a day until the last day of school with the letters of the alphabet.

Students had a fun time preparing a google slide show with their research projects. We watched them in class today.

Important Dates
 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

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 25th, 2017

Greetings,
     We are down to less than 4 weeks of school. I can hardly believe how fast this year has went by. Our last day of school is scheduled for May 18th. We will be asking students to turn in their library books and chromebooks by May 5th. Students will need to turn in their charger with their
chromebooks.
      Please try to have your child at school every day over the next two weeks for testing. We will complete our end of year DRA and SRI testing. Students that have earned every blue ribbon in Study Island for math and reading will earn a blue ribbon the last week of school. Several students have already accomplished this goal. Students may work on their Study Island ribbons at home in the evenings. Be sure to ask your child about his/her progress with their ribbons. They can show you what they have earned so far on their chrome books.
      Summer School will be May 30-June 23 at Mathews. You can find more information and the registration can be found here: http://www.nixapublicschools.net/domain/384 We hope you can join us!
       We have some special ABC days scheduled for the remainder of the year. Each day we will do a special activity with a letter in the alphabet. For example; B-bubble day, C-chalk day. This week we will have bubble day on Tuesday and chalk day on Wednesday.
       I want to thank all of the parents who joined us on the field trip last week to Smallin Cave. We got a little wet, but we still had a good time. We learned some interesting facts about the Osage Indians and the Civil War. I hope you enjoyed the photos that were sent to you through Seesaw.
      I will not be making behavior charts for our red folders for the remainder of the year. If there is an issue with a student, I will contact parents through email. Due to being a paper free school we have not used our red folders much this year and we will probably not need them to much for the rest of the year as well. So no worries if you do not see a red folder sent home.
     We will have the mile run in P.E. on Wednesday of this week. Please be sure that students wear tennis shoes.

Important Dates
4/20 2nd Grade field trip to Smallin Cave
4/24 to 4-28 MAP testing for grades 3-4
4/24  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

Monday, April 3, 2017

April 3rd

 Greetings, we are off to a great week. We are learning about soil erosion this week. We will be doing some experimentation with different types of soil throughout the week. Our 2nd grade program went really well! Everyone did such a nice job! We also had a really good time at our Parent Palooza. Thanks to everyone who came out. Don't forget to turn in your Spring picture money and photos that you are not going to purchase by Wednesday of this week. Summer School will begin on May 30th and goes until June 23rd. You can find more information on this link. http://www.nixapublicschools.net/domain/384

We have been working on earning blue ribbons in math and ELA in Study Island. Students can work on earning blue ribbons at home using their chrome books. Students who earn a ribbon in every area will get a real blue ribbon at the end of the school year. 


Robotic's Club is here.....
We are now offering robotics club to students in grades 2-6. If your child is in grades 4-6 this is the link to find out more information on tryouts. https://tinyurl.com/RoboticsTryouts 
Tryout information for 2nd and 3rd grades has not been created yet. More information on that will come out in the fall.

Field Trip News- Please check your email for the permission slip and payment link
Date: April 20
Location: Smallin Cave 
Background check form is located at the top of our blog. Parents must complete before attending a field trip.

Important Dates
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

Monday, March 27, 2017

March 27th

Greeting,
We have lots of great stuff coming up. On Tuesday of this week we will have our Spring Concert. Students should arrive in the classroom at around 6:10 p.m. The concert starts at 6:30. Students are to wear nice school clothes per Mrs. Hurn.


The Parent Palooza is Thursday night of this week. There will be classes for parents and entertainment for the kids. Please rsvp if you plan to attend.
https://docs.google.com/a/nixaschools.net/forms/d/1nU1VbFIkYlk_ERtUr57Ng7XWnxjdlb7nsvesvapzdgM/viewform?edit_requested=true


Field Trip Information was emailed last week. Here are the links that I sent.
>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
> Here is the link for the background check or you can click on the link above on the blog page.  http://www.nixapublicschools.net/Domain/271


Summer school dates have been announced. It starts on May 30th and will go through June 23 at Mathews. You can click on this link to get more information and where you can register.
http://www.nixapublicschools.net/domain/384


Important Dates
3/28 Courage SOARing Assembly 8:30 a.m.
3/28 2nd Grade Music Concert 6:30 p.m. (Be at school by 6:10)
3/30 Parent Palooza 4:30-6:30 p.m.
331 Money for Move-a-Thon due
4/14 No School - It's Good Friday
4/20 2nd Grade field trip to Smallin Cave
5/12 Field Day
5/19 1/2 Day of School - Out early 12:40
5/30 to 6/23 Summer School


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February 28th, 2017

Greetings,
     We had a very nice turn out for Open House tonight. Our doors will also be open on Thursday night from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. You are invited to come see what we have been up to. Our class photo and spring pictures went really well today. You will have an opportunity to purchase individual spring pictures in a few weeks.


     On March 7th students are invited to dress up as their favorite character in a book. We will be doing some fun Dr. Seuss activities on March 6th and 7th.


     We had a lot of fun doing our presidential research papers. Students spent a lot of time using different resources to gather facts and then they put those facts into an informational paper. When we finished the papers, students made a facejack video presentation about their president.


     We will be having our 2nd grade Spring Concert on March 28th. We are still in need of a few kitchen appliances for our performance. We could use some wooden spoons, large pots and pans. Any donated items would be appreciated. Please send them to school anytime next week. We will return the items to you when we are finished using them.


     Our 2nd grade field trip will be on April 20th. We will be going to Smallin Cave. More information on the exact details will come out after Spring Break.


Dates to Remember
2-28 and 3-2 Parent Teacher Conferences
2-28 Spring Pictures
3-3 No School
3-7 MO Read-in/Dr. Seuss Day/Dress as your favorite book character
3-9 End of 3rd Quarter
3-10 No School (Teacher Workday)
3-13 to 3-17 Spring Break
3-23 Move-a-Thon
3-28 2nd Grade Music Concert
3-30 Parent Palooza

4-14 No School--Good Friday
4-20 2nd Grade field trip to Smallin Cave
5-12 Field Day
5-19 1/2 Day of School

Thursday, February 9, 2017

February 9th, 2017

Greetings,
     We have many exciting things coming our way over the next few months. This week we have been learning about rocks and their properties. We have also learned about fractions and measuring with meters and yards. Students have been creating books and doing research on their favorite president.


Weather Reminder
Per district policy we will go outside when the temperature is at 25 degrees or warmer. Please be sure to send your child in appropriate clothing.


Valentine's Day
We will have our Valentine's Day Party on February 14th. Students may bring cards to exchange with their classmates. A class list was posted on Seesaw and a paper copy was sent home earlier in the week. The PTA will be providing a special treat for students. Students are welcome to create a Valentine's Day box at home. If a student needs supplies to make one, I can send some things home with them to use.


Parent Teacher Conferences
Conferences will be available to parents on February 27th, 28th, and March 1st. These conferences are optional and will be set up at your request. I will contact parents individually If I feel I need to meet with you as well. Please contact me as soon as possible if you would like to conference. We will have an Open House on March 2nd. You will be invited to drop by to visit the classroom and look at some of our work. Feel free to drop by anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.


Dates to Remember
2-14 Valentines Party
2-20 No School--Presidents Day
2-24 to 3-2 Book Fair
2-28 and 3-2 Parent Teacher Conferences
2-28 Spring Pictures
3-3 No School
3-7 MO Read-in/Dr. Seuss Day/Dress as your favorite book character
3-9 End of 3rd Quarter
3-10 No School (Teacher Workday)
3-13 to 3-17 Spring Break
3-23 Move-a-Thon
3-28 2nd Grade Music Concert
4-14 No School--Good Friday
4-20 2nd Grade field trip to Smallin Cave
5-12 Field Day
5-19 1/2 Day of School















Tuesday, January 24, 2017

January 24th, 2017

Greetings,
    We had a wonderful day celebrating our 100th day of school. Students participated in 100 day activities in the morning and we learned the value of $100 this afternoon. Some students dressed up as 100 years old and they were absolutely the cutest old people on the earth.
     Our Valentine's Day Party will be on February 14th. We will have a small party in our classroom. The PTA will provide a snack for the students. We will be exchanging Valentine's Day cards. I will send home a list of student names in the near future. We have 21 students in our classroom. Students may create a Valentine's Day box at home and bring it to school. If your child does not create a box I will provide a bag for them to put their cards in.
     Parent Teacher Conferences will be held during the last week of February. We will have an Open House on February 28th for all parents to come visit our room and see some of our work. Individual conferences will be set up at the parent's request and not required for everyone. Please contact me if you would like to conference about your child. I will be happy to set up a conference during this time.
     We will be starting a Math Club on January 30th for interested students. I sent out the registration form through Seesaw. Students may attend any of the three days that it is offered.
   
Important Dates
1-24 100th Day of School
1-31 Integrity SOARing Assembly
2-1 Godfathers Night
2-14 Valentines Party--will be in our rooms this year
2-20 No School--Presidents Day
2-24 to 3-2 Book Fair
2-28 and 3-2 Parent Teacher Conferences (Only for those that are requested.)
2-28 Spring Pictures
3-3 No School
3-9 End of 3rd Quarter
3-10 No School - This is a Teacher Workday
3-13 to 3-17 Spring Break
3-23 Move-a-Thon
3-28 2nd Grade Music Concert
4-14 No School--Good Friday
5-19 1/2 Day of School--early release 12:40--Last day of school