The end of the school year is fast approaching!

As the end of the school year draws near, I wanted to take time to say how proud I am of each of my students and all of the progress they have made this school year! I also want to thank  the parents/guardians for helping and supporting your students throughout the year!

Here are a few last minute reminders!

  • For the final few days of school, please make sure that your student brings their backpack each day! This is important because we have a lot of items to send home each day and the students need somewhere to carry all of these items. Also, please make sure to take items out of your child’s backpack so that there is room for more things the next day!

I have truly enjoyed teaching and learning from my students every day and I wish everyone the best of luck in 2nd grade!

Animal Project!

Animal Project

We are studying animals in Science class. For this assignment, each student will complete an outside project focusing on any animal they choose. Here are the steps each student should take to complete his/her project

  • Choose an animal you are interested in. This animal can be a mammal, bird, fish, amphibian, reptile, or insect.
  • Brainstorm what you already know about the animal you choose.
  • Do some research to learn more about your animal by looking in books, on the internet, etc.
  • Answer the questions listed below about your animal.
  • Gather several pictures of the animal. They can be hand drawn, cut out of magazines, or printed from the computer.
  • Organize the information you have gathered and paste on a poster board, or organize it in a project folder.

Please answer the following questions about your animal:

  • What is your animal?
  • Where does your animal live?
  • How does your animal move (run, swim, fly, etc.)?
  • What kind of appendages (legs, arms, fins, wings, etc.) does your animal have?
  • What kind of body covering (fur, scales, skin, etc.) does your animal have?
  • Is your animal wild or tame?
  • What does your animal need to live?
  • What does your animal eat?
  • What is something new you learned about your animal?
  • Why did you choose this animal?

This project is due Thursday, February 9, 2017. Please help your child as he/she works to complete this project, but the majority of the work should be done by the student. Students will be presenting their projects to the class, and they should be able to read/present the project with little help.

Field Trip!


The permission slip for our fall field trip came home in your child’s Thursday folder this week! We will be traveling to the Meadow Farm Museum in Glen Allen, Va on Friday, November 2nd! The cost of the trip is just $7. We will be allowed to take just 3 chaperones on the bus with us, but other parents are welcome to follow the bus and meet us there. There is no charge for the adults or chaperones that attend. Please fill out the permission slip and return it along with the $7 fee by Friday, October 21st!! If you have any questions  please let me know!