Monday, May 13, 2013

End of the School Year Approaching

We are quickly approaching the end of the school year!  

        How am I doing on this checklist?
               Are you almost there?

___  I have completed all of my

           Fry Phrases.

___  I have passed off all of my

            Decodable books.

___  I have practiced my math flashcards                         
       enough so that I have memorized                            
       my facts from 0 to 9’s and I don’t                         
       need to use my number line or                                    

___  I can add or subtract up to triple digit

       numbers.  I can regroup when                                     

___   I am in the habit of reading

        each day. 

___  I understand how to prove Intensive

        Phonics words through the Second

        Grade level.

___  I have memorized the sounds of all of                         
       the digraphs, diphthongs, and                                    
       vowels combinations to help me                                   
       decode words in my reading. 

          (Sounds are Fun chart)

___  I can write fiction and non-fiction stories               
        using proper punctuation.

___  I can sing all of the songs in my class                          
        songbooks.  We’ve learned 60 songs this              
                  You’re amazing kids!
         These are great goals to accomplish.

May is Here!

 Parents and Guests  . . .

Please Join Mrs. Dawson and Mrs. Jenson And          
 Their Fabulous 2ne Grade Students. . .
              A Musical Play For Young Voices
          When:  Friday, May 10th
          Time:  10:00 a.m. for Student Body
                       2:00 p.m. for Parents and Guests
           Place:  The Enoch Elementary Gym

Please come to school dressed in your clothes you will wear in the show. 

Girls:  Dress in red and black for your “Lady Bug.”   (We have a bow for your hair so please don’t put in  any hair-pieces or flowers.)

Boys:  Dress in camouflage clothing for your “Army Ant” character.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Field Trip and Fun Run

Fun Run on Wednesday

       We will run laps around the school today.  Everyone may participate for at least one lap.
Of course you may walk and jog together to complete your lap(s).  Bring back your pledge papers the next day.

   Field Trip on Thursday

We will be together in Cedar City all day on Thursday. 
First we’ll go to the Shakespeare Birthday Party at SUU in the morning. 
Lunch will be together at the park, or indoors at North Elementary if the weather is cold. 
Then we will go to the Fire Station and Fire Safety House in the afternoon.  We will return home by 3:25 pm.  A fun day for sure!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Bug Costumes

Learning the music and dances for BUGZ has been exciting.  We have less than a month to prepare and polish our program.  This musical is one you won't want to miss!  Each boy and girl will have a speaking part, dance, and sing.  All of the girls will wear black and red to represent ladybugs.  The boys will wear camo clothes to represent army ants.  

Boys need to have a camouflage shirt for the BUGZ program.  Camouflage pants are welcome but not necessary.  If you do not have a shirt, please let me know and we’ll check with the other boys and see if we can come up with one for you to borrow for the program.
Girls need to wear red and black clothing.  You can were pants, skirt, or dress.
                     Speaking Parts
Memorize your speaking parts.  Remember to speak clearly and use expression like we have practiced in class.  You’ll sound great!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Rock Stars in Our Class!

Rock Cycle Study
During the next two weeks we will be learning about the rock cycle.  Please begin collecting small rocks of different color, gloss, and texture –rough, smooth or sharp edges. 

The rocks should be small enough to fit into an egg carton.  You must collect your own rocks.  You may not use rocks that other people have collected in your family.  This is a brand new collection of rocks. 

You will not be required to identify the specific minerals.  We will be looking more at the variety of color, gloss, and texture.   Also remember the general area where you found these special rocks.

BRING YOUR ROCK COLLECTION IN YOUR EGG CARTON AS SOON AS YOU GET IT ALL FILLED UP.                      (Minimum of 12 different rocks)

Next Monday is our field trip to The Wizard Of Oz!   Thank you for your $1 donation.  Good Luck Marina!
If you have not turned in the permission slip for your child, I will send one home to you and note it on your Homework Tracker.

Thanks for remembering to bring fun things for our prize box. Every week we are surprised with new additions.  Candy, small toys, and trinkets are treasures.

                   Enoch Tigers are the GRRRRREATest.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Talent Show!

Talent Show On Thursday

         Talent Show:            Thursday
         Time:                  12:30
         Place:                    Gym

Our class will be sharing their talents along with Mrs. Dawson’s second graders.  Families are invited to attend.  It usually lasts about an hour.

Goodbye Brassica Rapa Plants

End of our Plant Cycle
We will harvest our Brassica rapa seeds to bring home on Monday or Tuesday.  Let us share our knowledge with you.  We can tell you how each of these vocabulary words fit into the life cycle of a plant and what they mean.  I bet we could even draw you a diagram if you asked!
         embryo              food storage         seed coat
         pistil                    style                  stigma        
         stamen               anther                  filament        
         symbiosis           pollen                  nectar
         cotyledons          true leaf                sepals                    
         germinate          petal                  node (on stem)
         pollinate              botanist                    photosynthesis                 


Measurement Week

    Facts to memorize:

              foot = 12 inches
              yard = 36 inches 
              yard = 3 feet

              gallon = 4 quarts
              quart = 4 cups
              pint = 2 cups

      Measurement Days
      Bring these items to class:

Tues.  An item that is 1 centimeter long
           An item that is 1 inch long

Wed.  An item that is about 1 foot long

 Thurs.  A string, thread, belt, or something similar that is 1 yard

  Fri.   Tell us how tall YOU measure:
            ____ft. ____ inches

Monday, March 11, 2013

Spring's Around the Corner

             Post-Conference Time
I appreciate all that you do to help your child enjoy life. As I visited with parents during Parent/Teacher conferences, it was fun to see the interaction between the two of you.  I love spending a good part of my day with your children during the school year.  Thanks for raising such great kids!

                           SCIENCE FAIR
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SCIENCE FAIR PARTICIPANTS. Kyler, Clara, Noah, Josee, Johnathan, Presley, Mikemry


        Picture Day
      on THURSDAY MARCH 14

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Parent Teacher Conference Week

I'm looking forward to meeting with you at our conference!              
                             Botanists At Work

Our Brassica rapa plants are so fun. They grow about 1 cm per day. Take a close look at any flower blossoms you see. Can you identify the petals, pistil, stamen, sepals, true leaves, and stem nodules?
                             Staying Safe  
We listened to Officer Berg instruct us on lockdown safety drills.  It’s important to practice these drills just like we practice fire drills.  Good job students and teachers!

We are skipping the spelling list from last week’s tracker.  Study this week instead.

        Lucky you!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Growing Plants

Our Brassica Rapa plants have sprouted already!  :)
This unusual plant was developed by scientists for research and education.  We are lucky to be growing them in our classroom.  We like to think of ourselves as botanists.

We will be celebrating Dr. Suess  this week.  It will be fun!   Thank you Dr. Suess for writing fun poetry for us to enjoy 

We are studying the same spelling words this week.  Those children who got 100% last Friday do not have to take the test again.  These students know who they are.

I love your children!  They are growing up before my eyes.  I truly love each one. 

               ENOCH TIGERS ARE GREAT!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Enoch Rocks Again

Spelling Rocks Again!
Our spelling scores are very high. Congratulations, you are doing very well!

              Dental Health Month
We had a great dental health presentation and learned about proper dental hygiene. Did you know we should brush our teeth for 2 minutes?  Time yourself and see!
I love our community!  We had fun last week focusing on our families. It was fun seeing the overwhelming support of parents.  Our walls are covered with pink and red love notes and family pictures. Our children love their families!

      Thank you for your Help
Thank you boys and girls for your generous help during our fundraisers.  This is our last week of collecting coins.  Our class was one of the top 3 who donated shoes! Thank you parents and families for your kindness and generosity. 

Welcome to our class Andrew!

      Remember to work on Fry Phrases and Decodable Booklets while doing your nightly reading.  Those minutes count for your homework tracker.  We should be on Decodable 15-16 now.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Take Your Family to School Week!


  See more details of each day on the back.

Monday---Shoe Can Do It

Tuesday---Morning with Mom 8:30 am

Wednesday---Love notes from parents to kids

Thursday---Valentine’s Day party in classroom

Friday---- Doughnuts with Dad  8:30 am

               Science Fair
I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE to participate in the Science Fair this year.  Read through the paper handout and also look online for elementary school age projects. There are many fun ideas that are very easy.  Fill out the registration form and return it to me by March 1st if you wish to participate.

Our Service Project

School Service Project Feb. 1 – 21st

Did you give your parents the papers about our service project to help cancer patients and their families?  Please explain our school service project, Pennies for Patients, to your parents.  It will last for 3 weeks.  Bring back your little yellow collection boxes every Friday and we will empty them into our white class collection box. 

     Author to Visit Enoch Elementary            

We will get to visit with the author, Shane Williams, at 10:00 am. on Tuesday morning.  I wonder if he liked to write poems when he was a second grader?

    We will be having a Valentine’s Day party on February 14.  Everyone would like to give valentines to each other.  Here is a list of the 26 children in our class!

Kaden,         Jessica         Trevor         Dustyn        Clara         
Mikemry     Jonathan     Jaylee          Jossee          Lane

Kaylie          Seth             Maidson      Macie           Mary 
Kamrey       Riley            Marina        Baylor          Kyler          
Thomas       Daniel          Kai               Presley        Noah

Julie         Mrs. Jenson

No specific Valentine party assignments will be given.  Anyone who would like to bring a small treat to pass out may.    Thank you