Monday, December 2, 2019

Reading log announcement!

For December we are changing reading logs up a bit! All three will be coming home tonight for the next three weeks. The first is due 12-9, the second is due 12-13, and the third is due 12-20. Students who turn in ALL THREE on their due date will get to enjoy a root beer float on 12-20!!

Monday, November 25, 2019

Conversation starters for your kids!

For those of you who hate asking the dreaded question- "So how was school today?"- and getting the same response day after day- "Fine"- I'd like to offer some alternatives! Here are some of my favorite ways to get students talking; about themselves, their day, and other happenings at school!

  1. How did you help a friend/the teacher today?
  2. What games did you play at recess? Who did you play with?
  3. What was something that made you laugh today?
  4. Tell me about a book you read today.
  5. Who did you sit by at lunch today? Why?
  6. What would your teacher tell me about your behavior today?
  7. What is something you are looking forward to tomorrow?
  8. What was your favorite part about your day?

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

I would like to personally congratulate Marta for winning the nation wide American Vets Americanism Coloring Contest! St. Edwards is very proud!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Some School Reminders...

A few reminders:

  1. Leggings are not allowed to be worn alone. All leggings must be covered with a dress or skirt that comes PAST FINGERTIPS when arms are down at sides.
  2. It is very cold and there is snow on the ground! Students must have all of the following to play at recess: hat, mittens, jacket, snow pants, and boots. Scarves/neck warmers are optional.
  3. For snack, you are encouraged to send a healthy snack for your child to enjoy. Most second graders do not have a snack but they still get a 15 minute snack break each day!
  4. All students are supposed to have an extra pair of gym shoes in their locker; this was on their supply list at the start of the year. Wet snow boots are not allowed in the classroom so the gym shoes are a great back up in case tennis shoes are forgotten at home!
It's been an amazing year so far, I can't wait to see what the rest of the year has in store!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Fire Department Visit

Thank you to the Town of Center Fire Department for coming to St. Edward to teach us about fire safety! The students had a blast exploring the fire truck and getting to spray the water!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Home and Harvest Field Trip!

Check out some of the fun we had on our home and harvest field trip!
 Above: Students got to feel what dried corn felt like.
Below: Dexter tries some corn bread.

 Dexter and Ryleigh try their hand at sawing.

 Sophia enjoys a cracker with butter and tries walking on stilts.

 Ryleigh and Clara try out the stilts.

 Tim and Harley get their chance on the stilts.

 Above: Students learned that tug of war was tricky, especially on muddy grass!
Below: Ana and Josh try out the wash board.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Second Grade Update

Can you believe September is almost over already?! Crazy how the first month has flown by! The second graders have done lots of learning already, reviewing some things from last year and learning some brand new things as well. October is looking to be a fun filled month with tons more learning on the way!

Some dates to remember for October:

  • October 2nd- Field trip to Grignon Mansion
  • October 4th- Pet Blessing
  • October 9th- Fire Dept. Visit
  • October 19th- Harvest Moon Festival
  • October 23rd- To Xavier for Stone Soup
  • October 24th- Early Release
  • October 25th- No School
Happy Fall!