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Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year


Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! We are just a few weeks away! I am so excited to get started. I have been busy taking classes this summer and have learned so much! I hope you have all had a wonderful and restful summer. This website will give you some information about the school year, the curriculum, the schedule, expectations and general updates. Please take some time to explore it.

I will have a student teacher for first semester,  Mr. Mettenbrink is from Doane and he will be with us until December.

We have new science standards and an updated math curriculum. The biggest change will be chrome books for the students to use.

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Computers in the classroom

We have been using computers in the classroom the last few days. The students have enjoyed getting on Wonders at school. They are practicing their user names and passwords. If you ever want to know what we are doing in class, read the stories we are reading, check out Wonders.

The 5th graders came up this week and showed us their Chrome Books. It was very exciting.

As part of my ongoing education and being a life long learner, I am taking a class at UNL all about technology in the classroom. I will be using more and more technology in our room for reviewing skills and having the students interact with technology.

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I can not believe how fast the school year is going! I just wanted to let you know a few things that are happening in December in 2nd grade.

Junior Achievement will be here next week for our Social Studies Unit on “We the Workers.”

On Tuesday, December 15th, it is PLC day.

We have a short week on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 21 and 22. We have our Unit Math and Unit Reading tests to take that week as well as our Gingerbread Train activities planned. If your child is not going to be at school during these two days, please let me know so they can get their testing done before the break.

On Monday, December 21st, we are making Gingerbread trains from 2:35-3:35. I will be sending home a letter to ask for donations early next week. You are welcome to join us as they create their trains.

If you have any questions, please let me know.


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Thank You

I would like to thank the PTO for providing our field trip today!

Also, thanks to the parents that came along. We will take two more field trips in the Spring.

Have a wonderful weekend.




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Proud Parents

We are the proud parents of one butterfly!!! More will be emerging this week.



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We have had a great start to the year. There is always an adjustment period for us all. The kids are all hanging in there. I only had a few ask me when they got to go home 🙂

Tonight is the first night of Math Homework. We took a spelling pretest today and those words will be coming home tomorrow. I will also get the Wonders User Name and Passwords to you tomorrow.

If you ever have any questions, please email me. I try to check my email from home nightly.

I am looking forward to a great year!


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Summer 2015

I hope you are all enjoying your summer!

I will be updating the web page throughout the year. Please check back often for updates about our classroom.

I am looking forward to seeing you on August 10th at Open House.


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No Homework Thursday or Friday.

There will be no Homework on Thursday March 5 or Friday March 6th. We finished Unit 9 in Math and will start Unit 10 when we get back from break.

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Exciting things happening in 2nd grade

There are some exciting things starting in 2nd grade 🙂

We have started cursive!! The kids are so pumped and it is awesome to see the joy of learning!! We have learned i and t this week.

We have also started our animal research. We are doing  class research on Elephants to start and then the students will start their own research on the animal that they have chosen. This research will include some homework and a project. More information will be coming home in a few weeks.

Conference sign up sheets will go home next week. I am looking forward to seeing you and sharing the wonderful work your students are doing!

I also heard about a new website for math from another teacher. It is, it is worth checking out.



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The week of Dec. 15-19

Hi Families,

I just wanted to send out some reminders for this week…

It is the end of the quarter on Friday and the end of multiple unit.

This is a heavy test week for the students. We have 6 reading assessments, a writing assessment, a social studies assessment and a math assessment. Spread out throughout the week, of course. We do NOT have a spelling post test this week, no words to study at home. We will take a pre test, words will come home over the break.

PLC day is tomorrow,  students are out at 2:18.

Thursday afternoon from 1:00-2:30, we will be making our gingerbread trains in our room. Please join us if you can. This is a nice activity, their creations are great.  If you forgot what you need to bring or have any questions about it, please email or call me.

As a school, we are collecting food for the Food Bank of Lincoln through Friday.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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