Friday, May 27, 2011

A Poem of Inspiration to End the Year

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

When you thought I wasn't looking, you displayed my first report and I wanted to do another.

When you thought I wasn't looking, you fed a stray cat and I thought it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking, you gave me a sticker and I knew that little things were special things.

When you thought I wasn't looking, you put your arm around me and I felt loved.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come out of your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt- but that it's alright to cry.

WHen you thought I wasn't looking, you smiled and it made me want to look pretty too.

When you thought I wasn't looking, you cared and I wanted to be everything I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked...and wanted to say thanks for all those things you did when you thought I wasn't looking.

I Cannot Believe...

I cannot believe it is the last day of school. I cannot believe how much your children have grown. I cannot believe that I was lucky enough to be able to spend each day with the most wonderful kids in the world. I cannot believe that I got the honor of working with you. I cannot believe how lucky I am, to have the most wonderful job in the world.

Thank you for such a fantastic year, and the true joy and honor of being able to work with your children. They are amazing, and I will truly miss them.

Have a fantastic summer, and I will greatly miss all of you!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Beach Party Information!

Tomorrow, Wednesday 5/25 is our annual 2nd grade beach party! Here is a little information about what will be going on:

What to wear:
-Beach clothes- no bathing suits, make sure your clothes meet the school dress code
-Hawaiian shirts/shorts, colorful tops and bottoms
-Students may wear flip-flops but need to bring tennis shoes for recess
-Wear sunblock

What to bring:
-Beach towels
-Sun glasses
-Any other beach items (beach ball, beach books, etc)
-Your yearbook if you ordered one

What fun!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Beach Party!

On Wednesday, we are going to have our annual 2nd grade beach party and yearbook signing. If you bought a yearbook, please be sure to bring it in. We are going to spend some time together as a grade level, and give the students a chance to have their books signed by all of their friends. Be sure to watch for our letter which will come home as we approach the date!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Birthday Celebrations!

With it being the end of the year (only 11 days left), we are giving our summer birthdays a chance to celebrate here in class! Here is the schedule for when your child is having their special day!

Monday, May 16- Meredith
Wednesday, May 18- Jake
Monday, May 23- Zach
Tuesday, May 24- Aneesh
Wednesday, May 25- Andrew
Friday, May 27- Joshua

We wish a happy early birthday to all of our friends!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Thank You!

I would like to send out 2 HUGE thank yous today! First of all, thank you for the wonderful gift cards and letters from the kids that I received last Friday for teacher appreciation day. You really surprised me!

Secondly, thank you to Sydney and Makena's families for the WONDERFUL lunch today! It was fantastic, and I cannot wait to take the leftovers home to share with my family!

You are all the most amazing group of parents to work with! I am so lucky!

Wants and Needs

Today, we talked about the differences between wants versus needs. I introduced this topic through a song called "The Wanting Song" that is sung to the tune of "London Bridge".

Here are the lyrics:
Wants are things we'd like to have,
Like to have,
Like to have.
Wants are things we'd like to have
_________ wants a _________.

Here's the wonderful list of wants the class came up with:
Andrew: pool
Panya: rollercoaster
Samhi: tiger
Sydney: a key to the bank
Benjamin: to be president
Jake: a flat screen tv
Ezra: a new bayblade
Jenna: box of money
Gunnar: jet pack
Jessica: puppy
Sarah J: i-Pod touch
Aneesh: mansion
Ryan: something you step on and it lights up and flies
Vishi: trampoline
Jonathan: dsi
Joshua: 9 trillion dollars
Joel: a robot that would do everything for me
Makena: palace
Meredith: a cruise ship
Zachary: pool
Victoria: 2 horses

How creative we are!