Mar 19

The PLAY March 20, 2018

Tomorrow your child needs to wear a white shirt and jeans to school for our dress rehearsal.  Tuesday night your child needs to wear the same thing, a white shirt and jeans.  Students should meet me in the classroom at 6:45 PM.  I will not be there any earlier, so please don’t drop them off earlier.  The play starts after the 7:00 PTA meeting.  You will want to drop off your kiddo and head to the gym to get a seat.  Also, at the end of the play, students will leave with you from the gym.  We will NOT be coming back to the classroom, so please make sure they don’t bring anything with them to the classroom at 6:45 PM.  Thank you for supporting our play.  See you at the SHOW!!

Jan 02

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a bright and beautiful 2018!  It was so good to see all of my precious peeps today!  They are a sweet bunch.  Thanks for sharing them with me!  🙂

Oct 26

Reminder …

Nate the Great Pancake Breakfast is tomorrow. Please dress as your favorite Nate the Great character and enjoy some pancakes!  I can’t wait to see all the exciting characters.  We might even get a visit from someone special in Nate’s life!!  #pancakes


Oct 22

Nate the Great Pancake Breakfast

We had a fabulous day for our field trip last Friday!  Fun was had by all.  It was a little rushed, but overall a great day!  A special thanks to Mr. Shotwell, Mr. Cooper, and Mrs. Henandez for volunteering to chaperone.  🙂

Our Nate the Great Pancake Breakfast is this Friday, October 27th!  We could use your help.  Please refer to Mrs. Barlett’s email to sign up to donate items to the breakfast.  Thank you so much!

Mrs. Barlett also created a sign up genius for all second grade activities.  Please consider volunteering your time or donating items for special events in second grade!  Our room mom ROCKS!!!

Oct 08

Half Day & Library Day

Good Afternoon!

Tomorrow is a half day for students.  Tomorrow is also LIBRARY DAY, so bring your books so you can get new ones!  BECAUSE …


Oct 01

Field Trip October 20th

Our field trip to Henricus Park will be on October 20th.  If you’d like to be considered as a chaperone, please let me know by tomorrow.  I am only allowed 3 chaperones, therefore, if I have more than 3 volunteer, I will have a drawing.  Thanks for volunteering.

If you have not done so already, please return the signed permission slip along with $11.00.  If you pay online, please let me know.  Thanks for your help and support.

Oct 01

Monday is Library Day

Remember to bring your library books to school on Monday! 

Sep 17

Tomorrow is…

LIBRARY DAY!!  Don’t forget to bring your library books to school!

See everyone bright and early. Be ready for another great week!

Sep 12

BE the CHANGE Inspiration

Love this little guy!  We watched this today when discussing our “Be the Change” theme.  The children picked different words to BE and illustrated them for a fabulous hallway inspiration.  Be yourself!  Be unique! Be savvy!  Be honest!  Be happy!  Be fun!  Be the change!  Let it start with you!!  Ask your little one what word they picked.  Be sure to check out the 2nd grade BE the CHANGE  hallway display at Back to School Night on Thursday night!  Students are having fun with this theme and learning lots too!   #2ndgraderocks

Sep 11

News for the week of September 11, 2017

Be the Change…

in the world you want to see!

We must be the change we want to see in the world! Although we can’t change the world, we must change our ways so we can rise to the challenge and become a bigger and better person as a result!


Welcome Back!

We had a successful first week of school!  The students have begun to learn the routine of our classroom.  Students are ready to make the change and we are starting here in second grade!!  Our school-wide theme leads itself to great lessons.  Throughout the year we will discuss different words/phrases and ways WE can change the world.  How can we make the world a better place?  Be open! Be kind! Be honest!  Be helpful! Be responsible! Be happy! Be consistent!  Be humble!  BE AN AWESOME SECOND GRADER!


News You Need to Know!  


** New this year**

Second grade has a weekly newsletter that contains all the important information for the week, including homework. This year, all newsletters will be sent electronically. Please make sure I have your email address.  Thank you!



My e-mail address is

If you have personal questions about your child’s progress, please let me know the nature of your concern and request that I call you.  In this way, personal information will not be transmitted through e-mail.


Graded Papers:

At the beginning of every week, we will send home a newsletter and graded papers. These will keep you involved in what we are doing in our classroom and help you understand how your child is performing.  If you need to contact me, you may write a note, call, or e-mail.


Daily Doings

Language Arts:

Skill: Visualizing

Students will learn to create pictures in their mind as they read and listen to a story. Some guiding questions you might ask your little one include:

“I can imagine…”

“If this were a movie…”

“In my mind, I could really see…”



Skill: Basic Graphing

Calendar/Measurement skills will be incorporated throughout the year. Students will understand the elements that make up the calendar, cover each part and function.  We will create basic graphs together in class, such as, birthday, transportation, and summer activities.

Skill: Addition & Subtraction Facts

Up to 10; Fact Families

In math we will use manipulatives and practice activities to reinforce addition facts to 10.


Social Studies:

Last week our themes were “All About Me” and “Manners Matter”.  The children had the opportunity to share about themselves as well as learn school and classroom rules.  These rules will continue to be reinforced.  We will continue to discuss manners and what makes a good citizen this week. We will also focus on communities and how they change over time.


The Place to Be!

Sept. 14th – Back to School Night 6:30 PM

Sept. 21st – Half Day for Students

Sept. 26th – Papa John’s Pizza Delivery Night

Sept.28th is Grandparents Day – invite your Grandparents to lunch!  Yum!



Pleased as Punch!

If you wish to donate anything to the classroom, I welcome your generosity and I thank you in advance! J

  • Starburst
  • Fun Computer Paper
  • Small treasure box items


Weekly Homework

Homework will be included in the newsletter each week.  HW should be done in your homework journal.  Homework will typically include reading, reading responses, and a math problem.

ALL HW is Due Every Friday.


Reading: Read every night for at least 15 minutes.  Reading Response:  In your homework journal, complete at least 2 entries from the Reading Response sheet. We did an example in class and stapled it into your HW journal.  You should use the correct format we did in class. Happy Reading!! J


Math Problem of the Week:

My birthday is on September 15th. If I’m having my party exactly one week after the

date of my birthday, what is the date of my party?