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The Stories Julian Tells

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We are reading the book “The Stories Julian Tells”.  In the chapter we just read titled “My Very Strange Teeth” Julian was eager to get his strange, loose tooth out of his mouth.  His dad suggested different ways that Julian did not like.  His mom even tried to convince him that his teeth weren’t strange.  They made him special.  Eventually, however, his tooth came out by biting into an apple!

Have you ever lost a tooth in a special or funny way?  How would you suggest Julian pulled his loose tooth out?

Julian’s teeth made him special and different than anyone else in his class.  What makes you special and different from everyone else?

Science Fun!

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Over the past few weeks we have conducted many fun science experiments!  We put a liquid in the freezer to observe the changes.  We left a covered and uncovered petri dish sitting out overnight to see what happened to the water levels in each.  We mixed solids with solids (gravel and salt).  Lastly, we mixed various solids (salt, gravel, and tissue) in a liquid and observed how each changed in the water.  What was your favorite experiment in this unit and why?  What was one thing you learned?

Read Aloud Book Chat

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Last week, we read two books: “Fred Stays with Me!” and “Leonardo the Terrible Monster”.  Both books dealt with the theme of friendship. There are many connections between the two books.

What are the similarities between the two stories and what are the differences?  How do you connect to these stories?  Can you connect any other texts to these stories?

Winter Break

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I hope everyone is having a relaxing and enjoyable break.  It looks like we finally got some snow to make it look and feel like winter.  What has everyone been doing on their break?  I can’t wait to see all of you Monday for our first day of school in 2016.  Happy New Year!

Our First Blog of 2nd Grade!

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Yay!  This is our first blog of 2nd grade!  What has been your favorite part of this school year so far?  What are you looking forward to the rest of this school year?

Advice to Future 2nd Graders!

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It is hard to believe that the end of the school year is next week!  We talked a lot this week about all the fun activities we did this year (Shedd Aquarium, The Grove, Covenant Village, 2nd Grade Show, holiday parties, etc).  Even though we had fun, you all worked hard to make sure it was a successful year for you!

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What advice would you give the first graders coming into second grade next year?  What should they know so they have a successful year like you did?

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Read Aloud Book Chat

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Today, we reread two books: Fred Stays with Me! and Leonardo the Terrible Monster.  Both books deal with the topic of friendship. There are many connections between the two books.

What are the similarities between the two stories and what are the differences?  How do you connect to these stories?

Show Some Respect!

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We had a wonderful assembly put on for us this morning by Imagination Theater.  It was titled, “Show Some Respect!”.  We watched the performers act out different scenes, but not always act respectfully!  The audience even had the chance to help out the performers to make their scenes more respectful.

What was your favorite part of the assembly?  What was one thing you learned that would be useful to remember at home or school?

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Winter is Here!

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Winter is finally here!  Just in time for us to come back to school after winter break, too!  We had only been back to school for two days and we ended up having a couple days off because of the cold temperatures!  What have you been doing the last two days to stay busy?

I know it is too cold to be playing outside today, but what is your favorite thing about winter?  Do you like to play outside in the snow?  Do you like to go ice skating?  Maybe you are like me and just like to stay inside a nice warm house drinking hot chocolate!  Stay warm 2A!

Halfway There!

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As we finish out the year 2014 we are also have way through second grade.  Can you believe how fast the time has gone!  What has been your favorite part of this school year so far?  Is there anything you are looking forward to in 2015 and the rest of this school year?

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