Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Research in Room 7

This week we launched our informative reading and writing units of study! The students have been thrilled to see all of the different things that they can learn from informative texts. A big part of this unit is ownership of learning. Now that students are in second grade they can begin reading to learn. Today we brainstormed different questions or topics that we want to learn about. Some of the questions students had were:

  • Who made the alphabet?
  • Why do giraffes have such long necks?
  • Why do some people have asthma? 
  • Who is the best basketball player in the world? 
To see your student's questions check out their blog! 

Next, we will begin researching. We will be using books, magazines, and the internet. The search engine that we will use is called 'KidRex'. This site is designed specifically for kids and does not feature any ads or other adult content. If your child is interested in accessing this site from home the link is below. 


Hopefully you will begin hearing lots of interesting new facts at the dinner table!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


We're starting to get excited for another fabulous school year here at PPS! Make sure to check your mail for important back to school information. Also, make sure to mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 30 from 8:00 - 9:00 for our Open House! I can't wait to see you all. 

Students, I am asking you to bring two things to school with you during the first week. The first is your very favorite book and the second is a photo of you and your family to add to our classroom family tree. 

Families, students are not required to bring any supplies to school. However, if you are going back to school shopping and want to donate to our classroom check out our Classroom Wish List . 


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Porters Point

Take a moment to read the latest school newsletter here:  http://www.csdvt.org/pps/Newsletters/2016-04-ThePortersPoint.pdf .


Project Based Learning in Grade 2

We have had success this week with our tomato seeds! Mr. MacAuley came and helped us plant two seeds each. So far almost everyone has a seedling coming up! Stay tuned for more updates...



Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Porters Point News

If you haven't had a chance to read the school newsletter click here . There are lots of important updates so please take a minute to check it out!