It's almost time to begin a new school year here at Porters Point School! Hopefully you have received both a student and parent welcome letter from me in the mail. One of the most frequently asked questions as the school year approaches is - What supplies does my child need to bring to school? The answer is easy - none. All necessary materials will be provided in the classroom, even a Take Home Folder. I do ask that you send in a family photo so that your family can be represented on our classroom tree. If you have any questions for me feel free to email - firstname.lastname@example.org . I'm looking forward to a wonderful school year!
Monday, February 20, 2017
As the trimester wraps up we are looking back over all of our hard work. What an amazing time we have had here in Room 7. We have learned new addition and subtraction strategies, written '5 Finger' paragraphs, and practiced our adventurous eating during our Friday taste tests.
The students have worked hard and shown excellent academic and social growth. I have enjoyed creating report cards this trimester as it is encouraging to see such strong progress. You should all be proud of your students. The teachers in Room 7 certainly are!
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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 .