Thursday, October 27, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016
It’s hard to believe we are halfway through October! We’ve been very busy. Mrs. Putney shared ConnectED with the children this week. It’s a great math practice site as well as resource for parents when helping with Everyday Math homework.
The children have been working very hard in their new roles as second graders. I thought it would be nice to have them write and share some of the learning and activities going on in our classroom.
We are studying Butterflies. We have been observing monarch caterpillars. We saw them as babies. They were less than one centimeter long. We looked at the colors, black, yellow and white. They eat milkweed. The caterpillars hung in a J. They are in a chrysalis now. They are green and have gold dots.
We went on a field trip to the Massabesic Audubon Center. We saw animals and bat houses. We saw a raven. We learned about animal habitats. The habitats were, field, forest and pond. We went on a trail and played a habitat game. Animals need food, water, space and shelter. We can help protect animals.
We are reading about animals that live in the Northeast in reading. On Wednesday we went to PE and played capture the object.
The Exeter Firefighters presented a fire safety program this week. We had a tour of the fire truck. It was silver and red. We saw hoses. They were blue and orange. Firefighter Don put on his gear. It weighed 120 pounds. You need to know math and read if you want to be a firefighter. If your clothes are on fire, stop, drop and roll.
We had an assembly and learned some “Be Statements.” They are Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Your Best and Be Respectful. Be Kind means to be nice to others. Be Safe means follow the rules so you don’t get hurt. Be Your Best means work as hard as you can. Be Respectful means listen to your teacher and others. These are the rules we need to follow.
I’ll be sending home conference notices soon for our November 8 conference day.
Monday, August 1, 2016
August 1, 2016
Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,
Welcome to second grade! My name is Ms. Baillargeon. Our classroom is on the second floor of Main Street School, Room 207. Second graders start with a full day of school. I'm excited to begin this year with you. I'm sure we’ll have lots of fun learning new things together this year.
I hope you are still enjoying this beautiful summer. The weather has been just wonderful for all kinds of outdoor activities. I can't wait to hear what you’ve been doing this summer. Have you read any good books? You are welcome to bring in a book you’ve enjoyed reading this summer to share with your new classmates and me.
You may be wondering what you need to bring with you on the first day of school.
- You may bring in your own pencil box, pencils, crayons, glue sticks and scissors. I will have these tools available in the classroom for you to use as well.
- Please pack a healthy snack and drink for our 10:15 snack time.
- Be sure to pack a lunch if you’re not having a cafeteria lunch.
- Special end of the day dismissal notes are always helpful.
- I will supply a homework folder and a weekly notice folder.
Other supplies that we use throughout the year that are truly appreciated are:
- cleaning wipes
- pencils and erasers
I‘ll be looking for classroom volunteers once I get to know my new students. I’ll talk more about this at our curriculum open house in September.
I'm looking forward to meeting you and having a wonderful year together!
A Little Challenge... Can you write down the names of 5 or 6 birds you see in and around your yard?
Note: This letter and other classroom information can be found on my classroom blog at: http://msbaillargeon.blogspot.com/ and https://sites.google.com/a/sau16.org/mss2baillargeon/