Thursday, January 28, 2016

Friday's Field trip

The 2nd grade field trip is tomorrow! Please have kids wear jeans/long pants, sneakers that have "non-marking" soles and blue 2nd grade cheetah shirts!  No boots, dress shoes or sandals will be allowed. We will eat lunch when we return to the school! Also: DO NOT send money with your child, they WILL NOT have the opportunity to use it!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Early Closing

Just read this on 
ALERT: Cobb Schools Early Release Friday, January 22, 2016

Due to winter weather concerns, all Cobb County schools will be dismissing two hours early on Friday, January 22, 2016.  The decision comes following a state of emergency issued by Gov. Nathan Deal that will close state offices at noon. All Friday evening activities and all Saturday activities are cancelled as well, including SAT 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Beautiful day and "Awards Day"

We have actually had the opportunity to play outside twice this week! It was such a beautiful day today. 

I also wanted to share with you our "Awards Day Pictures" from yesterday. I am so proud of how hard everyone is working. Keep in mind that we still have a long way to go before we are ready for third grade expectations! 

Platinum awards: All 3 goals

Gold Awards: 2 of the 3 goals met

Silver Awards: 1 of the 3 goals

Character Awards: 
Respect, Responsibility and Integrity 

Most Improved for 1st 1/2 of year! 

Thank you parents for the roles you play in our children's growth.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Economic Understandings

We had so much fun (oops, I mean "We worked hard!") learning about the different ways to get goods/things we want and need. All week we'd been reading our social studies text book. We read about the things we need: shelter, food, water, clothing; and goods we want: certain food, toys, entertainment, candy, certain clothes.  

When the kids came back from lunch, they did not have chairs atat their tables, but they had a paycheck waiting for them at table spots. They had to pay for rent, to "build" on their land (buy back their chair). 
The menu at the grocery store was funny! You'll be able to see it in the pictures. They'd look it and carefully figure out what they could buy. It was so cool to have them help each other. 

Dr. Simmons-Deveaux came in to share in the fun. If you get her tweets you may have seen her pictures. 

First come first serve: the kids were randomlycalled to come pay rent (buy back their chairs) and then shop. 
Chloe and Devon bought the big ticket items for 8 cents. The others who weren't in the first group were jealous! Lol!

Supply and Demand: some things went on sale becaue there was "a lot of stock"! Like the candy conversation hearts, after 1/2 the kids went, their price changed from 3 for 1 cent to 5 for 1 cent. Lol, some of the early kids didn't like that! 

Supply and Demand: continued...
The chocolate candy hearts were a big hit! At first they were 1 cent a piece. But about half way through their price increased because they were being bought up quickly! Then the price went up to 2 cents a peice! One of the kidds yelled "yes! I bought mine just in time! Lol!  I think he understood what I was trying to teach! 

Manny of the kids liked the toys and silky straws! 

Supply and Demand: continued... Cookies Yum!
These started at 5 cents a piece. When we got to 3 left there was a price increase to 6 cents a piece. Demand at its finest!

What a fun day! I hope they camr home and told you all about it! They have an assignment to write about the store experience on the back of their "Lottery" writing page. Ask them to tell about their feelings atdifferent times of the event. 

Thanks parents!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Inspiration just struck! I have a project in mind that involves sugar cookies to help teach time and shape segmentation. I was wondering if anyone of you were bakers? I need someone who can make sugar cookies that are at least 3 inches big. If this is something that you're good at, (ha ha!) please let me know by text! 

You have a "mad scientist" type of person as a teacher, have you figured that out yet? I am getting better, I am finally asking parents for help! Lol!

Happy New Year!