Entries by Ellie Russell

3/18/19 – 3/22/19

Don’t forget about the Rice Bowls. Thank you to Mrs. Bair for running another Science Lab on Friday about the Rock Cycle. We are so blessed to have a Geologist to help us! If any of you are Gardeners, please let me know if you would like to run a Science Lab for us. RELIGION: […]

3/11/19 – 3/15/19

Note from Mrs. Russell: I hope you are having a good Lent. No matter what your Religious Tradition, the practice of Prayer, Fasting and Giving is good to promote. For second graders, this may look like intentionally praying more as a family, fasting by giving something up for Lent, and your child serving you by […]

3/4/19 – 3/07/19

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday this week. Your child will be receiving ashes on their foreheads to remind them to “Repent, and believe in the Gospel,” and “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” We hope to see many of you at Mass, as well. If you come to Mass, remember that […]

2/25/19 – 3/01/19

Please sign and return your child’s Progress Report which will be coming home in the Tuesday folder. Don’t forget to buy a ticket for the Angels in the Vista Auction! I hope to see you there Saturday, March 2nd at 6:30. RELIGION: Sacraments: Our Way of Life: Holy Eucharist SPELLING: Compound Words cannot, pancake, maybe, […]

2/19/19 – 2/22/19

I hope your enjoyed your long weekend! We have a lot planned for the next four days! Thank you once again for all the help with the Valentine’s Party especially my room moms, Daniel and Annaleigh’s moms. It was a wonderful time held by all. On Thursday, February 21st, we will have a special author […]

2/11/19 – 2/15/19

Happy St. Valentine’s Day! Thank you to Daniel and Annaleigh’s mom for planning our Valentine’s party for Thursday, February 14th. You will be getting an email asking for help. I sent home a list of names for your child’s Valentine cards, or you can just have your child sign their cards and send them in. […]


On Friday, we celebrated with the First Graders the 100th Day of School with loads of fun Math activities looking at all the patterns and combinations we could conjure up to make it to 100.  We even created Word Problem Puppet Shows.  We will continue celebrating with the 101st Day of School on Monday because […]


We are still MAP Testing this week due to all the illness last week; therefore we will NOT have a Spelling Test again this week.  Many children have been out sick; Type A Flu has been confirmed in our class.  Please make sure to let us know if your child gets the flu. We still […]


Welcome to our new classmate Jorge!  We are so excited to have Jorge join us from West Virginia.  Second grade will not be taking MAP tests until the week of Jan. 14th-Jan.17th since we must share the iPads for testing.  This week I will instead be individually testing students with the Fountas and Pinnel Reading […]


Happy Advent!  We had a wonderful day celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas on December 6th.  The Scrooged Ballet was awesome on Friday; thank you to Apple’s Dad and Daniel’s Mom for chaperoning.  A shout out to Mrs. Bair for another wonderful Science Lab on rocks this past Friday; ask your children about all that […]