Entries by Ellie Russell

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 […]


RELIGION: First Week of Advent Parts of Mass Sacrament of Reconciliation Christmas Traditions SPELLING LIST: Contractions: I’m, don’t, isn’t, can’t, we’ll, it’s, I’ve, didn’t, you’re, that’s, wasn’t, you’ve, us, them Bonus Words: choice ENGLISH/WRITING: Writing Christmas Stories Sentence Fluency Writing Christmas Poetry: Writing with rhythm and rhyme CAPS (Capitalization, Agreement, Punctuation and Spelling) Writing complete […]


  RELIGION: Parts of Mass Sacrament of Reconciliation SPELLING LIST: Ordinal Numbers: first, second, third,  fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth Bonus Words: Advent/ Christmas Words/ Words of Choice ENGLISH/WRITING: Sentence Fluency CAPS (Capitalization, Agreement, Punctuation and Spelling) Thanksgiving Break Journal Entries with Topic Sentences and Concluding Sentences Action Verbs […]


THANK YOU to Mr. Bair for a wonderful Science Lab last Friday about Hydrology.  The students thoroughly enjoyed this hands-on approach to learning about rocks and soil!   RELIGION: Parts of Mass Sacrament of Reconciliation Prayers of Thanksgiving     SPELLING LIST: Base Words with Endings: -ed and -ing Basic Words: liked, using, riding, chased, […]


  RELIGION: Great Job on Saint Reports and Costumes.  Check out our St. Peter’s Facebook Page for photos. Saints, cont. Commandments 6-10 The parts of the Mass     SPELLING LIST: (Consonant Diagraphs th, sh, wh, ch, tch) Basic Words: dish, than, chest, such, thin, push, shine, chase, white, while, these, flash, which, then Bonus […]