Mrs. Hofmann's Second Grade

Mrs. Hofmann's Second Grade

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Famous American Wax Museum

      Wow! The kids did an amazing job at our Famous American Wax Museum last Friday! I was so impressed by how much they had learned and how confident they were sharing their new learning with all of our visitors! Thank you, parents, for all of your help with this project! I think the children learned a lot! I always have former students come back and tell me how much they loved and remember this project from second grade, and I hope your kids feel the same way! Here are some cute pictures of our famous American visitors!

Ben Franklin


Betsy Ross

Wilma Rudolph

Jackie Robinson

Bill Clinton

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Barack Obama

Betsy Ross

Abraham Lincoln

Neil Armstrong

Sally Ride

Jesse Owens

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Milton Hershey

Amelia Earhart

Royal Robbins

Michelle Obama

Thomas Jefferson

George Washington

Stan Lee

     We also had some Mystery Readers visit our classroom recently. If you haven't been a Mystery Reader this year, and would like to, please let me know. We'd love to have you!

Jalen and his mom

Jalen and his dad

Kristen and her mom

Cole and his dad

Sunday, February 5, 2017

100th Day Fashion Show!

We welcomed Kaeson's mom as our Mystery Reader back in December, and somehow I forgot to post the picture!
Sorry Mrs. Deck!
Our annual 100th Day Fashion Show was so much fun! The kids looked so cute as they walked down our red carpet and modeled their shirts. Then we paraded around to the kindergarten, first grade, and third grade classrooms to share our special shirts. We had a fun morning! If you were unable to see our fashion show, here are some pics of our "models."  :)

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Reader's Theater Fun!

    The children have been working so hard to read more fluently. Our mini-lessons have focused on scooping words into longer phrases, talking like the characters, making our voices match our character's moods and what's happening in the story, and reading at a 'just-right' pace (not too fast and not too slow). To bring all of our mini-lessons together, the students performed Reader's Theater skits this week for the other second grade classes and one kindergarten class. They worked so hard to read with strong fluency and expression, and I was so proud of them. Here are some pictures of our performers, although you'll have to look hard to figure out who's hiding behind the mask!

   The kids were also excited to welcome two Mystery Readers to our classroom. If you'd like to be a Mystery Reader this year, send me an e-mail and we'll get you scheduled!
Bethany and her mom

Keelyn and her grandma