Mrs. Hofmann's Second Grade

Mrs. Hofmann's Second Grade

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Mystery Reader

Audrey's dad visited our classroom last Friday and read Shel Silverstein's The Missing Piece.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


The kids have really enjoyed our recent science unit on fossils and dinosaurs. We've been learning about animals that have gone extinct, as well as animals of today that are endangered. On Friday, we had fun pretending to be paleontologists, as we tried to excavate chocolate chips (fossils) from our cookies (rock) using toothpicks. The children saw how difficult it is for paleontologists to remove fossils embedded in rock without damaging them.

Mason B. and Oni work hard to remove "fossils" from the "rock."

We also recently finished our writing unit on realistic fiction. The students had the opportunity to create a realistic fiction character and then develop a problem and solution for their character. For our celebration, we got together with our writing buddies and had hot cocoa.
Claire and Mason L. enjoying hot cocoa as they share their realistic fiction stories.

The kids were also excited to have two Mystery Readers visit our classroom recently.
Jack's grandma, who lives in Pennsylvania, surprised him by reading No More Monsters For Me.

Mason B.'s dad surprised him by coming to read Where the Wild Things Are.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

100th Day Fashion Show!

Thank you to so many of you who were able to attend our 100th Day Fashion Show last Friday! The children's shirts were so creative! Here are some pictures for you to enjoy!
100 jewels

100 smiley faces

100 sparkly puff balls

100 hearts

100 safety pins

100 butterfly bows

100 letters and numbers

100 army men

100 band-aids

100 Rainbow Loom rubberbands

100 feathers

100 pennies

100 question marks

100 eyeballs

100 sparkly jewels and buttons

100 band-aids

100 creepers

100 cupcake buttons

100 eyeballs

100 Tootsie Rolls