Mrs. Hofmann's Second Grade

Mrs. Hofmann's Second Grade

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Thank you parents for our wonderful Halloween party last Friday! The kids had such a great time! A special thank you to all of the parents who sent in items and volunteered their time to help us have a great party!

Check out our fun Halloween costumes!

Gia's grandmother surprised her as a Mystery Reader!

We enjoyed getting to learn about Nathan during his Star Student week!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Mystery Readers!

We welcomed our first Mystery Readers of the year to our classroom last week! If you would like to be a Mystery Reader this year, send me an e-mail and we'll get you scheduled for a date!

Jalen's aunt visited us from Indianapolis and read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.

Keelyn's dad read some fun Halloween books to us!
The kids were so excited that we earned our first Bingo party of the year last Friday! The students work together to earn Bingo numbers for excellent behavior. Then they get to choose how they would like to celebrate. They decided on an ice cream sundae party!

We enjoyed getting to know Grace better as our most recent Star Student!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Celebration Time!

The students have worked incredibly hard these past few weeks with our first writing and reading units. We spent several weeks talking about our "reading beanstalks" and learning how to make them "grow" this year. To celebrate all of our hard work in this first reading unit, we watched "Mickey's Beanstalk" and had a popcorn treat. Likewise, we spent our first several weeks in writing learning how to write small moment stories about our lives. We learned that it's important to pull out a tiny "seed" instead of writing the "whole watermelon." Since we had referred to watermelons throughout our first writing unit, we ended our unit with a watermelon treat. The kids enjoyed a slice of watermelon and got to share their favorite writing piece with their classmates.

Nolen and Kellen are ready to celebrate!

Enjoying our Writer's Workshop watermelon treat!
Thank you again to all of you who donated to our Jog For Jefferson fundraiser! We were able to raise over $42,000!!! Amazing!!!
During our Jog For Jefferson awards assembly, Emma's name was drawn to receive a gift card to COSI! Keelyn and Kaeson received medals for running the most laps in second grade with 18 each! Wow!

We enjoyed getting to learn more about Ethan during his Star Student week!