Thursday, June 21, 2018

We are onto 3rd Grade!

Summer is officially here, school is out and second grade is over. We are onto 3rd grade...just like that!

Alex and Evan both had a great year in 2nd Grade. Their Teacher Mrs. Bowers was wonderful! I loved volunteering for her each week. I loved seeing the kids and getting to know them as a group. Some I have known since Kindergarten, some were brand new to the district this year. Each of them treated Alex with respect and many of them helped him as much as they could. There were some that would work with him every day. Alex truly loved working alongside his peers more this year than in years past.

During Math or Reading he would be paired up with his peers to work together instead of always having an adult present to help. He would have a buddy each day that would push him to music or art or to recess.

Evan...is a cool kid. He really is. He improved his reading so much this year and had multiple 100% tests in Math. He would have had more if he would just slow down and take his time according to his teacher. Science, Social Studies, Art, Gym and Music he scored well in also. Writing is the only area he struggled a bit and I told him I would help him with that this summer.

I am very proud of both of the boys and their academics this year.

At their school, there is the Lower El Pod and the Upper El Pod and I can't believe we are moving out of the Lower El Pod in September. That has been home to us for the past 5 years from Preschool until now. It feels like yesterday we were doing Kindergarten Registration!

They had some fun field trips (see previous post) this year and the end of the year party was a hit! Here are some photos of Second Grade!!

We are in for some fun adventures this summer and I am going to do my best to post them here!1

September 5, 2017 - First Day of 2nd Grade






Halloween Party
Halloween Party






Christmas Party
Christmas Party


Field Trip to Longway Planetarium

Making Slime

Making Slime

Planting Flowers at Wojos Greenhouse


Last day of 2nd Grade

Water gun Fight

Soaked!

Buddies Alexa and Alex


Jaxen, Alex and Anthony



With Mrs. Bowers

Alex and Abigayle eating cupcakes

So long, farewell friends..until September
















Friday, May 25, 2018

Field Trips

Alex and Evan's class visited The Longway Planetarium on April 30th and Wojos Greenhouse on May 1st. We made ice cream (and got to eat it!), we made slime (we opted not to eat it - haha) and also cement on our trip to the planetarium. Because it was only their class that went, I was able to ride the bus with them too!

Mixing the Ice Cream





Eating the Ice Cream
Yummy!



Making Slime






It went right into his mouth after this!
Evan blowing a bubble with his slime


Making Cement - Alex was DONE at this point. LOL

Bus Ride!



Wojo's Greenhouse is across the street from their school and we did a full greenhouse tour. I love this fieldtrip! Evan went when he was in preschool and they show you the ins and outs of the greenhouse, how they plant, how they water etc. At the end, the boys each planted a flower.










The girls took turns pushing Alex






So Happy I am able to be a part of these fieldtrips!