Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday June 13, the last day of school!!

Here we are...this has been a fun and busy year, full of learning.

Here are some favorite things about second grade or ideas learned during second grade:
 (excerpts from the essays entitled "What I liked or learned in second grade)

"It was fun coming in on the first day and making new friends."  Drew
"I loved using the iPad to help my education...and I loved my teacher Mrs. Robb."  Thomas
"I learned the Pledge of Allegiance and how to subtract huge numbers and the food we made at school was always delicious!" Layton
"I liked that Mrs. Robb (my teacher) was creative...and had many books of many varieties." Jasper
"I learned many things, but most of all I learned that Mrs. Robb is the best teacher in the school (sshh, quiet, don't tell anyone)" Lauren
"I giggled when the new principal Mr. Goldstein read a book to us...I especially loved writing." Norah
"I liked writing and reading jobs of the week, but most of all I really liked my teacher..." Hensley
I liked when Mrs. Robb reads to the class and singing the National Anthem every Monday." Evalyn
"There were good books in the our class library...I love school!" Lola
"It was awesome when we studied ants.  The standard algorithm is a cool way of solving problems." Beckett
"I liked learning math because I didn't know that much math before." Ryder
"I liked our biome study projects and animal reports...and hanging out with my friends." Kali
"I loved the iPads because they helped me learn...I loved math and science." Anders
" We did many projects together...I liked second grade because we learned lots of new things." Sophia
"I liked creating fun projects." Sam
" I enjoyed calendar with multiplication." Miles
" I really liked my cheetah report...and the ant farm we had."  Ezra
"I liked meeting new friends and doing projects." Alex
"I liked playing with friends...but the best thing is learning." Dah
"I liked the biome project about the rainforest...I learned that anything times 10 - just add a zero." Cooper
"I made lots of friends and Mrs. Robb had the best projects in mind." Cassidy
"What I liked best was art and making projects." Roxana
"I liked writing and art." Isabella
"I liked the projects because they were really fun and beautiful. " Olivia
"I liked the iPads and I learned about weather, ants and food..." Matthew

They said it all...a busy year of learning.

Thank you for the wonderful gifts- they are so thoughtful AND beautiful

Thanks for the class pictures Kali!
Today we watched a movie called "Meet the Robinsons", a movie about science, learning, family, and never giving up...
There was also time travel, bowler hats, and a talking frog...
Later, we watched a great magic show by Bob Eaton,
clapped out the fifth graders,
then enjoyed a time signing each others' art books:

As the year comes to a close, I want to leave you with this quote from the movie we saw today:

“Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Walt Disney

As we end second grade and you move on to third grade, here is a little advice:  stay curious, do at least one act of kindness everyday, listen to your parents and teachers AND

Keep moving forward!

Thanks for a great year everyone!  Mrs. Robb, signing off for the 2013-2014 school year!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thursday June 12

This is the bonus day...our make up day as a result of all of the snow!

If you child ever tells you that they cannot clean the house, yard, room, etc...remind them of today!  We wiped, dusted, sorted, stacked, and generally tidied up the room.  Room 13 is now very clean, looks great,  and is mostly dust free, although there were many sneezes as part of the dedustification process!  There is something both satisfying and a little sad about a classroom this clean because it signals the end ideas well learned, projects completed and the end of the school year. 

See you tomorrow as we wrap things up with book cleaning and counting- stay tuned!


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wenesday June 11

We started this morning with creative art!  The students were able to use any materials in the room to create anything they wanted!  They really seemed to enjoy themselves!

Then we moved into our "creative play"time.  The students worked on puzzles and designs and even electric circuits- they are very creative!  Thanks for bringing such wonderful things to share!

Tomorrow we will be taking home everything from our desks and lockers...send a bag!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tuesday June 10

Yesterday the students seemed to really enjoy playing their favorite games with each other.

Today, we started the day with a weaving design project, then in the afternoon, out came the technology.  It was a very quiet afternoon!  Here are a few pictures of our day:




We hope you can join us tonight beginning at 6:00 to see all of the animal projects and reports we have been working on this spring!
See you tomorrow!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday June 6- Pictures of Projects! Rainforest Week

Hi everyone!
This week, habitat scientists were hard at work creating representations to demonstration their knowledge of the rainforest.  During their project work, the students are learning to explain their thinking to others while they negotiate and plan the details of a multi-day project.
When the projects are complete, we present them to the class.  This helps students use the practical skills of listening and thinking about the words of others AND speaking in front of others concisely and coherently.  Here are the pictures of their work:

See you all Monday!  Don't forget to bring your favorite game!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wednesday June 4

Today was filled with literacy work, math assessments, and rainforest projects.  This week, they need to reference a book when using facts for their project.  The scientists were up to their canopies creating rainforest representations...stay tuned until Friday when their hard work is revealed!
See you tomorrow!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Monday June 2

June is's all I can say about

Today we presented our projects about the ocean- once again, the students developed amazing projects!  Here are some pictures...see you tomorrow!