Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fire Station Field Trip

Students went on their first trip of the year to the fire station.  They enjoyed touring the fire trucks and practice how to exit a building filled with smoke.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Technology Project

Students are using the computer program, Garage Band, to record themselves reading a book.  They then listen to how they read.  We are practicing using this program in preparation of the writing project coming up. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wormy Science

We have been studying worms and decomposition.  Here are students observing their worms for the first time.

Friday, September 7, 2012

School Rules

This week we read "David Goes to School."  Students created a David portrait and we created a chart on what our school rules are.  Students then wrote down ways that we are respectful, responsible, safe and kind at school.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Kissing Hand

I read aloud the book The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn the first week at school.  Students made raccoons and wrote about what they hoped to learn this year.  They put together their hand prints and made cookie hands.  It has been a busy start.  We are making our beginning of the year class books. Pictures will be posted soon.


Monday, August 20, 2012

Welcome Back

This week begins a brand new school year for all of us, and I’d like to extend a warm welcome to my students.  I am looking forward to another year here at Ursa Major. 

I have taught multiple grades for the last eight years. Second grade is one of my favorite grades to teach!  This year will be an exciting and educational year in your child’s life and I am glad I get to share it with them. We will be adventuring through several new concepts as well as revisiting and mastering familiar ones.

See you Wednesday, August 22nd!

Mrs. Rush

2012-2013 School Year

Dear Parents & Students,

The 2012 - 2013 school year is about to begin; in fact the first day of school is Wednesday, August 22nd.

If you like to be prepared, the following list of supplies will get you ready for the first day of school:

  • 20 #2 pencils
  • 1 large pink eraser
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 2 bottles of Elmer's glue
  • 2 packs of Glue Sticks
  • 1 12" ruler
  • 1 box of Crayola crayons (24)
  • 1 pack Dry Erase markers
  • 2 packs of wide ruled paper
  • 2 Composition Notebooks
  • 2 Pocket Folders
  • 1 box of Kleenex
  • 1 pair of Gym shoes (non-marking and to be left at school)
  • 1 container of Clorox wipes 
  • Hand Sanitizer

Not required but very helpful

  • 1 set of headphones to use in the computer lab
  • 1 backpack1 box of Ziploc bags (gallon or sandwich size)