Saturday, October 29, 2011

Parent Teacher conferences

Thank you to everyone who showed up for parent teacher conferences.  I had an excellent turnout.  It was wonderful to talk to each of you about your child and the great progress they are making in school.  My favorite part was seeing some old students that I taught many years ago.   I had a 9th grader come to his brother's conference - and I didn't recognize him.  Tall, all grown up, and so respectful.  He even shook my hand!   It just goes to show you that I have the best job in the world.   Looking forward to 2nd quarter.  We are ready to learn new and exciting things!

If you have any questions about your child's report card, feel free to contact me at school:

712-732-8074 (School) (email)

Thank you!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Field Trip!!!!

My 2nd grade class was so excited to go on our field trip today.  We headed to Peterson, to the Prarie Heritage Center and to Buena Vista County Park.   The kids were so excited.  On the way there, we went through Linn Grove.  The trees were changing color, and were beautiful.  Some of the comments on the bus were,"  Oh,  I love it here!  I want to go on vacation here!  This is so awesome!"   Little did they know that their fun was just beginning!

Bows and Arrows?  Seriously Mrs. Knapp?  You are going to let us do that?

Oh No!!!  They forgot to put drinks in our lunches.   We made the best of it -- and used a hydrant.  The kids thought this was cool!

Who is brave enough to touch the snake?   Not Mrs. Knapp!  But these kids did!

This pretty much sums up our day!!!  Poor Jason!!!!

Ants Ants Ants!!

It's a turtle.... no, it's a spider....  It's an ANTFARM! 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Another Class Pet?

We have been having fun with our new Science curriculum.  We started with our 1st class pet -- GOLDFISH!  We studied their structure, their habitats, their needs, and learned a lot of interesting facts about them.  

Now, it is time to move on to our next pet.   What could it be?  Here are some pictures of the students reading clues about their pet.

Jaida is reading the clue to Alisa.  Hmmm.... Wonder what the pet is????????
Nyayop:  What do you think it is?
Angel:   A frog?

I heard many guesses... .A frog, a tarantula (NOT IN MY CLASSROOM)...  and maybe a bug.  Above, Matthew, Hsa Moo,  Yeeshai, Alan, and Jack are making their predictions.   They are all so excited!

Mrs. Stille (student teacher) is reading the clue out loud.  The kids are so excited and listening carefully. 

What do you think it is?     Stay tuned for more pictures of the class pet!  :o)