Sunday, December 9, 2012


I can't believe it is December already!  Where has the time gone?   We have been so busy in school, and the kids are working so hard!  We have been working hard in math on our addition and subtraction facts.  Reading is improving, and we are also improving on our comprehension.

Cold weather is here!  Please be sure to send warm clothes with your child to school everyday.  Coats, gloves, hats, scarves, and when the snow comes  (and stays),  boots and snowpants.
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Thank you!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

How was your Thanksgiving?

Go to Kidblog... and tell me how your Thanksgiving was.  I will give a ticket to anyone who writes a post about your day!  Happy WRITING!  :)

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Nurse Twyla came to our class to teach us about the importance of washing our hands.  We learned how to stay healthy, and get rid of the germs.  Below are some pictures:

Being inducted into the GERM PATROL!

Here is the proper way to wash your hands.

Perla trying to get rid of her germs.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Testing! Can you see this? I am sending it from my phone! Technology is wonderful!

Rapunzel..... Rapunzel.......

One of our reading groups put on a Readers Theater for us today.  They have been practicing the story Rapunzel for a week or so.  Today, they performed.

Let down your hair!!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Everyday I'm Shufflin!!!!

What?  School can be fun?  Why sure it can!  When their work was all done, these students wanted to burn some energy.  They were showin off their 'moves'....

                         TA DA!!!!

                        GO, PABLO GO!  

ANTS, ANTS, and more ANTS!

Science has been FUN!  We went from goldfish to ANTS!  We are studying animals and their habitats, what they need,  and how they survive.  After ants,  something else is coming!  What could it be?

     Jocelyn is recording her data from her observation.

      Jane and Perla are carefully observing their ant farm.

   Joseph is having fun in Science!!!

  WOW!  Look at this scientist! I love this picture!


We are starting to blog in 2nd grade!  Each week, we bring the laptops into the classroom, and blog about what we are learning.  After we finish blogging, the students can get on Edmodo, or go to my Symbaloo page and play some learning games.  Ask them to see their blog.  You would be so proud!

Sunday, October 14, 2012


We are getting excited to begin a new unit on Animals!   Students have been given clues that the first animal we will be studying are GOLDFISH!   Here are some pictures before we DIG IN!  :)

This first picture is my aquarium.  These fish are STARVING all the time.  The moment I put the food in, they all swarm to the top like vultures.  Here is a picture of feeding time at "Bikini Bottom"!!!

Here are the student trays/supplies.  Pretty soon, each will have a goldfish to observe, feed, and learn more about.  Exciting!

We have also been getting clues as to what the next "thing" will be.  What?  Something else is coming to 2nd grade?  What could it be?

Here are some clues that we have received:

1.  It is NOT Justin Bieber.
2.  It isn't an it.
3.  It does not talk.
4.  They are not human.
5. It has more legs than you do.
6.  It won't call you.  Not even maybe!

What could it be?  

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Field Trip - updated!

We had a great day at the Prairie Heritage Center!  We went on a hike, learned about birds, saw some buffalo, and had a great time!   Check out the pictures below for lots of fun....  

Look what we spotted on our hike!  A fox tail and come corn!

Going down a very steep hill on our hike.  Thanks, Joseph, for helping me!!!

Pablo and Mason showing more evidence of animals on the prairie.

      Boys posing by the lake.

Digging in the sand for some 'buried treasure"! 


My lunch buddies !  :)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Live Animals!

To kick off our Science unit, we had Katie VanderLinden, the Buena Vista County Naturalist come and visit, and she brought with her some LIVE ANIMALS!  Not a cat or a dog.... We had turtles, snakes, and even a vulture.  Check out how well the students are listening to her!

A baby turtle... just a few weeks old, rescued from a friend's pond.

 Whose afraid of big, black snakes?  Not Katie..... I stayed far back, and used my zoom!

And she brought a falcon to visit......

 And everyone's favorite.... the box turtle.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Under the boardwalk.......

I had this song in my head all day.  Under the boardwalk.... out in the sun.... Under the boardwalk....we'll be havin some fun!!       Today, to begin our new unit in Science, the 2nd grade classes enjoyed a walk to the boardwalk/nature center at Storm Lake's little lake.  It was beautiful!   We looked for 'evidence' of animals.  Tracks, nests, sounds, etc.  It was a fun little hike.  Enjoy the pictures.... under the boardwalk... boardwalk!!

Here is part of my class on the boardwalk.... surrounded by tall grass.  We saw evidence of deer, birds, and someone even claimed they saw a dried up beaver.  (ick).....  It was beautiful!

I love my class!  Look how they
are all having such a great time.  Best class in the world!

Cool kids who wanted to stop and pose.....  :)

These girls hold hands ALL OF THE TIME!  Love this!

Love this picture of Tatiana!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Funny Feet Day!

Thursday was funny feet day.  We had all sorts of funny feet, as well as great ideas!  See below!  :)

We had 2 different shoes....  :)

Toes and flip flops..... :)

and comfy slippers......  :)

and I just have to point out.....    These are DOCTORS GLOVES..... and flip flops.  :)   Keanan - you make me laugh everyday!!!

Tomorrow is GREEN and WHITE day!   Show your TORNADO SPIRIT by wearing green and white, tattoos, beads,and buttons!  Go Tornadoes!  

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What is your Favorite Team?

Tuesday was FAVORITE TEAM DAY.  It was fun to see all the kids' favorite sports and team names.  Enjoy the pictures.

Here are the kids sporting their favorite team.  Mrs. Carrasco.... You are silly!

WOOOO HOOOO!!!  Go Cardinals!!!

Robert, Pablo, and Nayeli LOVE soccer!

Korver and Mason showing off their Vikings jerseys!

Tomorrow is ORANGE day!