Friday, December 19, 2014

Thank you for all the drops in my bucket today!

I just wanted to say thank you to my wonderful students and parents this year. 

I am THANKFUL for all the presents and I am especially HUMBLED by all the kind notes I received today. Teaching children is my passion and it feels nice to be appreciated
You guys are the BEST!

Have a wonderful break everybody!

Mr. Slay :)

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Discover exceptional compassion!

We're putting our VOCABULARY lesson to good use!

Discover: To find or learn something new

Exceptional: A person or animal that is especially talented or smart

Compassion: Noticing when people feel bad and you want to help them

Can second graders really learn $100 words like this? You bet! 
The students in room 14 are definitely EXCEPTIONAL!

Take a look at our CASTLE of CANS!

It was fun to build, but it's even more fun knowing that the cans will help to feed families in need!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

David is using the iPad to show the class his MATH SKILLS!

Way to go Davey!

Putting drops in each other's bucket!

In December we've been discussing the importance of telling people that you appreciate them. 
Room 14 knows that the best way to make the world a better place is to appreciate one another.

Thank you Leisha for the sweet note! 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Is it a ROCK or a MINERAL?

Easy! A ROCK is just a solid that has more than one MINERAL. 

Parent question of the week: Is the Earth made of mostly rock, or mostly water
Ask your scholar for the answer!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Where did my Thanksgiving turkey go?

We've been learning about our DIGESTIVE SYSTEM. 
If you want to find out what happens after you swallow your food, just ask Francisco! 

Framed Mixed-Media Art in Second Grade?! This is how we do it!

I couldn't be any prouder of these incredibly talented artists! Way to go!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Congratulations to the Minus-Zero Heroes!

Spelling tricky plurals are no match for these superstars! 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Be kinder than necessary.

Be kinder than necessary. 
This is a quote from one of my favorite new books.
If you're a chapter book reader, I highly recommend  reading Wonder.

Plurals: Level 2!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Spelling Pattern: Plural Nouns

Today we learned how to make nouns into plural nouns. The first rule was easy! 
If a word ends in -x, -s, z, -sh, and -ch, then you need to add -es!