Happy Trails!

h1 April 19th, 2008

Our class wraps up each day by singing Happy Trails. Watch us sing one of our favorite songs!


God Bless America

h1 April 18th, 2008

Every month our second grade has learned a different patriotic song as part of our morning routine. We have learned the Star Spangled Banner, God Bless the USA, Yankee Doodle Dandy, America the Beautiful, and more! This month we have learned “God Bless America.”

Listen and watch our super second grade class sing God Bless America!


How to Regroup – a Video Podcast from Room 203

h1 April 17th, 2008

Watch some awesome second graders review with our class the steps of double and triple digit addition and subtraction!


We love Mrs. Alsup!

h1 April 16th, 2008

We have been so fortunate this year to work with a kind and loving teacher; Mrs. Alsup.  She has worked hard to teach our class so many things!  We are so grateful to have her in Room 203! Here are some reasons why we think she is incredible.

Vivaldi Inspires Marvelous Mental Images!

h1 April 15th, 2008

The composer this month is Antonio Vivaldi. He is most famous for his songs titled The Four Seasons. As a fun music and art project, we drew our most vivid mental images while we listened to each of the four seasons. I was so impressed with the fabulous and unique images they came up with!

Pictures of Us Creating

The Final Results!

Rock and Roll! Second Grade Geologists love learning about ROCKS!

h1 April 13th, 2008

Our class has been learning about one of my personal favorite things… ROCKS! Why are they so incredibly amazing, you might be wondering? Besides the fact that they are extremely old, each rock is a little clue about what geological events have taken place. Take, for instance, the beautiful Wasatch mountains. We can tell by studying their layers that sediment that was once horizontal, is now diagonal! Rocks not only tell us about our earth’s history, but they are also fun to collect! I have been collecting rocks for over 12 years!

Let’s share our knowledge about rocks by completing the survey below. Good luck, have fun, and keep on ROCKin’!

Rock Survey

Getting Ready for Core Testing! It’s that time of year again…

h1 April 11th, 2008

Our second grade class is preparing for our end of year testing. To help with this review, I have included a link to our very own class UTIPS webpage. This is a site with specific review tests, specifically designed for second grade, to help aide your child in taking this assessment. As we get closer to the end of April, PLEASE help your child review for this test by visiting our UTIPS website! Also, remember the last week of April your child needs to come to school on time, well rested, and ready to do their very best! Thanks for all you do!!!


Our Incredible Class

h1 April 4th, 2008

Under the Sea

h1 March 28th, 2008

Our second graders have been learning about SEA LIFE. We have activated our prior knowledge about what goes on in the sea. We have also added to our schemas by reading informative non-fiction texts!! A Read Naturally group read a story about anglerfish, and that got us all excited to learn more about bioluminescent deep sea creatures. (we added to our schema that bioluminescent sea life actually create their own light under water!!)

Check out our sea life pics!

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St. Patrick’s Day Mystery

h1 March 17th, 2008

Do you feel LUCKY room 203?

In order to find the treasure, read the newspaper clipping below! Some of the article got cut off, so we are going to have to make some smart guesses to solve the puzzle!