Friday, May 25, 2012

End of the Year Notes

We are almost there!!!  I have had such a wonderful year with your children!!!

Here are a few upcoming dates that I wanted to keep you posted on:

Monday, May 28 Memorial Day No School

Tuesday, May 29 Field Trip to Wolfson's Children's Hospital ***Bring a bag lunch and wear blue Bartram Springs T-shirt

Monday, June 4 2nd Grade Awards 9:45 am in the Cafeteria

Tuesday, June 5 Game Day Children may bring in board games or handheld games.  Parents, it is up to you if you want to allow your child to bring in their DS games.

Wednesday, June 6 End of the year party We will be rotating around the 2nd grade classrooms playing games, having snacks and making crafts.  Pizza, snacks and drinks are provided.

Thursday, June 7 Last Day of School Noon Dismissal

Friday, May 18, 2012

Releasing Butterflies

When we got to school on Monday we discovered that all of our butterflies had emerged from their chrysalides.
On Wednesday we released our butterflies back into the world.  Here are some pictures of our butterfly release.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Benchmark and FAIR test this week

This week I will be administering the last benchmark test of the year and the last FAIR test of the year.
Please make sure you child is well rested and has had a healthy breakfast each day so that he or she can be focused for testing.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thanks a Bunch!

Thank you all so much for the kind words and goodies this week!
I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful class this year and you have no idea how much I am going to miss each and everyone of my students when this school year is over.
Thank you for everything!
Mrs. Pacciano

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Look at these Habitat Dioramas

The students did a stupendous job on presenting their habitat dioramas! 
Here are some pictures of their projects!

Trevor and the King Cobra

Tucker and the Snake

Kalia and Dolphins

Camdyn and Coral Snakes

Amanda and Rabbits

Inari and Butterflies

Ryan and Alligators

Morgan and Flamingos

Savannah and the Green Tree Python Snake

Joey C and the Jaguar

Joey D and the Anaconda

Victor and the Great White Shark

AJ and the Bull Shark

Carter and the Hammerhead Shark

Caitlin and the Dolphin

Monday, May 7, 2012

Habitat Projects

Just a reminder that Habitat Projects are due tomorrow.

Here are some examples:

Friday, May 4, 2012

Brushing Up Our Math Skills

Next week we are taking an end of the year math test.  Please brush up on math skills at home.  Certain skills that need review are addition and subtraction with regouping, measurement (yards, feet, centimeters), place value,  patterns, expanded form and standard form, fact families, even and odd numbers, time and money.  I know this is a lot but there are several math websites that have fun games to review these skills.  You can always try or too.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Caterpillars are here!

We have exciting news!  Our class has caterpillars and we will be observing them daily watching them change in the life cycle.  Ask your child what they observed today.  Ask them everyday until he or she comes home telling you we have butterflies!  It is very exciting watching this life process at school.

Here are some pictures from day 1 in the classroom:

Kalia, Caitlin and Trevor

Victor, AJ and Ryan

Savannah, Joey C and Carter

Amanda, Camdyn, Joey D and Morgan

Amanda, Camdyn, Joey D , Morgan, Caitlin and Kalia

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Science Pics

Here are some pictures from science this week.  The students were exploring what objects would sink or float.  We also explored what kinds of liquids float and sink.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Research Reports

We are beginning to write research reports in writing.  The students have compiled a list of topics that they are interested in writing about. I have asked the children to decide with you 1 topic that they would like to write about.
 I wish I had enough books about animals and presidents in my classroom or in our school library for the students to research but I do not.   So, I would like each student to go to the local library and check out at least 2 books on an animal or president of their choosing.  I would also like at least 1 printed article about the topic.  is a great website for animals and is a great website for US Presidents. 
Please send these into school no later than Monday, February 27, 2012.  The children will keep all materials in their cubbies and I will send them home in time so that you do not have any late fees at the library.

Thank you,

Mrs. Pacciano

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Thank You and Family Fitness Night

Thank you to all who brought in those wonderful Valentine's Treats!  We had a wonderful few days celebrating in the classroom. 

Family Fitness Night will be on March 13 from 6-8pm.  This is a wonderful night for fun with your kids.
During this event the school will hold a silent auction where all proceeds will go to the Jay Fund.  The Jay Fund is a non-profit organization that helps families with children with Cancer.  Each class is responsible for making a basket.  Our classes them is Taste of Italy, this is a basket of fine Italian foods and more. I have only had one student donate and I would love to see more donations come in.  I myself have purchased  lots of delicious items already but we can use more.  We still need thingslike Italian cookbooks or cooking magazines.  Cooking utensils like cheese graters and wooden spoons and forks, pasta dishes.  I have already received a donation from Carrabas for the gift basket but I would love more gift card donations.
Any donations will be greatly appreciated by the school and the Jay Fund.

Thank you and I hope to see you at Family Fitness Night!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is next week!  Look for a list to go home today with your child's classmates names.  We will be exchanging Valentine's on Tuesday, February 14th.  I will also be making a special treat for the class!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

100th Day of School this Friday


I cannot believe it but this Friday is the 100th Day of School.  This year is flying by fast!
We will spend the day celebrating with lots of fun activities.   One activity will be making a special 100th Day Snazzy Snack.    Each student has been asked to bring in something to contribute and it should be written in his or her planner.  Please check your child's planner and send the ingredients in by Friday.  Thank you so much for your participation. 

Mrs. Pacciano