Ms. Simac's 2nd Grade News

June 5, 2015

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Thank you!

This will be the last newsletter of the school year, and I simply cannot believe it. I would like to thank each of you for sharing your children with me. Each and every child will always hold a special place in my heart. As a classroom teacher, and parent, I realize that some days I have the privilege of spending more waking hours with your child than you do. I take that responsibility very seriously and am so appreciative that I have gotten to spend so many hours with these wonderful children! Thank you again for a wonderful school year! I hope that you have a great summer and I will see some of you in 3rd grade!

Gardening!

This week, we went out to the Eagle River Elementary School garden. We planted tomatoes, potatoes, beets and beans. We saw all kinds of neat critters - spiders, different worms, and moths. We also learned that moths are pollinators, just like bees! An interesting thing we learned about seeds - some seeds are "compound seeds". There are really 5 seeds within 1, so they should be more spread out. We will visit the garden again in the fall with our 3rd grade classes. Mrs. Schmidt with the Farm to School program will be sending information home next week with a summer schedule of different times to meet at the gardens. After we finished gardening, we had a great discussion about nutrition and healthy eating habits. Remember to eat a "rainbow" and drink plenty of water!

Summer to do list...

  • READ! READ! READ! Please encourage your child to read - read to themselves, read to a sibling, read to you, read to a pet, etc. It is also wonderful if they are read to! Listening to reading is very important and helps fluency. Read anything and everything! Remember, reading texts like magazines and comic books still counts as reading.
  • Write! It would be great if your child kept a summer journal and wrote as much as possible. They can write about anything they want or feel free to give them a prompt, "Where would you travel to if you could go anywhere in the world?" or "What would you do on the perfect summer day?" You can also find a funny picture in a magazine or on the internet and tell your child to write a story about it. Some of the best pictures are advertisements with animals in magazines! Another option is writing letters. Please, please, please have your child write me a letter! I promise that I will write back!


Mrs. Simac

1849 McKinley Blvd.

Eagle River, WI 54521



  • Math Facts - please have your child practice their addition and subtraction facts. Also, if they are ready, have them start practicing their multiplication facts. They will need to know these fluently by the end of the third grade. The more practice in all of these areas, the better!
  • Have FUN!!!!

Congratulations to Isabellah, voted our most "Sparkly" student!

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Field Day - Tuesday, June 9

This information was sent home from the P.E. Department:


Sports Twist!

(Outside if weather permits, at high school field house if weather does not permit.)


Come join us from some fun and excitement on Tuesday, June 9th. This year's theme (voted on by our 5th graders) is Sports Twists. There will be some games involving your typical sports but with a twist invented by the 5th graders. The 5th graders will be teaching/leading the events this year.


Please send an extra set of clothes/shoes and towel for your child (some activities may include water if we are outside). Also, make sure to put sunscreen on. If the weather does not permit us to be outside we will be in the high school field house. The inside activities then will not have water involved. If you are able to join us please let your child's classroom teacher know. Thank you and hope to see you then.


Come and enjoy the fun! Don't forget your sunscreen and water bottles!

One Book, One Grade

Thank you to everyone that came to our 2nd Grade Family Fun Night! We hope that you had as much fun as we did!

Field Trip

This week, we took our field trip to Silver Lake Beach - what a FABULOUS day! We had a picnic lunch, went swimming, played in the sand, caught frogs, went fishing and enjoyed the sunshine!

Bees!!!

We got to visit Mr. Wilfer's Northland Pines Middle School Science class to learn about bees! The middle school students are working on a great project right behind the elementary school. They have built hives, ordered bees, and are collecting honey. Our 2nd graders got to learn about the bees, how they live, and how they produce honey by participating in some fun games! A big thanks to Mr. Wilfer and his students!


Here's some fun facts about what we learned:

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Student Section!

Some 2nd graders "produced" a brain break video... Enjoy!
Grade 2

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! HAPPY SUMMER!

Wednesday, June 10th, 8:30am-3:30pm

1700 Pleasure Island Road

Eagle River, WI

Contact Information

Sarah Simac

ssimac@npsd.k12.wi.us

(715) 479-6471, ext. 3215

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