The Gribbin Gazette

September 16, 2016

Star Student

Next week's Star Student will be: Adalyn Burgoon

Monday: Send in 10-12 pictures for the students to share with the class. No need to bring in a poster board because we have made a special board in the room to put them on!
Friday: Students will read a book aloud to the class and they may bring an item for Show and Tell.

Our AMAZING class!

Gribbin "Owl Star" Families,

These past four weeks have been filled with wonderful learning experiences, practicing routines, and setting and accomplishing goals! Your students have been amazing listeners and role models for the rest of the school. We set little goals for ourselves each morning on what we need to work on to become the best students in the SCHOOL! Their love of learning and pride in their "ah ha!" moments brings such joy to my heart. They have truly developed a love of learning and are constantly working towards to developing and nurturing a Growth Mindset within themselves.

THANK YOU (yes, YOU!) for instilling this love and pride in your students and being a partner in their education!

Google Drive

Many parents have been asking how to view their child's work in Google Drive. Please use the usernames and passwords on the bright pink paper, taped inside their green folders. (Be sure to add to make it into their e-mail!) If you have issues, please email me and I will be glad to help you! Remember, this will be a valuable tool to see the work your child completes in class. :)

Also, your child's digital reading log is in Google Drive. It should be ready to go for them to record their reading. If you prefer that your child fill out a paper copy, please let me know and I'll send one home with them. (1,500 pages is the goal for the year)

At Home Connections:

Homework for next week:

  • Have students teach you how they fill out their Reading Logs in Google Drive
  • Charge iPad nightly
  • Have students show you their work in their Google Drive

Other Homework Options:


  • iStation (istation user names and passwords are taped on the inside of their green take home folder)
  • RAZKids (Password is the lizard icon)
  • Epic
  • Good fit books from home, our classroom library or the BES library!


  • Spelling City (Cherry Chums / Cherry Chums 2)
  • Word Brain


  • iStation
  • Hooda Math (Higher Level Thinking Activities)
  • Xtra Math
  • Math Flash Cards

Upcoming Events

September 16th - Spirit Day/Laps 4 Learning Pep Rally!

September 17th - Watch DOG Orientation 4-5pm

September 20th - Spring Creek Spirit Night/ Our class goes to library!

September 23rd - Spirit Day/FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIP DUE!

September 28th- Second Grade Field Trip to Casa Manana

September 30th - Spirit Day/Laps for Learning!

October 3rd - Snuffers Spirit Night!

October 6th - GT LEAD Curriculum Night

October 7th - Spirit Day

October 9th - PTA Meeting

October 10th - Student Holiday/Columbus Day

October 14th - Spirit Day/End of the 1st 9 Weeks! Dad's Club Movie Night

October 20th - BES Spirit Night at Kendra Scott

October 20th - October 28th - RED RIBBON Week

October 21st - Spirit Day!

November 3rd - Early Release!

November 4th - BES Carnival

Spelling Focus for Next Week:

"Cherry Chums 2" words - words that have ch, sh, wh, or th in the spelling.

For example:

1. path

2. chat

3. push

4. brand

5. spot

6. when

7. clump

8. whip

#9 and #10 are 'High Frequency' Words that second graders are expected to learn. #11 and #12 are review words from the previous week.

9. few

10. does

11. small

12. was

You can find them on Spelling City for extra practice at the list titled "Snail Trail."

What Will We Learn Next Week???

  • Students will be able to tell time to the nearest 5 minutes.
  • Students will be able to differentiate between a.m. and p.m.

Language Arts (including Social Studies):

  • Students will be able to understand and use non-fiction text features.
  • Students will be able to write a story with a beginning, middle, and end.
  • Students will be able to spell words with a consonant digraph.
  • Students will be able to read and create a map.


  • Students will be able to predict and observe changes in matter.

Spirit Days

We are excited to announce that every Friday will be Spirit Day! We can't wait to see the kids show their Bransford Texan pride by wearing a spirit shirt or red, white, and/or blue each Friday. GO TEXANS!

Last Minute Items:

  • Make sure to follow us on Twitter @janet_gribbin and @BESTexans! There have been a couple of amazing classroom moments captured and posted on Twitter this week!
  • Don't forget to sign up for Remind 101 for text message reminders! To receive messages via text, text jangribbin2@ to 81010.
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