Mrs. Baker's Newsletter

December 6, 2018

What is going on?

We are needing supplies for our culture dolls. We are needing material, felt, googly eyes, ribbon and such to decorate our dolls. Please send in supplies- the kids get so excited to craft! Thank you for considering.

Dear Parents,

We are excited to announce that we have started our second PBL project. This PBL will focus on Holiday Traditions around the world. As an introduction students will record their winter holiday traditions that they celebrate; specifically focusing on food, clothing, games, dances and songs. Therefore, if you could have a conversation with your child over your family’s holiday traditions this would be helpful for them to be able to have ideas ready to record.

One last thing….We will be discussing Christmas and the traditions that go along with that, including Santa Claus. If your family does not believe in Santa, please make sure to have a prior conversation with your child to explain this situation. There are many students in our class that do believe in Santa, and my goal is NOT to spoil the magic of Santa Claus for those that believe during our project. Thanks you for your help!

The Second Grade Team

This and that-

It’s that time of the year again!

Science Fair is right around the corner. Join us in the library for Science Research Night on Wednesday, December 12th from 5:30-6:30. We will have books, rubrics and some science project examples displayed to help your child get in their scientific mindset. All grade levels may participate, however, only grades 3-5 will be judged and may progress to the regional fair. Science fair projects will be due Friday, January 11 no later than 7:35 am. Students will take projects to their classroom. Judging will take place on Monday, January 14.

We will need Science Fair Judges on Wednesday, January 14th from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. No science background needed!

Your job will be to talk with students about their science fair project,and fill out simple judging rubrics. There will be a brief training from 8:00-8:15 that day. It is OK if you cannot help the entire 4 hours, just let us know your availability in your email. Contact Laure Stroh at


December 14th: Second Grade Assembly AM

December 19th: 9:20-10:20 Second Grade Holiday party

Dec. 20th- Jan. 7th: Holiday Break

January 18th- Waves of Fun Reading logs due-

Feb. 20th: Six Flags Reading Logs due to earn free tickets to these parks.

Have a good weekend!