Friday, October 5, 2012

Computer Lab

Hello from Room 104! We went to the computer lab today for the first time! We will have regularly scheduled time once per week - either on Mondays or Fridays. The students played two Math games - Beat the Clock and Dogbone. This helps to reinforce Math skills we are learning and practicing in the classroom! The students enjoyed going to the lab. Have a great weekend! I am looking foward to seeing you at your scheduled conference time.

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Dear Parents - I hope your children have shared with you that my read a-loud in the afternoons has been The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. This book is on a Third to Sixth Grade level. It is a story of a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit is very pleased with himself and for good reason - he was once owned by a girl named Ablilene, who treated him with the utmost care and adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost.

The author, Kate DiCamillo, tells a story that really pulls at the heartstrings! I am using the book to practice higher level thinking skills and inference as well as just life lessons. The kids are "knee deep" and cannot wait to hear what will happen to Edward next! We have been talking about making predictions as well.

I hope you will talk to your children about this story. Let them "retell" it to you over the weekend. It is good practice for them. I should finish it up today!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Ryan

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Spelling Test

Dear Parents - today your child will bring home their spelling test. I encouraged them to try the skill test just so I could see if they could fill in the short vowels. I did tell them they would get extra credit as an incentive. The test was out of 30 points. They got 5 points for the core words, 5 for the word test, 2 for application, 5 for the dictation sentence, 10 for the Word test plus three capital letters because the words are the beginning of the sentence. There really is not "Extra Credit.!" Shh! I wanted to see what they could do. I am happy to report most students tried and many did well! Have a good night!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Daily 5

Hello from Room 104! We have been busy practicing our Daily 5 rotations. Please remember to check your child's take home folder for information on the Daily 5. The students are doing a great job and I am very proud of them. We have practiced Read with a Partner and Work on Writing. Ask them about the Daily 5 tonight!

Mrs. Ryan

Monday, September 17, 2012

Welcome to my Blog!

This is where you will find information on what is going on in Room 104 in Second Grade at Craddock School!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Blue Ribbon Readers

We had a clap around the room for our Blue Ribbon readers this morning! These students worked hard and should feel very proud of this accomplishment! I know as your teacher, I am PROUD of you!

Thursday, September 13, 2012


Welcome to our classroom blog. This is a great place to find updated information about our classroom and Craddock Elementary. Please remember to follow the Second Grade Blog which you can find on the Aurora Homepage under Craddock and Links. This is where you will be provided with updates on our curriculum.