Math Update…

Our second graders will be using various strategies including proof drawings, show all totals and new groups above/below to solve three digit equations.  The children will experiment with the strategies and discover which strategy works best for them.  Our main focus is on explaining the steps that we take to solve an equation.   We are very excited for this adventure :)!

Art Show and Culver Night Approaching…

Coming up on Tuesday, April 24th the Georgetown Art Show will be taking place from 5:30-7:00 pm at the Hudsonville City Council building along with a night at Culver’s (Jenison location) from 5-8:00 pm. I signed up to be Culver’s food runner from 5-5:30 pm. I then plan to attend the art show to follow from 5:30-6:30 pm! If you can come join me at both these times I would love to see my amazing 2nd graders then! 🙂 We have so many amazing artists to celebrate and dining at Culver’s will be a hit too! Looking forward to it! Please mark your calendars! 

Chasing Coral…

On April 20th at 7pm in the Main Campus Auditorium, the HHS environmental team is sponsoring a free screening of the documentary Chasing Coral for the community.
The movie follows a team of divers and other scientists on their mission to document the devastating effects the human carbon-footprint has on the creatures that live in the ocean – specifically the coral reefs.
The HHS Green Team (environmental studies) has put many hours into planning the event with the hopes that viewing the movie will have a big impact on people’s lives.
Below are links to the event (flyer and promo video).
Email for Questions: cwebster@hpseagles.net

Donations needed for our classroom…

Hello wonderful families!! 

I am reaching out for some donations that are needed for our classroom! We use whiteboard dry erase markers daily- either the thick or thin markers, in any color would be greatly appreciated. I am also looking for items for our school store (next time we shop is this Friday). These are packs of small items from either the Target birthday bins, dollar store, etc- small trinkets, pencils, pens, temp. tattoos, etc. 

If you’re able to donate any of these items this week or next that would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much! 

Math Update…

Today we learned two strategies for how to solve two digit subtraction equations.  This is a crucial skill in second grade and also something that simply takes practice to develop.  The children were amazing today and worked so hard!   Here is an explanation of the methods that we will be using (you may want to keep handy for upcoming homework :)).

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Steam Donation Help!!!

Mrs. Totten, our STEAM specials teacher is asking for our help!!! She is in need of some help for their last lesson in the States of Matter unit.  The students need to design a container that will keep an ice pop from melting.  The materials below are needed: 

Variety of common materials to create a container that may include:

  • Cloth such as old jeans, shirts, jackets, and socks
  • Plastic such as bubble wrap, plastic wrap, and sandwich bags
  • Foam such as packing peanuts or disposable coffee cups
  • Metal such as aluminum foil
  • Other items such as pipe cleaners, paper, or cardboard
If you have these in your recyclable’s at home, please send in anytime tomorrow- thru
 Jan. 29 to our classroom! 
Thanks so much!! The help is appreciated!!!

The annual fifth grade candy cane sale is officially here!

The annual candy cane sale has returned. Our fifth-grade classes will sell candy canes to help raise money for their end of year activities. This year the sale runs from Monday, December 4 through Friday, December 15. The cost for each candy cane is $1.00 and they will be delivered the same day they are ordered. Thank you for your support and happy holidays