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2012-2013 Weekly Student Update

Use this post to write about what we are learning in the major subjects. Click on the LEAVE A COMMENT button to start filling out your entry.  If you don’t know, ask a classmate.  Plese be sure to leave your NAME and the DATE.



Social Studies



August 24, 2012 Posted by | 1 | 3 Comments

Welcome 2nd Graders!!!

Hello students and parents!   Welcome to a new school year.  I hope you all enjoyed your summer.  I know I sure did.  Tell me about the most exciting thing you did over the break.


My family drove to Florida for a brother in-laws wedding.  It was a lot of driving but also a lot of fun too.  We did some swimming, boogie boarding, fishing and hanging out with lots of family.

August 24, 2012 Posted by | 1 | Leave a comment

Mr. McDonnell

Frindle by Andrew W. Clements

Summary of class, Monday, April 11, 2011

Mr. McDonnell wanted his class to bring their book bag, but some people didn’t bring them. So, he reminded them to bring their book bags then he spanked the students who forgot.

Summary of Book Cover, Monday, April 11, 2011

Nick Allen wanted a pen to be called a Frindle, but his teacher didn’t . So, his friends started using the word, then it spread everywhere.

Summary of Chapter 1, Monday, April 11. 2011

Nick wanted to cause problems in his class, but he got Janet in trouble. So, he said sorry and told her the secret. Then they made the bird sound and drove their teacher nuts.

Summary of Class, Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mr. Mac wanted to show us how to use Google Docs, But he hit the wrong key and erased his work. So, he had to retype his summaries, then his class wrote a summary for Chapter 2.

April 12, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Divide and Conquer

1. Name 4 key words that  usually mean to divide.

2. Make a fact family with these numbers: 3, 18, 6

2. How is division like multiplication?

4. List the steps to solve this divsion problem if you didn’t know the multiplication fact to help you.  24 divided by 6

December 7, 2009 Posted by | 1 | Leave a comment

Multiplication Meaning

1. Write a multiplication sentence for the following problem:

Mr. James has 5 cats.  Each cat has 8 babies.  How many babies are there all together?

2. Use the following words and make up your own multiplication word problem.  Use EACH, PER, EVERY, ONE, APIECE or GROUPS in your word problem.

3. How is multiplication like addition?  Give me the addition sentence that goes with 3X6


November 6, 2009 Posted by | 1 | 6 Comments

Money Money Money!!

Tell me 3 different ways to make 25 cents.   Don’t forget to put your name and number each different way with the coins you would use.





October 23, 2009 Posted by | 1 | 18 Comments

Addition Strategies


Explain which addition strategy you would use and why for the following problems.

1. 5+5

2. 9+3

3. 7+8

4. 6+4

 5. Make an addition word problem using a key word.

September 21, 2007 Posted by | Math | 4 Comments

Summer Plans??

Summer is always a fun time for students and teachers as we all get some time to refresh.  Tell us where you have traveled to or some interesting activites you have done with your family. 

June 24, 2007 Posted by | Misc. | Leave a comment

Menu Math


You and your group have been given $100 for your weekend camping trip.  You have to plan breakfast, lunch and dinner for 4 people.  Tell us what your group will be eating on Saturday and Sunday for each meal and how much it will cost per item.  Make sure you buy enough for everybody.  Also, the meals need to be balanced and healthy.  (Not just candy bars) Go to some grocery sites to find real prices to use in your work, there are some links below to help you get started.

Step 1. Write out the menu that you would like to have.

Step 2. Write down the cost of the items next to each item and see if you have enough money.

Step 3. Put your completed menu with prices on the blog.

May 23, 2007 Posted by | Math | Leave a comment

Do you have the capacity for CAPACITY??


1.  Name the 2 units for METRIC capacity and give their abbreviations.

2. List the units for CUSTOMARY capacity from greatest to least and give their abbreviations.

3. Which capacity units measure similar amounts in metric and customary?

Example: inch and centimeter are small units for length.

4. Name 4 facts that you should know from your gallon man. (customary capacity)

5. Make 2 questions for other groups to answer. Ex: How many quarts are in a gallon?

May 2, 2007 Posted by | Math | 5 Comments