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We lernd about planets and we reserched about them. My favrit part was to lern about pluto.

By: Avery

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FIeld Trip Reminder

Who: 2nd Graders
What: Field Trip
When: Wednesday, May 16
Where: Planetarium in Tyler, TX

8:30 Load Buses & Leave
9:30-11:30 Planetarium Experience
11:45 Lunch at Bergfeld Park

*Due to limited space in the Planetarium and the City of Tyler fire code, no parents will be admitted to the Planetarium. Parents are welcome to join us for lunch at Bergfeld Park. From here you can sign your student out with me.

*Send a sack lunch and closable drink with your student’s name clearly labeled on both. I will not have time to write your students name on items the morning of. Thanks for your help!

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Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday are STAAR testing days. Please do not plan to eat lunch with your student on theses days . Thank you for help!

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Today we crushed geodes and we saw crystals inside. You can get them on amazon for $10.49.

By: Brooklyn


Brooklyn’s right. The geodes are available for purchase at Amazon. I’m including the link because so many of the kids were convinced you all would want to order them some.

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Exploring Rocks

We are marrying science, reading, and writing again this week with a rock study. Students were able to use scientist tools (balance, rulers, and magnifying glasses) to help them explore their rocks and learn about the properties. They took what they leaned and recorded info about their rocks. Research served as a great way to learn more about how rocks were formed and what we use them for. We even took it a step further and busted geodes with hammers and safety goggles, of course. The crystals discovered inside was a highlight of our day… ok, year! Check out the fun below!


Smashing Geodes!

The kids were dying to know where I got the geodes from. I told them I would post the Amazon link just in case parents or grandparents wanted to order a set.

*Side Note: One students called it “Amazing-On” because “everything you by there is amazing”. I’m thinking he’s right.



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Today our last butterfly hached out of its cucoon. We had 5 totle butterflys. They all are Painted Ladei butterflys.

By Taran

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Life Cycle Study

We wrapped up our animal study last week, but our “class pets” were not ready for our learning to be over. After watching our caterpillars transform into chrysalises, they have finally emerged and WE HAVE BUTTERFLIES! Most of our afternoon was spent watching these tiny little guys (or girls) emerge from their cocoons. Ask your student to tell you all about it! What better way to learn about a life cycle than to observe one?!


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Kinder Round-Up

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May Menus

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No Lunch Visitors on Friday, May 4!

Due to Kindergarten Grant Parent’s Day activities, we are asking to NO LUNCH VISITORS on Friday, May 4th. Thank you for understanding as we all work together to make this day go as smoothly as possible.

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