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Friday, September 26, 2014

Mystery Reader Friday!

Today our mystery reader did a great job reading The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot!!!

Epal Reveal!

Yesterday we found out the names of our Epals!!!  #epals #2ndgraderocks 

AR Doublers!

These two students have doubled their AR goals! Their combined point total is 43.9! Keep up the great work!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Getting Ready to Work with Our Epals!

Today we took pictures to send to our epals in Westhampton Beach, New York!  We are so excited to "meet" our new friends!  I am thrilled to be working with the awesome Mrs. Gilhauley whom I met through epals several years ago.  Not sure how long we've been at it....4 years or so???  We are great partners, in my opinion!  Here is some info on Westhampton Beach (taken from the Westhampton Beach Schools page):

Westhampton Beach was settled in 1666 as part of Quogue Purchase. The town remained relatively isolated until 1870 when a railroad stop was established. The inception of the railroad began Westhampton Beach's tourism industry, which started with providing lodging to travelers. The area's agriculture diminished and farmland was sold to create residences and hotels. The first residence built by Phineas T. Barnum was the Howell House, located on the corner of Beach Road and Main Street.
Westhampton Beach survived the Great Hurricane of 1938. The hurricane started off the coast of Africa and then made its way to the Bahamas. Labeled as a category 5, the hurricane moved north towards Norfolk, VA where it was downgraded to a category 3. Weather trackers predicted it would then move northeast, out to sea but were proven wrong when the hurricane moved due north towards Long Island and the rest of New England.
The hurricane made contact with Long Island on Sept. 21, 1938. It had winds reporting up to 180 mph, created 30-50 ft waves that crashed down on the shoreline, and created storm tides of 14-18 ft across Long Island. The strong winds and rain destroyed numerous communities, even submerging downtown Westhampton Beach under 8 ft of water.
As a result of the extreme force of the hurricane, the geography of Long Island was changed forever. The two most dramatic changes were the creation of the Shinnecock Inlet and the widening of the Moriches Inlet. Although much of the eastern end of Long Island was destroyed, not to mention the extensive damage in the rest of New England, there was one positive outcome to the devastation.
Westhampton Beach, incorporated in 1928, is located in the town of Southampton and is situated about 78 miles east of NYC. Considered the center of activity, Westhampton Beach has excellent schools, high-end retail stores, restaurants, and is home of the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

#epalsareawesome #2ndgraderocks

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Mystery Reader Friday!

This student read Dragons Love Tacos! She did a fabulous job!

Show and Tell

This student bought a privilege to do show and tell and her presentation was very interesting! She showed us neat pictures and told us about her unique opportunity to swim with dolphins!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

My Big News!

I received some awesome news today!! Toyota is awarding $2500 for the grant that I wrote!!! This means our class will be getting some new iPads! 

College and Career Week

A grandparent of one of our students talked to us today about farming. He was very informative and the students were very inquisitive! Thanks Mrs. Julian for all your hard work this week, educating us on college and careers!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Release!

Butterfly Arrival!

Today we all got to witness the arrival of our monarch butterfly!!!! It was so cool!  We did a live broadcast of it and a recording which I will post a link to here.  Just a note: We were watching it on the screen when one of the students pointed out that it was arriving.  Also, it is pajama day so that is why I am in a tshirt, sweats, and tennis shoes. ;)

Monarch Video