This afternoon we completed our "Hopes and Dreams for Second Grade" project. Yesterday we began a discussion around the question, "Why do we come to school?". The kids came up with a variety of ideas, including: "to learn how to make new friends", "to learn our math facts", "to learn how to build our writing muscles", "to read lots of books", and "to learn how to be a scientist", among many others. This conversation evolved into a discussion about our goals, Our Hopes and Dreams, as second graders. The children recorded their Hopes and Dreams on a speech bubble, using the sentence frame, "I hope to...". Today, the kids created a paper face using paint, yarn, and markers to display with their speech bubble. Be sure to ask your child about their own personal hopes and dreams for second grade.
I thank each of you for sharing your child
with me this year. I am honored to be their second grade teacher. My hope for our year together is that your child will continue to grow their passion for learning in an environment where they feel both safe and valued.