Friday, February 23, 2024

Mrs. Burch's Weekly Update (2/23)

Happy Friday! We had three awesome Community Speakers on Thursday! Dr. Stephanie, Police Sergeant Racine, and Fire Captain Piskorowski taught us some awesome things about their jobs! Check Seesaw for the picture link I sent Thursday. 

Please note: I will be out of the classroom Thursday, February 29 through Tuesday, March 5. I am confident that your kiddos will be in GREAT hands with Ms. Bertolin and Mrs. Olvin!😊 Please contact the office with any schedule changes. I will have limited access to Seesaw/email.  

A few reminders:

  • Spring Conferences are March 14. I will reach out if I need to schedule a spring conference with you. If you would like to meet but have not heard from me, please let me know.

  • Order your Yearbooks! They're $7. Students will only receive a yearbook if one is ordered online. The Yearbook ID Code is 12174924.

  • Please make sure your kiddos have a coat and/or sweatshirt! Our classroom is often chilly and it's usually chilly in the morning for recess. Students are expected to wear their coats if it is less than 50 degrees. We go to morning recess at 9:30 and it's definitely chilly! Please make sure students have coats until it's consistently over 50. Thank you!!  

  • Roo will be back to Hutchings before we know it!! Probably next month. 🐾 If you would like to purchase an item for Roo's return, please visit Roo's Amazon Wish List

Next Week:
Spelling List 18 (school, walk, always, great, find, until)  
Phonics--Word Builders (long vowels, compound words)    
Reading--Story elements
Writing--Nonfiction Booklets--Publishing continues!
Math--Unit 6 TEST THURSDAY! (Review sheet coming home Tuesday!)
Social Studies--Who Works at City Hall?
Science--Iditarod

Important Upcoming Dates:      

*February 29-March 5--Mrs. Burch out of town 
*March 12--Community Theater Field Trip (Chaperones: Mrs. Harrington, Mrs. Huntoon, and Mrs. Shaw) 
*March 13--Late Start (School begins at 10:15am) 
*March 14--Spring Conferences 
*March 25-29--Spring Break! ☀️ School resumes April 1.

*The complete HPS Calendar can be found HERE!

*NEW! The 24/25 HPS Calendar can be found HERE!


Please don't forget:

We celebrate birthdays with non-edible treats in 2nd grade. Items like pencils, erasers, and small trinkets are great items for treats! I will still make sure we sing and make your child's day special. Thank you for your cooperation!

Friday, February 16, 2024

Mrs. Burch's Weekly Update (2/16)

Hello, families! I hope you're enjoying your long weekend! School will resume for students on Tuesday. 

A few reminders:

  • Spring Conferences are March 14. I will be reach out if I need to schedule a spring conference with you. If you would like to meet but do not hear from me, please let me know!  

  • Order your Yearbooks! They're $7. Students will only receive a yearbook if one is ordered online. The Yearbook ID Code is 12174924.

  • Please make sure your kiddos have a coat and/or sweatshirt! Our classroom is often chilly and it's usually chilly in the morning for recess. If there is snow, they need their snow gear. 

  • Roo will be back to Hutchings before we know it!! Probably next month. 🐾 If you would like to purchase an item for Roo's return, please visit Roo's Amazon Wish List

Next Week:
*There will be no homework or spelling test next week. 
Phonics--Word Builders (long vowels)    
Reading--Story elements
Writing--Nonfiction Booklets--Publishing!
Math--Unit 6: Whole Number Operations and Number Stories 
Social Studies--Who Works at City Hall?
Science--States of Matter

Important Upcoming Dates:      

*February 16 & 19--No School (Winter Break)  
*February 22--Husky Skate Night at RollerRama (see info below) 
*March 12--Community Theater Field Trip (Chaperones: Mrs. Harrington, Mrs. Huntoon, and Mrs. Shaw) 
*March 13--Late Start (School begins at 10:15am) 
*March 14--Spring Conferences 
*March 25-29--Spring Break! ☀️ School resumes April 1.

*The complete HPS Calendar can be found HERE!

*NEW! The 24/25 HPS Calendar can be found HERE!


PTO REMINDER:

Thursday, Feb 22nd Husky Skate Night Flier: Join us at RollerRama for a family fun night! We hope to see you there!


Please don't forget:

We celebrate birthdays with non-edible treats in 2nd grade. Items like pencils, erasers, and small trinkets are great items for treats! I will still make sure we sing and make your child's day special. Thank you for your cooperation!


Friday, February 9, 2024

Mrs. Burch's Weekly Update (2/9)

Hi, families! Happy Friday! I hope you're enjoying the sunshine! We took 15 minutes extra at recess this morning to play and enjoy. It was lovely!! ☀️

Spring Conferences are March 14. I will be reaching out if I need to schedule a spring conference with you. If you would like to meet but do not hear from me, please let me know!  

A few reminders:

  • We will not be having a formal party, but will be exchanging Valentines on February 14. Please see the info below for details. (Also sent home as a paper copy 2/2.)


  • One Book One School is finishing up next week ! Check out the chapters read by many Hutchings Teachers! Here's the OBOS Calendar, if you need it for reference.  
  • Order your Yearbooks! They're $7. Students will only receive a yearbook if one is ordered online. The Yearbook ID Code is 12174924.
  • Please make sure your kiddos have a coat and/or sweatshirt! Our classroom is often chilly and it's usually chilly in the morning for recess. 
  • Roo will be back to Hutchings before we know it!! 🐾 If you would like to purchase an item for Roo's return, please visit Roo's Amazon Wish List

Next Week:
Spelling list 17 (much, love, know, take, let, things)
Phonics--Word Builders (long vowels)    
Reading--Story elements
Writing--Nonfiction Booklets--we're almost done with drafts!
Math--Unit 6: Whole Number Operations and Number Stories 
Social Studies--Public Services
Science--Valentines Stem Activity

Important Upcoming Dates:      

*February 16 & 19--No School (Winter Break)  
*February 22--Husky Skate Night at RollerRama (see info below) 
*March 12--Community Theater Field Trip (Chaperones: Mrs. Harrington, Mrs. Huntoon, and Mrs. Shaw) 
*March 13--Late Start (School begins at 10:15am) 
*March 14--Spring Conferences 
*March 25-29--Spring Break! ☀️ School resumes April 1.

*The complete HPS Calendar can be found HERE!

*NEW! The 24/25 HPS Calendar can be found HERE!


PTO REMINDER:

Thursday, Feb 22nd Husky Skate Night Flier: Join us at RollerRama for a family fun night! We hope to see you there!


Please don't forget:

We celebrate birthdays with non-edible treats in 2nd grade. Items like pencils, erasers, and small trinkets are great items for treats! I will still make sure we sing and make your child's day special. Thank you for your cooperation!


Friday, February 2, 2024

Mrs. Burch's Weekly Update (2/2)

Happy Friday!  We will not be having a formal party, but will be exchanging Valentines on February 14. Please see the info sent home in folders today!

 

A few reminders:

  • One Book One School is going strong! Check out the chapters read by many Hutchings Teachers! Here's the OBOS Calendar, if you need it for reference.  
  • Order your Yearbooks! They're $7. Students will only receive a yearbook if one is ordered online. The Yearbook ID Code is 12174924.
  • Please make sure your kiddos bring their snow gear when the weather is cold and snowy! They cannot play in the snow without snowpants and boots.
  • Roo will be back to Hutchings before we know it!! 🐾 If you would like to purchase an item for Roo's return, please visit Roo's Amazon Wish List

Next Week:
Spelling list 16 (where, want, today, home, down, under)
Phonics--Word Builders (long/short vowels)    
Reading--Nonfiction features (vocabulary/glossary)
Writing--Nonfiction Booklets (introductions/conclusions)
Math--Unit 6: Whole Number Operations and Number Stories 
Social Studies--Public Services
Science--What happens when things get hot?

Important Upcoming Dates:      

*February 5--PTO Panda Express Fundraiser (more info below) 
*February 16 & 19--No School (Winter Break) 
*March 12--Community Theater Field Trip (Chaperones: Mrs. Harrington, Mrs. Huntoon, and Mrs. Shaw)
*March 13--Late Start (School begins at 10:15am) 
*March 25-29--Spring Break! ☀️ School resumes April 1.

*The complete HPS Calendar can be found HERE!

*NEW! The 24/25 HPS Calendar can be found HERE!


PTO REMINDER:

MONDAY February 5th, Panda Express Fundraiser from ANY Panda Express, place an online order for pickup or delivery, and Hutchings PTO will receive 28% of your purchase back as a donation. 


Thursday, Feb 22nd Husky Skate Night Flier: Join us at RollerRama for a family fun night! We hope to see you there!


Please don't forget:

We celebrate birthdays with non-edible treats in 2nd grade. Items like pencils, erasers, and small trinkets are great items for treats! I will still make sure we sing and make your child's day special. Thank you for your cooperation!


Friday, January 26, 2024

Mrs. Burch's Weekly Update (1/26)

Happy Friday! It's been a short week, with two snow/ice days! Market Day yesterday was tons of fun!! 

Chaperones for our Frog and Toad field trip will be: Mrs. Harrington, Mrs. Huntoon, and Mrs. Shaw! Thank you for your interest in chaperoning our trip! We will have another field trip in May and lots of chaperone opportunities for that one! 

One Book One School is going strong! Check out the chapters read by many Hutchings Teachers! Here's the OBOS Calendar, if you need it for reference.  

A few reminders:

  • Order your Yearbooks! They're $7. Students will only receive a yearbook if one is ordered online. The Yearbook ID Code is 12174924.
  • If you are interested in sending in white lunch bags for a snowflake craft coming up, we still need one more set. I added them to our Classroom Amazon Wish List. We can also use individually wrapped snacks like goldfish. We're also running low on tissues and it's definitely sniffle season! Thank you for all your donations for our classroom. I REALLY appreciate your support!
  • Please make sure your kiddos bring their snow gear when the weather is cold and snowy! They cannot play in the snow without snowpants and boots.
  • Roo will be back to Hutchings before we know it!! 🐾 If you would like to purchase an item for Roo's return, please visit Roo's Amazon Wish List
Next Week:
Spelling list 15 (don't, our, what, with, three, their)
Phonics--Word Builders (vowels/homophones)    
Reading--Nonfiction features (maps/diagrams, vocabulary)
Writing--Nonfiction Booklets (drafts)
Math--Unit 5 review **Test Thursday, 2/1** 
Social Studies--Economics wrap-up
Science--What happens when things get cold?

Important Upcoming Dates:      

*February 16 & 19--No School (Winter Break) 
*March 12--Community Theater Field Trip (Please send permission slips and $10 asap! Thank you!) 
*March 13--Late Start (School begins at 10:15am) 
*March 25-29--Spring Break! ☀️ School resumes April 1.

*The complete HPS Calendar can be found HERE!

*NEW! The 24/25 HPS Calendar can be found HERE!

Please don't forget:

We celebrate birthdays with non-edible treats in 2nd grade. Items like pencils, erasers, and small trinkets are great items for treats! I will still make sure we sing and make your child's day special. Thank you for your cooperation!

Friday, January 19, 2024

Mrs. Burch's Weekly Update (1/19)

Happy Friday! ☺️ Book Orders came home today. Please make sure orders are submitted by noon on Friday, January 26. Here’s the direct link to order!  

Don't forget that all Market Day projects are due on Monday! Students also need to bring $1.00 in dimes/nickels to shop! We are going to do our Market Day on Thursday (instead of Friday, as previously mentioned), but will be using their products all week in class to prepare.

One Book One School is going strong! Check out the chapters read by many Hutchings Teachers! Here's the OBOS Calendar, if you need it for reference. Today is the LAST day to place “Roo Crew” orders! 

A few reminders:

  • Market Day projects are due Monday, January 22. This is an at-home project.
  • Order your Yearbooks! They're $7 and the info is coming home today! The Yearbook ID Code is 12174924.
  • If you are interested in sending in white lunch bags for a snowflake craft coming up, we still need one more set. I added them to our Classroom Amazon Wish List. We can also use individually wrapped snacks like goldfish. We're also running low on tissues and it's definitely sniffle season! Thank you for all your donations for our classroom. I REALLY appreciate your support!
  • Please make sure your kiddos bring their snow gear when the weather is cold and snowy! They cannot play in the snow without snowpants and boots.
  • Roo will be back to Hutchings before we know it!! 🐾 If you would like to purchase an item for Roo's return, please visit Roo's Amazon Wish List
Next Week:
Spelling list 14 (going, here, but, that, said, over)
Phonics--Word Builders    
Reading--Nonfiction text features
Writing--Nonfiction Booklets (drafts)
Math--Unit 5: Addition and Subtraction 
Social Studies--Economics & Market Day Thursday!!
Science--Heating/Cooling

Important Upcoming Dates:      

*February 16 & 19--No School (Winter Break) 
*March 12--Community Theater Field Trip (Please send permission slips and $10 asap! Thank you!) 
*March 13--Late Start (School begins at 10:15am) 
*March 25-29--Spring Break! ☀️ School resumes April 1.

*The complete HPS Calendar can be found HERE!

Please don't forget:

We celebrate birthdays with non-edible treats in 2nd grade. Items like pencils, erasers, and small trinkets are great items for treats! I will still make sure we sing and make your child's day special. Thank you for your cooperation!

Friday, January 12, 2024

Mrs. Burch's Weekly Update (1/12)

Happy Friday and Happy New Year! We had a great week back! Ms. Bertolin, our student teacher, has jumped right in! She's an awesome addition to our classroom and the kids love her! 

Don't forget we do NOT have school on Monday, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. Ask your kiddos what they learned about him this week! (Check Seesaw, too!) 

One Book One School has begun! Check out the chapters read by many Hutchings Teachers! Here's the OBOS Calendar, if you need it for reference. 

A few reminders:

  • Market Day projects are due Monday, January 22. Info is coming home today! This is an at-home project. We will NOT have fluency/math/spelling HW next week, so students have plenty of time to work on their projects.
  • Order your Yearbooks! They're $7 and the info is coming home today! The Yearbook ID Code is 12174924.
  • If you are interested in sending in white lunch bags for a snowflake craft coming up, we still need one more set. I added them to our Classroom Amazon Wish List. We can also use individually wrapped snacks like goldfish. We're also running low on tissues and it's definitely sniffle season! Thank you for all your donations for our classroom. I appreciate you!!
  • Please make sure your kiddos bring their snow gear when the weather is cold and snowy! They cannot play in the snow without snowpants and boots.
  • Roo will be back to Hutchings before we know it!! 🐾 If you would like to purchase an item for Roo's return, please visit Roo's Amazon Wish List
Next Week:
NO spelling/fluency/math HW next week! Work on your Market Day projects!
Phonics--Word Builders    
Reading--Learning by Observing (nonfiction) 
Writing--Nonfiction Booklets (organizing facts)
Math--Unit 5: Addition and Subtraction
Social Studies--Economics  
Science--Heating/Cooling

Important Upcoming Dates: 

*January 15--No School (MLK)     
*February 16 & 19--No School (Winter Break) 
*March 12--Community Theater Field Trip (info coming soon!) 
*March 13--Late Start (School begins at 10:15am) 
*March 25-29--Spring Break! School resumes April 1.

*The complete HPS Calendar can be found HERE!

Please don't forget:

We celebrate birthdays with non-edible treats in 2nd grade. Items like pencils, erasers, and small trinkets are great items for treats! I will still make sure we sing and make your child's day special. Thank you for your cooperation!

Mrs. Burch's Weekly Update (2/23)

Happy Friday!   We had three awesome Community Speakers on Thursday! Dr. Stephanie, Police Sergeant Racine, and Fire Captain Piskorowski ta...