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Officially Summer!

YOU DID IT!

 

I am so proud of all of my students for making it through Distance Learning this Spring and making it to “official” summer break! You did hard things, you worked through and persevered, and you PROVED that you have a Growth Mindset! 

 

I know that the fall seems a little scary right now; we don’t know what school will look like and we all miss each other very much. Remember what Jesus said at the Last Supper: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me.” (John 14:1). We are planning and preparing for whatever the Fall may bring us and are hopefully waiting to hear that you will be back with us again.

 

In the meantime, use this summer to enjoy time relaxing, praying, and being with family. I know a lot of parents have been asking me for resources for over the summer. I have listed them under the “resources” tab on this page, and I have also sent out an email listing these resources.

 

This year has looked NOTHING like I had planned for us, but God’s plans are bigger and better than anything we could even imagine. I have loved being your teacher, and I can’t wait to see what amazing things you will accomplish next year and beyond. You all are amazing, intelligent, and wonderfully made!

 

With much love,

Mrs. Hunker

Last Day of Instructional Videos!

I will try to keep my message brief today because I know a lot of information is going out this week as far as the end of the year is going.
Today is the NASA space launch! NASA and SpaceX launch managers on Monday gave a “go” for the Demo-2 mission, the first launch of astronauts on an American rocket from American soil since the last space shuttle mission in 2011. “This is a unique moment where all of America can take a moment and look at our country do something stunning again,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a press briefing on Tuesday. Launch of the mission, dubbed Launch America, is scheduled for 4:33 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 27. You can watch it here at https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public
Today’s Special is STEM and it’s all about launching a rocket! See your attached sheet in your packets for more information.
Today’s Spirit Activity is Flip Flop Day! 
 
Tomorrow’s Spirit Activity is to thank someone (in person, card, email, etc.) that has helped you on your distance learning journey.
 
Slideshow– For those that were in our Google Meet yesterday, I made a very short slideshow with some pictures of the memories we made in second grade this year. You can see the slideshow by clicking here.
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Enjoy your last day of learning everyone! I will miss you dearly next year. Have a wonderful and safe summer!

Second to last day?!

The countdown has officially begun! You are just a few short assignments away from finishing distance learning and moving into summer! Watch your emails for the next few days about how to turn in work, get things from the classroom, and turn in materials. Updates will be coming from Mrs. Makruski with any additional details from me. If you have questions at any point during these last few weeks, I am still here for you and happy to answer them.
Today’s special is Music! Watch the video and sing along that God is always with us! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbTlBN0jUMc
Today’s spirit activity is USA day! Show off your patriotic spirits!
Our last second grade google meet is tonight at 7! Click the links in your emails to join and be ready to tell me about your favorite memories from second grade! 
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Video Lessons 5.21

I hope you all got to enjoy being outside a little bit yesterday since it FINALLY stopped raining! Today looks like another cloudy but beautiful day, so make sure you don’t spend all day at your computer doing work for me! Get out there and enjoy the day!
Today’s special is Art. See details attached to your packets for more details.
Today’s Spirit Activity is “Summer Dreams!”. See your packets for more details.
 
Tonight I am hosting a Google Meet at 6 pm! Make sure to bring paper, a pencil/pen, and maybe some crayons. We are going to do some guided drawing together. 
Your “Blessed” video for today (Session 5 Episode 6) can be found here.
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Videos for 5/20

Keep on powering through! I am so proud of all the things you are doing! You all are so amazing and I wouldn’t want to try and tackle this with any other class!
Today’s Special Class is PE. Watch the video to try some of these instant activities!
Today’s Spirit Activity is “We are Hopeful!”. Send us a quote, picture, idea, etc. that gives you hope!
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Video Lessons for 5/19

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy! The weather may be rainy still, but at least it has been a little warmer! It almost feels like summer now!
Today’s Special is STEM. Your STEM video can be found by clicking here. See the attached sheet for more information.
Today’s Spirit Activity is Disney Day! Show me anything Disney in your learning! Don’t pass up this Spirit day; don’t “Let it go!” (I’m so sorry…).
Attached at the bottom you will find a flyer about CYO next Fall.
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Videos for 5.18

Welcome to our last 4 day week for instruction! It’s hard to believe that we have done so much work remotely in our homes! I know we can power through these next 6 days of learning together; don’t give up on all the hard work you are doing!

Today’s Special is Music. See attached worksheet for drawing the treble clef.

Today’s spirit activity is writing letters, drawing cards, etc. to 8th graders. Soon they will be graduating and heading off to high school! Email or scan your card to mary.mullins@sjs-amherst.org.

The link to our “Blessed” video can be found here.

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Videos for 5/14

You made it to the end of another week!

Power through these next few lessons and then it’s time to bring on the weekend!

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Today’s Special is Art!

Today’s Spirit Activity is “Random Fact Thursday”! Send in your random fact to Mrs. Whiteman!

We have a Google Meet tonight at 6 pm if you are available! The invite to the meet is available by clicking the link sent out in the daily email. Tonight’s theme is craft show! Get a craft that you have made during this time at home and show it off to your classmates!

Videos for 5/13

Happy Wednesday!

Hopefully the weather will stay nicer for us! It’s May now, so time to bring on some heat! Hopefully you are not feeling the heat from my lessons though! I am here for you if you need anything!
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Watch your classmates’ flipgrids to vote for your favorite! Or, if you forgot to make one, make a flipgrid of your own! I sent out ID numbers in my email on Monday. After you watch, make a vote for who you think should be elected by emailing me. I will announce our winners by our last instructional day.

Today’s Special is Physical Education! Watch Video 1 and Video 2 to try out some new dances!
Today’s Spirit Activity is saying that we really do miss traditional school. Make a sign that tells us about what you are missing from school and send us the pic!

Videos for 5/12

Happy Tuesday!

I hope your week has started off well! Below you will find the videos for today’s lessons. Please note that our special for today is STEM. The videos to watch for the design challenge are here and here. Today’s Spirit activity is Favorite Sports team. Can’t wait to see those awesome photos of your favorite teams!

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