Spirit Week

Spirit Week
April 9 - 13
Participation is Optional
Monday - Sports Day
Tuesday - Fancy Day
Wednesday - 80's Day
Thursday - Polka Dots vs. Stripes
Friday - PJ Day


Open for Business!

These entrepreneurs enjoyed running their shops last week!  They also enjoyed shopping!


Economics in 2nd grade

Our math project this week - ask your child about their business plan!

Student Classroom Economy Project

You will have an opportunity to develop your own “shop” and see if your team can make some class cash! 

Project Guidelines:

·        Your team must fill out the “business plan” and turn it in to Mrs. Quinn by the end of the day Monday, March 19th

·        You will have class time on Tuesday, March 20th, to work on your shop – make signs or items to sell, price your items, and organize your resources.

·        Shops will all be open for one day only – Thursday, March 22nd.  Everyone will be given $20 (class cash) to spend.  One teammate must run the shop while the others are shopping.  You can then rotate jobs.

·        At the end of the day, teams will count up their earnings and figure out their profit.

·       On Friday, March 23rd , we will have time for discussion and reflection about what was successful, and what could have been better.

·        Have Fun!



What a great way to end a very busy week! Thanks to all the parent volunteers who accompanied us to Echo Center, sent in breakfast treats and joined us for ECO!


Teens Reaching Youth for the Environment

Lesson 2: What makes a tree, a tree? 
In our lesson today, we learned what sets trees apart from other plants.  Trees have three main parts: woody stem, crown and roots.  We also discovered the life stages of trees.  Ask your child what makes a tree a tree and have him/her show you their tree costume! 

Tree Challenge: Do you want to know what the tree in your backyard provides?  Check out the tree benefits calculator to see the economic and ecological benefits of your tree.  Visit www.treebenefits.com/calculator/ to learn more!

Thank you to our T.R.Y. leaders - Celeste, Chloe and Louisa from MSMS!


2nd Grade Engineers!

The task: create a game using only cardboard and duct tape with:

Moving Parts
A Scoring System

Demonstrate the game and learn how to explain the game to the players.