5.24.2017

Spelling this week

We are learning r-controlled vowels, ar and or. Quiz is Friday!

5.19.2017

End of Year Field Trip - this permission slip should arrive home on Friday, the 19th

"The Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, is located in New Hampshire’s Kinsman Notch in the White Mountains.  The shaping of Kinsman Notch and the surrounding mountains began about 300 million years ago.  The Ice Age brought glaciers more than a mile thick that grounded, lifted, and deposited rocks that formed notches and mountains.  When the ice melted, the water carried debris, eroding the rocks and forming Lost River Gorge.”

Dear Families,
We are excited about our end of the year field trip to The Lost River Gorge and Boulder   Caves in the White Mountains of New Hampshire! 
    
Our trip is planned for Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  We will leave school at 8:30 am.  Our tour begins at 10:30 am.  We will be there for about 3-4 hours.  We should return to school between 3:30-4:00 pm.  Please plan to pick up your child by 4:00 pm. You will meet your child at the upper playground for pick up.
   
 
Included in the tour is a 1.5 hour guided walk of Lost River Gorge where the children will have an opportunity to climb, crawl and squeeze in and out of the 11 boulder caves.  The guides who accompany our group will share the natural and cultural history of the gorge.  Children will also be able to sluice mine for gems!  A few reminders:
·         Please remember to pack extra snacks, a water bottle and have your child wear appropriate footwear.
·         This is a long and windy road – please let us know if your child gets carsick!!!
·         Please sign the permission slip below and return by Friday May 26th
Our second grade field trip budget is covering the cost for the children.  If you are interested in chaperoning, please check off the appropriate box below with the information asked for.  The cost for adults is $15.00.  You will pay upon arrival.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Permission Slip
Please detach and return by May 26th!
I give                                        permission to attend the 2nd grade field trip to Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves on June 20, 2017
______My child will have school lunch.            ______My child will bring a home lunch.

 _______I would like to chaperone the field trip. 
_______I will ride the bus.                     _______I will drive myself.

Name :                                       Phone /Email:                                                                      

5.16.2017

Postcard Challenge

Please reach out (social media works well) to your friends and relatives and ask them to send a postcard featuring a landform in their home city or state.  Postcards can be sent to:  Mrs. Quinn's 2nd Grade Class, 1 Park Avenue, Montpelier, Vermont 05602.  Let's see how many landforms we can learn about through these postcards.  Thank you!