Weekly Newsletter, October 18, 2019

Dear 2B Parents,

It has been a fun-filled fall week in 2B! We had a blast yesterday afternoon creating our STEM Haunted houses for our ghosts based off our read aloud story “Ten Timid Ghosts.” The students worked in pairs to create a haunted house out of toothpicks, candy corn, and candy corn pumpkins. The students, then, filled out a chart on how the activity went. While it may look like just fun, there were a lot of challenges the students experienced. I was hugely impressed at the ingenuity of the students in figuring out how to utilize the broken pieces in their buildings. Please see the attached pictures from our activity!

Thank you to those of you who joined us on our field trip! We had a wonderful time at Carleton Farms on Tuesday, I have also attached a photo from our field trip to this email. Thank you also to everyone who attended Math Night last night, it was fun to see the students teaching our classroom math games to parents and siblings alike!

Homework and Spelling:
In the upcoming week, we will be focusing on “sh” and “th” digraphs in spelling. On Wednesday, we will be learning about magnets in science. You will be receiving a note requesting that you send a refrigerator magnet with your child next week for our lesson. If you do not have one, I have some extras! The homework packet is due on October 25th.

Fall Report:
Your student will be bringing home their Fall Report today! I will make sure to show a sample of a previous project in class. If you have any questions, or would like to see a sample, feel free to stop by! The product is to be student-made, but please assist your student as needed in collecting the materials needed for putting the project together. The Fall Report is due November 15th.

Halloween Carnival:
The Halloween Carnival is next Friday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Just as a reminder, next Friday is also a half day. 😊

I hope you have a restful weekend!

Warm regards,

Addison Borseth
Second Grade Teacher

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Melissa Morrier-Turk

My name is Melissa Morrier-Turk, I am a graduate of SMM (class of 1986) and have been a member of the parish community much of my life. I have a B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Human Resources from Central Washington University and have spent my 23 years working in this field, traveling all over the USA and Canada as an HR Director, as well as a corporate trainer. My husband Mike and I have two kids, our son is in college and our daughter is a Junior at AMHS. In my off time I enjoy running, cycling, hiking, anything outdoorsy really. I have absolutely loved working with and getting to know so many of the families here at SMM and am looking forward to getting to know you all better as part of your school community!