• Name:   Cheryl Ann Mazzeo
    Position:   Grade 2 Teacher
    School:   Anna Ware Jackson School
    Phone:   1-508-699-1304
     
     
     

    September

     

    2018 - 2019 

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    Please note we are a nut Free Classroom!
     
    Dear Families,
       Welcome to second grade! I am looking forward to a super year with all of you and your children as we begin our second grade journey together!
       Although Open House (TBA) is coming up soon, I wanted to let you know about a few things before the school year starts.
       First, each morning I will greet your child at my classroom door.  Each student will sign in by placing their lunch magnet on a lunch selection.  Then each student will pass in their blue home & school folder (provided by the school). The last step will be to take down their chair and place their belongings in the closet.  I do allow the students to bring a water bottle for their desks so if you would like to send one, please do so, it would be helpful if the water bottle has the student's name on it.
       Each morning we will be having a snack break.  The students will need to bring a snack and drink from home, healthy snacks are recommended and encouraged.  All snacks and lunches must be peanut free.  Please note our classroom is a nut free classroom.
       After, doing the above steps the students will be able to complete the morning activity on their desks.  Each month the morning activities change according to the day of the week.
       I will be looking for volunteers for this year.  I will be updating my teacher webpage at least a few times a month. This is where I will post important information, activities we are working on during a given month.  I will also post a volunteer schedule on the webpage in a few weeks.   Our classroom specialist schedules for the year will be posted on my webpage under classroom specialist schedules for your convenience, plus a copy will be in the back pocket of the student's blue home and school folder (provided by the school).
       The students will be provided with a blue Home and School Folder, this folder should come back and forth each day.  This folder will have homework, corrected papers,  classroom / grade 2 projects, and important notices that are being sent home.  Please be sure to look in it each day, take out any papers or notices that do not need to be return to school. 
       Please note if your child is doing anything other than riding the bus to your home, I do need to be notified in writing any time throughout the school year.
       To be sure that your child starts each day on the right foot please be sure that he/she, gets plenty of rest and eats a good breakfast.  Looking forward to a great school year!
    Yours truly,
    Cheryl A. Mazzeo

    Happy Birthday!
     
     
    Ayden   7
      
     
     
     
    Things we will be learning in class:
     
    How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World by Faith McNulty is a nonfiction science book that corresponds with our Science Unit; Rocks, Minerals, Soil, Fossils and Erosion.

    This is the story of a child who takes an imaginary 8,000-mile trip through the center of the Earth. Combining imaginative text and realistic how - to instructions for digging and drilling one's way through the various layers of the earth, this title provides readers with an enjoyable understanding of the earth's composition.
     
    Book Cover
     
     
     Click on the book cover above to download an Activity Guide by Live Oak Media.
     
     
     
    rocks Rocks, Minerals & Soils

    Learn about rocks, minerals and soils as you complete a variety of interesting experiments with this fun, interactive activity. Rocks, minerals and soils have different characteristics that set them apart from others. Find out about the properties of rocks such as slate, marble, chalk, granite and pumice. Which rocks split? Can you find a rock that floats? Answer these and other scientific questions with this cool science game. Click on the picture above to complete the variety of experiments.

     
    Click on the two videos below that corresponds to our New Generation Science Standards on Trees.  Then click on the lima bean to do the lima bean dance. Have fun learning!
     

    2-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

    Students who demonstrate understanding can:

    2-LS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.

    2-LS2-2. Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.

    Trees Trees Trees  by Mr. R's Songs
     
     Tree
     
    Trees Trees Trees  
     
     
    We Sure Do Love Those Lima Beans by Eddy Ware
     
    Click on the Lima Bean below to view the Lima Bean Dance. 
     

    lima bean dance

     

     

     
     
     
      
    Basic Ten Blocks  
     
                             Using Base Ten Blocks to practice Place Value. 

    There are three options for Base 10 Fun. The picture shows Listen and Make. Students hear a word and build it by dragging base-10 blocks. Notice the number line across t
    he bottom? Click on the picture above to complete various Place Value activities (Read and Make, Listen and Make, or Count and Write). 

    For math, we are working on numbers 1 - 999.  The students should have a good grasp on this already but continue practicing putting large numbers together and taking them apart again.  Focus on using base 10 to create large numbers.  For example: how many tens are in 199?  How many ones?  How many hundreds? Can you show me that number using a picture?  
     
     
    Try this website for further practice by clicking on the above picture.  The students have used it before and love the challenge of building models to show numbers in the hundreds!

     

    Tumble Books

    Plainville Public Schools supports the subscription to Tumble Books.
     
    The icons below will connect to the e-books for kids -Tumble Books.
     
     TumbleBook Logo
     
     
     
     
    October
    2018 - 2019
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    A good video to show how we elect our President.
    Click on the picture to see the video.
     
     
     
     
    A good video to show odds and evens.
    Click on the picture to see the video for

    OddTodd Even Steven.
     
     
     
     

    In the meantime, check out the following websites to practice school topics at home.  Click on the pictures below to start each activity.  You'll enjoy seeing your child manipulate the sites with ease. They are so good at technology!

     
     
      
    Happy Birthday!
     
     
    Anna  11
      Lucy 26
    Kayden 27
     
    November
    2018 - 2019
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     A good video to show the History of Thanksgiving Day.
    Click on the picture to see the video.
     
    History of Thanksgiving
     
     Math
    A good video to show Place Value.
    Click on the picture below to see the video.
     
     
     Place Value
     
     Another good video to show Place Value.
    Click on the picture below to see the video.
     
     
     Hundreds Chart
     
    Happy Birthday!
     
     
    Ru Dell 18
    Andrew 19
      
     
     
    December
    2018 - 2019
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     snowman

    Virtual Snowman

    Are you ready to build your virtual snowman? Click on the above snowman then all you have to do is click on the snowflakes. Then click from the side box what you would like to see on your snowman. Enjoy!

    File Format: Shockwave Flash
     
     

    Snowflakes

    Make A Virtual Snowflake by Barkley Interactive

     

    Click on the snowflakes above to browse a gallery of virtual snowflake designs or create a masterpiece of your own. Have fun!

     
     
    Happy Birthday!
     
     
     
    Edward 1
     
     
     
         
    Earning AR Book Awards
      
     
    Click on the above link to see our pictures
     
    January
    2018 - 2019
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    Please note we are a nut Free Classroom!
     
     
    Earning AR Book Awards
     
             
        
     Working In Math Groups Decomposing Numbers
     

          Click on the link to play the time game.

     
     
    Happy Birthday!
     
     
     
     
    Brice 5
    Mackenzie 30
      
     
    One of my favorite writer's of children's books is Robert Munsch.  Robert is from Ontario, Canada.  His books are written with an understanding and compaction of what a young student would experience in their lifetime. Below is a link to his official website. On his website you will see a bookshelf that features his books. If you click on anyone of his books he reads the book to you.  This is a great way for students to hear good oral reading.  Enjoy!
     
     
    MOOSE bookcover
     
    Click on the MOOSE book cover above to visit the Official Robert Munsch Site.
     
     
     
     
     
    Using the Ten Blocks for Addition

    Using the Ten Blocks for Addition Regrouping
    Click on the above picture to watch the video.
     
     
    As parents and family members, you often ask how you can help your child become a better writer, or perhaps you want to know what your son or daughter is being taught in school regarding their writing skills. The Empowering Writers Newsletters, will guide you and offer suggestions for how to support your child's writing skills.  These newsletters can be found under the Empowering Writers Link.
     

    Solids and Liquids Solids, Liquids and Gases

    Learn about solids, liquids and gases as you experiment with the conditions that change them from one form to another in this fun, interactive science activity. Water is a common example as it exists in all three forms, you’ve no doubt seen it as ice, liquid water and steam. Challenge yourself to find the correct category for other examples such as milk, sand, rain, helium, wood and air. Watch what happens when you heat liquids and cool gases. The processes that change solids, liquids and gases from one form to another are important science topics, humans breathe in gases in the form of air and drink liquids such as water which help keep us alive. Educational and entertaining, this game offers a fun challenge for kids. Click on the picture above to complete the variety of experiments.

    February
    2018 -2019
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    February is Digital Learning Month
     
     
     
     
     
    Happy Birthday!
     
     
     
     
    None
     
     
     
    Your Wildside
     
    Enjoy your vacation!
     

    Are you ready to build your wildside? Click on the above picture. Next click from the side box what you would like to see on your wildside. Enjoy!

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    Groundhog Day
     
    Click on the Groundhog Day picture to complete a Groundhog puzzle.
     
    Valentine Picture
     
    Click on the above picture to complete a Valentine's Puzzle.
     
     
    Ten Blocks for Subtraction

    Using the Ten Blocks for Subtraction Regrouping
    Click on the above picture to watch the video.
      
     
    March
    2018 - 2019
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    Please note we are a nut Free Classroom!
     
     
    Happy Birthday!
     
     
     
    Idrees 3
     
             
    Earning AR Book Awards
     

     
     Enjoy the 2M Teddy BEAR Sleep Over
     
     
     
     
      Using notebooks to edit our Flying Aircraft Stories
     
     
     
     
    St. Patrick's Puzzle
     
     
    Click on the picture above to complete a Happy St. Patrick's Day puzzle.
     
     
     
     
    The Emperor's Egg
     
     
    Click on the picture above to complete a penguin puzzle.
     
    This Emperor's picture corresponds with this weeks story selection titled
    The Emperor's Egg.
     
     
     
     
    Book
     
     
     
    Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
     
    Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist most widely known for his children's books written under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Click on the book above to visit Seussville, enjoy!
     
     
     
    April
    2018 - 2019
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    Please note we are a nut Free Classroom!
     
     
     
    Mailing Our Flat Stanley Letters
     
     
     
     
    Earning An AR Book Award

    Gooney Bird Greene
    STEM Challenge
     
    Design the Station wagon – back window open
    A rolled up rug sticking out half way out the back window
    Catman in the rug
    Gooney Bird Greene climbs in the rug to get Catman
    Station wagon must move at least two inches




    Happy Birthday!
     
     
     
    Shiloh 12
      Michael 20
    Teagan 28
     
     
     
     
    Spring Puzzle
     
     
    Click on the picture above to complete a Happy Spring puzzle.
     
     
     
    May
    2018 - 2019
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    Please note we are a nut Free Classroom!
     
     
    Happy Birthday!
     
     
     
    Riley 11
    Alexandra 12
    Benjamin 14
     
     

    June - July - August

    2018 - 2019
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    Happy Birthday!
     
     
     
    June
    Jack 24
     
     
    July
    Jaxson 19
     
    August
     
    Javion 25
    Stella 23