Mrs. Gerrity's 2nd Grade Class

Updates from Room 148
  • January 21 - 24

    Hello Families, Hopefully you are enjoying a nice weekend. I know things have been a bit crazy with our schedule – between snow days and testing! I’m looking forward to getting back into our routine this week, and I think the children are...
    • 26 Jan 2020
  • January 13 - 17

    Dear Families, This will be a quick update given our short week! Thank you for your flexibility with the snow days. I know it is not easy to manage with work schedules. Your children did a great job today on the CogAT. They listened well, and were fo...
    • 17 Jan 2020
  • December 9 - 13

     Dear Families, We just wrapped up an eventful week! In math we began doing vertical addition, and learned various ways to check our work. Students caught on very quickly, and we are continuing to practice. In literacy we learned about digraphs,...
    • 14 Dec 2019
  • December 2 - 6

    Dear Families, It was a pleasure to meet with you this week. (And to the two families who kindly agreed to re-schedule – Thank you, I am so grateful for your flexibility!) As I shared the children’s work, I was struck by how hard the chil...
    • 6 Dec 2019
  • November 18 - 22

    Dear Families, Here is a quick update on our week! We finished Module 3 in math, and your child’s assessment will come home on Monday. Students did very well on the assessment, and I’m proud of them! We started Module 4 and continued to w...
    • 24 Nov 2019
  • November 4 - 8

    Hello Families, This was a particularly fun week with Spirit Days each day! We capped off the week with a Veteran’s Day assembly, where we heard beautiful music from 3-5th grade Discovery students, learned about the history of the Star Spangled...
    • 8 Nov 2019
  • October 28 - November 1

    Hello Families, I hope you have been enjoying our lovely fall weather this weekend! I sure have.  Here is a recap of our week, along with reminders for the upcoming week. In literacy we worked on fluency and comprehension in our reading groups....
    • 3 Nov 2019
  • October 21 - 25

    Dear Families, We had a great week in room 148! In literacy we learned about synonyms, and did “word work” with our spelling words. Word work means that we look at our words closely for patterns and  phonics rules. For example, if tw...
    • 27 Oct 2019
  • October 15 - 18

    Dear Families, We had a great week! In math we worked on grouping by 10’s and 100’s, and finding the most efficient way to solve problems. Our new (very large!) touch screen board is an amazing tool to teach math, and the children love so...
    • 18 Oct 2019
  • October 7 - 11

    Dear Families, I hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall weekend! We had a great week of learning and activities. We finished Module 2 in math and took the final assessment, which will come home on Tuesday. Hopefully you have heard about Zearn and ...
    • 14 Oct 2019
  • September 30 - October 4

    Dear Families, We had a very exciting week! On Monday the sun was shining and we were able to do our science experiment with shadows. We set up a large piece of paper with a vertical pencil outside, and traced the shadow ever...
    • 5 Oct 2019
  • September 23 - 27

    Dear Families, I hope you have enjoyed a nice weekend! (Especially Saturday.) I am writing to give you a quick re-cap of our week, and some reminders for the coming week.  Last week was Safety Week at Discovery, and we practiced various dri...
    • 29 Sep 2019
  • September 11 - 20

    Dear Families, We just wrapped up an exciting week! On Monday we had our first art lesson with Mrs. Savore, and we welcomed a new student to our class! In art, the children used oil pastels to create colorful pictures of owls, with fall lea...
    • 22 Sep 2019
  • September 9 - 13

    Dear Families, We had a great week of learning and settling in to our classroom. In math we worked on breaking apart numbers to simplify addition and subtraction, and explored different ways to solve the same problem. In literacy, we made pre...
    • 14 Sep 2019
  • September 4 - 6

    Dear Families, We just finished a fantastic first week of school! Your children have done a wonderful job learning our classroom routines, adapting to our schedule, and meeting new friends. I have enjoyed getting to know them, and I look forward to a...
    • 9 Sep 2019