Mrs. Gerrity's 2nd Grade Class

Updates from Room 148
  • Goodbye for Now

    Dear Families, We are wrapping up an amazing year, and I am so proud of your children. While this year had some big challenges, your children rose to the occasion, and I loved being their teacher. I am amazed at how engaged students have been these l...
    • 23 Jun 2020
  • June 15 - 19

    Dear Families, It’s hard to believe this is my last weekly update for the year! This was a wonderful week for many reasons. We had a fun class meeting on Tuesday, students came to Discovery on Wednesday, and we had a fabulous Writer’s Cel...
    • 19 Jun 2020
  • June 8 - 12

    Dear Families, I would like to highlight some extra events next week, as we wrap up the school year.  Materials Pickup Next Wednesday from 10:30 - 11:00 you will have the opportunity to pick up your child's school supplies, art work, ...
    • 12 Jun 2020
  • June 1 - 5

    Hello Families, We are wrapping up a great week of learning and activities. Your children are doing a wonderful job on their animal reports, and I’m learning a lot! They are becoming more proficient at using quotation marks, and I enjoyed readi...
    • 5 Jun 2020
  • May 26 - 29

    Dear Families, We had a great week, with a lot of student work coming my way! I am very impressed with the research your children are doing on an animal of their choice, and the interesting facts they are sharing. They are making connections, wonderi...
    • 29 May 2020
  • May 18 - 22

    Hello Families, We had a wonderful week, with some special activities. Your children learned about internal and external character traits, completed their second book review, and learned about efficient measuring tools and how to tally and graph data...
    • 23 May 2020
  • May 18 Update

    Good Morning Families! Please check your email for a chart of this week's activities, and the link for PDFs. Our class meeting is on Wednesday at 10:00. I will send a Zoom invitation for that. Also, we will have an optional Writing Celebration on F...
    • 18 May 2020
  • May 4 - 8

    Dear Families, Congratulations to you and your child on finishing Week 3 of Essential New Learning! Thank you for all your support. Your children are doing so well – and I am amazed at how quickly they have caught on to Seesaw and the different...
    • 18 May 2020
  • April 20 - 24

    Hello Families, Thank you for your patience, perseverance, and support as we jumped into online learning this week! I have learned a lot about Seesaw – what it can and cannot do – as I’m sure you have too. Our 2nd grade team is cont...
    • 24 Apr 2020
  • April 17

    Dear Families, I know spring break looked a little different this year, but I hope you had a nice one. At least we had some sunshine! I’m looking forward to starting our online learning next week, and wanted to highlight a few things. Lessons ...
    • 17 Apr 2020
  • April 6 - 10

    Hello Families, I hope your family is healthy, and managing to have some fun in the midst of our loss of freedom. I know everyone is disappointed about online school for the rest of the year, but we are going to make the best of it! A few of you have...
    • 10 Apr 2020
  • March 24

    Dear Families, I hope you were all able to access the documents on the Google Drive link I sent yesterday (from the Second Grade teaching team). Please let me know if you have any difficulty. We have missed a couple of birthdays in our class, and I w...
    • 24 Mar 2020
  • March 2 - 6

    Dear Families, I know you have heard from me already this week, but here is a quick update. We had a great week, with a lot of learning and some celebration too. Your children are doing really well in math, and can solve three digit problems with eas...
    • 6 Mar 2020
  • February 14 - 24

    Dear Families, Welcome back from mid-winter break! I hope you all had a nice break – whether locally or afar. Students had a chance to share something about their break today, and a common theme was spending time with parents and families. For ...
    • 24 Feb 2020
  • 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