All learning activities are being communicated over the Remind app. To join, go to rmd.at/2ndcou and you will be prompted to download the Remind app. Don't want the app? No problem. Just text @2ndcou to 81010. I can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need any support accessing the material. Thank you.
Enrichment Schedule - Winter 2020
Here is our enrichment schedule for the 2020 Fall season: Monday - Library & Drama Tuesday - Technology & Gym Wednesday - Technology & Art Thursday - Spanish & Drama Friday - Spanish & Gym **Please send your child in gym shoes and comfortable clothing on days when we have Gym class. Also, please return Library books on Mondays.**
You can order books NOW!
Scholastic Book Clubs is a great way for you to stock your library AND help our classroom get free books! Remember: You can order any books that are on the website--simply do a search. Books are delivered within about a week or so, and they do not charge shipping. Our class code is H8K67. The red banner below will take you directly to their website.
Connect with us
Please sign up for text or email reminders so I can keep you up-to-date on the latest happenings! Sign up at http://remind.com/join/2ndcou or by texting @2ndcou to 81010 (standard text messaging rates apply).
I strongly encourage you to connect with the class on Twitter. Our 2nd grade story is told on this platform AND your child will be tweeting! Check us out at @2ndCougars.
Four years ago, I was awarded a grant through Illinois Computing Educators for my proposal for using an iPad mini in the classroom. To fulfill my proposal, I have completely handed over our classroom Twitter account (@2ndCougars) to the students. A daily "student tweeter" is picked from those who want to participate. They document learning moments throughout the day using the iPad mini. They tweet twice daily. All tweets get my final approval before going live. Everything that is posted is their photos and words--mistakes and all! This is a great way to encourage student voice as well as document important learning. Please consider supporting us by following, favoriting, retweeting, and maybe even replying! If you are not on Twitter, you can see our tweets towards the top of this webpage. Thank you!
CPS now requires all parent volunteers to be registered as official volunteers through the CPS online online process. This means that all classroom helpers, field trip chaperones, and guest readers will all have to be registered as official CPS volunteers. Click here to register and learn more about the process.
What others are saying about @2ndCougars!
Three years ago, I had the idea to have students "live tweet" the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 to summarize their learning. WTTW (Chicago's PBS station) did a story on it. Read all about it below!
What do people think of 2nd graders sharing on Twitter? Follow @2ndCougars on Twitter to find out! We also received a shout-out on the Reflective Teaching Vlog run by Christine Halliday of Lancaster, Pennsylvania! The shout-out starts at the 10:14 mark.