• 10-12-2020 Click here for newsletter

    I hope you all had a wonderful Fall Break.  I must admit, I left Friday and did no school work until Sunday evening.  Our Student Teacher, Ms. Parker, will be teaching this week.  She is doing a fabulous job and is what I call a natural born teacher.

    I encourage you to visit our CES webpage often.  You can stay connected to all the fabulous things going on in our Astros Family.

    This week:  Fire Safety Week, School Pictures and School Bus Driver Appreciation Week.  School pictures will be made Wednesday and Report Cards will be going home that day as well.

    9-30-2020

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    9-15-2020

    Dot Day T-shirts

    We had so much fun today making our shirts! Dot Day is a fun holiday beloved in classrooms around the world. The Dot tells the story of Vashti, a girl who begins a journey of self-discovery after she is challenged by her teacher to “make her mark.” It also emphasizes helping others to learn how to try difficult things so they can “make their mark” too!

    Please check email/webpage/Seesaw every day.

    Please send snack every day or let me know you need me to provide snack for your child. We have snacks available for those who need them. This pantry is not for students who forget their snack. I know this is so hard for students to understand. I wish I could afford to provide them myself, but I just can’t.

    Things your child heard today:

    Tell your parents about your Behavior Chart every day. They should initial it daily. This is an excellent opportunity to praise your child and/or discuss things that can be improved upon.

    Thank you for putting your yellow folder in the bin today!  Tomorrow, I won't give as many reminders.  You are responsible for doing this every day.  You have a treat in your folder to eat WHEN YOU GET HOME.  Continue to bring it to school every day.

    Eat your breakfast first thing when you enter the room. Breakfast is over each day at 7:40. School begins at 7:40. Food not eaten should be put in your lunchbox or bookbag to eat at lunch or at home. If your bus is late, you will have extra time.

    Bring your ChromeBook, if you have one, every day. Please charge it every night. We don’t have the plugs available to charge it at school.

    Bring your workbooks from home and LEAVE THEM HERE for the rest of the year. Be sure you listen and follow directions. Questions are ALWAYS encourged. If you knew everything, Mr. Hill would not need me and I need a job! :)

     

    9-8-2020

    Dear Parents,

    There are a few things of importance I need you to go through.

    We are so excited to see your child.  Many things are different, but what has not changed is the excitement of the first day.  COVID-19 has caused most of the changes.  If you are uncertain why we are asking you or your child to do something, or not do something, please know it is probably not because we want it that way.  Our first priority has to be the safety of our precious children.   

    When your child comes to school, please bring only these items:         

    Bookbag  Folders          

    Crayons        Pencils         

    Scissors        Journal/compositionnotebook         

    Workbooks that were sent home at the beginning of the year – these will now stay at school.   

    Check Seesaw for Weekly Newsletter.

          Bring a snack every day (no peanut butter) and nothing that will be messy (juicy, dripping, etc) because we will be eating in the classroom. (Fruit cups and oranges come to mind) Also, your child should be able to open anything they bring and they may bring a water bottle – WATER ONLY. 

    Spills of any other liquid are hard to clean well.  We don’t want ants! If it is a hardship for you to provide snack, please send me an email. 

    If you are going to be using the car line, you will need to display a sign with your student's name and my name.  When my roll becomes more stable, I will assign numbers.  

    Thank you for your understanding. I hope you had a nice, relaxing Labor Day. 

    rpg

    Lunch:  Each morning, your child will need to tell me if they are buying a lunch.  I will order the hot lunch unless they say they want the soy butter and jelly sandwich.  I have to let the cafeteria know each morning.

    From Mr. Hill:

    CES families,

    The following bus changes will be in place until further notice...please allow a few extra minutes for the AM pickup and PM drop off.

    09-11 (Orange Square) will ride 20-75 (Grey Rectangle) for the next 8 weeks in the AM and PM.

    11-23 (Purple Star) will ride 08-37 (sub bus) - AM/PM

    10-17 (Yellow Hexagon) will ride the following:
    17-54 (Blue Diamond) - Buckingham AM
    16-52 (Black Circle) - AM, all other 10-17 pickup
    11-20 (Red Trapezoid) - PM, all 10-17 drop off

    Thanks,

    Mr. Hill

    9-4-2020

    There will be no live lesson on Friday, Sept. 4.  This is a 1/2 day for students.  Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend!  

    Welcome back Columbia Astros parents and students! We are working very hard to get everything prepared for students to return on Tuesday, September 8th. We cannot express how excited we are to see our Columbia Astros very soon!

    Ways to connect!!
    http://ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us/
    https://www.facebook.com/columbiaeschool
    https://twitter.com/columbiaeschool

    Ms. Graham's Web Page - click here

     

    August 20

    MCS is launching a new ticketing system to help us better track and respond to technology needs. Please review
    the Schools Re-entry Information, which includes pages for secondary- and elementary-specific parent help prior to
    submitting a ticket. Also please refer to our FAQ section of our website to find solutions to common questions before you
    submit a ticket.

    If you feel you still need further assistance please fill out a service request ticket at https://madisoncity.
    incidentiq.com/guest/E4T4A24X/remote-support.


    We ask that you do not submit more than one ticket for your request. We will do our best to help you with your remaining
    problems as quickly as possible.

     

    August 16, 2020

    Hello Columbia Family:

    Specials (Art, Music, P.E. and Spanish) lessons will be available beginning Monday, August 17. Pre-recorded lessons will be available each Monday in the Specials Course in Schoology. Your student will also have one live lesson with each specials teacher during the nine week period.  Click the link below to access the specials teachers' Open House/ Welcome message.

    Specials Open House/ Welcome Message

    How to access the lessons:

    1. Join the "Specials Course" on schoology using the code for your child's grade level.

     

    GRADE

    SCHOOLOGY CODE

    K

    Q76M-T6KG-ZHVVK

    1st

     Z92W-FRK5-TGVXF

    2nd

            7TB3-CSB6-FST9J

    3rd

     4R7P-FBPB-X7487

    4th

    J9V7-HNMJ-78HZ4

    5th

    ZBJ8-JQBJ-TN6SQ      


    1. The folder with the week's date will have all specials lessons for the week inside.   

       

    GRADE

    SPECIALS

    K

    P.E., Spanish, Music

    1st

    P.E., Spanish, Art

    2nd

    P.E., Spanish, Art

    3rd

    P.E., Spanish, Art

    4th

    P.E., Spanish, Art, STEAM

    5th

    P.E., Spanish, Art


    * Students will also receive counseling and media center lessons. 

    Please let us know if you have any questions and remember to use the SPECIALS COURSE to access our lessons. We look forward to seeing your child(ren) virtually and one day, face to face!  Thank you and we hope your children enjoy our specials lessons!

    Sincerely,

    Maria Ingram

    Spanish, Columbia Elementary School

     

    August 14, 2020

     

    CES families,

    Thank you so much for your kind words, messages of support and patience this week as we kicked off virtual learning in 2020.  We are getting better each and every day.  Thanks to our CES PTA for organizing the "Park and Celebrate" event and all that came out to support our heroes this afternoon just before the rains came!!

    Next week will be our first full week and we will be ready!! 

    I will share the link and PTA agenda Sunday for our very first PTA meeting this year.  This will be a breakfast with the principal/admin virtual format through WebEx at 8:00 am on Monday, August 17th.  You can download the WebEx app to your phone or device to attend the meeting virtually.  The meeting will be recorded and shared for any that cannot join in Monday morning. 

    I wanted to send the following reminders/clarification for parents when teachers are facilitating their lessons "LIVE" each day...
    - please allow students to receive instruction in a quiet room, free of siblings and pets
    - after ensuring that students have joined a lesson, parents/caregivers should exit the room whenever possible
    - please allow only students to participate in a lesson and ask questions
    - parents should use the teacher's office hours if they have questions for the teacher
    - please avoid using the chat feature in WebEx during live lessons and accessing live lessons via work or personal cell phones
    - please ensure that your student understands expectations that he/she is NOT to mute/unmute the mic
    - please ensure that your student is not having attendance taken and then leaving the class (stay for the entire "live" lesson)

    Thanks to everyone for making Columbia the best it can be!!!

    Happy Friday!!

    Mr. Hill


    August 12, 2020


    Dear Parents,

    I have started a document with links you will be using.  I hope this will help us get started!

    I’m sure I will think of other things and will update you!

    I'm glad you are here on my webpage.   I try to keep important information from me, the school and the district posted.


    Click on this link for your Virtual Open House!

     Rules of the Digital Classroom

    Click Here for Schoology FAQ

    Click here for Fry Words sign up

    Click here to join WebEx – for today’s live lesson

    In case you are interested…

    Donors Choose Link

     Amazon Wish List

    From Mr. Hill: 

    CES families,

    A few reminders...

    - Please email me at jhill@madisoncity.k12.al.us if you have not heard from your homeroom teacher and I will get you connected. 
    - We are working very hard to get logins and passwords to you...please email kmassey@madisoncity.k12.al.us to get these credentials for your child
    - Visit our CES website at ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us for a Elementary Parent Resource Link and info on accessing Schoology
    - We have students registering daily, so please be patient with us 

    Breakfast/Lunch pickup will begin in the Columbia carline at the back of the school tomorrow, Thursday, August 13th and reoccur Tuesday/Thursday weekly from 9-12:30 pm going forward.  Students that ordered breakfast/lunch will be charged as normal!  I have included the link below for accessing Free/Reduced lunch information if you so choose!!

    https://www.madisoncity.k12.al.us/Page/4199

    Thanks so much!

    I am so proud of all of our parents and staff in the way we are approaching this new year!! You all are doing an awesome job in this new normal!!  Please email me with any questions. 

    Mr. Hill




     

     

    August 11, 2020

    Welcome to 2nd grade!  

    From Dr. Nichols

    Dear Madison City Schools Family,

    We're all eagerly anticipating the start of a new school year tomorrow.  Our staff has been focused on creating a robust, engaging learning experience for your children. The teachers, staff and administrators have spent countless hours learning our new virtual platform and preparing lessons for your students. However, we know that there may be abnormalities for some, to start. Our district has integrated a lot of new tools, and with any transitional phase there will always be a learning curve and a potential for glitches.

    As our Virtual Orientation Video suggested, most of you will login to Schoology tomorrow and get the year rolling without issues. We know that some may not have quite that same experience. We ask that, if your family has issues getting properly connected, please email your child's teacher to let them know you are experiencing problems and describing the problems if possible. They will direct your concern to our district leadership team, and fixing that one issue may fix similar problems for many others. We will solve the problems quickly, and our students will all be up and running as soon as possible.

    I thank you in advance for your support and patience in this new learning environment. I know that together, we will make 2020-2021 a GREAT year.

    Ed Nichols
    Superintendent
    Madison City Schools

    Here are some Schoology access codes you will need:

    Counseling - cjbb-p8pp-xh6mk
    Specials - 7tb3-csb6-fst9j
    Ms. Graham - 6FWK-QV3W-S75FQ
     
     
    Some of these may not be online yet, just be patient! :)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    E-Learning during our school closure:

    Visit our Google Classroom for all e-learning activities.

    Stay safe, separated and sanitized. I hope to see you this summer!

     

    Week at a Glance March 23-27

    Please refer to Seesaw and Google Classroom for this week's news and assignments.

    Stay separated, stay sanitized and stay safe!  #flattenthecurve.   

    Week at a Glance: March 9-13, 2020  

    3/14 - International Pi Day - Pi Day

    Pi Day Explained  (by Cookie Monster) :)  If anyone would like to send in a pie for our class to celebrate with, let me know.  We have allergies to dairy, eggs and chocolate.  If you have a good recipe that does not include any of the above, that would be fun to enjoy.

    3/16:   Report Cards and Leprechaun project due IF you are participating

    3/23:   Space Week

    3/30-4/3:   Spring Break - see Seesaw post regarding travel advisments from our Central Office

    4/7-4/10 - ACAP testing for 2nd grade ELA & Math

    4/15:  Field Trip!  Matilda @ BJHS

    Reading: Wonders Unit 5 Week 4 

    http://www.theteachersguide.com/wondersunitfiveweekfour/unitfiveweekfourttg.pdf

    Math Topic 10

    • 10-00Place Value to 1,000 Introduction
    • 10-01Building 1,000
    • 10-02Counting Hundreds, Tens, and Ones
    • 10-03Reading and Writing Numbers to 1,000
    • 10-04Changing Numbers by Hundreds and Tens
    • 10-05Patterns with Numbers on Hundreds Charts
    • 10-06Skip Counting by 5, 10, 100 to 1000
    • 10-07Comparing Numbers
    • 10-08Ordering Numbers
    • 10-09Problem Solving: Look for a Pattern

    Helpful videos

    Place Value

    Digits and Place Value

    Place Value House 

    March fun:

    Optional Leprechaun Project

     Click here for alternatives to screen time.  All you need is paper and pen or pencil.

    If you read this far, I’d like to know.  Send me a note and have your child put it in the inbox.  That note will be good for one free book from my book bin.

    Family Movie Night at CES on April 17, 2020
    What movie would you like to see?
    Please vote with the link below. You can also copy and paste the link into your web browser.

    https://forms.gle/Tq2UzgaQ8Gh2HbMt9 

      

    Week at a Glance: March 2-6, 2020

    3/2: PTA Meeting with Book Fair and Camp Read S’more beginning at 6:00  Any "camping" type items we could borrow for this fun event would be appreciated!  (lanterns,  blankets, very small tents, etc)

    3/4:  Our class will visit the book fair 11:15-11:45, feel free to join us! 

    3/5:  Make up class pictures and Spring Pictures

    3/6:   Field trip:  Author visit @ BJHS

    3/16:   Report Cards

    3/23:   Space Week (do I have any parents that would like to talk to the class about Space?)

    3/30-4/3:   Spring Break

    4/15:  Field Trip!  Matilda @ BJHS

    Reading: Wonders Unit 5 Week 3 (testing week)

    http://www.theteachersguide.com/wondersunitfiveweekthree/unitfiveweekthreettg.pdf

    Math Topic 10

    • 10-00Place Value to 1,000 Introduction
    • 10-01Building 1,000
    • 10-02Counting Hundreds, Tens, and Ones
    • 10-03Reading and Writing Numbers to 1,000
    • 10-04Changing Numbers by Hundreds and Tens
    • 10-05Patterns with Numbers on Hundreds Charts
    • 10-06Skip Counting by 5, 10, 100 to 1000
    • 10-07Comparing Numbers
    • 10-08Ordering Numbers
    • 10-09Problem Solving: Look for a Pattern

    Helpful videos

    Place Value

    Digits and Place Value

    Place Value House 

    March fun:

    Optional Leprechaun Project

     Click here for alternatives to screen time.  All you need is paper and pen or pencil.

    If you read this far, I’d like to know.  Send me a note and have your child put it in the inbox.  That note will be good for one free book from my book bin.

           

     Week at a Glance: February 24-28, 2020             

    Please remember weekly reading test week 1, 3 & 5 are available for practice on the Wonders website located on the CES website. 

    The Leader In Me: We started focusing on goal setting.  We are developing WIG's - Wildly Important Goals.  Our goal will be to increase our Scaled Score on the STAR Reading test.  Our 2 action steps that we will be tracking will be 2 sessions of Success Maker Reading each week and read for 20 minutes each day. 

    Upcoming Events 

    2/25 - tomorrow: Career Day (Students may dress as a person in a real-world career.  No costumes or masks)

    3/2: PTA Meeting with Book Fair and Camp Read S’more beginning at 6:00  Any "camping" type items we could borrow for this fun event would be appreciated!  (lanterns,  blankets, very small tents, etc)

    3/4:  Our class will visit the book fair 11:15-11:45, feel free to join us! 

    3/5:  Make up class pictures and Spring Pictures

    3/6:   Field trip:  Author visit @ BJHS

    3/16:   Report Cards

    3/23:   Space Week (do I have any parents that would like to talk to the class about Space?)

    3/30-4/3:   Spring Break

    4/15:  Field Trip!  Matilda @ BJHS

    Reading: Wonders Unit 5 Week 2 (testing week)

    .theteachersguide.com/wondersunittwoweektwo/unittwoweektwonobonusttg.pdf

    Math Topic 10

    • 10-00Place Value to 1,000 Introduction
    • 10-01Building 1,000
    • 10-02Counting Hundreds, Tens, and Ones
    • 10-03Reading and Writing Numbers to 1,000
    • 10-04Changing Numbers by Hundreds and Tens
    • 10-05Patterns with Numbers on Hundreds Charts
    • 10-06Skip Counting by 5, 10, 100 to 1000
    • 10-07Comparing Numbers
    • 10-08Ordering Numbers
    • 10-09Problem Solving: Look for a Pattern

    Helpful videos

    Place Value

    Digits and Place Value

    Place Value House 

    March fun:

    Optional Leprechaun Project

     Click here for alternatives to screen time.  All you need is paper and pen or pencil.

    If you read this far, I’d like to know.  Send me a note and have your child put it in the inbox.  That note will be good for one free book from my book bin.

     

    Week at a Glance: February 18-21, 2020

    Please remember the weekly reading tests 1, 3 & 5 are available for practice on the Wonders website - www.connected.mcgraw-hill.com  

    The Leader in Me: We are beginning to focus on goal setting, with our WIG's -  Wildly Important Goals.  Our goal will be to increase our Scaled Score on the STAR Reading test, and our 2 lead measures that we will be tracking will be 2 sessions of SuccessMaker Reading each week and read for 20 minutes each day.  Your child is encouraged to practice SuccessMaker Reading and/or Math from home as well.  The sessions take about 20 minutes to complete and you get a score report at the end of each session. 

    Upcoming Events

    2/18-21 The Great Kindness Challenge

    Tuesday - help others, treat someone, give a compliment

    Wednesday - motivating messages

    Thursday - practice saying hello with a smile and eye contact

    Friday - sit by someone new at lunch or play with someone new at recess

    2/21 Famous American Report due – we had 6 presented today that were excellent examples!

    2/25 Career Day – dress like you would dress for the career you would like to have when you grow up

    3/2 Camp Read S'more/Book Fair Week (Any "camping" type items we could borrow for this fun event would be appreciated! Ex.:  lanterns,  blankets, very small tents, etc)

    3/5 Make up class pictures and Spring Pictures

    3/6 Author visit field trip (permission forms have already been sent out)

    3/16 Report Cards

    3/23 Space Week – if you work in the space industry, we would love to have you as our guest speaker this week.

    3/30-4/3 Spring Break

    4/15 Field trip to see the play Matlida

    Reading: Wonders Unit 5 Week 1

    Open hyperlink

    .theteachersguide.com/wondersunitfiveweekone/unitfiveweekonenobonusttg.pdf

    Math: Envision Topic 9 Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers and Topic 12 Geometry

     

    Week at a Glance: February 10-14, 2020

    Please remember, weekly reading tests weeks 1, 3 & 5 are available for practice on the Wonders website located on the CES website. 

    Upcoming Events  

    2/10: PTA meeting Multicultural Night at 6:00

    2/11-13: Candy Grams

    2/12: Progress Reports go home today

    2/13: Valentine Cards are due today

    2/14: We will celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th.  The students will be passing out their own cards so please encourage neat handwriting.  Allow your child to write their Valentine’s to and from information in their own handwriting.  *This is an optional activity.

    2/14: Collaborative Day - School dismisses at 11:00.

    2/17: No School - President’s Day - Weather Day

    Reading: Wonders Unit 4 Week 5

    http://www.theteachersguide.com/wondersunitfourweekfive/unitfourweekfivettg.pdf

    Math: Envision Topic 9 Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers

    • 09-00 Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers Introduction
    • 09-01 Regrouping 1 Ten for 10 Ones
    • 09-02 Models to Subtract Two- and One-Digit Numbers
    • 09-03 Subtracting Two- and One-Digit Numbers
    • 09-04 Models to Subtract Two-Digit Numbers
    • 09-05 Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers
    • 09-06 Subtracting on a Number Line
    • 09-07 Using Addition to Check Subtraction
    • 09-08 Ways to Subtract
    • 09-09 Problem Solving: Two-Question Problems

    Week at a Glance: January 27 - 31, 2020             

    Please remember weekly reading tests for week 1, 3 & 5 are available for practice on the Wonders website located on the CES website. 

    Upcoming Events

    Class Picture - we had our class picture made, but due to school-wide absences, there may be a make-up day.  More info when I receive it.

    2/12: Progress Reports go home 

    2/13: Send in Valentine Cards

    2/14: We will celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Your child will decorate a bag to collect their cards.  The students will be passing out their own cards so please encourage neat handwriting.  Allow your child to write their Valentine’s to and from information in their own handwriting.  *This is an optional activity.

    2/14: Collaborative Day - School dismisses at 11:00.

    2/17: No School - President’s Day - Weather Day

    2/7: School wide Field Trip– CES Drama Club Presents: Lion King (no chaperones needed)

    2/10: PTA meeting Multicultural Night at 6:00

    Reading: Wonders Unit 4 Week 3

    http://www.theteachersguide.com/wondersunitfourweekthree/unitfourweekthreenobonusttg.pdf

     Math: Envision Topic 9 Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers

    • 09-00Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers Introduction
    • 09-01Regrouping 1 Ten for 10 Ones
    • 09-02Models to Subtract Two- and One-Digit Numbers
    • 09-03Subtracting Two- and One-Digit Numbers
    • 09-04Models to Subtract Two-Digit Numbers
    • 09-05Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers
    • 09-06Subtracting on a Number Line
    • 09-07Using Addition to Check Subtraction
    • 09-08Ways to Subtract
    • 09-09Problem Solving: Two-Question Problems

     

    Week of January 21-24, 2020

     

    **IF your child was selected to be moved to the new classroom with Ms. Cochran, please have your child report to my room in the morning.  We will gradually transition them to her room with their supplies. They will continue to sit with us at the lunch table for the remainder of the year. **

    ELA unit 4 Week 2, this is a review week.  

    Unit 4 Week 2

    Math: Topic 8 Addition two-digit with and without regrouping.  Fluency test #3 will be recorded for a grade.

    Friendly Reminders

    Optional Practice @ Home:  IXL, SuccessMaker, Clever/Typing Agent .  The links can be found at the bottom of Columbia’s home page (ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us)

    Six Flags Read to Succeed Program forms will be coming home Tuesday. ~  Please let me know if you have questions. I would like all students to earn this FREE ticket! The ticket price is $51.99 for a child.

    Important Dates:

    1/20: No School;

    1/24: Donuts with Dad 7:10 in the Media Center

    1/28: Class Pictures

    1/31:  Parent Heart Homework Due

    2/7: School wide Field Trip– CES Drama Club Presents: Lion King (no chaperones needed)

    2/10: PTA meeting Multicultural Night at 6:00

    2/12: Progress Reports go home today

    2/13: Valentine Cards are due today.

    2/14: Collaborative Day - School dismisses at 11:00

    If you read to this point, send in a note in your child's folder (and tell them to put it in the inbox) on Tuesday for a treat!  I'm interested in how many folks are using the webpage.

     

    Week at a Glance - 1/13-17

    Last Friday, we will be celebrated our AR success for 2nd nine weeks. We are working hard already for the celebration for 3rd nine weeks.

    Upcoming Events

    1/17: Family Movie Night at 6:30

    1/20: No School in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday

    1/22: 100th Day of School (2nd grade doesn’t do anything special)

    1/24: Donuts with Dad 7:10 in the Media Center 1/28: Class Pictures

    2/7: School wide Field Trip– CES Drama Club Presents: Lion King (no chaperones allowed due to limited seating) Important Information: CES Drama Club will be performing the play, “The Lion King, Jr.” The play will be at BJHS and the cost is $1 to cover the cost of transportation. Permission forms will come home this week. Please sign and return and include the $1. The entire school and staff are going so no chaperones will be going on this trip due to limited seating. If you would like to see the play, there are performances at 7pm Friday, Feb. 7th and Saturday, February 8th at 2pm and 7pm.

    2/10: PTA meeting Multicultural Night at 6:00

    Reading: Wonders Unit 4 Week 1 http://www.theteachersguide.com/wondersunitfourweekone/unitfourweekonettg.pdf

    Math: Envision Topic 8 Adding Two-Digit Numbers

     • 08-01 Regrouping 10 Ones for 1 Ten

    • 08-02 Models to Add Two- and One-Digit Numbers

    • 08-03 Adding Two- and One-Digit Numbers

    • 08-04 Models to Add Two-Digit Numbers

    • 08-05 Adding Two-Digit Numbers

    • 08-06 Adding on a Number Line

    • 08-07 Adding More than Two Numbers • 08-08 Ways to Add • 08-09 Problem Solving: Draw a Picture and Write a Number Sentence

    Happy New Year!

    I hope you all enjoyed the ornaments your children made for you. Don't forget to send in a picture of how you spent your break. If you email them, I will show them on the Smartboard for a show and tell when we return. If you would rather send in a hard copy, that is fine too! I look forward to starting our second semester on Jan. 6th!

    Dec. 16-20

    Dec. 19 - Students are allowed to wear their PJs.  No house shoes.  Wear rubber soled shoes.

    Our class party will be Wednesday, 12:30-2:00.

    We will be finishing up assessments and winding down to our Winter Break.  I will be out on Monday to participate in our Lighthouse Team Meeting.  Please call the office if you need to change your child's transportation.

    Here are some dates to remember:

    Future dates…

    12/20 – St. Jude’s School-wide incentive @ 10:15 am in cafeteria

    1/6 – Students return

    1/9 – Report cards go home

    1/13 – OLSAT (2nd grade ONLY)

    1/13 - PTA Breakfast with the Principal @ 8:00 am in café

    1/20 – No school (MLK Day)

    1/21 – 100th day of school

    1/21 – ACCESS for ELLs testing begins 

    1/24 – Donuts with Dads 7:05-7:30

    2/7 & 2/8 – CES Drama Club “The Lion King Jr” at BJHS (school-wide FT)

    2/10 - PTA Multicultural Night

    2/17 – No School (weather day)

    3/2-3/6 – CES Book Fair; Hour of Chess (grades 2-5)

    3/6 – Author Visit in grades 2/3

    If you read to this point, send in a note in your child's folder (and tell them to put it in the inbox) on Tuesday for a treat!

     

    Dec. 5-12

    DIBELS assessments for our class will be Dec. 11 - I will be out that day administering the assessment.

    AR Update - By Friday, Dec. 20, your child should be at 100% of their AR goal with a 90% average.

    Thank you for completing the Google form regarding Fri., Dec. 20!

    We have been STAR testing this week.  

    Reading for next week will be Unit 3 Week 5 - this is a review week.

    Math - Begin Topic 7 - Subtracting Tens, finding parts of 100, subtracting on a hundreds chart, subtracting multiples of ten, problem solving (missing or extra information)

    Dates to Remember...

    PTA is Dec. 9 - Reflections Winners will be recognized - be sure to return the form for pizza if you plan to attend.

    12/9: PTA Meeting at 6:00

    12/19: Winter Party 12:30-2:00

    12/19: Spirit Night at Uncle Maddio’s

    12/20: Half Day of School

    12/20: End of 1st semester

    12/23-1/3: Winter Break

     

    Nov. 18-22

    Reading - 

    U3W3 Overview  

    Math: Topic 6

    IXL Math E, F, M

    ELA RR 1-3, AAA 1-2

    School Events

    11/18 PTA Meeting 6:00/Rise Raptor Program

    11/20 Progress Reports

    11/27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday- No School

     

    Nov. 12-15

    ELA: Unit 3 Week 2 Weekly Overview 

    This is a testing week, we will test on Friday.  You can review the skills on the McGraw Hill ConnectEd Reading site.

    Math: Topic 6

    IXL Math E, F, M

    ELA RR 1-3, AAA 1-2

    School Events

    11/15 PTA Family Movie Night 6:30

    11/18 PTA Meeting 6:00

    11/20 Progress Reports

    11/27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday- No School

     

    Nov. 4-8th - Friday is a 1/2 day - dismissal at 11:00 - Please be sure your child knows how they are getting home.

    Newsletter 11/4

    October 28-Nov. 1

    No newsletter this week - Review Week - 

    - Be a Champion and Read reading logs due Friday and Dress like a Book Character Day also on Friday 10/31 - NO masks and must wear tennis shoes 
     
    Parents,
    We have created a book and are ready to send it to the publisher.  In order for your child to be included in the book, I MUST have your signature by Friday.  It would be wonderful if you could just send it back tomorrow.
    The form you must sign is an order form. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PURCHASE A BOOK for your child to be included.  But again, you MUST sign the form.  The forms are in your child's red folder today.  Our classroom will receive a free, hardcover copy of this book, but ONLY if I get your order form back with your signature, EVEN IF YOU CHECK NO.
    Thank you so much!  The students are really excited about being published authors!
    Have a great evening,
    rpg
     
     

    Please sign and return report cards in the yellow folder.

    Click here for News Oct. 21-25

    Click here for Gear Up and Read forms

    Click here for Reflections Entry form and rules.

    Click here for drawing a bat tutorial

    Click here for instructions for bat origami

    Click here for discussion questions on Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve

    October
    - 1st 9 weeks ended 10/4; Report Cards go home 10/21 - Please sign and return on Tuesday.  Thank you!
    - Fire Safety sponsored by PTA (sch TBA)
    - Lunchroom Popcorn parties (1 HR winner per grade level per 9 weeks) - We won!
    - Drill update - Severe weather drill 10/25 at 7:50 am
    - Red Ribbon sponsored by PTA 10/25 (Everyone wear RED!)
    - STAR #2 9/30-10/29 (ALL grade levels assess STAR in all 5 windows) 
    - Book Fair 10/28-10/31 - Our class attends on Monday.  Students who bring money may go any day during recess, if they finish lunch early, or during library time in rotations.  You may meet your child any day during lunch or recess if you would like to go to the Book Fair with your child.
    - Special Olympics October 22 at 9:30 (school-wide send off out front at 8:20 am)
    - October is Down Syndrome Awareness month (wear blue and yellow on 10/22 and 10/25)
    - Trail of Treats is October 28 from 6-7:30 pm with costume contest in cafeteria (ALL staff attends this event outside your classroom; candy provided by PTA)
    - Be a Champion and Read reading logs due and Dress like a Book Character Day on 10/31 - NO masks and must wear tennis shoes 

     

    Click here to sign up for a Fall Conference 

    This is OPTIONAL.  If you have recently had a conference, there is no need for another one at this time.  You can always request a conference at a later date if none of these times work for you.

    If you need a conference at a later date, I am usually available during our PE time and 3:10-3:30 on most days.  I work daycare and do private tutoring in the afternoons starting at 3:30.

    Sept. 30-Oct. 4

    Click here for 9.30-10.4 News

    Silly socks and hats Wed., pj’s and popsicles Thursday and lunch outside and movie Friday. If the heat index is 90 or higher, we will do lunch outside after Fall Break. 🥵

    10/3: Make-up Picture Day 

    10/7-10/11: Fall Break

    Dear Parents,
    The end of the nine weeks is Friday.  Wow!  I can't believe I just typed that.
    When we return from Fall Break, we will have an AR celebration.  Students are eligible to attend if they met their points goal and have 90% average correct.
    I have several students who are really close!  I encourage you to have them read nightly.  Their library books or books from your home library or public library are most likely AR books.  You can check on the AR Book Finder.

    Sept. 23-27

    Click here for this week's Newsletter.

    Dates to Remember:

    9/23: Progress Reports came home today.  Please sign the report and return it in the yellow folder tomorrow. Thank you! 

    9/26 Johnny Appleseed BD - please send in empty paper towel cardboard tube or empty toilet paper tube.  You

     9/27: Family Movie Night from 6:30-8:30 

    9/30 Scholastic Book order submitted

    10/3: Make-up Picture Day 

    10/7-10/11: Fall Break

    Sept. 9-13 

    Click here for News 9/9-13

    9/11 Patriot Day, please wear Red, White, Blue 
    9/9 Enrichment with Mrs. Medeiros
     
    9/13 Boosterthon Glow Run in the gym

    9/17 Spirit Night at Panda Express 
     
    9/23 First Quarter Progress Reports - please sign/return the next school day
     
    9/26 Johnny Appleseed's birthday - please send in empty paper towel tubes and/or toilet paper tubes
     
    9/27 PTA Family Movie Night at 6-8:30 
     
    10/7-10/11 Fall Break Week

    Sept. 3-6  

    Click here for News Sept. 3-6

    Goodbye summer! I hope you all enjoyed your Labor Day Holiday! We will be learning about this national holiday this week in Social Studies.

    Please check folders daily. Remove items I send home and sign and return any forms or notes requiring your signature. The students’ first job each day is to take items for me out of their folder and put them in the designated place. Directions: Open your folder, check both pockets, put any items for me in the collection bin.

      Parents, Please read every night – to your child, with your child, and listen to your child read! 20-30 minutes can make a world of difference in your child’s reading fluency and comprehension.

    We do have snack every day right after PE. I allow water and a healthy snack. Snacks with liquid are allowed in the lunchroom. Thanks so much for helping me keep ants out of our classroom! If you are unable to provide a snack for your child, please email me.  We have a group who is supplying snacks for anyone who needs help.

    Math - Strategies in addition and subtraction. OPTIONAL Extra practice – IXL K1

    Science – Plants/Seeds/Soil

    Social Studies: Labor Day/Communities/Landforms – We just completed, High Tide in Hawaii and have begun  Buffalo Before Breakfast and we are learning all about landforms.  Check your Seesaw journal for a pic of our Dinosaur Landforms!  Buffalo Before Breakfast also has a main character who is a Grandmother.  We hope our Grandparents will join us for lunch tomorrow at 11:40!  There will be a table on the stage for our special guests.

    Check out this video about Labor Day

    Our Earth by Anne Gibbons - Landforms

    Click here for Scholastic News online   Class code sent on Seesaw!

    Hola! Mondays we have Spanish with Senora Ingram - Sorry we miss several Mondays this year. :(

    Reading - Reading – Unit 1 Week 3 Essential Question? How can a pet be an important friend?  The games on www.connected.mcgraw-hill.com are good practice this week for subjects and two letter blends.  Enjoy!

    Here is a great story you can listen to.  See how many landforms/bodies of water you can find in this story.  It is also an AR test!  Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?

    Click here for Study Guides for all year (spelling, vocabulary, concepts):  

    Click here for To-Do Lists for all year  This is not homework!  This is what we do in class.  Ask your child to tell you what they did today.  If you have this to refer to, they can't answer with, "Nothing"  :)

     

    THANK YOU SO MUCH to those of you who have ordered books from Scholastic!  I submitted the order Friday. You are welcome to order online at any time!

    Columbia Connect

    Don’t miss another announcement or news article about Columbia Elementary!

    Browse the links below to discover all the ways that you can stay connected! 

    Columbia Website - Latest News, Highlights, Calendar http://ces.madisoncity.k12.al.us/ 

    School Messenger – email and phone messages

    *Make sure all contact information remains current in the school office.

    The system uses one main email and phone number 

    Columbia Facebook Page (school and PTA announcements)

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Columbia-Elementary-School/108279696039262

    Columbia Twitter @colmbiaeschool #beintentional  https://twitter.com/columbiaeschool

    Columbia PTA  http://www.cespta.org/

     

     

     

     

    The Week of August 26: Click here for Newsletter

    Welcome to CES 2nd Grade 2019!  

    Hello 2nd graders and Parents!

    Thank you for coming to Open House. This is my first year ever to have 100% of my students attend Open House. I am so excited to be your teacher this year! We are going to do many fun things and we will learn a lot. I hope you had a fabulous summer and I can’t wait to hear all about it. 

    Our first day of school is Wednesday, August 7th! We begin class at 7:40.  

    Below, you will find a link to a Google form I need you to fill out. It was also embedded in the email I sent you Friday. You can do it at home, or you can use a computer in my room at Open House.    Student Information Form

    IF you have not already bought your school supplies, I have ear buds for every student.  If your child has ear buds/head phones they really want to use, that is fine too!  Also, I have plenty of page protectors, post-it notes, pencils and cap erasers. Don't buy these for now.  If we run out, I may ask for donations then.

    Please read this important information!  This year we are using Seesaw to share and communicate with families! Your child will post to Seesaw to share their learning. I'll also use Seesaw to send you messages and reminders. Seesaw is private; you'll only see posts created by your child.

    Please Sign Up after I have entered my students

    1. Click on this link: https://app.seesaw.me/s/780-245-808
    2. Choose your child from the list
    3. Create your account
    4. Once I approve you, you can see content from your child

    After you sign up, download the free Seesaw Family app and sign in. You can also access Seesaw from a computer at https://app.seesaw.me.

    Please email me from any email you would like to receive correspondence from me.  This will prevent me from misspelling your email address.

    Thank you for supporting your child's learning!  If you used Seesaw last year or have more than one child using Seesaw, follow the link above, then click the 'Sign in' tab at the top of the screen. You do not need to create a new account.

    See you soon! You are already in my heart!

    Love, Ms. Graham