Weekly Update

SPELLING WORDS- Our last unit!

  • last
  • never
  • us
  • left
  • end


We are finished with homework for the rest of the year!

Please continue to have students read and practice math facts on Moby Max.


We are having a reading challenge though the end of the year!  Students will work on this during our reader’s workshop and can read at home too.

It’s going to be a great week!!!

Meet Lia!

Lia Marie joined our family on Monday, May 9. She weighed 7 lbs 9 oz and was 21 inches long. She is so sweet, and we are all excited that she decided to join us a few days early! Taya is loving being a big sister as well :)

I also wanted to say thank you so much for the kind gifts that you shared with me and Lia! That was very thoughtful of you, and I am so blessed to have such caring students and families in our class. I know the rest of the year will be great for these 2nd graders, but I will miss wrapping up the year with them. Enjoy the rest of your school year, and I hope to see you at open library during the summer!Lia1

Weekly Update

Spelling Words For This Week:

  • line
  • set
  • own
  • under
  • read

End of Year Fun!! Second Grade Rocks!

Last week I sent home our schedule for celebrating second grade.  Please let me know if you would be willing to donate popsicles or donuts on the designated days.


We will be celebrating the last few days of second grade in true SECOND GRADE style! For each of the remaining days of school, we will be celebrating by spelling out SECOND GRADE with an activity or two that corresponds to each letter. We will be beginning VERY SOON! Please see the list of activities for each day:

S – 5/26: STUFFED ANIMAL DAY – Bring your stuffed animal to school… YEAH! E – 5/27: EAT our snacks outside!
C – 5/31: CHALK WRITING DAY – Let’s use chalk instead of pencils today!
O – 6/1: OUR helpful hints for upcoming second graders.


G – 6/6 : GIGGLE/JOKE DAY – Have your silly jokes ready to share!
R – 6/7 : READ-A-THON – Bring in your favorite books, sunglasses and towel. A – 6/8 : AUTOGRAPH DAY – We will be signing a special keepsake.

E – 6/10 : EVERYONE IS A FRIEND DAY – From 11:45 – 12:30 we will have a picnic outside and enjoy popsicles. Families are invited to come and join us on this day.



Meet Mrs. Prominski


Hi! My name is Melanie Prominski and I will be filling in for Mrs. VanKoevering when she has her baby.  I have been working with Mrs. VanKoevering’s students for most of the school year, so students already know me!  We are going to have a GREAT end to the school year!!

Fun Facts about Mrs. Prominski:

  • I live in Jamestown with my husband and two children Jackson and Grace. (They are twins!)
  • I graduated from Aquinas College and I LOVE teaching!
  • I love to run, go camping, read and spend time with my family.

We are going to have an awesome finish in second grade!

My email is mpromin@hpseagles.net if you need to contact me.



Field Trip Update

Our second graders will be going to Frederik Meijer Gardens on Friday, May 6th. I have received money from everyone, so we should be all set!

We will get a chance to explore with our groups, take a guided science tour, and learn more in a plants class. We will also be eating lunch there, so it is very important to pack your child a lunch that day (unless you requested a sack lunch from school on the survey).

We have lots of chaperones, and the kids are so excited for the trip! I will be sending home reminder notes and schedules to the chaperones later this week. If for some reason you can no longer attend the trip, please let me know as soon as you can.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Weekly Update

Writer’s Workshop:

We are back to small moment stories – stories that are true about you! This time around, we are focusing on small moments that are connected to strong feelings. We are taking everything we know about small moments making them more meaningful by writing about things that are important to us.


Addition, subtraction, story problems – we are doing it all! This unit is a great reminder of re-grouping, un-grouping, and finding important information. Keep checking your child’s blue folder for homework, and feel free to help them check and fix any silly mistakes.

Reader’s Workshop:

We have been looking at fairy tales and folk tales during our reading time. We noticed what these stories have in common and how we can learn good lessons from these stories. Since these stories are usually exciting and over the top, we have been practicing bringing the characters to life with our voices, facial expressions, and gestures.


Our words this week:

  • again
  • off
  • went
  • old
  • number

These words will be assessed on Friday.