Welcome to the blog for Bethlehem Lutheran's 2nd grade!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Mixing and Separating Solids

Fall Fest is over and things are dying down, but we're still having exciting things happen in science!

Today we mixed and separated two solids: salt and gravel.  We observed what happened to the salt and gravel when we initially dumped them together, then we observed that happened after we had thoroughly mixed it.  (Ask them what happened with the salt!)  Then we used a sieve to try to separate the two solids. Ask them what happened!

Tomorrow we will be mixing three solids (gravel, tissue, and salt) with water and finding out what happens!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fall Fest Amazingness!

The BL kids have already raised OVER $31,000, and we have until Friday to finish fund raising.  So...our new pie-in-the-sky goal is to raise $35,000 by Friday.  If we do that, we will get a whole week of Free Dress!  You can check out the progress of our fundraising in real time at the following link:  https://secure.eventsonline.us/reg/getmovincrew/pub/school/1214

Monday, October 15, 2018

ANOTHER Free Dress Day!

We have ANOTHER free dress day.  It will be this Thursday, October 18.  We got this free dress day by one of our students being drawn from the Fall Fest raffle!

Please remember to review the free dress guidelines on page 27 of the parent-teacher handbook.  Also, please remember that leggings can be worn under dresses or skirts on a free dress day, but not as pants.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Zaniac!

With our school blowing our $25,000 goal out of the water with almost two weeks left, we've added ANOTHER incentive for reading the $30,000 mark.  (They are less than $2,000 away from that new goal!)  When we reach $30,000, we'll be inviting Alex Zerbe "The Zaniac" to our fun day.  Here's a video to give you an idea about who he is and why he'll be so much fun!  

Monday, October 8, 2018

Short Week!

We have two days of school this week, and the kids are excited about some time off!  Here are a few things to know:

Free Dress Day:
Today is a free dress day for 2nd grade.  We earned this through our Fall Fest fundraising.  Great job!  One important thing to note:  leggings are allowed under skirts or dresses only, not as pants.  We will have another free dress day, since one of the 2nd graders was picked in the raffle for a free dress day, so I wanted to make that very clear. :)

Spirit Wear Last Day:
This week, our spirit wear last day is on Tuesday!  Students can wear free dress bottoms with a BL shirt on top.  As always, pajama pants, tight pants, or leggings are not appropriate bottoms for school.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

No Spelling or Memory Work:
We don't have spelling or memory work this super-short week.  They'll get a break for a bit!

Extra Credit:
The students got a bright orange extra credit paper today for the long weekend.  They have the opportunity to get 5 extra points in reading and 5 extra points in math.  Ask them about it!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Free Dress Day!

We will be having our class's free dress day on Monday, October 8.  We only have 2 days next week, so the 2nd graders will have free dress on Monday and Spirit Wear clothes on Tuesday.  It should be a fun week!

For more information about free dress, including guidelines for what is acceptable, please see page 27 of the parent-teacher handbook.  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Kids Hub Art

We had the chance to do a cool art tutorial online today, and I wanted to share the link with you.  Many of the kids expressed an interest in revisiting it and trying again.  Here's the link!  Kids Hub Art--Ice Cream Cone

About Mrs. Picker

Mrs. Rebekah Picker grew up just across the river in Hermiston, Oregon. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon ion 2010 with a degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education with a minor in Professional Church Work. In May of 2014, Rebekah received her Master of Education degree from Heritage University. This is her ninth year at Bethlehem. Rebekah is married to David, who works as a sales representative in the Tri-Cities area. She also has a daughter and a son. Fun fact: Rebekah is a mirror-image twin, meaning that she is right-handed and her identical twin is left-handed.