• UDA Spelling Bee!

    Posted by Colleen Marble at 2/18/2015
    UDA hosted its Annual Spelling Bee in January.  There were five participants from our class.  We are so proud of them.  It takes a lot of courage to do the spelling.  And even better, the 2nd grade winner was from our class! Way to go D!!   
     
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    And even better, the 2nd grade winner was from our class! Way to go D!!   spelling  
     
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  • Our class really ROCKS!!

    Posted by Colleen Marble at 1/23/2015
    On Wednesday we had a special performance at morning announcements.  The students from rockSTAR performed their amazing rendition of "Shake It Off".  Better yet, two of our fellow classmates were part of the performance!  They did an incredible job and we were all very impressed!
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  • Math is FUN!!!

    Posted by Colleen Marble at 1/16/2015
    Hi Everyone!!!!  This post is to help all the parents understand a little more about common core math and to see exactly what the kids are seeing/being taught.  We have learned three methods to solve addition and subtraction problems: the arrow way (adding/subtracting 10 by 10 then 1 by 1, etc), with number bonds (separating each addend into tens and ones and then add/subtract accordingly), and the mental math way (all in the head).  Below is a quick description of each.  These posters are what the kiddos reference to remember each method.
      
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    Below is the answer key for the math homework.  If you have any questions along the way, let me know.  The math homework is due on Friday, January 23rd.
     
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  • Apple Turkey Fun!

    Posted by Colleen Marble at 11/27/2014
    We had fun making apple turkeys with Mrs. vanB's class!  The kiddos were very creative and used marshmallows, grapes, and cranberries as feathers and face.
     
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    I hope you all have a fun and safe Thanksgiving! 
     
     
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  • Jog-A-Thon

    Posted by Colleen Marble at 11/25/2014
    The 7th Annual UDA Jog-A-Thon was a raging success! The kiddos had a blast running and cheering on fellow runners.  We have some very talented athletes in our class.
     
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  • Life Long Ago

    Posted by Colleen Marble at 10/21/2014
    We are having so much fun learning about Life Long Ago!  Did you child tell you that we made butter? Well we did and it was so cool!!  Everyone took turns shaking a jar filled with heavy whipping cream, and before we knew it, it had turned to butter.  We then enjoyed it on some bread.
     
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    We are currently working hard on completing all the components for out big Exhibition!!  The students had a lot of fun working together to create a timeline of our day.  They are now transferring that knowledge and creating a timeline of their own life.
     
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    We had our first guest speaker to talk about how different their 2nd grade experience was.  Linda Roche, Gen's Nana was so wonderful and the students were amazed with all her stories and information about her life.
     
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  • Volunteer Sign-Up Document

    Posted by Colleen Marble at 9/8/2014
    I wanted to post the link to the volunteer sign-up document online.  There are still many available spots.  Take a gander and see if there is one that is a good fit for you.
     
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    And I excited to let everyone know that our co-room moms will be Lisa Ryan, mom of Lucas, and Marijke Leeuwangh, mom of Jasper.  Thanks for volunteering gals! You are great!!
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  • Our First Week!

    Posted by Colleen Marble at 9/7/2014
    Our first week in 2nd grade was a great one! We are all loving the new campus despite the heat.  Here is a quick look at some of the things we did:
     
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    We read the book How Full is Your Bucket.  We had a wonderful discussion on how to fill other peoples buckets and that when we do nice things for others that fill their buckets, it fills our bucket at the same time.
     
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    We then made our classroom agreements and each student agreed to follow them and signed the poster.
     
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    I introduced the class to our economy system for behavior management.  The class is very excited about the economy system! I am too!! We also have a list of items that students may purchase with their money.  A few of those items are use of the floor pillows, a trip to the prize box, or lunch bunch with Mrs. Marble.
     
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    Each student was also given a classroom job.  At the end of each month they will receive a $25 paycheck if they have done their job well.  Jobs and seats rotate every month.
     
    One of the fun activities we did was explore all the fun math tools/manipulatives that we will be using throughout the year.   
     
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    We had an amazing week! 
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  • UDA Summer Experience

    Posted by Colleen Marble at 5/2/2014
    Hello future 3rd graders!!!  Are you looking for a fun way to spend your summer?  Join Miss Teeple for the UDA Summer Experience camp.  Get a sneak preview of your new grade level all while having fun!  At UDA Summer Experience, students  will discover the world of science, while strengthening math, reading and writing skills.  This camp is filled with hands-on activities that incorporate concepts from 3rd grade. So look no further for a camp that will help your child get ready for UDA the summer way!  Two sessions to choose from.  Sign up for one or both!  Session 1: Space will run July 28- August 1.  Session 2: Animal Adaptations will run August 4-8.  Camp is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with optional aftercare from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.  Check your child's folder for an enrollment form or download one here.  Space is extremely limited, so sign up soon! 
     
    At UDA Summer Sports Experience, students will stay active and have fun by competing in a wide variety of  sporting activities. This camp is filled with opportunities to develop athletic  skill in teamwork, technique, and sportsmanship. So look no further for a camp where your child will have a blast staying active, learning, and having fun!  Session 1: July 28-August 1 open to students entering grades 1-3.  Session 2:  August 4-8 open to students entering grades 4-6.  Both sports sessions are with Coach Spy!
    Space is extremely limited so sign up soon!  Registration closes June 16th. Checks should be made payable to UDA and both checks/enrollment forms should be turned into the front office. If you have questions please email the instructor of the program(s) you are interested in.  If you have any questions about camp, please contact Coach Spy at JSpychalski@UrbanDiscoveryAcademy.com.  Enrollment forms are coming home today or download and print one here:
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  • Living Wax Museum!

    Posted by Colleen Marble at 2/4/2014
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    Our class came to life with the presentation of out Living Wax Museum.  Each student chose a famous historical figure who had some part in change the world to do a research project on.  Students then conducted research about their childhood, their fame, contributions, and obstacles they had to overcome.  Then they compiled all that information into a speech.. and then memorized it.
    On February 3rd, students came to school dressed as their historical figure and recited their well-rehearsed speech to anyone that pushed their 'ON' button.  It was amazing! And everyone learned a lot too!!!
     
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     Abraham Lincoln, Jane Goodall, Eva Peron, and Neil Armstrong
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     Juliette Lowe, Benjamin Franklin, Rosa Parks, and Cleopatra
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     Arthur Ash, Martin Luther King Jr., Neil Armstrong, Kathryn Sullivan
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     Cesar Chavez, Abraham Lincoln, Sacagewa, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin
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