• I Am From Poem

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 4/6/2021 8:45:00 PM

    Poet's Corner This week marks the last week in our poetry unit. Students are creating an "I Am From" poem that is inspired by George Ella Lions' "Where I'm From". At the end of the week, students will present their final poetry book and their "I Am From" poem to the class. We will be celebrating all of their amazing work! 

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  • Four Winds

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 4/6/2021 8:40:00 PM

    Riley's Weather Vane Daxton's Weather Vane

    On Friday, students participated in Four Winds. Mrs. Drost stopped by to teach us about wind and clouds. Students learned the importance of a weather vane and even had the opportunity to create their own. Students used a pencil, a straw, a pin, and a notecard to create their weather vane which they tested against a fan! This was such a great experiment. Thank you again, Mrs. Drost :)

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  • Friday's Snow

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 4/6/2021 8:00:00 PM

    Lucas's Snowman

    Sorry folks, I know that I haven't been adding daily updates. I will continue to try to add more photos this week. Don't mind the blog overload that is about to take place. Believe it or not, this photo was taken on Friday during Recess! Lucas created the best miniature snowman :) 

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  • April First!

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 4/1/2021 8:00:00 PM

    The chairs were swapped!  Ben and his table Lucas and his table

    It's April first, you know what that means! Our class was all turned around. Our schedule was swapped, our chairs were swapped, some tables were turned backward, some were even covered in paper or notecards! It was quite a silly day. 

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  • Writing In The Sun!

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 3/31/2021 2:20:00 PM

    Writing Outside Class Outside Ryan's Writing

    Yesterday, this fabulous group of second graders got to spend some time outside enjoying the sun! We sat outside our classroom and used our five senses to create a poem. This is an example from one student:

    I feel grass, it is pointy.

    I see the sky, it's blue.

    I taste air, it is warm.

    I smell air, it is warm too.

    I hear birds it's peaceful. 

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  • Twinning

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 3/31/2021 2:00:00 PM


    Check out these two kiddos rockin' the same sweatshirt! 

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  • 5 Senses in Poetry

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 3/29/2021 4:35:00 PM

    Senses Bags

    Today's poetry lesson was all about exploring our senses, and understanding how our senses help us be more descriptive in our writing. To practice, students were each given a bag that was labeled with one of the five senses. They then had to describe what was in the bag to their partner, and their partner would have to guess what was inside based on the words they were told. Some of the items included feathers, string, an orange peel, and even dirt!

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  • Poetry: Thinking Creatively

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 3/25/2021

    creative eyes  creative eyes  creative eyes

    We've embarked on our new writing unit: Poetry. Today students "looked with creative eyes" at everyday objects in order to write poems. Here's one Lucas wrote about our classroom twinkle lights...

    In the lights

    Little bits of fire

    Dancing in the night

    So bright, bright, bright

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  • From Chain to Number Line

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 3/18/2021


    After spending the first fifteen minutes hooking paperclips together, students practiced counting by tens and hundreds to reach 1,000. Our learning target is "I can count within 1,000, starting and ending with any pair of numbers. We labeled our chain with 100's, and then discovered how easy it was to name any giving number on the chain by using the labels. Students counted backwards and forwards and worked with the number line to solve problems as a class, and then on their own. 

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  • Math Pages Going Home

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 3/12/2021 3:00:00 PM

    Math Pages

    Hi all! I just wanted to let you know that students are being sent home with a pile of math work from their books. Due to our work with essential standards this year, we have supplemented other math activities and eliminated many of these math book pages. Therefore, you will notice many of the pages are incomplete. Please feel free to have students use this as practice at home if you wish (but they don't need to be sent back to school). 

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  • Meet Mrs. Hultgren

    Hi friends. Thanks for visiting my page. Let me tell you a little about myself. I'm thrilled to be in my 24th year of teaching here at Hiawatha Elementary School. I've been teaching second grade for about eighteen years, but I started at Hiawatha as as a kindergarten teacher. I am super-lucky to report that I absolutely LOVE my job. I have a lot of fun with kids because quite honestly, I believe that I am still a kid myself...

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