• News and Announcements

    Special congratulations to Willem, Oliver and Avery for earning the most stickers on their nightly reading charts. announcement guy We will celebrate their accomplishments on Monday by honoring them with the titles of King and Queen for the day. Each child will have their special day wearing the crown, sitting in the teacher's chair, and getting preferential treatment the entire day. Great job, kids! 

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  • Here's what I know...

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 1/12/2018

    Today the children applied all they have learned about reading nonfiction as they explored several books about Martin Luther King, Jr. They combined what they already knew about the topic, (schema,) with new information gained from the books. Here's what one student had to share.

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  • The Many Colors Project

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 1/11/2018

    spilled cubes

    Today the students completed the first of several activities designed to help develop numbers sense in the context of a statistical investigation. They predicted the number of each color they would find in a bag of Unifix cubes. Then they found the frequencies with which certain colors appeared. Finally they worked with a partner to count and share the cubes in the bag. Tomorrow we will continue with the project by graphing  and analyzing the data we collected today. 

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  • Number Corner: Arrays on the Hundreds Grid

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 1/10/2018

    This month students are working with arrays of various dimensions set into a hundreds grid divided into four quarters or quadrants. They are learning to form arrays and write expressions, (one or a group of mathematical symbols that represent a number or quantity.) For example, 10, 10+0, 10x10, 100÷2, and so on. An equation, by contrast is a mathematical statement featuring an equal sign to show that two expressions are equal. (10x10=100)


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  • Mannequin Challenge

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 1/9/2018

    Look what we tried today...


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  • Why is January the first month of the new year?

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 1/8/2018

    Have you ever wondered where the names of the month originated? Why is the first month called "January?" Here's the answer straight from Mystery Doug.

    New Year

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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 21st year of teaching here at Hiawatha School. I have been teaching second grade for about fifteen years, but I started at Hiawatha as a kindergarten teacher. I am super-lucky to share that I absolutely LOVE my job. I have a lot of fun with kids because, quite honestly, I believe that I still am a kid myself...

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