• Tuesday is Remote!

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 2/15/2021


    The district has called tomorrow a "remote learning" day! Students will be sent home tonight with their remote learning folder. One side will be remote learning for Tuesday and the other side will be remote learning for Wednesday. Your child should log on to their Chromebook at 8:15 for morning meeting, and we will have reading groups as we do on Wednesday. In addition to written work, we will post the Seesaw activities on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. We look forward to seeing students remotely tomorrow!

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  • Zombie Arms

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 2/15/2021

    This morning students practiced with our zombie arms, which is a new sign we are using to remind each other to be socially distant. We played freeze dance and when the music stopped everyone had to put out their zombie arms, if anyone's zombie arms were touching they would be out. This is a new sign we will continue to practice to remind each other to be socially distant and have personal space. This class has amazing dance moves! 

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  • Happy Valentine's Day

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 2/14/2021

    valentines day

    Although we will not celebrate in the traditional way tomorrow, your children have made you, (and their peers,) some FABULOUS cards. You will receive them tomorrow. We hope you love them. 

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  • Weekend Fun

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 2/13/2021

    weekend fun

    I received this little gem of a photo today. Glad to see the kids are staying active and spending time with their peers on the weekend. Go Essex Sting!


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  • Ozobots with Mr. Tamayo

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 2/10/2021

    Ozobots  OZOBOTS

    Today the children worked with Mr. Tamayo, the school's Educational Technology Integration Specialist, (whew! BIG title,) to program OZOBOTS. These are tiny coding robots. The students connected lines to create pathways for the Ozobots to travel. It was very exciting to see what they would do when they reached the end of the path.



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  • Valentine's Day update/reminder

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 2/8/2021


    Hi folks,

    I believe that Mrs. Grykien has shared with families we will not be celebrating Valentine's Day this year as we traditionally do on February 14th. Instead, the children have been writing compliment cards to one another this week which they will share next week. Although we will not have treats and a party, we can still celebrate our friendships with each other by writing kind notes. So, as a reminder, please do not send in Valentine's cards with your child this year. Thank you for your support. 

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  • Word sorting

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 2/5/2021


    During WIN time this week, students practiced sorting words according to whether the word ended in -ck, -ke or -k. This is a tricky spelling rule for students to remember. Short vowel words end in ck. KE is used with long vowels, and the k follows oo or is used with a blend.

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  • Teleport or Time Machine?

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 2/4/2021

    teleport  time machine

    Today during Morning Meeting, Miss Emily asked the question "Would you rather teleport to another place or step into a time machine and travel to the future or past?" The answers were divided.My favorite amongst the responses came from Lucas. He said,  "I'd take a time machine to the future. No COVID." 

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  • Place value triple roll

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 2/3/2021

    Place value  place value  place value  

    Today the kids played a game called Place Value Triple Roll. Each team rolled a die three times and had to decide whether they would use the digit in the hundreds, tens or ones depending on whether we were trying to get the highest number or lowest number. One team represented their number using sticks and the other used base-ten blocks. 

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  • Wonkey Donkey

    Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 2/2/2021

    Here's a fun one. The kids love the story of the Wonkey Donkey. Enjoy!

    wonkey donkey


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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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