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Mrs. R. Hodge

October News from Second and Third 

This past month we have had many outside visitors that families will have heard bits and pieces about. For example, Cool Careers on Wheels brought in pieces of equipment to look at and learn a bit about up close. Children came up with some pretty interesting questions, and a big thank you goes to those who stayed with the equipment to answer them. As well, it was both National Hot Lunch Week and the Scholastic Book Fair. Thank you to the many families were able to come in and share lunch during the school day-- it means a lot to your children that you take the time for moments like this. We also celebrated healthy choices during Red Ribbon Week with dress up days, special visits from Border Patrol Agents (and their dogs and equipment). These events can provide for many teachable moments and terrific conversations about what it means to be healthy.

We also had our first Harvest of the Month visit from Amanda Kellner. This had everyone making a personal kale salad with sunflower seeds, apple, and dressing. Did you know that massaging the kale leaves will break down the waxy outer coating and make the salad nicer to eat? Students also had an introduction to the USDA’s MyPlate nutrition model for how to eat well to keep the human body working most optimally. My feeling as a teacher --and as a regular person--- is that frequent nutrition conversations are quite important for all of us (even adults) because there are so many different food options out there, and not all of them are the best for our bodies even though advertising and taste buds might try to tell us otherwise! 

October's Harvest of the Month is KALE!

September News from Second and Third Grade 

Our community of learners is coming together in so many positive ways this year! The time we have spent practicing expectations and becoming a kind, helpful, and fair community will pay dividends as our academic rigor increases. Playing games is an important part of this process at these grade levels. Please ask your child for details about his or her favorites-- there have been many!

It is my hope that every family enjoys the start of the new year by mixing in some last summer memories with preparations to start school. Please don't hesitate to reach out if there are concerns or questions at any point:


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~Mrs. Hodge

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