School Open House


Our grade 1-5 Open House is on Thursday August 24 from 6:30-7:30. Feel free to bring any of your child’s supplies with you to the open house. It really helps them feel settled in and prevents heavy backpacks on the first day. 🙂 Please see the tab to the left for a complete list of school supplies. Looking forward to seeing you!

Summer Learning

We have a month of fabulous summer left and this is a great time to ease your child back into learning. Our second graders can get ready for the school year by spending 15-20 minutes a day practicing math facts and/or reading. Our school has a login for all students on MOBYMAX –  an excellent online tool for math fact fluency. All students who participate in summer learning will be entered into a drawing for an AMAZON GIFT CARD. Just log into this form once a week to tell us how many minutes per week your second grader is reading.

Looking for appropriate second grade books? Check out this list for some fun books and their levels. You can find these series at the library or the bookstore.

Elephant & Piggie by Mo Willems (G-H)

Henry & Mudge  by Cynthia Rylant (J)

Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant (J)

Mr. Putter and Tabby by Cynthia Rylant (J)

Fox and His Friends by Cynthia Rylant (J)

Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamillo (K)

Nate the Great by Marjorie Sharmat (K)

Clifford by Norman Bridwell (K)

Owl Diaries by Rebecca Elliot (M)

Dragon Masters by Tracey West (M)

Inspector Flytrap by Tom Angleberger & Cece Bell (M)

Magic Treehouse by Mary Pope Osborne (M)

Happy learning! 🙂

School Supply List

Happy July! I will give your child many tools that we will use every day (crayons, pencils, folders, notebooks), but I would love some help with these specialty items.

Please bring these supplies to our Open House on Thursday, August 24. 

  • pencil box (make sure that it can open and close easily)
  • earbuds (please label with your child’s name, a piece of tape works well)
  • gym shoes (kept in your child’s locker) 
  • 1″ binder with pockets on the inside cover
  • composition book, wide ruled
  • 1 box of dry erase markers
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1 pair of blunt child’s scissors, labeled with your child’s name
  • 1 box of Kleenex
  • 1 box of graham crackers
  • 1 box of bandaids

Important items your child should bring to school every day.

  • backpack (big enough for a lunchbox, folder, library book, and snow gear in the winter)
  • filled water bottle (water only, no juice please)
  • 2 healthy snacks (one for the morning and one for the afternoon… second graders get hungry!)

Thanks so much for helping your child get ready for second grade! Please email me if you have any questions. 🙂

Mrs. Bast: