Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The New Mrs. Dent Scarcello!

Happy Last Day of School! I have posted a few photos from our wedding last weekend. We had an awesome time. Thank you all for your well wishes, have a fabulous holiday!
Oops, I can't believe I forgot to post photos of my amazing shoes! I have added them in.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all the grade 2 families! We have had a great first half of the year and I look forward to the adventures ahead in the New Year. I sent this video link to your email but some kids hadn't seen it so here it is again. I would love for you to make one of your own and send it back to me!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thank You Grade 2!

As many of you know, I am getting married on Friday! Today is my last day this week as I will be away Thursday and Friday for the wedding. Today my fabulous class brought me a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. THANK YOU! I can't wait for my wedding and to show you all how it went!
~Leslie :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gingerbread Man Hunt!

Today we had a gingerbread hunt! The gingerbread man in one of our stories ran right out of the book and left clues for us to find him. When we found him he was with his brothers in a container full of cookies! Each of us got to decorate a cookie and then we made a tally of where each child took their first bite. It was really fun.

Friday, December 3, 2010

This Week at School

We were very busy today with Daily 5, portfolios, snowflakes, music and buddy reading so we are doing TWAS together on the blog. We will also have a copy of this in our duotang so you can write back.

This week at school we got two more postcards. One was from Mrs. Claydon and one was from Brooke's Mom. Mrs. Claydon's was from Edmonton and Brooke's Mom's was from San Diego. We put a sticker up on the map where the postcards came from.

This week at school we started a Christmas Orange Tally. We put a tally for every orange we eat in December. So far we have 41 since Wednesday. Please count your Christmas oranges over the weekend and mark them in your agenda.

This week at school we made snowflakes out of pattern blocks. We put it on a paper. Miss Dent took a picture of it. We made our own and none of the snowflakes were the same. No snowflakes are the same and all snowflakes have six sides except a few have three.

Miss Dent's Class :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Colours of Snow

Recently we did an art activity using bleeding tissue paper and snow. We think the results are awesome! You can see the artwork in the display case at our school and in the slideshow below.
~Miss Dent :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Today we did a Science experiment to test if a mysterious material was a solid or a liquid. Many of the kids wanted to show you at home so here is the recipe. I have also uploaded the pages we used today to my teacher site in case you want to do the tests. Have a great long weekend!

2 cups Cornstarch
1 cup water
Some drops of food colouring
Stir and test!

~Miss Dent :)

This Week at School

This week at school we got our frisbees from the recycled plastic bags. The frisbees are different colours. There are a lot of frisbees. We delivered them to each class. We went in pairs to deliver them.

This week at school we are doing an experiment today. We do not know what it is yet because we didn't do it yet. We know the topic is solids and liquids and gases. We think we will use some solids, liquids and gases.

This week at school it was Carter Y's birthday. He is turning 7 tomorrow but we don't have school tomorrow. We celebrated today.

~Miss Dent's Class :

Once it was a Plastic Bag

You have heard about our plastic bag project, we collected over 4800 plastic bags from our community and sent them in to be recycled. This week we got our bags back but... now they are frisbees! We have enough to give one to each classroom for recess equipment, 14 to the gym for Phys Ed classes to use and one for each of us to keep! Check them out.

Friday, November 12, 2010

This Week at School

This week at school we made plastecine poppies. We smeared plastecine to cover the paper. We drew a hole in the middle so we knew where not to put the red and where to put the black.

This week at school the big plastic garbage bags got picked up. There were two guys who picked them up. Miss Dent video taped them walking out the door.

This week at school we started Daily 5. We learned Read to Self and Read to Someone. Daily 5 is about reading and writing. When we read to someone we sit EEKK. EEKK means elbow to elbow, knee to knee.

~ Miss Dent's Class :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

This Scary Week at School

We ran out of time to write in our TWAS books today so we are posting as a whole group.

This week at school we counted a lot more bags. We had 1200 bags, now we have 4800 bags! We have 9 garbage bags full of plastic bags. Some kids from Mr. Lysack's class came to help us.

We started reading buddies this week. Our buddies are from Mr. Lysack's class. They read their reports to us.

This week at school we had a Halloween party and a parade. We got LOTS of treats! We carved pumpkins, counted seeds, tested the pumpkins to see if they float and did other experiments. We also had to clean the pumpkin out.

We also had a lockdown practice this week. We did great!

~Miss Dent's Class :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

This Week at School

This week at school we had an assembly. 6 kids from our class came up to talk about the Plastic Bag Round-up we are doing. Ms. Wasney's class did a song. The assembly was in the afternoon. Some parents were there. There was a video about UNICEF and a video about Plastic Bag Round-up in the assembly.

This week at school we collected more bags. We counted 1200 bags last week. So far we have lots of plastic bags. We are keeping a tally of the bags. We did not count more bags today, we will count them next week. We think we might have 1200 more that we haven't counted.

This week at school 2 kids lost teeth. It is kinda cool that they lost their teeth. They both just lost them today. One kid lost it outside and one kid lost it in Music. In grade 2, LOTS of kids lose their teeth. When they start losing their teeth it means they are growing up. 11 kids have loose teeth right now!

~Miss Dent's Class :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

David Art

On Friday we did an art project to create portraits of David, the character from "No David". We read the David books at the beginning of the year and also wrote our own book called "David Goes to Bird's Hill". Check out this video of our work!

Friday, October 15, 2010

This Week at School

This week at school we counted plastic bags. We made groups of ten and kept a tally. When we were done we learned to count by 50's. So far we have 1200 bags!
This week at school we learned a new math game for our Box Cars book. It is called Fill 'Er Up. We practice adding and subtracting when we play.
This week at school we started researching careers. We thought of all the jobs we know and asked Mrs Rutherford for books. We chose the career we want to learn more about.
-Miss Dent's Class :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Our First Time Posting to Blogging Buddies!

Dear Sofia, Jessica, Amy & Mrs Malkose's Class,
Thank you for posting a message to us. Lots of the girls have Zhu Zhu Pets here. We had to explain what Zhu Zhu Pets were to Miss Dent, she had no idea what they were! At recess we play Star Wars, we go on the swings, we do gymnastics, we go on the spider web, we go on the monkey bars, we slide down the slide, we play house, we hang upside down, we run in the field, we play chase, we play army and we draw and write. There are 21 kids in our class. 15 kids in our class like school. 3 kids say they don't like school (but Miss Dent thinks they are joking). 3 kids are not here today because 1 is sick, 1 is in Mexico and 1 is in Florida! We think the kids who are away like school. Yes, we go to the computer lab on Day 6. In the computer lab we went on Miss Dent's Wiki to try Build Your Wild Self. We went on Word 2007 and learned to type, change font, save and print. We put fall words on Wordle to make a word splash.
What do you do in the computer lab? Do you have to do calendar in the morning? Do you have a class pet? How many recesses do you get? Do you have jobs? Do you have Home Reading? Do you have spelling? Do you have Writer's Workshop? Do you have to sell chocolates?
Miss Dent's Class :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

This Week at School

Unfortunately, for now, students will not be able to do the posting on our blog. As soon as, and if, this is cleared up with the School Division we will start back up with student posts. For now, I will colaborate with a student and I will make the post. Thanks for understanding, I will keep you 'posted' on this (haha).

This week at school we had a fire drill. We were in gym. We were going to start to play a game. We had our first day of hot lunch. I had a cheeseburger and a slushy. We have a new October poem! We learn how to spell October.
Brooke & Miss Dent :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

This Week At School - By Anna

we lrnd a new game it is coled storbrid it is  ware you make youron stor and you can make any cind of stor

Thursday, September 23, 2010

September Poem

Today we performed our September Poem for Mrs. Qua (our Vice-Principal)! She thought it was so good she asked us to send a group of students to perform it for the whole school during announcements in the morning! Here is a video of our poem.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Trying Out Storybird

We had a blast today trying Storybird for the first time. I have not totally figured out how to post the actual story to the blog but for now, here is the link to "The Monsters" by Jayden and Brooke. I figured out how to embed the story, here it is!
-Miss Dent :)
The Monsters by birdshill on Storybird

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blogging Buddies

Miss Dent's Class is going to be blogging buddies with Mrs. Malkoske's class! Stay tuned as this exciting new idea develops. You will notice a new option along the right side of the blog, it lists pages including Home and Blogging Buddies.
-Miss Dent :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

This Week at School - by Taylor T

This  week  at  school   we  sarted   jobs  me  and    Halea  and   taylor.t  and  Boork  .  Anna  is  coats  and  boots    Madlison  is  tablebaskets  cole is  floors Alyssa,p is  plants we  have  some  plants  in   our   room. miss    Dent  brat  in  a  fish   it  is      a   he     his  name   is  sushi   he  is  vary  shiy  it  is  blue  iallwas  wadod  wat  kide  of  fish he  is  i    thik   it  has        tanss     of         tals.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Our First Visit to the Computer Lab!

We are in the computer lab for the first time and we are checking out and Build Your Wild Self! We love it!
While everyone is creating we are going to take turns blogging.
-Miss Dent :)

we lrned haw to play a new game ti is coled dsin your wiyled selef
-by anna

i   lic grad2
-alyssa s

I  love b.h.s.its the best.

i hope we have a grat day.
-taylor p.

I like school. School is fun.
- brooke

This school ROCKS! i hope that evryone will know how to read! my siblings have to get up 2 hours for sjr thay wake me up buy yelling so i wake up

hi my name  is Alyssa. missdent  ROCKS!  i hope everyone  haes a nice day.   school  is cool. i like doing  work but  sometimes  it is  hard.   we  made  a few  friends. wehn we are  DONE she  lets us   read  books  or we  sometimes   coler.

school is is fun.

school  is  the  best  our  techar  is  vare  nice
-Taylor T

Friday, September 10, 2010

My First Week at School

Madison is our first weekly blogger in grade 2! Each week one or two students will blog about what happened at school.
-Miss Dent :)

My name is madison. On our first week of school we lernd aboat a new card game it is cald 10 triagal it is a math game.i also lerund aboat our vise princal / librarens hamit crab. i also made some new firends and miss dent.she taht as how to do the calinder .she shaod as something caold the pockit it is where she puts something in the pockit and we twiy and ges it.this week we did lots of coloring.On the first day of school we made name tags.
Madison the Blogger!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Our First Time Blogging!

We had lots of fun at school these two days. We think school is awesome! Miss Dent is an awesome teacher! In grade two we will read lots of poems. This morning we learned the "September" poem. We will practice it everyday. This year we have already made new friends!
- Miss Dent's Students

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

First Day of Grade 2!

We had a fabulous first day of grade 2 today! We got our supplies organized, learned new things about each other and our teacher and talked about our hopes for grade 2. Everyone was very kind and friendly.
Miss Dent :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

7 Sleeps Until School Starts! (6 for me)

I am at school again today getting things ready for us. Our room is starting to look like a classroom now! Some of you got my letter today and might be looking at our blog and wiki. I hope you will leave a comment on the blog for me! Next week some of you will be doing the blogging here!
See you in 7 sleeps!
Miss Dent :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Getting Set Up!

I have been working on getting our new classroom all set up for us. All the bins and boxes are moved in and our classroom is starting to look like a home away from home instead of a big empty box! I was shopping in Minneapolis and I found two rugs for us so we can have a comfy meeting area and classroom library! I am going camping for almost 3 weeks now so I will be back to finish getting things ready at the end of August. I hope you are enjoying your summer as much as I am!
Miss Dent :)

Friday, July 30, 2010


I went to the fireworks at the Forks on Canada Day to take some pictures. It was my first time taking fireworks photos, I think they turned out nicely! I hope everyone had fun celebrating Canada Day this year!
-Miss Dent :)