Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Holidays


Reported By: Oliver
Did you know a sphere is a 3-D shape? It has no edges, no vertices and no faces, only curved sides.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Julian Runs A 5K!

Reported By: Julian
I ran a three mile race at a Halloween Run. I did it in 35 minutes and it was hard but I still tried and finished.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Reported By: Mrs. Partyka
I am so thankful I will see my favorite second graders soon! It was a wonderful break. I picked up my son at college and was so happy to have everyone together for the holiday. We celebrated at my mom's where we had an amazing feast and lots of laughs. My brother always cooks the turkey at his house, loads it into the car and gets it to grandma's table. Every year we worry there could be a turkey accident. I don't shop the early Friday madness. Instead, I enjoyed holiday decorating, took a photography class and updated our blog. Sadly, the leaves are gone outside and the winter feel is here. I needed to change the theme of our blog but I just couldn't go with a snow theme! Please check in often to see all the learning adventures in room 10!

Friday, November 19, 2010


Reported By: Holly and Abby
Hi! On Friday we did a play called Spiderella. It was like Cinderella but with bugs. Holly was the Fairy Godmoth and Abby was First Ladybug. Alex, Brianna and Samantha were in the play too. The First Ladybug said to the Cicada Prince to give her a cicada kiss. Everybody laughed.

Mystery Reader!

Reported By: Brooke
My dad was a mystery reader! He read How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The kids really liked the book. It was so exciting to have him come!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

South Elgin Students Perform!

Reported By: Anjali
South Elgin High School came to perform plays. Samantha and Jack were in a play. They were in Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Samantha was Goldilocks and Jack was Papa Bear. My favorite play was The Three Little Pigs.

Meet the Presidents!

Reported By: Emily
This week our class is pretending to be presidents. Each kid gets a president name. Mrs. Partyka has a hard time remembering our president names. hee, hee

Veteran's Day at Wayne!

Reported By: Luke
My uncle is a veteran and came to visit our school. After he came to my class I became his tour guide. I took him to my brother and cousins' rooms. I wore my Boy Scout uniform. We did the pledge and sang My Country Tis of Thee.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Another Play!

Reported By: Luke

On 11-2-10 there was a play called the Pig Who Cried Wolf and I was the big, bad wolf. The other characters were Percy Little, Parker Little and Paul Little. The audience laughed at my tail. I only had three lines but they were funny.

It's Jack and the Beanstalk

Reported By: Natalie

My reading group did the play Jack and the Beanstalk. I was Jack's mother, Dante was the giant, Oliver was the narrator, Brooke was Jack and Mrs. Partyka was the old man. We had a lot of fun!

Friday, October 29, 2010


Reported By: Mrs. Partyka
It was a spooktacular Halloween in room 10! Thank you parents for a wonderful event!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mystery Reader

Reported By: Nick
My neighbor came to be a mystery reader! She read the book Night Cat and the cat's name was Oliver. The class liked the book!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wayne's Garden Club!

Reported By: Jennifer
The Wayne Garden Club came into our school today. They read us Halloween stories and told us about the Garden Club. They plant flowers in Wayne! She left us pumpkins! I picked one that is big and clean.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Reported By: Brooke
We had to name our teams pumpkin names. We also had to use an adjective. Our team name is the Great Pumpkins and another is the Creepy Pumpkins. We painted plates and made faces to look like our team names.

Junior Achievement

Reported By: Katelyn
On Monday my mom came for Junior Achievement. She taught us about communities, jobs, and workers. We talked about what we want to be when we grow up. I wonder what we will talk about next week! We all had a lot of fun!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mystery Reader

Reported By: Alex
Once again someone from my family came to be a mystery reader and read a Pigeon book. It was my brother! He read Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Book Fair

Reported By: Samantha B
On October 12, 2010 my class and I went to the Scholastic Book Fair. It was so much fun! There were so many books! There were even cool school supplies.
There was a test to see how many M and M's were in a jar. A boy in our class named Luke won the jar! He was only 13 off! No one else guessed it. He got to bring the jar home. We all had a lot of fun!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

St. Charles Fire Department Visits!

Reported By: Katelyn
We had a fire safety assembly. The firemen taught us how to stay safe from fires. We even got to see the firemen in their firemen clothes ready to save a fire. We also got to meet Sparky. The firemen gave us toppers like fire hydrants, trucks and fire hats for our pencils. We got to see the firemen go up the ladder. It was so high!!! We had a lot of fun!!!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Walk For Diabetes!

Reported By: Becca
I went on a juvenile diabetes walk to raise money. Juvenile means it's for kids. I went because I am between kid's diabetes and grown up diabetes. I walked 4 miles and raised $500! I don't eat junk food because I can't have lots of sugar or carbohydrates. I eat lots of good foods to stay healthy.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mystery Reader

Reported By: Alex
Let me tell you something. Our first mystery reader was my grandma! It was great to see her again! She read The Pigeon Wants A Puppy. She helped us with math too.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Thank you parents for all your support! Wayne Elementary is a wonderful place to be! The students and teachers had a great time at the walkathon and enjoyed all the treats!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Literacy Workstations

Reported By: Becca
Everyday we go to workstations. Some of them are buddy reading, researching, Geo-Safari, working with words and listening. I wish we came to school everyday to do them even weekends, summer break and holidays.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mrs. Beck Visits Our Room!

Reported By: Dante
Mrs. Beck our principal visited our room. She talked to us about Wayne's Way and how important it is. At Wayne we are respectful, responsible and resourceful.

Library Time!

Reported By: Emily
Hooray! It's library time! Every Monday our class goes to library. We check out two books. My favorite books are animal books. We use sliders to remember where we got the book so we can put it back if we don't chose to check it out.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Reported By: Alex
We had lots of fun naming our teams an ice cream flavor and creating ice cream cones. The team names are cookie dough, coffee, birthday cake, chocolate with sprinkes and raspberry. We came up with our ideas and worked together.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Learning About Insects

Reported By: Luke
We went outside and found many insects! To be an insect you need to have 6 legs, 3 body parts, 2 antennae and wings. We also found slugs, worms and spiders but we knew they are not insects. Most people don't like insects but I really do!

Back To School

It's a new school year! Welcome to our blog where a wonderful group of second graders share their learning with you!

Sunday, September 5, 2010


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I am a second grade teacher at Wayne Elementary in Wayne, Illinois. Second grade is a wonderful year! I love how the students continue to grow as readers and are so excited about science and social studies! I enjoy scrapbooking and any kind of exercise. I recently discovered boxing but love riding my bike best. This is my third year blogging and am so proud my students are the main authors!