Coins for Olivia! Revised!

The altered daily themes are:
Thursday, January 18th – “Hugs to Olivia” – bring a stuffed animal to hug all day Friday,
 January 19th – “Wishing Sweet Dreams to Olivia” – students may wear dress code appropriate pajamas and tennis shoes to school
Monday, January 22nd – “Sock-it to Moebius Syndrome” – wear crazy socks
Tuesday, January 23rd – “Thinking About Olivia” – wear hats
**Wednesday, January 24th – Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day – “Purple All Over” – WEAR PURPLE!
Coin drive will end Wednesday the 23rd at noon.

Important Reminders for December events!


December 14th Seussical Christmas performance for parents – Students need to be here at 6pm and the play will begin at 6:30pm.  The students will perform two times during the day for their friends.  Please send them dressed and ready.

Please bring a wrapped book for the Christmas party book exchange by December 18th.  

December 19th PJ Polar Express Day.  Wear school appropriate pjs.  Early Release at 11:45am.

December 20th  All Christmas parties  9:00am to 10am
Early Release at 11:45am.  

Room Mothers can set up at 8:30am.  Room mothers will be contacting each person that completed a pink room mother sheet.  If you wanted to organize a party and were not contacted I will be asking you to help with the Valentine party.  All parents are encouraged to help and come be a part the party.  You will hear from someone soon on how you can help.


Field Day!

Dear Parents,

We have our 2nd Grade Field Day tomorrow from 12:30 – 2:30! It will be a great day. You are welcome to join us! The kids will be getting wet! They may want to bring a towel! If they are not going straight home they will want to bring a change of clothes. PLEASE have them bring a water bottle! I cannot wait to enjoy this fun day with them!


Mrs. Barlow

Valentine Party Information

Dear Parents,

Our Valentine’s Day party is scheduled for Tuesday, February 14th, from 12:00 to 1:00. Your child can create a Valentine box or sack at home to bring to school. Please bring the box or sack by Friday, February 10th.  If your child is unable to bring a box or sack I will have materials for them to make one here at school that Friday.  Your child is to bring a Valentine card for each of his/her classmates. You may start sending the Valentine’s cards to school Friday, February 10th. Please try to bring them no later than Monday, February 13th. Please do not send anything with peanut butter ingredients because we do have allergies in the school. Your child may copy the class list below on the outside of their cards. Our room mothers for this party will be contacting you if you completed a pink room mother form.  They may be asking for help with food items and/or help at the party.  All parents are welcome to come and enjoy the party with your child.  We are looking forward to a fun, exciting party.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Brandi Barlow

I will also send home a note this week.

Passage Practice! Please check your child’s folder for the practice passage!

Today the students and I worked on reading a passage and learning to prove our answers.  Even when the questions are inference questions we can still find something in the passge to help us.  We discussed and practiced good strategies to help us be good readers that are thinking about our stories.  We should always go back and reread to make sure we understood what we read.  They are learning to read a story or passage, read the questions, then go back and locate the correct information to show why they chose or wrote their answer.  They need to make sure they read the directions and follow them correctly.  We are also working on writing complete sentences when answering questions.  I hope this example that we did helps them be successful and helps them understand our expectations.  Thank you for your support!

October Book Order

I will be sending home a book order on Monday, but if you want to place and order online you are welcome to do that instead.  The following letter will let you know our class code and due date.  I WILL HAVE A SPECIAL COUPON ATTACHED TO THE PAPER FLYER.  IF YOU SPEND $10 YOU WILL GET UP TO A $5 BOOK FOR FREE.  YOU WILL NEED THE CODE TO ENTER IF ORDERING ONLINE!  I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS SWEET TREAT!

Class Code – FFQHD  This has to be in all capital letters.
Order Due Date –  October 20, 2016

Dear Families,

This month’s Scholastic Reading Club flyers are now available! Please take a few moments to explore the selection together and let your child help choose books he or she is excited to read.

You can order online at, where you’ll find a wide selection of quality children’s books that are just right for your child’s reading level and interests. Or return your paper order form to me with a check made out to “Scholastic Reading Club.”

Remember, you help our class earn FREE Books and supplies with every order. Thank you for supporting your child’s reading both at home and in the classroom!

Brandi Barlow

PS: Please let me know if your order includes a gift for your child, and I will contact you when it arrives!

First Time Ordering Online?

Go to

Enter our one-time Class Activation Code.  It needs to be in all capital letters.  FFQHD

Shop and submit your child’s book order.

Your books will be delivered directly to the classroom.