Mrs. Barlow’s Class

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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

SeeSaw Blog Posts!


Great job! These are examples of some of the types of things you will see on your students’ SeeSaw blogs.  I hope you are enjoying it!




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.

SEESAW – Your student’s blog!


The following is a letter explaining a new app that will give you insight to your child’s activities and learning each day.  They post work and you will get an email.

Dear Parents,

This year we’re going to use a new tool to share what we’re learning in class called Seesaw. Your child will have his or her own learning journal, and you can get notified when your child adds new items. It’s completely private — only you can see your child’s journal outside of class.

Click on to sign up — it takes just 30 seconds.

Once you sign up, you can download the Seesaw Parent app for iPhone or Android, or access your child’s journal on the web.

The kids are super excited and have already downloaded some of their work.  They are patiently waiting for you to be able to view, like, and even comment on their work in stations, reading, math, and all they are doing in the classroom.  Sometimes if we do something as a class we will share it on all of the student journal blogs.


Mrs. Barlow’s Class



Tuesday you are invited to a parent/teacher orientation.  A letter was posted and sent home.  We would love to see you there!

Wednesday we will have pictures.  This picture is for the yearbook, so each child will have their picture taken!


Please vote or send any Sonic/Donor’s Choose/Limeades for Learning tickets that you can get and vote daily from all devices!  We are working on trying to get STEM activities for our math station.  Thank you in advance!  The project is called STEM – The Art of Discovery!


Important Information!


We will have Spring Break next week! I hope you enjoy your week off!  Please keep up your reading!

Please bring in your Leprechaun Traps the week after Spring Break!

Please get your Recycling Plant/Land Fill permission slip signed and returned by Monday!

I will see you back on March 14, 2016!

Our field trip about recycling will be on March 16th!

Important Note about Earth Day Field Trip!


Revised: I am sorry, but the note did not get sent out today.  Just mark your calendars for April 22, 2014 if you can join us for the Earth Day field trip.  More information will be sent in a note very soon!  Please check your child’s folder and planner each night for important information and graded papers!


Please check your child’s planner tomorrow for an important note about our field trip on Earth Day!  I will post the note here, too!

Reminder! Party Information!


Please don’t forget to send 12 taped eggs (no chocolate, unwrapped candy, and NO peanut products), basket for hunting, and items for the party!  If your child does have an allergy please check the contents of their eggs before they eat anything just in case!  The party will begin at 9:00 am.  Parents able to help will be welcome to come at 8:30 to hide eggs and set up the room.  The students can leave after the party with you, but if they don’t we will have lunch served at 10:20 and an early release at 11:00!  Thanks for all of your support!

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Choose one word each night. Write it! Read it! Speed write it!
Make up a sentence using the word that you chose.
Have your child write the sentence.
They need to revise (read it back to check if it sounds right)!
They need to edit (check for capitals at the beginning of the sentence, punctuation, and check spelling of word wall words!

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