Online Learning Week 13


    June 15th - June 18th


    You all did such a great job with remote learning. I'm super proud of all of you! I can't wait to see you again in the Fall! Have a great summer and don't forget to check out the Margaret Heggan Library. They are doing some really neat things this summer! 


    Online Learning Lesson 12 - June 8th -12


    TUESDAY through FRIDAY - 

    Hi Happy Huskies! This site is currently under construction. While you wait, here's a suggested Summer Reading List for students going into second grade. You can write on this PADLET to tell us about what you are currently reading without giving the whole story away. You can also make suggestions of your own, or comment on one of the books suggested. 

    Suggested Summer Reading List for grades K-2 



    The Bad Seed by John Jory 

    The Good Egg by John Jory 

    What Do you Do with a Problem? By Kobi Yamada 

    Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall 

    A Big Moon Cake for Little Star by Grace Lin 

    Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas 

    Spark – The Bedtime Rhyming Picture Book by Mark Smith 

    Noodleheads Find Something Fishy by Tedd Arnold 

    Fox the Tiger by Corey R. Tabor 

    Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Terri 

    What is Inside this Box? by Drew Daywalt 

    Turtle Wish by Murielle Cyr  

    The Angry Little Puffin by Timothy Young 

    We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio 

    Don’t Push the Button by Bill Cotter 

    The Book About Nothing by Mike Bender 

    The Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak 

    What If You Had T. Rex Teeth? And Other Dinosaur Parts by Sandra Markle 

    Dreamers by Yuyi Morales 

    Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins 

    Potato Pants by Laurie Keller 

    Harold & Hog Pretend for Real! By Dan Santat 

    After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat 

    Books that Drive Kids Crazy by Beck and Matt Stanton 

    The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt 

    Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant by David Ezra Stein 

    We don’t Eat our Classmates by Ryan Higgins 

    Beloved Series 

    Pete the Cat by James Dean 

    Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold 

    Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park 

    Elephant & Piggie by Mo Willems 

    The Pigeon Books by Mo Willems 

    Mr. Putter and Tabby by Cynthia Rylant 

    Ivy & Bean by Annie Barrows 

    Biscuit Books by Alyssa Satin Capucilli 

    National Geographic Kids by various authors 

    Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish 

    Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor 

    Marley & Me based on bestselling books by John Grogan 

    Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant 

    Olivia by Ian Falconer 

    Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel 

    Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamillo 

    Hot Rod Hamster by Cynthia Lord 

    Mr. Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant 

    My Weird School by Dan Gutman 

    Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne 

    Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows 

    I Am Biographies by Brad Meltzer 

    Who Was...?  by Penguin Random House 

    Ling and Ting by Grace Lin 

    HiLo by Judd Winick 

    Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale 

    Big Foot and Little Foot by Ellen Potter 

    Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey 

    Ook and Gluk by Dav Pilkey 


    Monday - You have a review day. Please turn in any unfinished assignments. I am working on the grades this week.  You are ahead of the other classes! Tomorrow I will be posting a summer review bookshelf. You will have access to suggested Summer Reading Books all summer. Remember to keep reading 15 minutes a day even throughout the summer. You have done such a great job this year and I am super proud of your progress. Please check back tomorrow or at your convenience for some really great reads. 


    bug Online learning Lesson 11 


                                                                            June 1-4


    Wow! 11 Weeks of online learning. You Huskies are doing such a nice job. I love hearing and seeing all of your faces. I have been gardening lately and outside taking walks. I love being outside, but I really dislike mosquito bites. Here's a that tells how to get rid of them. 

    TARGET: I can listen to a story to solve a problem. 


    Please visit this FLIPGRID to hear the story The Day the Summer Bit Back by Ellen Fineman! When you are finished, let me know one way we can control those pesky mosquitoes that seem to be everywhere. 


    Reminders: Use your pin number to get into Flipgrid and the username for TumbleBooks is hurff and books is the password. 





    May 25, 2020 - May 29, 2020


    I hope you enjoyed your break. Let's find out about Memorial Day and why we celebrated with a few days off of school. 


    ​Learning Target: I can research facts about Memorial Day.


    Nearpod Lesson:

    Nearpod is cool because you can log into different places on the web right from the slides. They are interactive. Please don't forget to go to the 3rd slide and type in 2 facts that you learned. 


           1. Log into Nearpod by following this LINK. Use Code THUSZ. 


           2. The username and password for PebbleGo.

    • username: hurffville

    • password: school


    It VERY IMPORTANT that you type your FIRST and LAST NAME when you sign on, so I can give you credit for your work.


    Nearpod code is: THUSZ


    Keep up the good work!



    Online Lesson 9

    May 18th -22nd 


    Hello boys and girls. Welcome back. This week we will be focussing on Gratitude. 


    Gratitude means being thankful.


    Target: I can listen and make connections to a story. 


    reading This week I will be reading to you on Flipgrid. Please click on my face when you get there. 

    This week you will be listening to The Bigwigs' Bad Hair Day by Neal Levin on Flipgrid. Tell something that you are thankful for in your response. 


    Please enter using your pin number or lunch ID and your name. Thanks. 


    Can't wait to see you!




    Online Lesson 8


    May 11, 2020 - May 15, 2020


    Welcome back to another week of remote learning. I miss seeing all of you each week. I hope you are doing well, and staying safe. Keep up the good work.


    Learning Target: I can listen to and make connections to a story.


    This week you will be listening to the story Please Please the Bears on Nearpod, and making connections to the story.


    It VERY IMPORTANT that you type your FIRST and LAST NAME when you sign on, so I can give you credit for your work.


    Nearpod code is: BREGC


    Keep up the good work!




    Today's assignment Capstone password: 

    Username: continue

    password: reading


    2nd Grade Assignments

    • May 4th- May 8th

      Target: I can learn about Cinco de Mayo through a story.

      Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that is celebrated on May 5th. According to the database PebbleGo, Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of Mexico over France in a battle in 1862. It was declared a holiday in Mexico, and people celebrate it in the United States, too. (“Cinco de Mayo.” Social Studies. Capstone, www.pebblego.com. Accessed 1 May. 2020.)

      One of the great things about books is being able to read about different cultures and customs you might not know anything about it. Our story this week is about Cinco de Mayo, and after you have read it, you will be drawing a picture of a way people celebrate the holiday!

      To access the Nearpod, click here. Use the code JHITL to join. This is very important: use both your first and last name when you sign on, so I know whose work it is! :) 



    Online Lesson 6

    April 27th - May 1

    Grade 2 


    Learning Target: I can listen to, read, and share poetry. 


    Learning Activity: Hello, my amazing library student! Did you know that April 30th is Poem in Your Pocket Day? On this day people carry a poem in their pocket and read it to everyone they see. This year we are going to celebrate all week long! To do so, first, you're going to pick a poem that you like and read it. It can be one that you wrote or one that you found online or in a book. I love this website by poet Kenn Nesbitt where you can even select a poem by length- https://www.poetry4kids.com/poem-length/short/ or by subject- https://www.poetry4kids.com/poems-by-subject/. Then, you're going to share your poem on flipgrid. 


    1. Practice reading your poem out loud to someone at home.  

    2. Read your poem out loud on our schoolwide POETRY SLAMFlipgridI thought it would be fun for you to not only see your favorite poem but also see and read responses from your class, but also those from your friends in other homeroom classes.  Click HERE to access the POETRY SLAM Flipgrid and enter the password: hurffpoetYou must enter your student ID or lunch pin firstRemember, your video will NOT appear right away. I have to approve it first. 

    3. Listen toHurffville students recite poems on our POETRY SLAM Flipgrid. You may want to add a video response, making sure to include a positive comment. For example, "Hi Sally! I miss you! My favorite poet is Shel Silverstein, too. I love the poem you chose. I hope you are doing well!" This is optional.  

    4. Check out the POETRY SLAM Flipgrid throughout the week to watch new video responses. You can even add more than one poem, if you'd like! 

    I hope you have fun with poetry this week! I can't wait to see your responses! 😊 


    If you have any problems, email me at carmenia@wtps.org 


    April 20th-April 24th 


    Welcome back, Huskies. I hope you had a fantastic Spring Break!

    Target: I can read about animals in honor of Earth Day.

    This week, we celebrate Earth Day. In honor of Earth Day, we'll be reading a really fun book about animals called Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate? How Animals Keep Warm by Etta Kaner. While you read this book, consider: What is your favorite way an animal keeps warm? Why?


    Click here to access the Nearpod for this lesson. Use code FLAER.










    Grade 2Easter bunny

     Online Lesson 4 - April 6th - April 10th
    Activity - Use this time to catch up with any missing assignment. You're doing great! I miss all of you guys and I can't wait to see you soon. 
    Remember to read at least 20 minutes a day. 

    Grade 2

     Online Lesson 4 - April 6th - April 10th
    Activity - Use this time to catch up with any missing assignment. You're doing great! I miss all of you guys and I can't wait to see you soon. 
    Remember to read at least 20 minutes a day. 

    • Online Lesson 3 - March 30 - April 3

      Learning Target: I can identify the features of a non-fiction text. 

      Hello 2nd Graders! 

      Activity: This week we are going to review and learn about text features in non-fiction. I hope you like the Brain Pop Videos as much as me. Please watch this video using the following code:

      username: carmenia

      password: hurff2020

      Assessment: When you are finished, take the quiz. If you're feeling really knowledgeable about the non-fiction text features, take the harder quiz. If you miss something, no worries, try it again. 

      There are some cool games to play at the bottom of the page. Try some for fun! 

      books Today's Challenge: Read a non-fiction book from your house or find one on Tumblebooks or Epic. 

      Log on to Tumblebooks             Epic

       username: hurff                         Mrs. Armenia's class code: jyd5823

      password: books




      Online Lesson 2

      Learning Target: I can find a book in the library by its call number. 

      Good morning 2nd Graders! I'm missing all of you. 

      Activity: Today we are going to review all of the materials that are in the library and how they are organized. Books are organized by their call numbers. Click here to watch a video and answer some questions about library organization. You may need a code to access this video:

      username: carmenia

      password: hurff2020

      Assessment: When you are finished, take the quiz. If you're feeling really knowledgeable about the library's organization, take the harder quiz. If you miss something, no worries, try it again. 

      There are some cool games to play at the bottom of the page. Try some for fun! Good luck and see you soon. 


      Online Lesson 1

      Learning Target: I can learn and share about an important woman in history.

      March is Women's History Month! Click HERE to go to PebbleGo and choose ANY woman that you would like to learn about. Listen for facts about your chosen person. Tell someone at home something that you learned.

      Username: hurffville

      Password: school