Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Welcome To Second Grade

A big hello from Mrs.Tate !

Please take a look at this site to learn a bit more about second grade.  I will be in touch later on this summer via email. I cannot wait to meet you and start our exciting second grade learning journey.

I hope you are enjoying the beauty and fun that summer has to offer.


Italian ice cream, a bit different than ours, but equally as yummy.

 I don't know if our beaches in Maine get as cowded as this one in Sicily, do you?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Archive Seesaw

Dear Parents, I hope you enjoyed using Seesaw this year. If you’d like to download a zip archive of your child’s journal to save to your computer, you can do that on the Seesaw website.
Here’s how:
  1. Sign into your Parent account at
  2. Click on your Profile Icon on the top left
  3. Click on the Gear Icon
  4. Click on Account Settings
  5. Click on Download Journal Archives and choose the archive you’d like to save.
If you have more questions, check out the FAQ on the Seesaw Help Center here:
Thank you! 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Chewonki/Learning Celebration June 2017

Chewonki was here to teach second graders about the animals that live on our rocky Maine coast. As you can see from the delighted faces, the children were in awe.  

 Thank you all for coming to our Learning Celebration.

It feels like summer is close by :-)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Field Day, June 16/ classroom pillows

We are the BLUE team - yea!!!  Please wear a blue shirt on this fabulous, sunny ( it will be sunny or best, not raining) day.
Wear sneakers, you will be doing a lot of running!!!! 
Apply sunscreen before you come to school. Bring extra!
Have a water bottle that has your name on it. 

You can bring lunch from home or order school lunch. Below are the choices.

Ham & Cheese or Sunbutter

Use #1 Choice for ham and cheese

Use #2 Choice for sunbutter


Field Day  will be held on June 16 from 11:40 to 3:30

Some of your lovely children brought home a couple of our classroom pillows to wash.  They require no special care, just a good washing, and drying - ready for next year :-)  Thank you!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Pictures Galore June 1, 2017

Through the generous funding of the PTO, Mr. and Mrs. Fish are here to teach us all about the magic of the Rocky Shore.

 The moment I put these poems out, the class was hard at work memorizing them.

Not even Mr.Fish's mighty storm could wash these sea creatures away. Their unique adaptations keep them safe from the elements.

 The children are exploring treasures from the sea that I have collected over the years.

I lost my beloved, 16 year old, dog Louis a few weeks ago. The children knew a lot about him since he was the inspiration for many of my own personal narrative writing stories. This, (life-size Louis, as the artist explained) poster,  makes my heart sing!

Grandparent's/Friends Day was an enormous success. It was wonderful to meet so many of your family members.

The children are performing Puss in Boots and The Bremen Town Musicians.

 The children are setting up an amphitheater for a performance.

You can make a lot of things out of geo blocks. Here we have some rascal dogs.

Mr.Street, from Yarmouth Public Works, taught the children about road safety.

What is the meaning of all of these colored lines?

 Ask your child about,  "the blind spot".