Monday, June 5, 2017

School Survey

Please click this link to take our 2nd grade survey- 2nd grade students only!

2nd Grade Survey

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Summer Camp Opportunity

Hi families!

As our science teacher and parent to a science loving child, I've been on the look out for science education opportunities in our area. One that I found, and signed my son up for, is Camp Invention, created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame. The closest location in our area is Lothian Elementary. Check it out if you're looking for a fun, STEM focused summer camp!

Saturday, April 15, 2017


Hello everyone!

Today, I'm off on the journey of a lifetime to Helsinki, Finland! I'm going with a cohort of educators from Notre Dame of Maryland University to study the highly ranked curriculum and schools in Finland. The Finnish school system is quite different from ours- for example, students do not start school until the age of 7 and most are finished school for the day shortly after lunch time.

I'll be posting pictures and information about our observations and experience on a blog for my NDMU class at Please feel free to check it out!

I will be missing three CCPS school days, but the wonderful Mrs. Donaldson will be taking over in my place. If you have any urgent questions or concerns during the days directly after Spring Break, please refer them to the BES front office. Thank you!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Free Books for Kids this Summer!

Check out this article about the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Spring Updates

We are moving full speed into spring! In Math, we are continuing our study of place value by practicing using 2 digit numbers in addition and subtraction and working with three digit numbers. We will also soon be working on counting coins, repeated addition, and adding 3 two digit numbers.

In Social Studies, we just wrapped up our My American Life culture project. The kids did a fantastic job brainstorming, writing, editing, and creating final drafts of their projects. They even presented them to the class and took time to answer some of their classmates' questions. Next, we will be learning about national symbols and monuments to help prepare for our May 1st trip to Washington, D.C.

In Science, we just started a new unit on magnets and magnetism. Students are learning about the scientific terms attract and repel and are doing in class experiments to learn more about the properties and uses of magnets.

Online Math Games

Hello everyone!

Here are some great websites with games to practice our current math topics:

3 Digit Place Value Game : Penguin Place Value Games
Addition and Subtraction Baseball
Hundreds Chart Game
Lifeguard Place Value
Base Ten Modeling

Monday, November 14, 2016

Animals of Long Ago

As part of our study of animals of long ago, we've been using a great website,! Check out the area of the site focusing on our own Calvert Cliffs.