March 2019


Hello Everyone!


Happy March!

The children will be bringing home the directions for making the Leprechaun Traps.  We have changed our system and we now do the traps at school.  I am sending the information and scoring rubric home today, and then more information will follow.  I may need an extra set of hands or two, once we start putting them together.

I am sending home a book order and the book-it calendar today.  We will not be doing a book report this month since we will be presenting our Biographies next week, working on Leprechaun Traps and have Spring Break. 

We will be starting the Junior Achievement program.  Someone from the community comes in to teach us about Needs and Wants and jobs in our community.  This goes well with our Social Studies standards.

Our last list of Star Students has been added to the bottom of this letter.  If you did not have a chance to come in or share any of your talents or presentations about your careers or hobbies, please contact me and we can set up a time for you to come in when all the children have had a chance to have their week.

Happy Spring!

God bless you and your family.


Mrs. Cheryl Wilma


Special Dates:

Leprechaun Traps: March 4-8

Spring Break:  March 11-15

Star Students:  March 4-8 Grace

                           March 18-22 Liz

                            March 25-29 Chloe

                            April 1-5 Claire

Screen shot 2013-02-18 at 9.48.05 AM.pngSecond Grade Science Exploration

  How to Catch a Leprechaun

(Minnesota Academic Standards in Science, the Practice of Engineering,,,


It is time for all second grade students to put on their thinking caps, and get ready to capture the elusive Leprechaun!  If you plan carefully, and design a trap that is clever and creative, maybe you will be the lucky student to snare one of the little people.


Leprechaun Trap Project Timeline


Friday, March 1:  Student information letter goes home. Leprechaun Trap planning begins in school.

Monday-Thursday, March 4-7: Materials are gathered and organized at school.  Students will be working on                               the design process.


Friday, March 8:  Construction of traps at school      (Volunteers welcome 12:00-1:30)        


Friday, March 8: Traps set up and left over Spring Break.


Monday, March 18: Traps go home.




Family support is needed!


This is a big project based unit, and there are several ways that families can help students be successful as they experience the world of engineering.

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• Materials for the traps, including, but not limited to:

            -shoeboxes for base structure

            -string, yarn, light weight chain, small rope

            -masking tape, duct tape, double stick tape, double stick foam adhesive squares

            -beads, old jewelry, play coins, all things shiny

            -tacky glue, hot guns and refills

            -glitter, tissue paper, sparkling or shiny papers and fabrics

-cardboard tubes

…anything that has potential for incorporating into a trap design is welcome.  All materials will be placed into a central supply to be shared with classmates after they are done using it. 


• Construction assistants needed Friday, March 8  from   12:00-1:30       .  Extra hands will be needed for hot glue guns, and assisting students when their design has more challenging assembly requirements.




Contact: Cheryl Wilma