Emerson Elementary School

Contact Me

Wenig, Sandy
2nd Grade Teacher swenig@elmhurst205.org

Specials Schedule

Monday:   P.E./Music

Tuesday:   Art

Wednesday: Music/Library


Friday: P.E./Music

Library books can be checked out and returned on an as needed basis.


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Fun Web Sites

PPT, Word, Excel Viewers [Go]
Acrobat Reader [Go]

Mrs. Wenig

Important Dates

Dates to Remember

March 19- PTA Meeting 8:30 am
March 19- D205 Orchestra Festival 7:30 pm at York
March 20- Student Late Arrival
March 23- Spring Break Begins
April 1- School resumes
April 3- Student Late Arrival

April 18- Incoming Kindergarten Information Night

              6:00-7:30 pm

April 19- No School
April 24- Student Late Arrival

Classroom News

In READING, we have been reading poems and working on figurative language.  The students are really having fun learning about the rhyme and rhythm in many poems.  The March Reading Challenge is due on March 22nd!!  This month our challenge involves reading plant books!!  I have some to loan out if your child is interested!!  I have also assigned some plant books to read on Raz Kids.


In MATH,  we completed Module 6 and took our assessment.  Please watch for the test to come home.  Be sure to sign and return it to school after reviewing it with your child. I will also continue sending home review pages for the children to do at home.  These pages are OPTIONAL, but go along with what we are working on in class!  If your child returns the completed pages to school, they can earn soar tickets to buy privileges in class.  At home, continue to have your child go on ZEARN to work on their math skills.  They can log on by going to the link on this site.  Then they should click on "sign in with google".  It will ask them for their email which is their login number plus @elmhurst205.org.  If your child does not know their login and password, please email me and I will send it to you.


In WRITING, we worked on a FREE WRITE this week for a project we are doing in the library.  Our next writing unit is opinion/persuasive writing.  We will write our first Opinion/Persuasive piece together this week.  I have decided to hold off on sending home Home Journals until after break.  Home Journals are not homework, but if they are completed at home, your child earns game time instead of writing in class on Friday.  


In SCIENCEwe have continued learning about plants.  This week we made GRASS HEADS.  I hope your child was excited to bring theirs home.  With a little TLC, their GRASS HEADS should begin sprouting hair in the next week or so.    This week, we will continue reading many books, watching movies and doing some other fun experiments .  As a culminating activity, we will even be planting seeds that will then be transferred into our school garden.


Reading: Poems and Figurative Language


Math:  Module 7


Writing: Opinion/Persuasive Writing


Science:  Plants

Safety Videos

Click on each group below to see our student videos on how to be safe around electricity! 


Group 1       Group 2      Group 3      Group 4      Group 5


Classroom Volunteers

Click HERE to sign up to volunteer in our classroom.

Leveled Books

Looking for books at your child's reading level? 

Click HERE for a web site that will help you out!


Google Classroom

Click HERE to go to our Google Classroom.

Scholastic Book Orders

Click HERE to order books online!

Weekly Homework Assignments


Monday:  Reading Folder and Spelling List Home



Thursday:  Writing Journal Due



We love to celebrate birthdays!

Our school policy, however, does not allow food treats to be brought into the classroom.  If your child would like to bring in something to share, other acceptable items would include pencils, erasers, bookmarks, stickers, etc.  A donation of a class book would also be welcomed.

Daily Snack


We will have a daily snack break this year.  Please encourage your child to bring in a healthy snack to enjoy each day as we work.  Water bottles will also be allowed to be kept on the children's desks as long as they do not become a distraction to the child or the class.