June 10

Science Projects

We have been working on a science/social studies project. The project is, “What Products do we Make with Plants”?

Your child has worked with a group to research a plant and how it is turned into something we use in everyday life.

On Monday, June 13th from 2:30-3:15 we will be displaying our projects in the cafeteria.  Your child’s group is supposed to bring in a product (the kids already know this and have chosen their product).

Please join us to see all the hard work your children have done this card marking.


June 2

Camp Invention 2016!

If you are looking for something fun and exciting (and not to mention educational) for your child to do this summer, please consider Camp Invention.

Camp is the week of June 20-24 – 8:30-3:00 – at Henry Ford Elementary (Mercury Drive, between Ford Road and Michigan Avenue).

This is my 7th year being involved with the program (4th year as director) and I highly recommend it for students with any ability levels.  It is STEM-based (science, technology, engineering, math) and allows your child to “think outside the box” to solve and create real-world problems.

Click on the links to see what camp is all about!!

Camp Invention Site          Video of EPIC Program

Please do not be discouraged by the price ($250 – yikes!) because I  have scholarship money still available which can greatly reduce that price. Please email me if you are interested in more information!  burkhos@dearbornschools.org


May 31

Spelling Week of May 30

Spelling test 6-3-16

Suffixes –ly –ful –ness -able


Pattern Words:  friendly, likely, careful, coldness, walkable       


Dolch words:  kissable, sadness, lovely, sadly, beautiful, badly

May 26

It’s Picnic Time!!!

Attached you will find the note that is going home today regarding the Second Grade End of the Year Picnic.

If you can donate items, please click below (comment) and enter what you will be sending in.  This will allow others to see what is already being donated and we won’t end up with too much of an item.

Thank you in advance!!!

Picnic Note

May 26

Great News!

Our published books have arrived!  Students will be bringing them home today and they are thrilled to share them with you!!!

If you originally chose to not order a book and are now interested in doing so, please go to: www.studentreasures.com/ordercopies.  Our pin number is 3670483.

Thank you for supporting your child’s learning!!!

May 9

Clean Up Parade

Tomorrow is William Ford’s Clean Up Parade.  The parade starts at 1:30pm.  Second graders are asked to wear white t-shirts.  I would also love if you could donate any brown paper bags (grocery bags are great) for students to decorate and use for the parade.

We look forward to seeing you support our cause by cheering for us along the parade route!!!

May 3

Spelling Week of May 2

This week’s spelling words are contractions.

Pattern Words:  didn’t, she’ll, wouldn’t, they’ve, he’s

Dolch Words:  shouldn’t, don’t, it’ll, it’s, won’t

Please remember that there will be an addition 5 words on Friday’s test!!!

May 2

Greenfield Village!!!

On Friday, May 13, the second grade students will be attending a field trip to Greenfield Village.  We will be traveling by bus.  MAKE SURE TO BRING A BAG LUNCH AND DRESS FOR THE WEATHER (we will be outside!!)!!!!!

It is a large place and chaperones are needed!!!!

Cost is $10 per student and $13 per chaperone…both include train rides.

Permission slips are due back no later than Tuesday, May 10.

Greenfield Village Permission Slip