Ashley Jones Second Grade Teacher Second Grade Teacher. Phone: Email: Ashley Jones
PCR-I Welcomes Mrs. Amy Andrews, 2nd-Grade Teacher!
Putnam County R-I Schools welcome Mrs. Amy Andrews, Elementary Teacher! Amy was born and raised in Putnam County. After graduating from PCR-I, she attended Northwest Missouri State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science . . .
Celebrating Reading Successes
Today, Mrs. Jones' second graders celebrated their reading successes with a "Glow In The Dark Tent" reading party. Each students desk was transformed into their own personal tent, where they had blankets, . . .
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Mrs. Jones' second graders have been working on sequencing and retelling events. Today, students wrote in order the steps to make Shamrock Pie in a cup. Afterwards, students had to retell Mrs. Jones the directions to Shamrock . . .
Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday in Second Grade
Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday today with a Read-A-Thon. We had several members of our community come in and read to us. Nurses, teachers, a Criminal Investigator, Grandmas, moms, and friends. Students . . .
2nd Grade is Celebrating TWOSDAY, 2-22-22
Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders have spent the day Learning in 2nd Grade on TWOSDAY, 2-22-22 with fun-engaging activities. Some of the activities included reading in pairs of two, 2-digit Addition math, solving rhymes and riddles to . . .
Snacks with Math (Learning for 100 Days)
On Friday, Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders celebrated learning for 100 days. (Including our AMI days) To celebrate, they created their own "snack necklaces" with 100 fruit loops that were separated by groups of tens and then . . .
Celebrating Reading Successes
Today, Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders celebrated their reading score successes with a pop party! Each student who raised their reading score received a pop! We are proud to say every student has raised their reading scores! Students work . . .
Learning about MLK Jr.
Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders have spent the week learning about Martin Luther King Jr. Students learned that Mr. King was a leader with passion. A Passion for everyone to be treated fairly no matter what color you are or where . . .
Spreading Christmas Cheer
Today, Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders celebrated with their annual classroom Christmas party. They had a gift exchange with their classmates, made edible Christmas trees, of course had snacks, and ended the day going out and wishing each . . .
Writing Letters to Santa in Second Grade
Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders have been learning how to write friendly letters. They each wrote a friendly letter to Santa asking him how he's doing and sending along their Christmas wish list. Today, the students walked to the library . . .
All about Pumpkins!
Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders have been busy learning all about pumpkins and experimenting with them. We started with three pumpkins of different shapes and sizes. We came up with our questions that we wanted to find out and . . .
Learning about the American Flag in Second Grade.
Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders have spent some time learning about the American Flag. Students learned that the flag has symbols on it that represent something else (50 states and the original 13 colonies) and that the flag itself . . .
Too “Bright” to Read
Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders are too "Bright" to read inside! One day during the first week of school we went outside to read with the "Bright" sunlight. Some students thought that the sun was too "Bright" . . .
1st and 2nd Day of 2nd Grade!
We took the time yesterday to get to know each other! We did an activity called Find Someone Who. It was a great ice breaker for the students. Don’t tell them that state standards were actually being taught here too!! 😊 . . .
Learning about Famous Inventors
Mrs. Jones' 2nd grade has been learning about Famous Inventors. Today, they learned about Milton Hershey and how he didn't give up on his dream of having a successful candy shop even though two of them failed to be successful. . . .
Celebrating Reading Achievements
Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders held a Read-A-Thon today to celebrate advancements in reading scores! Students were able to bring books. A blanket, snacks, and wear pajamas today! They also did a fun-engaging math activity that coincides . . .
2nd Grade Students Put Their Map Reading Skills to a Test!
Today, 2nd grade students in Mrs. Jones' and Mrs Trimble's classes took a field trip to the Putnam County State Bank. Students in 2nd Grade just finished their Maps unit and learned all about Cardinal Directions and . . .
Second-Grade Students Learn How to Read a Map
"Oh, The Places You'll Go!"
Mrs. Jones' and Mrs. Trimble’s 2nd-grade classes took a field trip to the Putnam County Library today. Students in 2nd grade just started their maps unit, learning the four Cardinal directions (North, East, South, and . . .
Celebrating Read Across America in 2nd Grade!
Mrs. Jones' 2nd grade Celebrated Read Across America and the 100th day of school today with a Read-A-Thon. They had special readers (one of our readers even worked at Walt Disney World and helped all the princesses and Mickey get . . .
Spreading the Love
Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders created hearts with sayings on them (you rock, Happy Valentine's Day, spread love, etc...) and passed them around the school today to teachers. The students are trying to spread love, show kindness, and . . .
In a world where you can be anything, be kind.
In a world where you can be anything be kind. Mrs. McClain worked very hard getting banner and everything else organized for Character Education week that will be held next week at PCR-1. (Thank you, Mrs. McClain for all your hard . . .
Celebrating Advancements in Reading
Mrs. Jones’ second graders are enjoying popcorn, pop, and a movie today! (Yes, we did lots of work too!) The students are celebrating raising their STAR reading scores! Great job students and keep working hard and aspiring to become . . .
Snow Day Geography
Even on snow days, Mrs. Jones’ 2nd graders are still finding enjoyable ways to learn. Kenzlee K. was the first to complete writing all 7 continents in alphabetical order in the snow. Right before our snow days, we started a new unit on . . .
Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.
Mrs. Jones' 2nd graders have spent the last 2 weeks learning about MLK Jr. in class. Students were actively engaged in these lessons with lots of questions and wondering why people were treated differently based on the color of their . . .
2nd Grade Learns with Hands on Experience
Mrs. Jones’s 2nd grade class recently wrapped up their Science unit on Force and Motion. During this unit the students were able to participate in hands on activities such as making cars and building levers. Students used . . .
Today we celebrated Homecoming 2020 with a parade. We watched our Homecoming assembly (virtually). We made our own “shell” necklaces to go with our Hawaiian theme! Students also enjoyed dressing up throughout the week with . . .
Force and Motion
Mrs. Jones’s 2nd graders have been learning about force and motion. They’ve learned about different types of forces such pushes, pulls. gravity, and friction. The last two days they have spent time building puff cars . . .
Character Education Winners!
Congratulations to our Character Education Winners! Addison L.- Responsibility Sophia M.- Respect Robert B.- Academic Gunner P.- Behavior Hanna H- Behavior Thank you all for being good . . .
Experimenting with Duck Calls and Water Glasses
Sound, Volume, Pitch, and Vibration Experiments
This week Mrs. Jones’s second grade has been learning all about sound, volume, pitch, and vibration! Tuesday, they did a pitch experiment with glasses and filled each one with a different amount of water and left . . .
Read Across America
2nd grade ended the Read Across America week by having special visitors come in and read to us throughout the day. Each story was different and enjoyed by all students! We ended the celebration with. Green eggs and Ham as a snack. . . .
Shaving Cream, Subtraction Facts, and FUN!
Mrs. Jones’s RTI group had fun on Friday practicing their math facts in shaving cream. Students are getting quicker every day! We are working toward the goal of being able to complete 100 subtraction facts in 5 . . .
Martin Luther King Jr. Projects In Second Grade
Mrs. Jones’s second graders spent time learning about Martin Luther King Jr. this week. Students learned many interesting facts about him, things he believed in and things he wanted to change in the world. Afterwards, students . . .
Math Fun in 2nd Grade!
Who says you can’t have fun while learning? Yesterday, second grade had fun while making math snowmen! Each snowman had a 3 digit number and students had to show that number in base ten block form, expanded form and word form. They then . . .
Merry Christmas from 2nd Grade!
Merry Christmas from 2nd grade!! Today we celebrated with our classroom Christmas party, a gift exchange, and lots of snacks! I hope you all enjoy your time with your family over break!
Read-Thon, Christmas Tree decorating, and singing!
Mrs. Jones’s second graders spent the day having a read-a-thon, decorating Edible Christmas Trees, and singing! They are in full Christmas mode!!
Holiday Fun in 2nd Grade
Students in 2nd-grade enjoyed a special treat this week! They were entertained with The Polar Express movie, hot cocoa, games, sweets, and crafts. It sure is fun to be in school around the holidays!
Learning about Income!
2nd Grade students have been working on an economics unit. They are learning about goods, services, products, consumers, needs, wants, producers, supply, demand, and income. Currently, each student is earning an income in class. . . .
2nd Grade News
November 1, 2019 Dear Parents, The weather is beginning to cool down. Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. They play outside each afternoon for 30 minutes then again for . . .
2nd Grade News
October 4, 2019 Dear Parents, This has been a fun week for the kids! We had a great time celebrating Homecoming! Let’s Go Midgets! I am sending home a sheet requesting your time preference . . .
2nd Grade News
August 23, 2019 Dear Parents, We have had a great first week! We focused on rules and procedures. Please remind your student that good behavior is expected in all areas of the school. The first few weeks we . . .
Second-Grade Enjoys Read-A-Thon
Mrs. Jones’s and Mrs. Trimble’s second-grade classes participated in a read-a-thon today. They had special visitors come in throughout the day and read to them. Thank you to Mrs. Smith, Mr. Fisher, Mr. Griffin, Mrs. Halley, Mrs. . . .
RTI Group Reviews Learning With Games
Yesterday was the last day of RTI (Response to Intervention) for Mrs. Jones’ second-grade group. Students enjoyed reviewing what they learned throughout the year with fun games. Some concepts the students learned were digraphs, glued . . .
2nd Grade News
April 5, 2019 Dear Parents, 2nd Grade Field Trip April 18, 2019 Where: Science Center of Iowa - Des Moines, IA Time: The bus will leave the school at 7:45 a.m. Please have your student at the school . . .
Reading Dr. Seuss While Eating Green Eggs and Ham
March 2nd was Dr. Seuss' birthday. Mrs. Jones' class celebrated last Friday with some green eggs and ham and a read-a-thon in pajamas. Their High School helper, Miss Megan, helped cook the green eggs.
Fun Filled Fridays in RTI
On Fridays, Mrs. Jones’ RTI class has Fun Fridays. Students use the skill(s) learned throughout the week at different centers and fun games. Some things they enjoy doing on Fridays are sight word bingo, detective words (this is a . . .
2nd Grade News
February 1, 2019 Dear Parents, Please make sure that your child has a winter coat, boots, snow pants, hat, and gloves. They are only allowed to play in the snow with the appropriate gear! Elementary . . .
2nd Grade News
January 4, 2019 Dear Parents, Welcome back! I hope you all had a great break! We had 3 students complete the reading challenge over break! Great job! We have started off our year learning cursive. The . . .
The Goofy Reindeer
Mrs. Jones' 2nd-grade class performed a readers theater for Ms. Fenton’s 1st-grade class today! They performed The Goofy Reindeer! A play about a reindeer named Bob who saved Christmas! The 2nd-grade students did a great job . . .
2nd Grade News
December 7, 2018 Dear Parents, We will be having a gift exchange in the classroom for Christmas. We ask that everyone who wishes to participate to please send a $5 gift. Boys will buy for boys and girls for . . .
Character Ed Assembly October 2018
At the Character Education Assembly, students from Mrs. Jones' class were recognized in the following areas. Timmy G- Behavior Leelynd T- Academic, most improved math student Josee W- Two awards for . . .
Sharing Our Food Murals
This week students have been learning about food that Native Americans grew and ate. Each student created their own mural with drawings then were placed in groups where they shared with their groups what they drew. Then, each student . . .
The Fair Comes To Us!
This week the students were anticipating going on a field trip to the fair. However, with the rain (that we really need) we were unable to attend. With lots of disappointed faces, it was an uplifting surprise to the students to find out the . . .