Mrs. Zwaska 2s - Eola

Ready for spring!

This week in 2’s we painted tulips in preparation for spring! They now hang as decorations on our spring bulletin board in our classroom! As STEM activities, we used plastic pegs to set into shapes (circle, rectangle, star, and square); and we had four animals in different colors that we stacked together in order to build… Read More

Dr. Seuss Week

This week in 2’s we read a few books written or inspired by Dr. Seuss! We read “Go Dog Go!” and “Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?” We also met the Cat in the Hat (through one of his stories) and made our own red and white striped hats.  Reminders: Our class now ends at… Read More

Dinosaur Stories

This week in Eola 2’s we finished our dinosaur unit! We created stories about baby dinosaurs by putting three pictures on a “story strip” in the correct order! The children did a great job learning which picture would come “first”, “next” and “last.”… Read More

Dinosaur week!

We dove into dinosaurs in our 2’s classes! We love dinosaurs! We painted a stegosaurus using a Duplo block as our paint brush with red, yellow, orange, and green paints! We had fun with our toy dinosaurs that are all different sizes! We even have a set of dinosaurs that are a matching game matching… Read More

Valentine’s Week

  We celebrated Valentine’s Day this week in our 2’s classes! We made Valentines for patients of the Chicago Proton Center as a service project  that were delivered to them on Thursday. We used red and purple dot paints to decorate our Valentines bags. Everyone did a great job passing out Valentines to each other!… Read More

Groundhog’s Day and new STEM activities!

We had a great week in each 2’s class! We read “Ten Grouchy Groundhogs” and made paper bag puppets! Everyone enjoyed coloring and gluing together their groundhog puppet! Students also enjoyed using new smaller toys to build and play with! They are learning to sort locking cubes by color and match shapes that are on… Read More

Water blocks and polar bears!

We had a great time this past week in 2’s! We made polar bears using paper plates, cotton balls for the fur, two triangles as the eyes and a large circle for the nose! We have a new toy in our sensory table! The water blocks are a lot of fun! Using only an inch… Read More


This week in 2’s, we painted snowmen using a circular potato masher in white paint then we added two eyes, a nose, and a hat! The snowmen are a great addition to Winter Wonderland display in our classroom! We also found wooden trains and track to build and play with! Next week, will do more… Read More


This past week in 2’s we read counting books about penguins and made penguins for our Winter Wonderland wall! We used toilet paper tubes, construction paper, and google eyes to make our penguins. We are off Monday Jan 20 for MLK Day. Enjoy the long weekend! Here are a few photos from this week.… Read More

Winter and Snow Flakes

Welcome back! We had a great week as we returned to school from Winter Break. For art this week, the students worked individually with Mrs. Zwaska to practice using scissors to cut out their own snow flakes. Our snow flakes now hang in our classroom on our Winter Wonderland bulletin board. We had lots of… Read More