October 2, 2017
It's here!!! Grandparent's Day is this Friday, October 6, 2017. We will be gathering together in the Multi- Purpose Room at Achieve at 11:15. Thank you in advance for your help in making this day special! If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. And just a heads up, grandparents are welcome to check students out early (12:20ish) to avoid the parking lot traffic.
This Week in 2nd Grade
Math- We will be starting Chapter 2 this week. We will be looking at odd and even numbers, arrays and equal groups.
Science- We will continue to ask and answer the question: What is the best material for the job? It's a question that gets referenced a lot in 2nd grade and is woven in and out of different subjects. We won't be having Science Friday due to Grandparent's Day.
Reading/Writing- Coming soon...Reading Groups! We will work through the writing process and publish our Grandparent Reports this week. The students will publish a typed report to their grandparents on Friday.
Social Studies- The students have done a great job comparing and contrasting the past to their lives. I can't wait for you to see their reports! We will be presenting them to the grandparents on Friday and will send home a copy next week. I'm excited for Grandparent's Day and the activities we have planned! As of now, the event will be held in the MPR at 11:15. The student's will serve their grandparents, share their reports, sing to them, watch a video and talk about the past. Thank you, Amber for organizing the party and for everyone who is able to contribute. This will be a special day for sure!
Spelling- Coming Soon! I was hopeful we would start them this week, but Mrs. Matz and I had to make changes to our "system." So, we will start introducing spelling words next week. Each student will be placed at a level that they were assessed at. Some of these lists will be easy and some will be tricky, the progression through the lists will be valuable. Every Friday we will take a spelling test and if they pass with a 80% or higher, then they will move on to the next list. If they don't pass, they will stay at that list until they pass. All the lists are on Spelling City, which is a great resource with games and activities for them to practice (consider downloading the app on your phone).
Reading- The BEST use of homework time! Have your student read silently, to you, to a stuffed animal or you can take turns reading to each other. Ask them questions about the story and try to guess what might happen next! 1 star for every 10 minutes of reading. Students should try to read for about 20 minutes each night.
Math- Practice, practice, practice! I loved seeing and hearing the variety of ways each student is practicing. Remember, our goal is for them to quickly recall simple math facts.
Writing- Wow! We have some writers in this class! It was fun to see the different ways some students chose to use writing. I hope they continue to come up with creative ways to practice their grammar (capital letters, punctuation & complete sentences)!
Upcoming Dates & Events
10/6 - Grandparents Day in 2nd Grade
10/21 - Golf Tournament
10/31- Halloween (classroom snack celebration)
11/1- No School (Staff Development Day)
11/2-3 PLP Conferences (Dismissal at 12:30)
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