I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! The kids had amazing behavior at the Nutcracker performance last Friday and look fabulous!
SPIRIT OF GIVING – Thank you so much to all families that have donated items for the Giving Bag! Items remain on our SPIRIT OF GIVING list to help needy families! Items are due THIS TUESDAY (12/10). Not sure what I am talking about? The PTA is putting together a beautiful program to aid about 20+ super needy families in our sister school communities! The children will have the opportunity to help create caring bags by bringing in specific donations and writing cards and letters for these families. How can you help? Have you and your child look at our class Shutterfly site for the signup.
If all the items are signed-up, you can always purchase a $5 or $10 gift card (or more!) to Walmart or Kroger. Thank you PTA for encouraging us to help others!!
FACT CLUBS – Dec. 6 was the LAST day for FACT clubs (unless you are having a make-up day for your FACT club next week). I will assume your child will go home the way they go home with no FACT clubs. Send in a dismissal note if your child’s transportation needs to change! Thank you!🙂
MATH FACTS – Please make sure your children are continuing to practice their math facts at home every night. Now that our math facts are within 20, most students struggle with being able to quickly (within 4-6 seconds) subtract. Focus your math fact time at home on subtraction!
Holiday Party – Second grade’s holiday parties will be from 12:15 – 1:00pm on Monday, Dec.16th. All are welcome, and we’d love to have you stop by to say “hi”. We understand that it is the “busy season”, so if you need those last precious hours before the kiddos come home, please take advantage of it!
12/10 – TPV – ALL Giving Bag items are due!
12/16 – 2nd grade Holiday Parties 12:15 – 1:00pm
12/19 & 12/20 – Early Release TWO hours early
12/21 – 1/5 – Winter Holidays!
We’ll be learning…
Math – We are using our addition and subtraction strategies (OG drawings, expanded notation or open number line) to solve measurement word problems and regular word problems. Ex: If the back fence of the yard is 82 meters and the front fence of the yard is 68 meters, how much longer is the back fence than the front fence? I’ll assess towards the end of the week or the beginning of the following week.
Reading –We’ll be using nonfiction text features to figure out vocabulary and be looking at various poems to see how the author uses rhyme and pattern. We will also be completing our reading assessments.
Writing – The students will be setting goals for their writing and focusing on revising and editing so that they can start publishing their nonfiction writing at the end of this week!
ELA/OG – Our focus will be understanding and knowing when to use reflexive pronouns this week (myself, ourselves, themselves).
Unit –We’ll be exploring the sun and the stars! We’ll compare and contrast our sun versus other stars as we discuss the color, size and brightness of the stars. The Star Lab is due to arrive next week, and we are excited about discovering our night sky! 🙂