PTA’s Honoring our Heroes Essay contest kicks off this month! It is a student – writing contest designed for students to write about real-life heroes and role models. It is a chance for your child to recognize someone who has made a personal impact in their life such as a family member, doctor, public safety officer, soldier, friend or teacher. The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 17, 2020. If you think your child would be interested in this writing activity, let me know and I will send home a copy of the entry form and the directions.
11/22 – Foundation STEM DAY!
11/25 – 11/29 – Thanksgiving Holidays – Happy Thanksgiving!!
12/6 – LAST day of FACT Clubs
12/16 – 2nd grade Holiday Parties 12:15 – 1:00pm (all parents are welcome!)
12/19 & 12/20 – Early Release TWO hours early
12/21 – 1/5 – Winter Holidays!
What are we learning?
Math –We’ll continue to review all our strategies to add and subtract within 100 (expanded form, open number line, or OG drawings). Students will pick the strategy they are best at and practice it before we assess towards the end of the week.
Reading – We will continue to work on finding the main idea (author’s purpose) of a nonfiction text and the details that support the main idea. In reading groups we have been looking for main ideas, details, and text evidence in nonfiction text!
Writing – We will continue to revise our nonfiction writing by adding good endings and answering our reader’s questions by giving examples and writing “twin sentences” to provide definitions.
ELA/OG – We will continue to practice using apostrophes in possessives and contractions.
Unit – We will learn about and start our research projects on a Ga Founders (Tomochichi, Mary Musgrove or James Oglethorpe) to discover his or her part in the founding of Georgia!