We have been super busy this week learning. This year is flying by and I can’t believe the kiddos will be third graders soon! For homework, students should continue to read for 20 minutes every night and practice their math facts. Please make sure your child knows their addition and subtractions facts to 20. If your child comes home with work that was not completed in class, please make sure they complete the work and return it the next day. I will not send homework packets home in May. The week of April 30th will be the last one…happy dance! I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!!
Learning Commons Dates to Remember
Please Note: The last day to check out library books as a class is Friday, April 27. All books are due back to the Media Center on Friday, May 4. Thank you for your help with this.
Please return any Read Every Day class books and materials that you have at home. Books are due back to class on May 4.
Mark your calendar…Second Grade Field Day & Awards will be held on Monday, May 14th. The students will be participating in many fun and challenging activities. We will begin our activities at 9 am on the field behind the gym. Please dress your child in comfortable clothes. Please wear tennis shoes. Remember to apply sunscreen in the morning and send your child to school with a labeled water bottle. Come out and support our class as we enjoy all the stations. Immediately following the field day events, we will gather as a class to have lunch, present student awards and enjoy ice cream sundaes. I hope you all can join us!
Take a look at what we’ve been learning…
Reading: Determining the main idea of individual paragraphs, as well as providing text evidence details that support our reason; context clues.
Writing: This 9 weeks we will review the 3 writing genres we have worked on this year: narrative, informational, and opinion. We are currently working on a pirate story that the kiddos are super excited about. I can’t wait to read them!
Grammar: Irregular past tense verbs
Phonics/Spelling: Suffixes -er, -est
Math: Geometry Unit: looking at the attributes of 2-D & 3-D shapes.
Social Studies: The contributions of Jimmy Carter.
Science: We will spend the next few weeks learning about life cycles (insects, mammals, birds, amphibians, plants) This week we will look at the life cycle of the butterfly. We are also growing our own frog and butterflies. We are soooo excited about watching the transformations!
April 27: Progress Reports & Spring Dance
May 1: Zaxby’s Spirit Night
May 4: All library Books & Class Books Due
May 4-10: AAA Olympics
May 10: Summer Reading Program
May 11: Variety Show
Monday, May 14: K-2 Field Day & Class Awards
9:00 AM Start Time
10:30 – 11:00 Break
12:00 Field Day End Time
*Picnic lunch following field day events
*Class awards & ice cream social immediately following lunch
May 14 & May 15: Sack lunches
May 15: K-2 Academic, STEM, Yearbook Day
May 16: Closing Ceremonies; Overall House Celebration 1:00
May 22 & May 23: Early Release days & sack lunches