It was great to see everyone for our Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday. We have an amazing group of students and parents and I feel blessed everyday to be able to work with your kiddos! Over the break, I hope that you all enjoy a week full of family, friends, fun, and lots of food!! Thank you for all you do to support us here at school.
As the weather gets cooler, please remember to label your child’s jackets and sweaters. Thank you!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for sending in donations for the class Thanksgiving basket. We appreciate your generosity.
We are stressing the importance of doing our personal best work. This includes handwriting, illustrating, writing complete sentences with punctuation, and paying attention to details when answering questions. Please talk to your child about the work that they bring home and encourage them to take pride in their work and do their best. It makes such a big difference!
Please make sure you are reviewing the work in your child’s Graded Work Folder. Please sign the signature sheet to let me know you have viewed the papers inside. Folders go home on Mondays and should be returned signed the following day. Thank you for your help with this.
Take a look at what we’ve been learning…
Spelling/phonics: Diphthong ew, oo
Reading: We are looking at how nonfiction texts are set up to help us learn. We are focusing on noticing details and thinking about how to put together knowledge about a topic and asking and answering questions about topics as we read. We are also determining the main idea of a text and providing text evidence details that support our reason.
Writing: Writing the steps in a lab report; research & informational writing.
Math: Double digit subtraction strategies within 100 (hundreds chart, base ten, open number line, and expanded form). I have placed addition strategy cards inside your child’s binder for reference when doing homework; 2 step word problems with single digit numbers.
Check out this great math website for fun over the break…
Social Studies: We started our unit studying Georgia’s Native Americans: The Creek & Cherokee. We are learning about where the Creek & Cherokee lived in Georgia and the resources they used from Georgia’s rivers to build homes, gardens, and villages. We are using our reading strategy of using text evidence to learn more about the Creek & Cherokee.
November 16: Progress Reports go home
Thanksgiving Break: November 19 – 23
Barter Day Items Due: November 28
2nd Grade Barter Day: November 29
Kids’ Heart Challenge in the Gym (K-2): December 13
Class Holiday Party: December 17
Early Release Days: December 20 & 21
Holiday Break: December 24 – Jan 4
Have a Wonderful Break!