I hope you all had a fantastic extra day off at the beginning of the week. We sure did as we relaxed and enjoyed not doing much of anything. We have another long weekend with the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday. Students return to school on Tuesday.
Attention All Scientists!
The 2018 Frey Science Fair is scheduled for January 19th at 5:45 pm. Go to https://www.freyspark.org/sciencefair to download the 2018 Exhibitor Handbook. Flyers with more information went home this week in your child’s binder.A BIG thank you to Shannon Shareef for being an awesome Production Parent this week.
Take a look at what we’ve been learning…
Reading: Over the course of the nine weeks, we will explore fairy tales, fables, and even some tall tales. This week we worked on making our reading more fluent in the following ways: rereading aloud and in our heads; scooping words into longer phrases; talking like the charaters; and reading with a ‘just right’ pace.
Writing: In writing this nine weeks, we are working on stating an opinion with supporting details. Second grade kiddos…they have opinions, RIGHT? The students learned about OREO to help them stretch their ideas when writing an opinion piece. O-state your opinion, R-state your reason, E-examples/evidence/details that support how you feel, O-restate your opinion. Students will need to list 3 reasons for their opinions. Of course…they are encouraged to go above and beyond and list more than 3 reasons! 🙂
Take a look at our “judges.” The students judged their collections of objects and then began an opinion piece about which item was their favorite…
Grammar: Adjectives; using Commas with dates, adjectives, and lists.
Phonics: au, aw
Math: Fluently adding & subtracting within 20 using mental math strategies (doubles, doubles + 1, making a ten, counting on,
At Home: Practice counting by 5’s, 10’s, 100’s to 1,000.
Social Studies: We began our unit on Martin Luther King, Jr. We discussed the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and why he was so important in America’s history.
January 15: No school for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
January 19: Science Fair Entries Due
January 23: 2nd Grade PTSA Performance – arrive at 5:45 pm/6:00 pm program starts
January 26: Crazy Sock Day for for RFL $1
January 30: Zaxby’s Night
February 1: Fernbank Field Trip Permission Slips go Home
February 8: Atlanta Ballet Field Trip ~ Students Only…Dress in your Sunday Best
February 16: Fernbank Permission Slips Due
February 19-23: Winter Break ~ No School!
March 27: Fernbank Field Trip ~ Parents Welcome
Have a Wonderful Weekend!