Wow, Teacher Appreciation Week was so awesome. Thank you to each and every one of you, along with our students, and the organizer for our classroom, Mrs. Young. Mrs. Hammons and I loved it ALL!!! We loved the cards of appreciation, the shout-outs poster, the gift cards, the flowers, lunch everyday from PTSA, special lunch brought to us from Mrs. Young, the homemade cookies, brownies, the chocolates, fruit, bundt cake, and then on Friday, new supplies for our class; socks for every hand, staplers for every table, kleenex, dice for games, tape, soap, hot glue sticks, plastic spoons and forks, and snacks for kids who forget theirs. I am in total awe of all of you. I am one lucky teacher and I feel blessed beyond words. Thank you all!!!
We will be attending a performance of Beauty and the Beast this Thursday, February 8 at the Cobb Energy Center. Please have your child dress in their “Sunday best.” Please make sure your child eats a good breakfast and brings a snack to eat before we leave. We will be eating sack lunches at 1:00 when we return. Thank you for your help with this.
Coming soon…Valentine’s exchange. We will exchange Valentine’s Day Cards on February 14th. The students will be decorating a white bag with handles here in class to fit cards/treats in. Students will also need to send in 21 cards/treats to exchange with their friends. Please have your child sign each card with his/her name before you send them in. Please DO NOT address the cards to individual students. This will make it easier for delivery. Please send in your cards/treats on Wednesday, February 14.
Coach Callahan will soon be helping our students participate in Jump Rope for Heart. This is a national campaign that is hosted by The American Heart Association. It’s a great event to raise funds and awareness in the fight against heart disease and stroke. These are the No.1 and No.4 killers in America. It’s also great to promote heart healthy living in our students. Second grade will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart on Friday, February 16th.
Here’s where you come in…Volunteers are needed throughout the week at different times. Below is a sign up genius. Please click on the link, check your schedules and see what spots could work for you. Thank you for being a part of such an amazing community that supports our kids so well! We hope to see you here.
Homework Notebooks: Students now have homework notebooks. All assignments should be completed in the notebook. All assignments are given on Monday and the notebook is due back on Friday. Please go over the weekly assignments with your child. There is always reading, spelling, a phonics sheet, a math sheet, and a writing to go along with the book he/she is reading for the week. I have now put boxes in front of each assignment so that students will know what he/she has done and can check it off when they have completed it, and what he/she has left to do. Please help them be a responsible student and complete the weekly assignments. Thank you.
And in class…
Reading: We are deep into fairy tales, fables, and folk tales unit. The students have loved the different versions of familiar fairy tales we have been reading. We are determining whose point of view the story is being told and identifying the author’s message. This week we are going to be getting our parts for Reader’s Theater, learn our parts and perform the plays at the end of the month.
Writing: We are continuing to learn how to support our opinions with reasons and details. Their writing this quarter has been some of the best writing I have seen from them. It is very exciting to read.
Math: Adding and subtracting 10 and 100 to a given number. Adding and subtracting numbers that require regrouping.
Spelling: This week’s words end in le, el, and al. Students will write their words 2x each on Monday in class and choose a spelling activity Monday night for homework.
Science: We began our unit on stars. We learned about the size, brightness, and patterns of stars. On Friday the students were able to rotate in Science centers in the STEM lab.
February break, February 19 – 23, 2018.