I hope to see everyone on Tuesday, November 14th for the Thanksgiving feast. Please make sure there is already money in your child’s account for your lunch. The line goes much faster when there is already money in the account! Our time is 10:55 – 11:35 AM at tables 3 & 4.
A huge thank you to some very special moms, Mrs. Young, Mrs. Kelley, and Mrs. Kimpel for coming in to our classroom and helping out with our Fall Centers. It was so much fun. The students did a candy corn experiment, measured pumpkins, made a pumpkin transformation, built spider bridges, and completed two math centers. The students were able to dress up in their costumes and make donations to Relay for Life.
This week we will be building our can structure. They will be judged on Thursday, November 16th. Right now, we only have 17 cans. Please send in more cans. After judging and display, all cans will be donated to MUST Ministries.
Thursday, progress reports will be sent home.
There will be no school, November 20 – 24 for Thanksgiving Break.
Please remember to check your student’s binder daily, sign the behavior calendar, and remove and go over with your child any completed work. Students do have spelling and math homework to practice skills that we are working on in class.
What have we been learning?
Spelling/Phonics – Spelling long vowels, this week it will be the long /i/ digraph syllable pattern words. Students are expected to use these and previously taught patterns in everyday writing as well as grade level sight words.
Reading – Students are exploring nonfiction text features such as headings, captions, glossary, index, and photographs. We are looking at how nonfiction texts are set up to help us learn. We are finding text evidence to answer comprehension questions related to key ideas in informational text. 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.
Writing – Research and informational writing. One of the hardest concepts for a 2nd grader to learn is NOT copying directly from a source. I am trying to teach them to write down the most important facts, then put it in their own words when writing the paragraph.
Math – Double digit addition and subtraction strategies within 100 using a hundreds chart and base ten blocks. We will also be learning addition and subtraction with an open number line and expanded form.
Social Studies – We have been learning about the regions of Georgia and our 7 main rivers. This week we will start our unit studying Georgia’s Native Americans: The Creek & Cherokee. We will learn about where the Creek & Cherokee lived in Georgia and the resources they used from Georgia’s rivers to build homes, gardens, and villages. We used our reading strategy of using text evidence to learn more about the Creek & Cherokee.
Science – STEM Lab on Friday, November 17th. Please wear your STEM shirt or Frey House shirt.
Have a great week and I hope to see everyone on Tuesday!!!