The Scholastic Book Fair is going on this week in the Media Center. Family Night is tonight! Don’t forget there is also an online version of the book fair, if you can’t make it in. There are also more books available online. Please see the link in the post below, if you want to check that out. Unfortunately, the book fair is not accepting checks this year. There have been too many problems with this in the past. You can pay with cash or credit card.
If you signed up to donate items to the Thanksgiving baskets, please be sure to send them in by Wednesday this week. Thank you to everyone that has donated!
Part of the homework this week is a study guide about the historical figures we have been learning about. This was a lot of information, so please be sure to review it with your child. There are a couple of parts to the test. We will take part of it on Thursday and the rest on Friday.
Please be sure to let me know if your child is not going to be at school on Friday. That way I can give them the second part of the historical figures test early. I don’t want them to have to wait until after the Thanksgiving break to take the test.
Wednesday morning we will have a short presentation about the Cherokee.
On Friday, we will be doing some Thanksgiving rotations in the morning with 2 other second grade classes.
What are we learning this week?
Reading: We are working a little bit with main idea and supporting details, but we are also trying to read some Thanksgiving themed books too!
Writing: We are continuing to work on our informational books. We will practice using special vocabulary and will try to give examples in our writing.
Social Studies: We are learning about Tomochichi and Mary Musgrove this week. We will also review the character traits of Sequoyah, James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, and Mary Musgrove.
Math: Now that we have learned a variety of different strategies to add and subtract, we will work this week on finding the best strategy for each student to use.