I hope everyone had a nice break. We are down to less than 7 weeks left of second grade! Wow!
We have our field trip to Fernbank tomorrow. We will be gone almost the whole day. We are leaving at 9:00 and not expecting to be back at school until almost 2:00. Please be sure your child wears their class shirt and comfy walking shoes. If you are planning on packing a lunch, please be sure it is all disposable. Please do NOT send large lunch boxes or real water bottles. Lunches should be in a paper or plastic bag. We will also NOT be stopping at the gift shop while we are there, so please do not send money for your child to spend there.
Our schedule will be a little mixed up for the next week and a half or so due to the upper grades taking the Milestone test. Our lunch time will remain the same, but specials will be from 10:35-11:05 on Wednesday, Thursday, next Monday, and next Tuesday. Our recess time will be a little different too, but I’m not sure on the exact time yet.
STEM Supplies: Please start saving and collecting empty shoe boxes as well as toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls. We will be using the shoe boxes for a STEM activity in May.
White registration cards should have come home today. This is for next school year, but due this year. Please read all of the directions on the first paper. Don’t forget to sign the back of the registration card and return them ASAP.
We are looking for one more volunteer to help Ashlynn’s mom teach an Adventures in Art lesson on Monday, April 23rd from 9:30-11:00. If you can help, please sign up as a “Collaboration Day” volunteer on the Shutterfly site. Ideally, it should be someone who received the Adventures in Art training at the beginning of the year.
Gift Card: Some sweet person gave me a very generous gift card for Teachers Pay Teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. It did not have a name on it. If that sweet person happens to be you, please email me. I have a question for you! Thanks!
What are we learning about this week?
Reading: We are working on determining the main idea based on the key details in a text. A lot of times, the main idea will be one of the first sentences in a section or book. Other times, we might have to come up with our own main idea sentence.
Spelling: We are working with the vowel teams au and aw. Both of these vowels can say “aww”. Au is normally at the beginning or in the middle of a word. We normally find aw at the end of words, unless there is an l, k, or n following the sound (hawk, crawl, fawn).
Writing: We will be working with irregular past tense verbs as well as finishing up personal narratives this week. Irregular past tense verbs are the words that you don’t just add -ed to the end to make it past tense. Examples: go-went, take-took, eat-ate
Science: We will begin learning about the life cycle of plants this week. We will observe a bean plant begin to sprout.
Math: We will be working on partitioning shapes and equal parts/shares. These are fractions – halves, thirds, and fourths.