Monday, November 12, 2018

November 12, 2018

We enjoyed a wonderful Veteran's Day assembly this morning.  Our friend Kaitlyn has moved to Mesa but we have a new friend Marlee.  Marlee comes to us from North Elementary.
There are no spelling words for this week as it is an assessment week to conclude Unit 3.  We will be testing on  nouns, verbs, punctuation, and comprehension.  The students have worked really hard in this unit and I'm sure they will do just fine.
We are finishing up our study of Greek Myths this week.  Our new Social Studies unit will be on the War of 1812.
We took our Chapter 3 math test last Friday.  I have sent it home today (Monday) with your child.  Our chapter 4 math is on adding 2 digit numbers.  
Remember that we only have two days of school next week.  I will send home the paper to those who signed up to help with our Thanksgiving treats.  We will need these one week (or before) from tomorrow.  We will be enjoying these treats on Tuesday, November 13.
Thank you for being such supportive parents,  I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.  
I won't post another newsletter until after Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 5, 2018

November 5, 2018

What beautiful fall weather!  I hope you are able to get out and enjoy these lovely days.
We have new spelling words this week.  We are working on antonyms and synonyms.  This will make our spelling a bit tricky.  When I give the spelling assessment, I will say the provided antonym/synonym (they were sent home today) and the student will be expected to first think of the corresponding spelling word.  I'm not sure how this is going to work but we will give it a try.
We are finishing up Chapter 3 in math on basic facts and relationships.  We should be ready for our chapter test on Friday.
We are having fun with our Greek Myths Unit.  We are drawing pictures and writing about the myths we read.
In Skills (English) we are working on common and proper nouns.  We are also working on plurals.  Things seem to stay busy in second grade.

Monday, October 29, 2018

October 29, 2018

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall weather.  It is supposed to turn cold, so please make sure your child has a jacket for tomorrow.

Our spelling words for this week include the spelling alternatives 'kn', 'wr', and 'qu' at the beginning of words.  Please remember to practice the spelling words for five to ten minutes each night.

In skills we are learning about common and proper nouns.  We are also working on putting the events of a story in the correct order.  As a group we have a hard time in retelling a story.  If time permits please work with your child on retelling the story they read each night.  They need to know the beginning, middle and end.

We are enjoying our study of Greek Myths.  I hope some of the stories are being retold at home.

Halloween is Wednesday and we will make our witches brew.  If you signed up and received the reminder note please send your items.  We do not dress up at school.

Reading records will be picked up Thursday morning.  Please look over your child's reading record and sign at the bottom.