Monday, April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

I hope everyone enjoyed their spring break.  We are back in full force in second grade.  We have our field trip to the fire-station tomorrow afternoon.  Our field trip to SUU for the Bard's Bash will be on Wednesday morning.  We will leave right at 9:00 a.m. and will return in time for lunch.
This is our last week for spelling words.  Please take some time to work with your child on these words.  They are taken from our reader.  Your child should be able to tell you about each word and how it is used in our reader.
We are still learning bout immigration in the 1850's.  We are making puzzle pieces each day.  We are anxious to see the finished puzzle.
In math we are finishing up the chapter on measuring.  
I will collect reading minutes next Monday.  Please encourage your child to read each school night.

Monday, April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

I do hope this nice weather lasts this week!  We are supper at keyboarding.  If you have time have your child type in the spelling words on the computer.  Most of us know the correct fingering and can go pretty fast.  We do have new spelling words this week.  They are found on the left side of this blog.  The spelling words relate to the War of 1812 book we are reading.  Have your child tell you about each word and how it is used in our reader.  If your child did not do the alphabetizing page in class (it is in their folder) it would be a benefit to them to do it at home.  Several children are struggling with putting words in ABC order if they all start with the same letter.
We are starting a new unit titled Immigration in Social Studies.  We will learn why people chose to come to the U.S. and what they did when they arrived here.
I sent home the Ch. 7 math test today.  Everyone did well.  We now are on Ch. 8 measurement.  We will be learning about inches, feet. and line plots.  We will move rapidly through this chapter.
If you signed up for Easter treats I gave your child a colored paper with the information on it.  If you would just like to send a treat we have 20 children in our class.  We will have our Easter treats on Friday, April 14 around 2:30 p.m.
Next is spring break.  No school until April 24.  Time is swiftly moving towards the end of our school year.

Monday, April 3, 2017

April 3, 2017

April is here already!  Time is going fast and we still have much to do in second grade.  We do have new spelling words this week.  Our spelling words are taken from our reading book The War of 1812.  We are still working on alphabetizing.  Now we sometimes have to go to the third letter.  We do have a part of our spelling test that is alphabetizing.  We did a practice page today in class.  Ask your child to use each spelling word in a sentence for you.
We are still learning about the human body in science.  Today we talked about nutrition.
In math we are trying to tell time to 5 minutes.  We are also using words; quarter till, quarter past, and half past to tell time.  Most are really pretty good with a digital clock but we all need a little practice with an analog clock( one with hands).  The PTA sent home a pink newsletter today that listed the events that are scheduled until the end of the year.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017

This week is going by fast!  Ashton moved and we got a new student, Clarissa.  We are busy learning to tell time and still working on  recognizing coins.  We are learning about adverbs and making complete sentences.  In science we are learning about cells, tissue, organs, and systems of the human body.  Our spelling words are  grouped into three spellings; 'ge', 'dge', and 'tion'.  If you work with your child to recognize these spellings it will help them on the spelling test.  I hope you looked at the  Color Run packet that was sent home.  Our PTA is trying to help our school buy more chromebooks for the classrooms.  Please read through the information inside the packet.  Thanks for all you do at home to make school a great place to be.

Monday, March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017

Welcome to spring!  Last week we enjoyed beautiful weather.  This week doesn't look so warm.  We will be going outside for breaks.
We have new spelling words.  We are continuing our work with alphabetizing to the second letter of the word.  The words are listed on the side.
We are starting a new unit in science.  The human body.  We will learn about the different systems, skeletal, digestion, etc.
We will have some chick eggs in an incubator this week.  We hope they hatch.
In Skills we will start working with adverbs. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful spring like weather.  We are busy as can be in school.  We do have new spelling words this week.  We are learning the ph spelling for the sound of f.  It will take a little practice.  
We have finished up on the Civil War and will be starting the War of 1812.  We are learning about non-fiction books.