Monday, May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018

We are finishing up on just about everything!  Please remember the music program in the music room next Monday, May 14.  The time is 1:30.  It will last half an hour.
We are putting together a report on the National Anthem and the flag.  The children have worked really hard on this.  I hope you will read through it when it comes home in their data binder.
In math we are working on 3-D shapes.  We need to know the names of triangle, hexagon, pentagon and, quadrilateral.  We will be learning about angles and how each shape is related to the angles.
All library books and book in the bag books are due.  Please find a book at home so that your child can still read every school night.  I will collect the reading records on Friday, May 18.
Please remember that we have a walking field trip this Friday, May 11.  We are walking over to the Heritage Center.  Please make sure your child has on shoes they can walk in.  High heels, cowboy boots, and sandals make for sore feet.  We will be leaving our school right close to 9:00 a.m.  We will be back to school in time for lunch.

Monday, April 30, 2018

April 30, 2018

Tomorrow is the first of May.  This school year has flown by.  We are in the finishing up stages of everything!  We will have our Chapter 10 math test tomorrow.  Wednesday we will begin Chapter 11 which is geometry and fraction concepts.  This is our last math chapter.  The chapter test should be on the 17 or 18 of May.
In Language Arts we are learning to write a report.  We are using our Reader and writing about our National Anthem.  We will begin learning to sing the National Anthem tomorrow.  We will learn three verses and what they mean.
In our Domain studies we are working on the Civil War.  We still have three domains to explore, The Human Body, Immigration, and Fighting for a Cause.  We will keep pushing along and see how far we get.
We have a lot of things that you may want to take note of.  1) This Thursday is our end of year dibels (reading) test.  2) This Friday is the last day that book in the bag will be sent home.  3 )This Friday is our field trip to the fire station.   4) Next Friday 5-11 is our field trip to the Heritage Center and all Box Tops are due 5) On Friday 5-18 I will collect all reading calendars. 6)  5-22 Is our school field day.  If anyone would like to help please let me know. 7) 5-23 is the last day of school.  We will be dismissed at 1:30 (it is early out Wednesday)
There may be more but that is all I can think of right now.  Thank you to the reading parents.  You have made a difference.

Monday, April 23, 2018

April 23, 2018

This week is our last spelling test for the year!  YEA!!  Overall everyone has done a fantastic job.  The words have been a challenge for second graders.  The words this week are domain-specific words.  They are the words we are reading in our reader The War of 1812.

We have started our new math chapter on graphing.  We have spent Friday and today on making tally marks and understanding how to read the data we have collected.  We will learn about picture graphs and  bar graphs.  

We took a grammar assessment on Friday.  It covered capitals, periods, verb tense, and making plurals.  I sent the test home on Friday.

We have our school wide reading celebration on Thursday.  The theme is pirates.  I'm sure everyone will have a great time.

Please remember the kite reading is finishing up this week.  Take your child with their completed reading chart to CMS Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018

What a wind!  
I thought I better let you know that Mrs. Haight's husband passed away this morning.  The children were told because they all know Mrs. Haight.  They might need to talk with you about their feelings.  I don't know, I just thought you should be aware of what is happening at school.

On a brighter note we are introducing a new Domain - Social Studies.  We will be learning about the Civil War.  Today we started to learn about Harriet Tubman.  We will finish her story tomorrow.  You might ask your child what they remember about Minty (Harriet Tubman).
In our Language Arts we have spelling words that are unit-specific.  We used the words in sentences and put them in ABC order together as a class.  I did send home a reading page.  This book's chapters are rather long and have some difficult words.  If you have time please read the chapter through with your child.  (the paper I sent home, 21.4)
In math we are continuing to work with centimeters and meters.  Everyone seems to be catching on fairly easily to this.  The only problem is remembering which side of the ruler is inches and which side is in centimeters.