Monday, May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017

Thank you to those who were able to attend the music concert this afternoon.  The children did a wonderful job.  
We are still having regular school, with all subjects every day.  We are really trying to get through the math book.  We are on the last chapter on 3-D shapes and polygons.  In Social Studies we are learning about people who worked for change.  I'm not sure we will get all they way through this domain but we will cover what we can.  
On Wednesday, May 17 we are having our dibels test.  This a a fluency test in reading.  It is right at 9:00 in the morning.  
Next week we will have a school wide field day on Tuesday and meet the new teacher (for next year) on Wednesday.  We get out for the summer at 1:30 on May 24.  
This year sure flew by.  I have loved your children. It has been a privileged to be their teacher.  When the data binders come home next week be sure to take some time to sit with your son/daughter and go through everything we have put in them.  Have a marvelous summer.

Monday, May 8, 2017

May 8, 2017

We are finishing up on our study of immigration.  We will be taking our end of Domain test tomorrow, (Tuesday).  We have written a two page report on the National Anthem.  I hope you will take time to read it with your child when it comes home in their data binder.
We finished our chapter on measuring in math.  This week we will be doing graphs and tally marks.  We will spend the next four days on this and take the test on Friday.  We are running out of time.  We have been doing graphs all year so I think this will go smoothly.  Our last math chapter is on geometry, 3-D shapes.  I think the students will enjoy this unit.  A busy and fun time of year.  Thanks for the encouragement from home.  Please remember to have your child keep reading and recording the time every night.

Monday, May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017

May is here already!  Last week was full of field trips, Marvin & Jessie play, and the big reading celebration.  We had great time.
We have finished with the spelling part of our CKLA program.  We have everything marked in our Data Binders.  Please take some time to look through them when they arrive home at the end of the year.
We are still working on the War of 1812 and Immigration in reading and social studies.  In math we are running through chapter 9.  It is on measuring in the metrics system.  It really amounts to learning which side of the ruler is standard measurement and which side is metric.
I sent home a grade print out today.  Some of the percents a lower because I started giving 0's if they didn't turn in their work.  Most of the problems are in doing the reading and bringing back the reading tracker.  Everyone received a yellow, May reading tracker today.  I will be collecting these on Thursday, May 18.
***I also sent home a bright pink page telling you all about the color run on Wednesday.  You will want to read through this so you will know what is going on.
Our field day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23.  I'm guessing that we might be needing some parent help with this.  If you are interested please let me know.

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.