Mrs. Mack's 2nd Grade Classroom

Weekly Newsletter - Week of 2/1/16

What's Happening This Week!

Check out our Class Weebly (Website) - We've finally had time to update our weebly, which is our class website. Please take a time to see some pictures of what's happening in our room. We hope to keep it updated throughout the remainder of the year. Click here to access it! 2nd Grade Bulldogs

Field Trip: Thursday, February 4, 2016 (one of the dates on the permission slip was incorrect. Thanks!) - We'd like to practice theater etiquette with our students as a part of this trip. If possible, please allow your child to dress nicely on this day.

Did I do my BEST?!! - We are focusing on doing our best in our academic work. Students are encouraged to take their time and give thoughtful answers. We want to write neatly, with correct punctuation, use complete sentences, and do our very best!

Valentine's Day - We will celebrate Thursday, February 11, 2016. Students will exchange cards and do some in class activities. Please bring enough for everyone and refrain from treats! Thanks!

Celebrity of the Week - Kendall!

What are we Learning?

Reading - As we continue our fiction unit, we will explore characters' point of view and learn how to write constructed responses to our text. We will continue to check for understanding as we get our new AR goals!

Phonics/Spelling - Unit 10: Long A spelled ai, ay.

Trick Words (Unit 10): great, America, country, school, away, thought

Writing - We will write our last opinion piece this week. Students will "Take a Stand" on any topic and give reasons to support their arguments! Also, we will begin our Cursive Handwriting unit.

Math - We are wrapping up Unit 3 with practicing 2-digit addition and subtraction word problems. We will also complete our Real World Experience activity for this Unit. Homework will continue to be sent home as we practice addition and subtraction with and without regrouping.

Please continue to work of math facts at home. Math playground is a great online resource for games! ( There are also many free apps to practice math facts.

Helpful IXL topics are listed below!

IXL Topics - We will also work on these topics at school! :)

G.12 Balance Equations

Social Studies- Our Social Studies focus is that of Citizenship and Government. This week, students will learn what it means to be a good citizens. We will also begin our Black History unit for February.

Important Dates to Remember

~ 2nd Grade Field Trip, Thursday, Feb. 4

~ Parent Teacher Conferences, Thursday & Friday, 2/11 - 2/12

~ Valentine's Celebration, Thursday, 2/11 (no treats, please!)