Second Grade Swag!

October 26th - October 30th

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What We Are Learning This Week

Language Arts: Our story of the week will be I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll. We will be looking at making connections, writing a monster story, common and proper nouns, using rich vocabulary, and sequencing. Our spelling this week will be r-controlled -er, -ir, and -ur. We will have our spelling test on Friday, October 30th. Please be sure to practice with your child and let me know if you would like me to send home some extra spelling practice!

Social Studies: This week, we will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week! We will have a lot of fun coordinating dress up days, have a poster contest about drug prevention, go on a neighborhood Red Ribbon Awareness walk, have a visit from a police officer and a performance by the United Freestyle Stunt Team.

Math: This week in math, we are to focus on reviewing all the things we've learned in the last 9 weeks. Some key highlights include continuing to build up our fact fluency, reading and interpreting bar graphs and pictographs.

Science: In science we will be reviewing as well. Some key terms include animal adaptations, life cycles, and metamorphosis.

Red Ribbon Week

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Field Trip to the Dallas Arboretum

We are really looking forward to our 2nd grade field trip, thank you so much for getting your permission slip and money turned in. We are especially thankful for the wonderful parents who are giving their time and energy to help chaperon, Please be on the look out for more information about your groups, lunch and expectations. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

On the day of the field trip, please be sure your child is wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothes and walking shoes. Your child will also need a disposable sack lunch and water bottle labeled with your child's name. Sack lunch and water bottles will be available for purchase from the school cafeteria before we leave.

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Sonic Night for Austin Elementary

Come join the Austin Elementary Staff at Sonic off Denton Tap Road on Wednesday, October 28th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.! Sonic will donate 20% plus all tips to our school. We hope to see you there!

Schoolwide Enrichment Model

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Great Expectations of the Week

Life Principle: Problem Solving

Quote: “What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.” –Albert Einstein

Healthy Tip: Avoid using drugs and alcohol which can have a negative impact on movement and coordination.

Important Dates

*October 25th-30th- Red Ribbon Week

*October 28th- 2nd Grade Field Trip to the Dallas Arboretum

*October 30th - Report Cards go home

*November 2nd-6th - Book Fair!

*November 6th - Grandparent's and Special Friend's Day!

*November 11th - Veteran's Day Ceremony @ 8:00AM

*November 18th- Thanksgiving Feast for Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

*November 23rd - 27th - NO SCHOOL! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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