Froggy News

January 18, 2015

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 19th - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School

Tuesday, January 27th

- Half Way Day-See last week's newsletter for details

-Early dimissal @ 11:55 AM; end of 2nd marking period

Wednesday, February 11th

- Spotlight on Music; Grade 2 @ 6:00 PM

Curriculum

Reading

This week in Reading we will be taking both the Fiction and Nonfiction Core test. On the test the children will be completing the following:

  • story map
  • main idea and supporting details
  • character traits
  • identifying nonfiction text features
  • author's purpose
  • similarities and differences

We have been working on all of these items over the past couple of weeks and I feel the kids are very prepared for the test. They will be taking the test Tuesday-Thursday.

Math

Our Unit 5 math test will be on Wed. Jan. 21.

Topics covered will include:

  • DEVELOPING: Ballpark estimates with Double-digit addition (Addition Spin Game, Partial Sums)

  • DEVELOPING: Number grid puzzles (pages 112 box 4, 119 box 4, 122 box 2, 127 box 2)

  • SECURE: Drawing line segments (pages 113, 116, 123, 122 box 3, 127 box 3, HLs 5.2, 5.3)

  • SECURE: Drawing parallel and non-parallel segments (pages 115, 116, 117, 127 box 4, HL 5.3)

  • SECURE: Identifying and describing polygons, 3 sides through 8 sides (pages 120, 122 box 4, 123, 128, HLs 5.4, 5.5)

  • SECURE: Identifying 3D shapes (pages 124, 125, HL 5.6)

  • SECURE: Identifying symmetrical figures (page 128, HL 5.8)

  • DEVELOPING: Finding common attributes of shapes (HLs 5.1, 5.5, playing the attribute block game in class

(Corresponding math journal pages, math boxes, and Home Link examples are referenced for your review. Please also refer to the information provided on Everydaymathonline.com using your child’s login)

Geography

We will be learning about continents and oceans this week. A great way for kids to remember them is to sing the song below. Just click on the attachment. The children will be working as a group to color a map of the world. As a culminating project they will be making their own individual map book.

Spelling

Spelling

We will be working on Sort 22 which is short and long i words. Please remember to have your child practice their spelling words using the Spelling City website https://www.spellingcity.com/gayman/. Please look for Sort 22 for this week's words.

Irma's Sandwich Shop

Green Group's Play-password second

Addison, Sydney, Parker, Charlotte and Helena did a wonderful job performing the play Irma's Sandwich Shop!! Unfortunately, when I tried to upload the play to Vimeo the document was too big (for the Free Basic package that I have) so I had to edit parts out. I will show the class the full version on Tuesday. Thank you for understanding in advance. I hope you enjoy the play!

Homework

Tuesday

Spelling page 27

Study for Math test

Read for 10 min.-Complete Reading log

Wednesday

Spelling page 28

Study Continents and Oceans (see attached songs)

Read for 10 min.-Complete Reading log

Thursday

Study words

Extra Math

Read for 10 min.-Complete Reading log