2nd Grade News

March 12-16

A Note from Mrs. Raper

Huge thank you to our PTA and our homeroom moms for putting on another great Family Fun Night. It was so great to see all of the kids having so much fun with their families! We are beyond blessed to have a community that cares so much!

Please make sure that you turn in your child's permission slip before we go on Spring Break. Our field trip will be the week we return from Spring Break, and we want every child to go to the OKC Museum of Art with us. If you need another permission slip, please let me know so I can send one home right away. Also, we will have another field trip coming in April to the Jasmine Moran Children's Museum. We will need volunteers for that one as well. If you can join us for both, that is great! If you're only able to attend one of them, we could use more volunteers for the Children's museum in April.

This week is a busy week! Starting Monday is our spring book fair. It will be held in the library all week. We went to the book fair Monday morning for a preview. Your child can bring money the rest of the week to go shopping. The book fair will be open during parent teacher conferences.

All week we will be having ice pop sales as well. Ice pops are 50 cents, or $2 for the whole week. The money will benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Tuesday night is Sonic Night. If you go to Sonic, please tell them that you are there for Monroe's Sonic Night, and tell them your child is in Mrs. Raper's class. The class with the most participation will win a slush party.

Our second grade spelling bee is Thursday at 10am. If your child is participating in the spelling bee, you are welcome to attend. Please be aware that there will be limited seating. It will be held in Ms. Buckley's music room, near the gym.

Thursday night is our student led parent teacher conferences. Please be sure to bring your child with you to the conference, so that they can share with you how they have been doing in class this year. They have their portfolios to share with you, and are excited to share their work with you. Remember that this is a come and go event, and you may come anytime between 5-8pm.

Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, March 15th, 5pm

1601 McGee Drive

Norman, OK

We will have our spring parent teacher conferences on March 15th. This time for conferences, your child will lead the conference with you. They will share their portfolio with you, which includes work from the entire school year. We will not schedule times for conferences, instead, you can come in anytime between 5PM-8PM. Please not that there most likely will be other families in the room at the same time as you. If you think we need to have a private conference, please let me know so we can get that scheduled.

OKC Museum of Art Field Trip

Thursday, March 29th, 9:15am

OKC Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Oklahoma City, OK

We have our first field trip of the year scheduled. We will send home permission slips soon. This field trip is free for all second graders! I am letting you know in advance of this field trip so if you would like to join us, you can start making plans!

This Week in Class...


We will begin Unit 7 in math this week. The concepts we will cover this week are:

  • adding with 3 or more numbers
  • measurement with yards

At home, please practice counting change, and getting change back with your child. This is an everyday skill that we are working on in class, and working on it at home, and in the "real world" could be very beneficial. Also, working on telling time with an analog clock, and asking questions like "What time will it be in two hours?" helps reinforce skills taught in class. As always, practice with addition and subtraction fact fluency. A good way to do this is through Xtra Math.


This weeks literacy concepts are:

  • Sound of the week: ou, ow
  • Story Genre: narrative nonfiction
  • Comprehension Skill: point of view
  • Comprehension Strategy: summarize
  • Grammar: pronouns
  • Mechanics: quotation marks showing dialouge
  • Writing: letter structure

Please continue to do Smarty Ants at home with your child. The skills your child learns in this program go right with what we learn in class. It really is a great tool, and on top of it, it is fun and engaging.


We will continue with our States of Matter unit. We have been learning all about solids, liquids, and gases. We are learning about their different properties, and what can change a state of matter. This week we will continue to do other science experiment to see other ways matter can change.

Spelling Words for the Week

1. sound

2. mound

3. cloud

4. shout

5. pound

6. clown

7. brown

8. crown

9. howl

10. growl

11. chair

12. where

13. been

14. myself

15. pushed


1. properties

2. molecules

3. atoms

4. evaporate

5. condensation

High Frequency Words for the Week

1. answer

2. been

3. body

4. build

5. head

6. heard

7. minutes

8. myself

9. pretty

10. pushed

Specials for the Week

Our class will be split this year between PE and Music each day. They are divided into a blue and yellow group. I have listed below which color group your child is in so you will know which day they will have PE so they can be sure to wear their tennis shoes.

Blue group: Beckett, Bruse, Hayden, Sidd, Maddox, Preston, Tanner, Katelyn, Marlena, Rae, Rylie, Brandon, Colt

Yellow group: Adrian, Collin, Ian, Kamden, Nate, Traiden, Baylee, Bella, Carlie, Evey, Isabella

PE schedule:

MONDAY- blue

TUESDAY- yellow


THURSDAY- yellow

FRIDAY- no school

Classroom Needs and Wish List

Thank you so much for sending in snacks last week! We are in need of snacks if you can donate some! Our tummies greatly appreciate this to help us through our long morning. Thank you!

Jolly Ranchers

small sticky notes

electric pencil sharpener

Thank you all so much for being willing to donate materials to our classroom. We could not do all that we do without your support and generosity!! We sure appreciate it!

Dates to Remember

March 12- 16- Ice Pop Sales to benefit BBBS

March 12- 16- Book Fair in the Library

March 13- Sonic Night

March 15- Second Grade Spelling Bee @10am

March 15- Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences 5pm-8pm

March 16- No School- Parent Teacher Conferences

March 16- End of 3rd Quarter

March 19-23- Spring Break, No School

March 28- Bethesda presentation

March 29- OKC Museum of Art field trip

Mrs. Raper's contact information

Phone: 405-366-5927

Reading/Spelling links

Math Links