Mrs. Mack's 2nd Grade Classroom

Weekly Newsletter - Week of 5/16/16

What's Happening This Week!

What a great trip to the zoo! Thank you to all of our chaperones!

Our 2nd Grade End of the Year Picnic will be Thursday, June 2. With our new no-food policy, students are asked to bring their own sack lunches and drinks. We will eat outside (picnic-style). A permission slip has be sent home to allow your child to walk to the 63rd Street park to enjoy games and play time. These are due back, Friday, May 27th.

Tissue- The end is near we know, but we are in need of tissue boxes. Just a few! Thank you!

Celebrity of the Week- Barack!

Check out our Class Weebly (Website) - 2nd Grade Bulldogs

What are we Learning?

Reading - We are continuing our unit on Animals. This week we will read NF texts about Sharks and Dolphins. Students will review text features and check their understanding through many AR tests on the animal books we read.

Phonics/Spelling - Unit 17: consonant -le words

Please work on the phonics homework with your child. It definitely helps them when we take our Unit tests.

Trick Words (Unit 17): trouble, couple, young

Math - Students will work with arrays to create repeated addition sentences. If time permits, we will begin to explore turning these sentences into multiplication equations. We will also continue to review addition and subtraction with/without regrouping this week. Our final math facts grade for report cards assesses this skill.

Writing/Science- This week students will study animal life cycles. We will read many books about animal life cycles and practice diagramming these cycles. We will continue to work on our individual animal research projects as well.

Social Studies - Students will read books about Suburban, Urban, and Rural life.

Important Dates to Remember

~ Board of Education Meeting, Willow Creek Spotlighted, JJH, 7pm, Monday, 5/16

~ STEAM Fair, 6-7:30pm, Wednesday, 5/18

~ Field Day, PM Friday, 5/20

~No School, Memorial Day, Monday, 5/30

~2nd Grade Picnic, Thursday, 6/2, 12-2pm (Bring a Sack Lunch) - Permission slips for 63rd Street Park due Friday, 5/27

~Last Day of School, Friday, 6/3 (All day attendance. Report Cards sent home.)