Our Weekly News

April 7th to April 11th

April Life Skill

Sense of Humor

Language Arts

This week we read the story The Goat In the Rug. This text was a nonfiction narrative told from the perspective of a goat whose owner is a Navajo weaver. We focused on drawing conclusions and recounting the sequence of events. You should ask your child about all the steps to making a rug - it is a very long process!


We also focused our language skills on root words, prefixes, and suffixes. A root word is a word that can stand alone or has meaning by itself. I made this handy chart to remind us of common 2nd grade prefixes and suffixes that add meaning to root words.

Writing

Students finished working on their opinion writing about pop machines in the cafeteria this week. Your child conferenced with me and with other friends to edit their papers. They went home with your child today - I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! Next week we will begin another opinion writing about making the earth a better place. We have been talking a lot this month about Earth Day and protecting the environment and will continue to expand on that.

Word Work

Next Week's Irregular Words

read (2), whole, don't, won't


Next Week's Spelling Words - Review Week!

many, off, loud, down, don't, that's, car, park, chop, what

Math

Today, we took our Chapter 8 measurement assessment over inches, yards, and feet. Those tests should be coming home with your child early next week. Chapter 9 continues with our discussion of measurement. This chapter will focus on using centimeters and meters. Students will also solve problems about adding and subtracting lengths.

Science & Social Studies

This week we finished up our unit on Force, Motion & Magnetism. The unit test will be coming home early next week. Thank you for allowing your child to bring in something magnetic to share. They really enjoyed finding magnetic things around our classroom and in your homes.


Our next unit will be focused on geography. Your student will be learning about continents, maps, and different landforms on the Earth over the next couple of weeks.

Star of the Week

Below are the stars of the week for the remainder of the school year:


Week of 4/21 - Logan

Week of 4/28 - Cohen

Week of 5/5 - Missy

Week of 5/12 - Rayna

Class Helper of the Day

Monday - Reece

Tuesday - Tristan

Wednesday - Mason

Thursday - Alina

Friday - NO SCHOOL!

Specials Schedule

Monday - Art

Tuesday - P.E. - wear tennis shoes!

Wednesday - Library - bring back your library books (if finished)!

Thursday - Music

Friday - NO SCHOOL!

Appropriate Clothing

As the weather starts to warm up from a very cold winter, please note that we are sometimes outside in the mornings. Although a high temperature might be 75, the morning can be noticeably cooler. Our building temperature can also feel chilly with the air conditioner running. To be prepared, it would be awesome if you could send your child to school with a light jacket or sweatshirt each day. They are more than welcome to leave them at school in their cubbies. Many of the students in our class have complained about the temperature outside being cooler than they thought or our classroom being cold when they are wearing short sleeves and shorts. Let me know if you have any questions :)

Important Dates!!

Book Orders Due!

Thursday, April 17th, 9am

425 Claywoods Pkwy

Liberty, MO

April Scholastic Book Orders are due back to school today! You may also submit them online at www.scholastic.com/readingclub using the activation code: N47WV. If you will be completing an order online, please do so by noon on Thursday, April 17.

NO SCHOOL!

Friday, April 18th, 9am-4pm

425 Claywoods Pkwy

Liberty, MO

Enjoy Good Friday at home and a long Easter weekend :)

Take Your Child To Work Day

Thursday, April 24th, 9am-4pm

425 Claywoods Pkwy

Liberty, MO

If you would like to participate in Take Your Child to Work Day, you must fill out a permission form for your student's absence to be excused. These forms were sent home today and are due back to the school by April 23rd. If the permission slip is turned in after the 24th it will be an unexcused absence. Each child in a family that will be gone on the 24th will need to have a permission slip filled out.

2nd Grade Field Trip

Wednesday, April 30th, 12:30am-2:15pm

1101 NW Jefferson St

Blue Springs, MO

Our next field trip is to Gage Center on Wednesday, April 30th! We will be leaving at 9:30am and return to school, after a lunch in the park, around 2:15pm. Your child should wear comfy clothes and tennis shoes because this is a team building field trip, including some physical activity. They will also need a sack lunch with a drink for our lunch in the park.


The permission slip and waiver are due back by Thursday, April 17th. Please read, fill out, sign, and return BOTH SHEETS. Gage Center needs a signed permission slip for each child to be able to participate and will not accept a phone call.