Mrs. Kesler's 2nd Grade Class Newsletter

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - General News

Happy Weekend!

Congratulations to Mrs. Burke and the Second Graders for a marvelous music program!! They did such a wonderful job entertaining a full house with their singing, dancing, and playing instruments!!

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Homework for the week of 3/9/15

Monday - Homelink 10.1, Spelling list 22 goes home for test on Friday ; Tuesday - Find the Sums of 3 pg. 99-100; Wednesday - Homelink 11.3; Thursday - Page 123 - 124

Please check out the following links to see what's being used in second grade. Remember that Edline can give you a enormous amount of information, including units we are working on as well has homework sheets.




Next week:






P.E. and Music




Library & Music

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Writing: For Writing this past week the students began writing their president biography rough drafts.


During Reading this week, we discussed author's purpose. Ask your child why an author might write something. What would the author's purpose be for writing Each Kindness? Why might an author write a Social Studies text book? Why might someone write a sign about wearing a seat-belt? We also continued reading The World According to Humphrey.

Our guided reading groups continue to explore presidents as they work on their biographies. We focused on asking questions about the texts we are reading.

Word Study:

We continued our work recognizing and writing contractions.

Social Studies/Science

This week in Social Studies we concluded our government unit. We completed our class flag and learned about Washington D.C., American symbols, and the three branches of government.


This week in Math we completed Unit 6. The graded tests were sent home today. Unit 7 will include more addition and subtraction, as well as story problems and money.

Many students have been motivated to have more math fact practice. For those students that have asked or may need additional support, Otter Creek practice sheets have been sent home with a page protector cover. These sheets are for practice with a dry erase marker. Have your child practice one minute timings using the bottom portion of the sheet. The top portion is for practice.

Second Step

This week in Second Step we reviewed using our self-talk, being compassionate friends and being empathetic.

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Emma: "I learned how to start my next paragraph and about story problems."

Taryn: " This week I learned about helping someone who's being bullied and how to make them feel better."

Tess: " Learned about government."

Luke: "I learned about the Constitution."

Dayejawone: "I learned about the three branches of government."

Asia: "I learned about government, that they make laws."

Kaydence: "Today I learned about the three branches of government - Legislative, Judicial, and the Executive. I also learned the days of the week in Spanish."

John: "In centers I learned about presidents like Obama."

Tyler: "I learned about two part problems."

Shirat: "I learned about subtraction in 2 parts."
Samantha: "Ronald Reagan's brother's name was Neil."

Maya: "I learned two part math problems in math and the parachute in music."

Kyle: "I know about the math facts and math problems."

Adam: "I learned music."

Victoria: "I learned about government - they make laws."

Draven: "I learned about adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers and 1 digit numbers."

Ryann: "I learned about the three branches of government: Legislative, Judicial, and Executive."

Joshua: "I learned subtraction in Math."

Justin: "I learned 99-0=99 and 99+0=99 ."

Nigel: "I learned about the Washington Monument."

Luis: "I learned how to subtract: 53-83."

Joel: "30+0=30, 0+30=30, 30-0=30

Julian: "I learned that a law starts as a bill."