Second Grade Swag!

September 7th - September 11th

What We Are Learning This Week

Language Arts: main idea; long vowels (VCe); Expository Nonfiction writing. Please note that we will be working on the long vowel pattern this week but we will NOT have a spelling test this week due to the short week!

Social Studies: Students will learn about places found in a community and will design a community that includes places to live, work, and play. We will also learn about the history of the community of Marshall, Texas.

Science: We are wrapping up our discussions on hibernation and migration. This week we will look at basic needs of plants and animals.

Math: We will continue to work on composing numbers in different ways. We are working towards to composing numbers up to 1,200. We will also begin to work with writing numbers in expande form.

Key Terms: composing numbers, standard form, word form, expanded form.


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With all of the wonderful technology we have in our classrooms, we would love each student to bring a pair of earbuds or headphones to leave at school. Please send these with your child in a baggie labeled with their name and class! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Don't forget to check and SIGN your child's planner EVERY night!

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PTO has graciously donated planners to every student in 2nd - 5th grade. (THANK YOU PTO!) We will be using this as our main form of daily communication to parents. The planner can be a great conversation starter with your child when he/she comes home saying "I didn't do anything at school today!" We ask that you check and sign the planner every night as we will communicated the awesome things your child is doing as well as any minor problems your child might have struggled with that day. We continuously tell students that it is their responsibility to write in the planner and to take it home to be signed every night! They never know when the planner fairy will be around to check for signatures with a special treat!

Schoolwide Enrichment Model

To read more about our SEM journey, please check out the SEM newsletter!

Great Expectations of the Week

Life Principle: Patriotism

Quote: "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you could do for your country." -John F. Kennedy

Healthy Tip: You should at least get 60 minutes of physical activity every day, including vigorous activities that make you “huff” and “puff”.

Important Dates

*September 7th - No School!

*September 11th - Homecoming for CHS!

*September 17th - Back to School Night hosted by the PTO (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

*October 9th - No School for students/Parent Teacher Conferences

*October 12th - No School!

Austin Elementary

At Austin Elementary, we are driven to unlock the passion and cultivate the uniqueness inherent in every learner.