Sneak Peek

2T Edison School * February 16, 2016* Mrs. Tallman

2T Community

Science Fair:

The Science Fair will be on February 25th. Enjoy creating your projects!

WEB Biography Project

You can turn in the project at any time, however it is due February 26th. Practice presenting your poster before you bring it to school. Each student will read their biography project to the class and other Edison classes too!



This week, we ask, “How do you know when story ideas are important?” We will read the biography of Helen Keller, who learned how to communicate with help from her devoted teacher. We will also learn about other ways to communicate in the informational text Talking Tools.

Target Vocabulary: curious, imitated, knowledge, motion, silence, illness, darkness, behavior

Phonics Skills: words with long o (o, oa, ow) {open, coat, bow}

Spelling words list 14: own, most, swallow, ocean, throw, coach, know, loan, both, float, so, flow, **opinion

Vocabulary Strategy: suffix –ly (means “in a certain way”)

Comprehension Skill: Main ideas and details - tell important ideas and details about a topic

Comprehension Strategy: Summarize - stop to tell important ideas as you read


This week we will write about a character using specific details and adjectives to create a descriptive narrative story. We will also learn to use sound effect words and proper nouns to make our writing more interesting and personal to a reader. We will learn to use figurative language in our writing and we will learn about similes and metaphors. Our narratives will become more sophisticated as we incorporate these new techniques in our pieces.

Haddon Township Multi-school Arts Project

Our class will be participating in a creative and exciting curriculum opportunity! We will be working on a project that spans 3 schools, 3 age-levels and involves 3 subject areas (literacy, art and technology). 2T will be collaborating with the Haddon Township High School Ceramics II class and 5th Grade at Stoy School. Our class will begin the project this week by creating a well-developed character in a story. The students will have the opportunity to work with Karen Kiick, the High School Art teacher, and myself to create the head of their character by sculpting it out of clay. Students will read their stories to the High School students through Google Hangout. The HS ceramics students will listen to and read the stories created by our students, build bodies for the heads based on 2T's descriptions and their interpretations of our stories. They will then pass the fired pieces on to Stoy 5th Grade. The 5th Grade class will read the 2T stories, and paint the completed ceramic characters. The 5th graders will then invent and write a news report about the characters and photograph that character in a setting that supports their story. The 5th Graders will create a news report video to support their story with 2T's original characters! I can't wait to see the amazing results of this project and be a part of the process of such a highly integrated learning experience!

Social Studies

Social Studies: Learn About People

This week we will begin Unit 4 in Social Studies. Each student will draw and label a mural including captions and pictures depicting their family and their unique family culture. Students will learn the meaning of culture. We will create a class chart of family names and cultural backgrounds. We will also explore a different culture, the Inuit people as a Native American culture. We will discover that people of different cultures express themselves in different ways.


100th Day Math:

Count to 100 in a variety of ways

Group 100 objects in a variety of ways

Show the number 100

Chapter 6:

Lesson 3 (Day 2)

Skip count by 5's.

Solve multiplication word problems.

Game: Skip Fives

Game: Coin and Number Game

Lesson 4 (Day 1and 2)

Use dot paper to multiply by 5.

Use known multiplication facts to find new multiplication facts.

Identify related multiplication facts.

Solve multiplication word problems.

Game: Spin and multiply (multiplication for 5's)

100th Day of School!

We will celebrate the 100th day on Tuesday, February 16th by counting to 100 in a variety of ways. We will also read books with the theme of 100 and write creatively about the number 100 in many ways! It will be a fun and exciting day for all! It has been a pleasure to spend 100 days learning with your wonderful children!

Happy 1/2 Birthday!

Happy 1/2 Birthday to Jayna!

We will celebrate Jayna's 1/2 birthday in class this week! We will make her a book and celebrate with her!

Mark Your Calendars:

February 15th- No School

February 16th- 100th Day of School

February 17th- Talent Show Rehearsal

February 18th- Kindergarten Roundup Jennings School 1-2:30

February 19th- Pennies For Patients Assembly

February 19th- PTA Family Dinner 6:00

February 22nd- Talent Show Rehearsal

February 25th- Science Fair

February 26th- WEB due

February 26th- PTA Fun Run

February 26th- Character Counts Assembly


Send a Note to Let Me Know:

Please send in a note or email to notify me if your child is leaving school early or coming to school late. I can order lunch for students arriving late to class and I will be better able to prepare homework and have students packed and ready to leave early without interrupting the class. Thanks!

• Please have your child put their name and number on all assignments.

*Please label all of your child's belongings!

*It is still warm in our classroom, please help your child to dress appropriately and to bring a water bottle each day!