Mrs. McGeorge's Super Second Grade
Week of April 11, 2016
What We're Learning
This week, we are reading examples figurative language in poetry and practicing using it in our own writing. We will learn about similies, metaphors, and idioms. We are also reviewing plural nouns, especially those with irregular spellings. This will be tested on the "Skill Test" portion of the week's Spelling Test.
We are starting a new unit on measurement! This week, we will primarily be measuring different items in our room using non-standard units of measurement (not rulers, but markers, popsicle sticks, strips of paper, etc.). By the end of the unit, students will be using rulers and meter sticks to measure in inches, centimeters, feet, yard, and meters.
We are continuing our unit on rocks this week, learning about fossils, weathering, and erosion. We will also do some experiments where students will get to study a specific rock to learn more about it (How "hard" is it? Does it sink or float? etc.).
In Other News...
- March was the last month for Pizza Hut's BOOK IT! program. Congratulations AJ, Austin, Aiden, Alexa, Chase, Lilly, and Alex for earning your free pizza! Coupons and certificates will come home tomorrow, Monday, April 11 (I apologize for the delay!). In April and May, if students complete 100 minutes per week of reading for the month they will earn a free book!
- I will be out Tuesday afternoon, and we will have a substitute. I will let students know Monday, and we will discuss substitute expectations Tuesday. This has been tricky for us in the past, so please discuss behavior in these instances with your child as well.
- Moreau Heights' primary grades have been given the opportunity for six half-hour sessions of a nutrition course offered through University of Missouri's Extension program. Our students will learn about the different parts of the food pyramid and discuss making healthy choices. We should have flyers with information (including fun recipes ideas!) come home each session (the first one came home last Thursday).
- Thank you to those families who sent in Box Tops this past week! Moreau Heights collects Box Tops, Labels for Education, My Coke Rewards, and more. We appreciate your help!