2nd Grade Newsletter

February 12, 2016 - Happy Valentine's Day

Here's what we are working on...

Reading - Next week, we will begin to learn how to answer prompts and text based questions. We will introduce RACE ( Race stands for Restate, Answer the question, Cite evidence, Explain, Summarize.) This is how they will be writing in 3rd grade.

Math - This week, we looked at time as a measurement tool. We timed some of the trips that we make around the school. Next week, we will begin to look at time to the hour, half hour, quarter hour, and to five minutes.

Writing - We will be finishing up our second opinion writing piece next week.

Science - We took a break from our rotations today due to Valentine activities. We will begin our new unit on Force and Motion next week.

Grammar - We will learn about suffixes and root/base words.

Spelling/Word Study - We will test on Friday, February 19th, over the word patterns -or, -ur, -ir. Our anchor words are girl, word, curve, board, and hurt.

The sight words tested will be long, down, day, did, get, come, made, may, part, over.

Upcoming Events and Reminders

Feb. 15th - Teacher Workday/ Student Holiday

Feb. 24th & 25th - Early Release/Conferences

Mar. 4th - PTA Carnival

Mar. 5th - Sparky's 5K/Fun Run

Mar. 11th - Teacher/Student Holiday

Mar. 18th - Field trip to Fernbank Museum and IMAX

***Please make sure to pay for the field trip at mypaymentsplus.com if you have not already done so.

***Recess: Please be aware that county policy states that we cannot go out to recess if the temperature is below 40 degrees. However, if it is above 40 degrees, we will go out to recess. Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for colder weather.

Please remember to send in library books on your child's class library day. The class library days are:

Lord - Monday

Moore - Monday

Queen - Tuesday

Pendergast - Wednesday

Kamhout - Wednesday

Duncan - Thursday

Have a fabulous weekend!!