Mrs. Baker's Newsletter

February 28, 2019

What is going on?

The APEX Fun Run was cold, but a blast! I am so proud of our kids! You can still donate till tomorrow.

Please have the kids bring in a baggy of dirt from home. We will be checking out different kinds of dirt in science.

We have launched our Genius Hour! Please ask your child what their thick question is and if you can help them find some appropriate research or book on their topic. This is a topic they are passionate about!

Next Tuesday is the Third Grades Economics Fair. If you can have your child bring quarters or change to buy a few items at the fair. All proceeds are being donated to the RR Serving Center. Please tell the kids not to use the change that we are needing for math!

Friday was will have a Dental Presentation in the cafeteria.


March 5- Economics Fair

March 14: Field Day

March 17-22: Spring Break

this and that...

Dear Families,

On March 4th we will begin a money unit. We have found that plastic/school money is not quite as good as the real thing when practicing money counting skills. We would like to use real coins (pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters) for math this year. Please gather approximately 20 pennies, 10 dimes, 20 nickels and 4 quarters to send to school. We will use these coins for the rest of the year for money practice and will send them home at the end of the school year. Please send the coins to school by Friday, March 9th. Please send money in a ziplock or container labeled with your child’s name.

Thank You,

The Second Grade Team

One of the Apex lessons-

It's been a great day at Sommer working with our APEX coaches. Here's the lesson our students participated in today:

Today’s lesson was all about being trustworthy. Being trustworthy shows others that you can be counted on to do what you say you’re going to do every single day. Being trustworthy allows you to build strong friendships. Strong leaders are always trustworthy.

Sometimes trusting others isn’t always easy to do, especially if a person has been dishonest in the past. When we build trust with our friends, parents, and teachers, we get the opportunity for more freedom.

You can build trust with your teacher by showing up early to see if he or she needs help, or by listening to them the first time they ask you to do something. You can build trust with your parents by getting your chores done without being asked, or by going above and beyond to set a good example for your siblings. You can even build trust in your extracurricular activities by listening to your coaches or instructors and giving it your all!
Do What We Say, Every Single Day!

Have a good weekend!