Mrs. Sieman's 2nd Grade Class
December 4, 2015
Scholastic Book Orders
Scholastic book forms were sent home earlier this week. They are due on Monday. If you would like to order books for the holidays, let me know and I can hold them back and give them to you without your child knowing. Our online order code is: GQVB8.
You are also welcome to send in orders as well!
AN ICING STORM HIT GINGERTOWN!!!!
Other Exciting News!!
Gingerbread House Decorating
***Volunteers are needed next Monday, December 7th from 2:20-3:30 to help divide out all of our gingerbread candy and materials that we will be using on the 16th. Please let me know if you are able to volunteer. You must have a background check and watch the anti-bullying video in order to volunteer!***
We will be decorating gingerbread houses on Wednesday, December 16th from 11:00 to 11:45. A permission form and ingredient list was sent home today in your childs green folder. Please return the permission form by Friday, December 11th. Students will not be able to participate without a permission form. Don't forget that all parents are invited to attend! Please indicate on the permission form if you will be attending. We hope you will be able to join us for this fun event!
Hour of Code
Holiday Gift Idea!
Lost and Found
If your child is missing an item (coat, lunchbox, etc.), please remind him/her to check the lost and found table located in the cafeteria. Many lost items are piling up just waiting to be found! You may wish to label any items sent to school with your child’s name in order to make locating lost items easier.
Important Information for Next Week!
Mark your Calendar!
- December 7th: Volunteers needed to pack candy and materials for the students to use
- December 16th: Gingerbread House Decorating from 10:45-11:30
- December 22-January 5: Winter Break
Next Week's Specials
Tuesday 12/8- Day 5: P.E.
Wednesday 12/9- Day 6: Music
Thursday 12/10- Day 1: Art
Friday 12/11- Day 2: P.E.
Class Library Checkout!
Our next class library checkout day will be Tuesday, December 8th, but remember, your child may bring his/her books back at anytime. We will find a time for him/her to visit the library individually to get new books!
We are Learning...
Next week in reading we will continue to focus on informational text. Students will learn that when reading informational text, they may need to approach their reading differently! We will discuss that the author of an information book may be an expert and is trying to teach the reader something new! We will learn to become experts on using the table of contents, and the glossary!
We have already begun our study on mental subtraction. This will lead into subtracting with and without regrouping.
We working hard on our nonfiction writing! The students have been working hard creating their table of contents, brainstorming, and writing their books. Next week, students will learn about certain nonfiction features by looking at nonfiction text and apply what they have learned to their writing next week!
Word study in 2nd grade includes spelling, phonics, and vocabulary development. We are focusing on 13 new vocabulary words for the next 2 weeks. Those words are: income, profit, economics, need, want, resources, tragedy, effect, design, supply, scarcity, opportunity cost, and surplus!
We will continue our study of economics. Students will describe how people in a community use productive resources, create a variety of businesses and industries, specialize in different types of jobs, and depend on each other to supply goods and services. Ask your child how Play-doh helped them to learn economics!