2nd Grade News

with Ms. Przedpelski

Happy Mother's Day!

A special shout out this newsletter to all of our fantastic 2nd grade Moms! I hope your day has been filled with love and appreciation because you are all wonderful!


I also hope you enjoyed your special surprise from your 2nd grader :) They felt very special putting together a little something for their Mom! It was a perfect way to finish up our plant unit by planting a flower of their own to gift to you!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ORION!

We were able to celebrate Orion in class on Friday, and it was great! A special announcement to him today as he celebrates his actual birthday. We hope your day is great! :)

Very Important Information

1. HOMEWORK PACKET: No more homework packets will come home! During MAP and ITBS testing Ms. Minor and I will not be giving Spelling/Vocab assessments. This week your child has ONE MORE Study Island homework assignment that should be completed by Friday, May 13th. This will be their last homework assignment for the year!


Students must complete at least 25 questions on each assignment to receive full credit. Their grade on study island will be their homework score.


IF you would like for your child to get some extra practice during the week other than Study Island, please encourage them to work on the MAP testing practice links below.


2. LIBRARY BOOKS: It is very important that your child returns any books that they have checked out! If you are unsure... please email me and I will let you know what your child has checked out!


3. TESTING HAS BEGUN! Please make sure your students are getting a great night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast every day for the next two weeks!

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MAP Testing begins THIS WEEK!


Here is our MAP testing schedule:

Friday, May 6th - Reading Part 1

Monday, May 9th - Reading Part 2

Thursday, May 12th - Math


Please make sure your students get a great night of sleep, and eats a healthy breakfast before coming to school on these days!


As we all know, test taking is a skill students have to learn. If you would like your child to be start practicing for the Spring MAP test at home, this is a FABULOUS resource for MAP test taking. (This is also found on our symbaloo webpage!)


Simply click the RIT scores your child falls in and have them work on the different concepts they need to improve on!


READING:

http://www.sowashco.org/ro/pages/studentlinks/map/reading.htm


MATH:

http://www.sowashco.org/ro/pages/studentlinks/map/

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Six Flags Tickets Have Arrived!

If your child earned their free Six Flags ticks from complete their Read to Succeed log they will be coming home with their ticket tomorrow afternoon! Please check your child's take-home folder so they do not lose their ticket :)
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Awesome job, Mithra!

Mithra presented and demonstrated her Maker Faire project for us this past Wednesday. She created a phone app that makes taking attendance a VERY easy task! We were so proud of her hard work. Make sure you check out our Homeroom App for some great videos of Mithra showing off her hard work.

S.T.E.A.M Day was a major success!

Your students had a blast traveling to the different rooms for a variety of STEAM activities this past Thursday. Our class experienced activities like painting & shadow drawing, creating a Ozobot maze, exploring rocks, making 'snow', and much more. Make sure you check out our Homeroom App for great photos and videos from the special day!

What is Coming Up?

Mark Your Calendars

May 9-12: MAP Testing

May 13 – 19: for all grades ITBS testing

May 18: End or Year Picnic 4:30 pm-Pre-K-3 grade

Last week of School is Spirit Week

May 23: Tacky Day

May 23: Elementary Talent Show 1:45 pm

May 24: Decades Day

May 25: Jersey Day

May 25: Last Blast Carnival – all day event, all grades- Year Book Signing

May 26: Last day of School

May 26: Dress Up Day- no jeans, no t-shirts

May 26: Last Day of School/ Award Ceremonies

Elementary Awards - 1:30pm

Middle School Awards - 2:30pm

Curriculum Corner

I cannot believe we only have one more month of 2nd grade! Please see what the month of May will look like for our class...


Reading/ELA:

These last few weeks we will practice ALL skills learned in 2nd grade and applying these skills DAILY while we focus on how to read and write like 3rd graders!


Ms. P's Math:

Week of May 2-May12: Chapters 18 & 19 (Geometry study of Lines, Surfaces, Shapes, and Patterns test over these chapters on Thursday, May 12th)

May 13-20: Chapter 17 (Picture Graphs)

Throughout these next few weeks, we will also continue to incorporate practicing our multiplication and division every day!


Ms. Minor's Math:

Ms. Minor's Math class will be continuing their study of acute, right, and obtuse angles. Students are also becoming familiar and demonstrating their understanding of perpendicular and parallel lines!


Science:

May 9-13: Study of Matter along with a review of The Water Cycle and Weather (quiz on Friday, May 13th)

May 16-end of school: Study of Kinetic and Potential energy, Friction, Forces, and Magnetism


Social Studies: We have finished our My World curriculum!

We will spend these last few weeks reviewing some of the most important skills and concepts we learned this year. These include: Economics, Landforms, and Map Skills