Mrs. Mack's 2nd Grade Classroom

Weekly Newsletter - Week of 5/23/16 and 5/30/16

What's Happening This Week!

This will be our last newsletter for the year. It will cover our last two weeks. I have definitely enjoyed working with each of you and your students this year. Have a safe and enjoyable summer!


Our 2nd Grade End of the Year Picnic will be Thursday, June 2. With our new no-food policy, students are asked to bring their own sack lunches and drinks. We will eat outside (picnic-style). A permission slip has be sent home to allow your child to walk to the 63rd Street park to enjoy games and play time. These are due back, Friday, May 27th.


Celebrity of the Week- Jordan!


Check out our Class Weebly (Website) - 2nd Grade Bulldogs

What are we Learning?

Reading - We will complete our animal unit by reading a fiction story about Javelinas. Students will continue to read fiction and nonfiction texts to practice their reading comprehension skills. We will also practice some basic grammar skills: identifying nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Please continue to read this summer. Some helpful websites/programs include:


- Epic Books (online)

- Woodridge Public Library (Overdrive)

-Raz-Kids (limited availability this summer)

- Public Library Summer Reading Programs


Phonics/Spelling - Unit 17: consonant -le words


Please work on the phonics homework with your child. It definitely helps them when we take our Unit tests.


Trick Words (Unit 17): trouble, couple, young


Math - This week we will create multiplication sentences from our repeated addition. We will also make "groups of" to create multiplication sentences. Finally, we will take our Unit 6 test (this test will be reported on your child's report card for 4th quarter). It's a great idea to start practicing your child's multiplication facts this summer or continue to review those basic addition/subtraction facts. Helpful (free) websites include:


-Math Playground

-Xtramath

-Abcya

-Ipad/Android Apps

-IXL logins should also work throughout the summer.


Writing/Science- Our final lesson in our animal unit is that of Animal Adaptations. We will continue to work on our individual animal research projects as well. Students have created a Google slide presentation of their projects. They will share them with their classmates the last week of school. Students can log into their Google accounts throughout the summer if you'd like to see these presentations.


Social Studies - Students will read books about Suburban, Urban, and Rural life.

Important Dates to Remember

~No School, Memorial Day, Monday, 5/30

~2nd Grade Picnic, Thursday, 6/2, 12-2pm (Bring a Sack Lunch) - Permission slips for 63rd Street Park due Friday, 5/27

~Last Day of School, Friday, 6/3 (All day attendance. Report Cards sent home.)