2B & 2D NEWS!
February 1st-February 5th
What Are We Learning This Week
Social Studies: We will continue our unit on geography. Students will be split into groups within each class to study and create a google presentation on different continents.
Math: This week in math we will continue working with the skill of counting coins up to $1.00 and using the dollar and cent symbol correctly in small groups and in stations. We will integrate financial literacy into our science projects and continue reviewing this vocabulary (saving, spending, deposit, withdrawal, lend, borrow, consumer, producer, and more).
As a whole group, the students will be introduced to the conceptual idea of multiplication. An example of this follows: "There are 5 rows of chairs in Mrs. Jordan's class. Each row has 3 chairs. How many chairs are in Mrs. Jordan's classroom?" The students will be taught to draw pictures of the situations, but they will not be responsible for understanding that this problem is equal to 5 x 3 = 15 until 3rd grade.
Science: The students will begin making the products for the Earth Science projects that they have been researching in class! They will represent what they have learned in class and in their research using a product of their choice (poster, song, story, model/display, etc.).
Magazines for Art!
As we are working on our middle of the year assessments, it is vital that each student has a pair of ear buds to keep at school. It makes it very difficult for students to concentrate and stay on task when he/she does not have their own pair of earbuds. They are very cheap and you can find them at The Dollar Tree or in the dollar spot at Target. Ask your child if they have earbuds at school in case they have lost/broken them since you sent them at the beginning of the year. Thank you!
Save the Date!
Our Valentine's Parties will be on Friday, February 12th @ 12:50-1:50 in each classroom. Our room parents are busy planning this event and we will send out more information as we get it. We are looking forward to a great party!
Lunch Duty Volunteers Wanted!
Our lunch is from 11:45-12:45, Monday-Thursday. We will not need parent volunteers on Fridays!
Thank you, in advance, for your time and energy!
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Reflex math will give students practice with addition and subtraction facts until they are completely fluent. Students should know their log in. Email Mrs. Johnson with questions about Reflex. www.reflexmath.com Click Launch!
All students should read 20-30 minutes each night. For extra reading practice, students can log on to iStation at home. Email Mrs. Trueblood with questions about iStation.
Each week the leveled lists are posted so children can get on and practice their spelling words in fun ways! www.spellingcity.com/Ktrueblood1
Schoolwide Enrichment Model
Great Expectation of the Week
Quote: "I will speak ill of no man and speak the good I know of everybody." -Benjamin Franklin
Healthy Tip: Milk builds strong bones and muscles. Drink at least 2 glasses every day.
February 2nd - 2nd Grade Teachers Upstairs for Planning Day (Subs in Classrooms)
February 4th - Mrs. Johnson out for Science Training
February 5th - Rise and Shine Assembly (Led by 2nd Grade Students!)
February 12th - Valentine's Party at 12:50!
February 15th - Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL!
February 19th - Enrichment Cluster Launch!
March 10th - Open House (More info to come)
March 14th-18th - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL!