2B & 2D NEWS!

February 1st-February 5th

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What Are We Learning This Week

Language Arts: This week,we will be reading Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson. We will continue working on our middle of the year writing prompts and reading assessments. In spelling this week, we will be looking at words with the vowel pattern oo and u. We will have our spelling test on Friday, February 5th.

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!

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Hi everyone! If you have magazines to get rid of, we’d love to take them off your hands for Art projects! Just drop them by the art room on Monday.


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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!

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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!

If you would like to help in the cafeteria, please click on the link below and sign up using the Sign Up Genius!

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!


Follow us on Twitter!

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Follow Mrs. Trueblood and Mrs. Johnson on Twitter for frequent class updates and pictures of your students doing amazing things in the classroom!

Mrs. Trueblood - @KTruebloodCISD

Mrs. Johnson - @LearnwithMrsJ

Weekly Practice!

Your partnership in making this a successful school year for your child is so appreciated! While our students rarely receive homework throughout the week, we do encourage students to practice reading, spelling, and math skills at home through various websites and experiences. Below you will find a list of ways you can ensure that your child is prepared for our time in class by practicing at home.

Schoolwide Enrichment Model

To read more about our SEM journey, please check out the SEM newsletter!


Great Expectation of the Week

Life Principal: Respect

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.

Important Dates!

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!

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