Sneak Peek

2T Edison School *May 2nd, 2016* Mrs. Tallman

2T Community

Rowan Fossil Trip

This Friday, May 6th, is the Rowan Fossil Dig Trip! We will be leaving promptly at 8:30. Please be ready and on time. Students are tp pack lunch because we will return to school after the typical lunch hour. Please refer to t your trip fact sheet for other important trip details.

Guest Speaker

Thank you to Mr. Zalkind for coming in to our class on Friday, April 29th for a lesson on birthstones! Each student was really excited to get their own birthstone and to learn about these special gems!

Third Marking Period WEB Project: Poetry!

Students have brought home their instructions for their last WEB of the year! Please take time to work on this project with your student for the whole month. Some students chose a poem in class and some elected to find one at home, please send in a copy for school if your child found a poem independently. Students can practice in school and at home. Remember to find a few facts about the poet to share too! The project is due May 13th.


We are still talking about the big idea, “Living things change over time.” This week we will explore the question “What helps you make a decision about a character?” It definitely takes a long time to make a rug, as we will find out in the narrative nonfiction selection The Goat in the Rug. It also takes a long time to make a basket, which we will know more about after reading the informational text Basket Weaving.

Students will learn how to weave paper and watch an informative video about a family of Navajo Weavers!

Target Vocabulary: sharpening, spinning, strands, weave, yarn, dye, duplicated, delicious

Phonics Skills: suffixes: -ly and –ful, final stable syllables: -tion and -ture

Vocabulary Strategy: multiple meaning words

Spelling Words: helpful, sadly, hopeful, thankful, slowly, wishful, kindly, useful, safely, painful, mouthful, weakly, quickly, wonderful, idea, *meaningful*

Comprehension Skills: Conclusions: use details to figure out more about the text

Comprehension Strategy: Summarize: stop to tell important ideas as you read.

Writing: Non Fiction Report Continues!

Students are revising and editing their research notes. Many children are on their way to finalizing their notes about their insects. Next, they will begin drafting an informational paragraph for each section of their report. When complete their report will include an original cover, a table of contents and sections about their insect.



Students will prepare for our Fossil Dig trip by learning about fossils and dinosaurs this week. We will learn scientific vocabulary and how to identify dinosaur names. We will learn Greek and Latin roots to identify dinosaur names.


Chapter 10 Lesson 5 Day 2

Use a number line to round a number to the nearest ten.

Use rounding to estimate sums and differences.

Estimate to check reasonableness of answers.

Round a 2 digit number up to the nearest ten.

Subtract mentally using number bonds.

Round a 3 digit number down to the nearest ten.

Round a 3 digit number up to the nearest ten.

Identify numbers that round to a specific ten.

Chapter 10 Put On Your Thinking Cap

Solve problems using higher order thinking

Use a number line to round a number to the nearest ten.

Use rounding to estimate sums and differences.

Estimate to check reasonableness of answers.

Chapter 10 Wrap Up

Review Chapter 10 concepts

Chapter 10 Assessment


Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Lana! Lana is 8 on May 2nd! We will celebrate with Lana by making her a Birthday Book! Happy wishes for a wonderful birthday!

Happy Mother's Day

I wish all of the Room 5 mothers a happy and relaxing Mother's Day! Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with me, it is a pleasure be a partner in your child's education this year!

Mark Your Calendars:

May 6th- Edison Fair

May 6th- Fossil Trip 8:30-12:45

May 10th- PTA Meeting

May 13th- WEB Project due

May 13th- 12:30 Dismissal

May 26th- Arts Night

May 27th- Alex's Lemonade Stand

May 30th- No School

June 3rd- Camp Creek Run Trip

June 10th- End of Year Class Celebration

June 15th-17th 12:30 Dismissal Days

June 15th- Game Day

Last Day is June 17th!


• Please have your child put their name and number on all assignments.

*Please label all of your child's belongings!

*It is warm in our classroom, please help your child to dress appropriately and to bring a water bottle each day!