Mrs. Parks's Newsletter
The Second Grade Scoop
ELA (English/Language Arts)
This week we finished reading Sheila Rae the Brave. Students wrote about how Louise and Sheila Rae depended on each other. This goes with our Essential Question: How do friends depend on each other? The Essential Question will be addressed again in the next story we started called Little Flap Learns to Fly. Students also applied prior knowledge by using a story map to identify characters, setting, problems and solutions. We will continue to answer the Essential Question: How do friends depend on each other? and using a story map with the rest of the stories in this unit.
Last week students referred back to their Writer's Notebook full of ideas to begin writing a draft personal narrative. Students were encouraged to get their thoughts on paper. We will work on editing and revising the personal narrative next week.
The skill this week was short a and long a spelled a_e (cake, race or tape). Next week's spelling skill will be short i and long i spelled i_e (rice, slime or bike). Don't forget that spelling tiles are available as a spelling option on BCPS one as a way for your child to practice the spelling skill. Students have been very creative with the different ways they have been doing their spelling homework. I have seen some amazing crossword puzzles, word searches, hidden pictures, three times each and much more written homework. It's been great seeing the different ways that students have enjoyed doing their homework without using paper and pencil (bouncing a ball, sidewalk chalk or painting words with water). Keep up the great work and thank you all for encouraging your child as they practice their spelling.
Students learned about the importance of families and the roles they play in the lives of students. Students also learned about managing feelings and how to apologize for mistakes. Future lessons include making friends taking care of eyes, ears and skin. Ms. Horvath will teach students a lesson this upcoming week on using kind words.
· Fall Book fair: Sept. 25th- Oct. 2nd
· Individual Picture Day - Thursday, October 1st
· MSEA Day- Friday, October 16th- No School
· End of First Marking Period – Friday, October 30th – School closes 3 hours early
· Distribution of Report Cards - Thursday, November 12th
· Conference Day - Friday, November 13th - School Closed for Students
Kayden! You have been a hard working, respectful student. Way to go, Wise Westy
You must be volunteer trained for the 2015-2016 school year in order to volunteer in your child’s classroom or attend a fieldtrip. Even if you have been volunteer trained in the past, you MUST be volunteer trained each new school year.
Volunteer training is online again this year! You can go online and complete the training on your own time that matches your schedule. Once you have completed the online volunteer training, you need to print out and bring in the certificate and application to school to be checked and signed. Please allow at least 24 hours from the time the office receives the form for the form to be processed in the front office.