Ms. Bell's Bulletin

Week of April 5th-9th

Dear Parents,

As part of our second grade curriculum we are required to complete a research paper each year and this year we are researching different animals. Your child has been working hard and has now completed their graphic organizer on their research animal. For homework, your child will be using their graphic organizer to guide them in completing their rough draft. They may use the paper attached to complete it. There is no length requirements as long as they include all areas listed on the graphic organizer. Please have these back no later than Friday, April 9th. Please help them revise and edit it before they turn it in. We will be writing our final copies in class. Please let me know if you have any questions! Thank you for your support!


2nd Grade Teachers

Spring Pictures

Spring pictures from Strawbridge Studios have arrived! Each student that took a picture will receive a pre-printed portrait package with the option to purchase photos.

Portrait packages and/or remittance envelopes should be returned to your student's classroom teacher by Wednesday, April 21.

We will only accept online payment through Strawbridge Studios' website or checks payable to Strawbridge Studios. Please disregard the cash option on the remittance envelope; it will not be accepted.

Want to purchase the entire portrait package?
Please keep the photos, complete the remittance envelope, and include a check or online payment receipt and confirmation number.

Want to purchase some of the portrait package?
Keep the photos you want and return the ones you do not wish to purchase. Please complete the remittance envelope and include a check or online payment receipt and confirmation number.

Do not want to keep any of the portrait package?
Return the entire portrait package and we will take care of the rest!

Feel free to contact the office at 913-651-6517 if you have any questions.

Academic Focus For Next Week:


Unit 4, Week 4

Wonders Unit 4: Week 4- (story themes)

Stories: How the Beetle Got Her Colors and Why the Sun and Moon Live in the Sky

Essential Question for the week: how can we understand nature?


Test chapter 7: money and time, start chapter 10: graphing

Social Studies/Science:

Continue water cycle and weather unit


Irregular verbs continued

Specials for the week:

Monday- Music

Tuesday- PE

Wednesday- TEAMS Lab

Thursday- Art

Friday- Music

Upcoming Dates and Events:

April 16th- Early Release @ 1:30

May 7th- Early Release @ 1:30

May 21st- 1/2 Day Release @ 11:30

May 28th- 1/2 Day Release @ 11:30 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

Vocabulary for the week:

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Homework for the week:

1. Complete at least three items off of your vocabulary menu to practice your vocabulary words for the week! The vocabulary list is shown above and can also be located in their homework spiral along with the vocabulary menu.

2. Please make sure that your child is reading each evening and filling out their April reading log in their google classroom OR on the paper copy found in their Friday folder.

Parent Curriculum Guide Handbook

I have included the link to the parent curriculum guide handbook below if you would like to see what we will be working with in the classroom, along with a lot of helpful tips!