Ms. Schmidt's Class News

April 27, 2015

Class News

Zoo Trip - Looks like it will be a cold, rainy day. We are planning to still go as of right now. Please make sure your child dresses for the weather (raincoat, umbrella, etc).


Concord Library Trip - We will be walking to the Concord Library on May 26 @ 9 am. Permission slips will come home this week. We will take a tour of the children's section, listen to the librarians read a few books, and learn about the summer reading program and how to get a library card.


Blog Permission - I have been asked to be a guest blogger on a website called Fractus Learning.


In my post for May, I'd like to write about an upcoming project LEGO writing activity that we will be completing in class. As a part of my post, I'd like to include pictures and videos of the students working, as well as some samples of the student projects.


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Report Cards - Report Cards went home last week. Please return your child's envelope if you have not already done so. Thanks!


Assessments - Starting at the end of April, we will begin our final rounds of assessments. It is very important that your child attends school everyday, so that they don't miss any instruction.


  • May 6 & 7 - Assessments - I will be completing Running Records and Fluency assessments on ALL students on these days.
  • May 12 - Assessment - Discovery Education Reading
  • May 13 - Assessment - Discovery Education Math

Important Dates


April 29 - Zoo - ALL STUDENTS will have to be picked up after school at 4:30.

May 5 - PTCO Meeting

May 8 - Parents' Night Out

May 8 - Read In - 8:30-10:30 - Students may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and pillow to school. We will spend the morning reading comfortably. They should also bring lots of reading materials - comics, books, magazines, etc.


ASSESSMENT DATES

May 6 & 7 - Assessments - I will be completing Running Records and Fluency assessments on ALL students on these days. Please make sure your child is present.

May 12 - Assessment - Discovery Education Reading

May 13 - Assessment - Discovery Education Math


May 14 - Digital Day to Celebrate the End of Testing!!

May 20 - Field Day

May 25 - No School - Memorial Day

May 26 - Walking Field Trip to the Concord Library on Union Street

June 5 @ ?? - End of Year Party & Awards ****Date and Time are Tentative

June 8 - June 10 - No Uniforms

June 10 - Last Day of 2nd Grade - Early Dismissal

This Week In Class...

What are We Learning about in class?



Reading


  • We are completing our Fairy Tale and Fables unit this week. This is also our last week of reading groups as we will be switching back to our homeroom classes for the remainder of the year.


Writing


  • Persuasive Writing


Math


  • Repeated Addition - Arrays
  • Word Problems



Science - Life Cycles


  • Our eggs have arrived and in 21 days, we will have baby chicks. We will be learning all about animal life cycles.
  • One of our baby chicks has hatched!