Second Grade Swag!

December 7th - December 11th

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What We Are Learning This Week

Language Arts: Our story of the week will be How To Catch Santa by Jean Reagan. Through this new holiday book, we will use ideas to make and confirm predictions, describe characters, and study nonfiction text. In writing, we will have a strong focus on writing a short letter, transition words and capitalization/punctuation in the salutation and closing of letters. Our spelling rule for this week is vowel patterns -o, -oa, and -ow. We will have our spelling test on December 11th. Please be sure to practice with your child.

Social Studies: We will continue our study on Holidays around the World! We will travel to France, Sweden and Germany to learn all about their winter holidays!

Math: We will begin to look at aspects of financial literacy. Some topics we will cover are how large amounts of money can be saved over time, understanding that saving money is an alternative to spending money, and distinguish between deposits and withdrawals.

Science: We will continue to learn about the moon and the different moon phases.

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Lunch Duty Volunteers Wanted!

If you would like to help in the cafeteria, please click on the link below! Our lunch is from 11:45-12:45 on Monday - Thursday, we will not need parent volunteers on Fridays!! If you would like to help us out, please visit the sign up below! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

Schoolwide Enrichment Model

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Great Expectations of the Week

Life Principle: Tenacious

Quote: “The man who removes mountains begins by carrying away small stones." -Chinese Proverb

Healthy Tip: After you eat dinner, wait 10 minutes before you go back for seconds. Sometimes it takes a while for the food you eat to make you feel full.

Important Dates

*December 3rd- Mr. Wu's Birthday!

*December 4th - Ms. Ijeh's last day of student teaching

*December 17th - Holiday Party @ 2:00 PM

*December 18th - Early release @ 12:50 PM

*December 21st - January 1st - NO SCHOOL! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Austin Elementary

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