Mrs. Summers' Classroom Newsletter

2nd Grade at Addams Elementary School

This past week at a Glance....

September 23, 2016

Reading: Our Reader's Workshop is in full swing now! This week we focused on being BIG TIME READERS by reading for longer lengths of time, re-reading to understand and responding to what we read in our Reader's Response notebooks. During read aloud we focused on story elements and making connections as we read.

Writing: Our first unit is a narrative unit in which we are writing small moment stories. These are true stories about our lives that zoom in on one tiny moment. This week we focused on rehearsing our stories aloud and sketching our stories to plan them out and have a beginning, middle and end. Each day a few writers shared their work as writers with the class.

Math: This week we continued to continued to work on our math daily routines (this involves counting skills, place value, equations and coins). We worked on doubles strategies, equations in vertical, horizontal and math mountain form, and began our Math PALs partner routines. Although it has needed some tweeks, our math workshop is off to a great start.

Social Studies: With Mrs. Nellis the students are learning about communities.

Science: With Mrs. McMillan the students are learning about apples and pumpkins and using their comparison skills.

Things to Know...

Many students have been bringing Pokeman cards and other small toys to school. This is causing a disruption to our learning environment. Please remind your child that toys such as this need to remain at home for safe keeping. You may need to check backpacks as well. Thanks for your help in advance with this.

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Upcoming Dates to Remember...

Tuesday, Sept. 27th: Fun Run Assembly during the school day

Wednesday, Sept. 28th: Late Start. School starts at 9:25 am, First Family Circle Day

Thursday, Sept. 29th: Picture Day

All Wednesdays in October are Late Start days

Saturday, Oct. 8th: Mom to Mom Sale at Addams 9am-1pm

Monday, Oct. 10th: PTA Meeting 7-8pm

Friday, Oct. 21st: Fun Run during school, Trunk or Treat in evening

Friday, Oct 28th: 1/2 Day of school

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Phone: (248) 288-3100

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