Miss Mitchell's 2nd Grade News

May 16th - 20th

Events to Remember

Monday Day 4: Music

Tuesday Day 1: P.E.

Wednesday Day 2: Computer Lab

Thursday Day 3: Art

Friday Day 4: Music


Monday, May 16 Cheeseburger on Pretzel Bun

Tuesday, May 17 Cheese Omelet with Bacon

Wednesday, May 18 Chicken and Noodles

Thursday, May 19 Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza Bites

Friday, May 20 Fish Shapes with Mac and Cheese

Monday, May 23 Taco Scoops

Tuesday, May 24 Scrambled Eggs with French Toast

Wednesday, May 25 Pizza Calzone

Thursday, May 26 PBJ sack lunches with fruit, veggie and milk

Friday, May 27 NO SCHOOL

*Always an option

Turkey Sandwich

Pizza Pack



Specials Schedule:

Day 1: P.E.

Day 2: Computer Lab

Day 3: Art

Day 4: Music

Our Schedule

9-9:30 Learning Clubs

9:30-10:45 Math Workshop

10:45-11:15 Lunch

11:15-12:25 Reader's Workshop (Word work)

12:25-1:00 Specials

*1:00-1:20 Wednesdays Library

1:00-2:00 Reader's Workshop

1:50 Snack (Please send in a healthy snack for your child)

2:00-2:25 Recess

2:25-3:00 Writer's Workshop

3:00-3:30 Science/Social Studies

3:30-3:40 Dismissal


Dear Parents,

All library items are now past due. All students with items still checked out should have got an itemized list this week. Please look for and return these items as soon as possible. If they are lost, please make payment for lost materials by Monday, May 23rd. Exact cash or checks made payable to CRES will be accepted. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Hicks at 594-4170 or


Fun Days

Monday May 16th Rock Paper Scissors Tourney & Minute to Win It Games- Oreo’s (Make up from Friday)

Tuesday May 17th Paper Airplane

Wednesday May 18th Movie and Popcorn

Thursday, May 19th Sidewalk Chalk

Friday, May 20th Hawaiian Day/ Kickball Tourney and Popsicles

Monday May 23rd Dance Party

Tuesday May 24th and Wednesday May 25th- Camp Days (Golden Grahams Cereal, Marshmallows, Chocolate Chips),(Hot Dog, Bun, Ketchup, Mustard, Chips, Fruit Cup)

Thursday, May 26th Beach Day and Firework Rods (Big Pretzel Rods, Icing, Sprinkles) Bring a Beach Towel and a SACK LUNCH! Wear Fun Beach Clothes (no swimsuits)-Also FIELD DAY, Send tennis shoes to school!


Book Clubs/ Close Reading

Our mentor text is: Buffalo Bird Girl

By the end of the unit Readers will be able to:

  • Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
  • Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
  • Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
  • Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
  • Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

Weekly reading homework:

20 minutes of reading each night plus a reading and math page! Due May 23rd!



By the end of the unit Writers will be able to:

  • Write things that look and sound like poems.
  • Know there are many forms of poetry, not just rhyming.
  • Organize poetry into collections – anthologies – and sometimes these are organized by topic.
  • Use poetry to express themselves.
  • Generate topics for poetry, and realize poems can be about anything.
  • Understand that poetry empowers them to have voice in different way than prose.
  • Make intentional decisions about the format (line breaks, white space, font, punctuation) and word choice (specificity, alliteration, etc.) in their poems (affects how the reader reads the poem)
  • Read poetry so it sounds like a poem (paying attention to the sound of the words and how they work together in the poem)


We're Measurement Masters

By the end of the unit Mathematicians will be able to:

      • Estimate and measure standard inches, feet, yards, centimeters, and meters using the standard tool.

      • Describe the relationships among inch, foot, and yard. Describe the relationship between centimeter and meter.
      • Estimate and measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools, such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes to the nearest inch, foot, yard, centimeter and meter.
      • Understand that the length of an object does not change regardless of the units used. Measure the length of an object twice using length units of different lengths for the two measurements. Describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen
      • Estimate and measure volume (capacity) using cups and pints.
      • Estimate and measure the mass of objects in grams and kilograms and the volume of objects in quarts, gallons, and liters. Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step real-world problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units. (such as a beaker with a measurement scale, to represent the problem).
      • Choose and use appropriate units and tools to estimate and measure length, weight, and temperature. Estimate and measure length to a quarter-inc, weight in pounds, and temperature in degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit.

Miss Mitchell

  • I will send out newsletters on Sunday evening
  • I always check my email in the morning, during the day, and in the evening
  • If you leave a message for me, I will return it during my prep time (12:30- 12:55) or after 4 PM
  • Please send all transportation changes in writing if you can or to the office before 2:00
  • If you do not get a reply e-mail from me about transportation, please call the school. I do not always get the chance to read emails right away or I could be absent