Mrs. Blalock's Bulletin

Class Update 3/24/15

Dates and Events to Remember

  • March 23-26 Food Drive (2nd Grade-Individually wrapped Fruit Snack/Granola Bars)
  • March 30th-April 6 Spring Break


  • Students will estimate and practice measuring lengths in centimeters and meters. Students will measure with the appropriate tool and determine how much longer one object is than another and express the difference.

  • Students will continue to study facts by heart. They can practice facts on Quizlet to increase fact fluency. This site has interactive flashcards and games to help students learn facts by heart.

Language Arts

Students will read for information in print and digital text. They will use non-fiction text features to deepen their understanding and then create questions for peers to answer. In writing, students will edit/revise and publish "I am" poems.

In Lesson 38, we will review doubling the final consonant or dropping silent e when adding a suffix that begins with a vowel. (hopping/hoping)

Spellingcity is a popular site to practice this lesson.

Social Studies/Science

We will finish our Heritage unit in social studies and begin our Animal unit of study in science after spring break. We will discover animal groups by comparing animal characteristics.

Animal Classifications

SC Picture Book Nominees

We will continue reading books from the 2014-2015 SC Picture Book Nominees list. As we read and discuss each book in class, students will be given an opportunity to submit an online Book Review. I will sign their blue record sheet.

  • We hope to turn in all record sheets by 4/24 to Mrs. Matney in the Media Center.
  • By doing this, we will receive an invitation to the READING Breakfast Celebration in May. See Media Messages Link above for more details.

  • Here is the link for the Book Review Form in case your child wants to complete an online Book Review at home. Remember to sign the blue form or send a note and I will sign it. Thanks for your support!

Scholastic Book Club- Optional

If you are interested in ordering books for your child, preview the following site.

Scholastic Book Club.

Our class code is HGT62 if the site asked for it. The link above should connect to our class page. We receive free books for our classroom with every order. Thank you!

LMES Spirit Wear

Here is the information and order form for new LMES Spirit Wear. Several Parents have asked about this, so I wanted to add it to our newsletter.

LMES Spirit Wear and Printable Order Form