Mrs. Janutolo's 2nd Grade Class

December 9, 2014

Before Thanksgiving Break, we had fun creating the phases of the moon using cookies!

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Creating our holiday cards to mail for the Holiday Card Exchange!

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November Student of the Month

Congratulations to Lisa and Nehemias for showing safety during the month of November! This month we will be focusing on the trait of self-control! Self-control can be difficult for students during the holiday season. Please encourage your child to do their best every day!

Gingerbread House Decorating

We will be decorating gingerbread houses on Thursday, December 18th from 10:45 to 11:45. A permission form and ingredient list will be sent home on Monday. Please return the permission form by Friday, December 12th. Students will not be able to participate without a permission form. Don't forget that all parents are invited to attend! Please indicate on the permission form if you will be attending. We hope you will be able to join us for this fun event!

Icing for Gingerbread Houses

Each student will need their own container of white icing (any brand) to decorate their gingerbread house. You may send it in as you purchase it. Please write your child's name on the container. Thank you!

A Message from the Cafeteria!

We are starting a new program in the cafeteria for the United Methodist Food Pantry. All unopened food items that the students do not want to eat will be placed in a food box. Someone from the UMFP will be by once a week to to pick up any foods we have to donate. Please contact Mrs. Haskett in the cafeteria with any questions.

Hour of Code

Next Wednesday, we will be participating in 'Hour of Code'! The 'Hour of Code' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. Look for pictures and more details in next week's newsletter!

Important Information for Next Week!

Homework

Week 2 of homework!

Our next Words Their Way spelling test and Wordly Wise vocabulary test will be this Friday, December 12th.

Mark your Calendar!

  • December 18: Gingerbread House Decorating from 10:45-11:45
  • December 22-January 5: Winter Break

Next Week's Specials

Monday 12/8- Day 4: Music

Tuesday 12/9- Day 5: Art

Wednesday 12/10- Day 6: P.E.

Thursday 12/11- Day 1: Library and Music

Friday 12/12- Day 2: Art

We are Learning...

Reading: We are continuing to study nonfiction texts. We will be focusing on using the features of nonfiction texts to help us learn more. We will practice using the table of contents, glossary, photographs, and captions as we read!

Math: We will complete our topic on subtracting double digit numbers using mental math and begin a new topic on subtraction with regrouping.

Writing: We will continue our author mentor study of Kevin Henkes as we write personal narratives. Students will carry their tiny topic notebooks to and from school each day to keep track of story ideas from their own lives!

Social Studies: We will begin our study on economics. Students will describe how people in a community use productive resources, create a variety of businesses and industries, specialize in different types of jobs, and depend on each other to supply goods and services. Ask your child how Play-doh helped them to learn economics!