2nd Grade News

Friday, September 25th, 2015

A note from Mrs. Hicks & Miss Larkins

Hello Families!

Happy Fall! We've had some beautiful days playing outside at recess. The children love playing soccer, kickball, swinging, doing the monkey bars, and making up games of their own. This is such a nice break for the kids each day.

Next week we have a few fun events that I know the kids are looking forward to. On Tuesday Blue from the Colts will come to visit CRES and the Roadrunner Rally is on Thursday. It is optional, but kids can wear Colts gear on Tuesday and their purple CRES shirt on Thursday. On Thursday we are taking an all school pictures with the close to 700 CRES students.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Hicks & Miss Larkins

Next Week

Grill in' and Chillin' tonight from 5:30-7

Monday, September 28th- Day 4, Art

Tuesday, September 29th- Day 1, Music, roadrunner rally pledge forms due, wear Colts gear for BLUE!

Wednesday, September 30th- Day 2, P.E.

Thursday, October 1st- ROADRUnNeR RAlLY!!!!! Day 3, Computer


Friday, October 2nd- 1/2 Day, $1.00 hat day

Scholastic - You can order online using the classcode. I will place an order for October and November before I go on leave. While I am gone the teacher taking over will start doing orders in January. Please place orders by Friday, October 2nd.

Class Code: K37LW

Smart Steps- I emailed parent forms home for you to view. Please let me know if you have any questions. I will resend forms today if you did not receive them.

Math: This week we had a lot of fun learning about place value.This will continue over into next week but we will be focusing on even and odd numbers, using symbols to compare numbers (>,<,=) as well as going over number placement and understanding value.

Writing: We are working to publish our first narrative next week. We will have a Publishing Party next Thursday or Friday. We will send home a permission slip for you to sign in order for your child to have popcorn at the party. We will pop it here at school for the party!

Reading: students will be working on making connections when they Re reading. We have talked about how readers are always thinking. They will make connections to theirselves, other texts, and the world around them.

Students that are ready will be challenged to think deeper about their characters, character get traits, pont of view, mood, and emotions. We will do a culminating project to show all of the things we've been learning.

Word study: Students will choose some number words for their words this week. This will help support word form during math time.

Social Studies: This week we learned about living in communities. We read aloud What if Everybody Did That and discussed what it means to be a good citizen. Next week, we will be learning about communties large and small.

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Learning about PLACE VALUE