ASPIRE WEEKLY

February 5, 2016

Dates to Remember

Feb. 12- Valentine's Day Parties; 12:00-1:00 for Second Grade

Feb. 15- No School

Feb. 17-18- Dismiss at 11:45

Feb. 19- Progress Reports

Feb. 26- Turn in Six Flags Read to Succeed Logs (let me know if you need another)

March 13-20- Spring Break

Valentines

When addressing valentines, please have your child reference the class list that I sent with our newsletter to be sure names are spelled right and that no one is left out.

I also want to remind you that we are a nut-free classroom. If your child's valentines have treats attached to them, be sure they do not contain nuts.

Also, due to severe allergies in our school, we have been told that there may not be any homemade items.

Thank you for helping to keep our students safe!

25/100 Book Challenge

Our class is happily working on their book challenges! I love that students are so interested in beginning to explore different genres.

We have a graph in our classroom (which you can see below) to track everyone's progress.

Please be sure to keep this reading log in your child's binder so we can see when to move his/her book icon up. Also, remember that this book challenge is for the 15-16 school year. You can count any book (over 100 pages for the 25 Book Challenge) that they have read this school year.

Thanks so much for your support!
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Class Objectives for next Week

Math- 3-D figures, Introduce Area

Writing- Expository Writing, Major focus on clarity and organization

Reading- Author's Craft, Start Roald Dahl Book Study mid-week

Science- Magnets

Social Studies- Free Enterprise (including goods, services, producers, consumers, etc.)

Winter Reminders

Please be sure to check the forecast each day to determine what type of coat to send with your child. We go to recess at 9:30 in the morning as long as the windchill is at or above 38 degrees. Often times the temperature at that time can be very different than the high for the day.

Please send your child with a coat with his/her name in it. We'd rather get lost coats back to the owners instead of taking them to the lost and found!

Classroom Wishlist

If you'd like to purchase items for our classroom, you can check out our Amazon Wishlist. After talking with students, I've added books they'd like to see in our classroom library as well as other items I know we will need throughout the year.

https://amzn.com/w/22VP1ZZ3SZ9MR

Class Blog and Shutterfly Page

If you haven't already, be sure you bookmark our class blog and join our class Shutterfly page. These are two great ways to see what we are doing in our classroom.

Class Blog: http://aspire2nd.blogspot.com
Shutterfly Page: https://patton2ndaspire1516.shutterfly.com/