2nd Grade Happenings

February 8-12th

In The Know

Valentines Parties


Valentines Parties are this Friday from 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm. Below is a sign up link for supplies:


www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0448ACAC2EA0FE3-second


No school next Monday, February 15th, in observance with Presidents day.


** We have 2 field trips coming up in the spring. We will ask for volunteers the closer to the field tip dates. If you would like to be a volunteer, please make sure you have completed a background check for the 2015-2016 school year. **

Reading : Our Reading Goals For The Week

This week we will be working on the following skills in reading:



  1. Summarize
  2. Sequence of Events
  3. Draw Conclusions
  4. Vocabulary Strategy: Context Clues
  5. Text Features/Literary Elements: Reading and understanding diagrams and labels

Spelling

The spelling pattern we are working on this week is:


-ar

-air

-are


Your student may go to spellingcity.com to play any of the games, take a pretest or just work on their spelling words.


www.spellingcity.com/heidiwells

Click on Word Study 19

Math: Our Math Goals For The Week

This week we will be working on the following skills:



  1. Counting coins
  2. Ways to show the same amount
  3. Make an organized list of money
  4. Comparing different amounts of money


**Identifying when to borrow or regroup is an on going skill. Please feel free to help reinforce this skill with activities at home.**

Science: Our Science Goal For The Week

We are writing to tell you about our next Science unit called Toys R Us. Over the next few weeks, students will be working to answer the question: Is it possible to design an entertaining game or toy?

Throughout this unit, students will show their learning by:

· communicating ideas about magnetism.

· describing and comparing patterns of movement.

· describing how force causes change.

· designing a game or toy.

· communicating ideas about force and motion.

We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. You can support your child’s learning by talking with your child about this unit and encouraging her/him to ask questions and think hard.

We can’t wait for the fun and games to begin with our second graders and see where their journey of learning takes them!

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