Mrs. Janutolo's 2nd Grade Class

December 28, 2014

Rebuilding Gingerbread Town!

Students reviewed community and economic standards during a project to rebuild "Gingerbread Town!" I am so proud of their creativity and collaboration!
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Gingerbread House Decorating!

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Holiday Party

A big THANK YOU to all of our parent volunteers who helped with our holiday party! The kids had a great time!
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Happy holidays from my family to yours!

Important Information for the week after Winter Break!

Homework

Students will be given their next set of Words Their Way spelling words and Vocabulary words on Tuesday, January 6th. The normal (week 1) homework schedule will resume. Our next Word Study and Vocabulary quiz will be Friday, January 16th.

Mark your Calendar!

January 6: First day back for students
January 16: Half Day for Professional Development
January 19: Martin Luther King Day (no school)

Next Week's Specials

Monday 1/5- No School

Tuesday 1/6- Day 2: Art

Wednesday 1/7- Day 3: P.E.

Thursday 1/8- Day 4: Music

Friday 1/9- Day 5: Art

We are Learning...

Reading: We will continue to study nonfiction texts. We will be learning how to gather information from informational texts so that we can become experts on a topic. We will be comparing and contrasting different books on the same topic as we read.

Math: We will begin our new topic on subtraction to 100 with and without regrouping.

Writing: We will begin a new unit on nonfiction writing texts. Students will understand the structure of explanatory and informational texts. They will learn how to write so that they can teach others.

Science:
We will begin a new topic on states of matter. Students will be studying the properties of liquids and gases.