November 20, 2015
Dates to Remember
Dec. 1- Spring Creek Fundraiser
Dec. 2- 2nd Grade Field Trip to Perot Museum
Dec. 9 - Progress Reports
Dec. 11- Puzzles Due for 2nd Grade Puzzle Exchange
Dec. 12- Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 15- Lunch with the Principal, Spelling Bee Pre-Test
Dec. 17 - Holiday Class Parties
Dec. 18 - Early Dismissal 11:45, 2nd Grade Puzzle Exchange in Classroom
Dec. 20- Jan. 4- Winter Break
Classroom Updates- Be sure to read so you can ask your child about this!
Today, we had a wonderful celebration of the different cultures and countries represented in each child's heritage.
This week we determined the philosophies and "mottos" of different characters including Eggbert, Elmer, Curious George, The Gingerbread Man and The Little Red Hen, and then divided into teams to hold a discussion about Horton Hears a Who from these different characters' perspectives. Be sure to ask your child about the "character team" he/she was on and what this character thought about the story.
We have also begun our country project. After studying landforms, natural resources and bodies of water, students were divided into groups to work to design a country in our make-believe continent of "Pattonica." Students are deciding which natural resources, bodies of water and landforms to have in their countries based upon the benefits and problems associated with them. At the end of the project students will vote on which country they would most like to visit and which they would most like to live in. Be sure to ask your child about the names of places in their country and why they have chosen specific landforms, natural resources or bodies of water!
I have MANY pictures to add to Shutterfly and posts to add to our classroom blog. I'm planning to work on this over the break, so be sure to check after Thanksgiving!
Class Objectives for Next Week
Writing- Focusing On One Idea in Writing and How to Best Be Descriptive
Reading- Character Traits, Tracking Character Changes Through a Story
Science- Light and Sound
Social Studies- Geography, "Perfect Country" Project (be sure to read the section above for the details)
Spelling Bee Pre-Test
Glenhope Giving Tree