Oct. 17-21, 2016

Second Grade News

Field Trip to East Rowan H.S.- Oct. 18

On October 18th, our students will travel to East Rowan High School to participate in a community Red Cross event with their Health Education students. Students will work with the Red Cross members to make emergency kits for Granite Quarry Citizens. Permission slips will go home with students this week.

Field Trip to Dan Nicholas Park - Oct. 25

On Tue., Oct. 25, we will travel to Dan Nicholas Park to explore animal life cycles, growth, and development. Students will see living examples of animals at different stages in their lives. This program is a unique opportunity for our children and we look forward to a wonderful experience. Permission slips will go home in students' Thursday folders.

Student-led Conferences - Oct. 28-Nov. 4

Fall conferences are quickly approaching, and we are excited about our new, student-led conference model. That's right, your child will be leading his or her conference! Your student will share with you his/her strengths and what he/she needs help with. Student-selected work samples will also be shared. After your child's portion of the meeting concludes, your child's teacher will share assessment data with you and answer any questions you may have. Your child's teacher will contact you soon to sign up for a convenient meeting time.

Next Early Release Day - Oct. 28

Our next early release day for students will be on Fri., Oct. 28. Students will be released at 12 Noon. Please contact your child's teacher if your student will be going home a different way on this day. Thank you!

GQES Fall Festival - Oct. 28

Save the Date! This year's GQES Fall Festival will be held from 5-8 pm on Fri., Oct. 28. There will be food, fun and games for all! Second grade is seeking parent volunteers to help us run two games. Please contact your child's teacher if you would be willing to volunteer for 1-hour shift during the event (5-6 pm, 6-7 pm, 7-8 pm). This is our largest PTA fundraiser of the year!

What's on the Menu?

Click on the link below to see what's on the menu for breakfast and lunch at our school.


This Week's Learning Topics: Oct. 17-21


This week students will compare and contrast various aspects of a text.

Literature (Fiction):

Compare two or more versions of the same story (e.g. Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.

Informational Text (Nonfiction):

Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

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Students will use various strategies add and subtract 2-digit numbers.
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Science Topics

This week students will compare and contrast traits of animals with their parents.
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