## In The Know

• Class Pictures will be taken on Thursday, February 25th.
• Open House on Thursday, March 3rd.
• Field Trip to the Holifield Outdoor Learning Center on Thursday, March 31.

** 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. **

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

1. Strategy - Summarizing & Context Clues
2. Skill - Drawing Conclusions & Sequence of Events
3. Text Features - Diagrams & Labels

## Spelling: Our Spelling Pattern for the week

This week we are focusing on the (er) sound and the (ear) sound.

**Spelling words, games and practice test may be found on spellingcity.com. Look for Word Study 20 *****

## Math: Our Math Goals For The Week

This week we will be working on the following skills:

1. Finding Patterns in numbers
2. Identifying if a pattern increases or decreases
3. 10 more or 10 less
4. 100 more or 100 less
5. Finding missing numbers in a 2 digit addition or subtraction problem
6. Finding missing numbers in a 3 digit addition or subtraction problem

**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:

· 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!