2nd Grade News

March 5-9

A Note from Mrs. Raper

Please look for a permission slip this week for our Oklahoma City Museum of Art field trip. Every child must have a signed permission slip turned in, in order to attend the field trip!

This Friday night is Family Fun Night at Monroe. Please join us for dinner, fun games, specials treats, and awesome raffles. Some of the raffles this year include: Nintendo Switch, a signed football from Baker Mayfield, Beats headphones, FitBit, electric scooter, and many more. We hope to see you there!

A note from Ms. Kirk:

Greetings Monroe Families! It is that time again... testing time! I am beginning the process of looking for Test Monitors. It is not a hard job and does not have to be a big time commitment at all! All you have to do is attend test monitor training and pick which days you would like to be a monitor.

Tests Monitor Slots (can pick one or more!):

  • Monday, April 2nd 8:00-10:00
  • Tuesday, April 3rd 8:00-10:00
  • Wednesday, April 4th 8:00-11:00**
  • Thursday, April 5th 8:00-11:00**
  • Friday, April 6th 8:00-11:00
  • Tuesday, April 10th 8:00-11:00**
  • Wednesday, April 11th 8:00-11:00**
  • Thursday, April 12th 8:00-10:00
  • Thursday, April 12th 12:30-2:30

**We need significantly more volunteers on these days. All times are approximate because it is not a timed test-- will likely be much shorter!

Test Monitor Training is offered at the following days and times (you only have to attend one). Your children are welcome to attend. It should not take longer than 30 minutes.

  • Monday, March 26th at 8:00
  • Tuesday, March 27th at 3:00
  • Thursday, March 29th at 12:30

If you would like to volunteer your time or have any questions at all, please email me at skirk2@norman.k12.ok.us or give me a call at the school 366-5927. Thank you so much for all you do for your students and our school!

With gratitude, Sarah Kirk

Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, March 15th, 5pm

1601 McGee Drive

Norman, OK

We will have our spring parent teacher conferences on March 15th. This time for conferences, your child will lead the conference with you. They will share their portfolio with you, which includes work from the entire school year. We will not schedule times for conferences, instead, you can come in anytime between 5PM-8PM. Please not that there most likely will be other families in the room at the same time as you. If you think we need to have a private conference, please let me know so we can get that scheduled.

OKC Museum of Art Field Trip

Thursday, March 29th, 9:15am

OKC Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Oklahoma City, OK

We have our first field trip of the year scheduled. We will send home permission slips soon. This field trip is free for all second graders! I am letting you know in advance of this field trip so if you would like to join us, you can start making plans!

This Week in Class...


We will wrap up Unit 6 and begin Unit 7 in math this week. The concepts we will cover this week are:

  • arrays
  • measurement with yards

We will have our Unit 6 math assessment on Tuesday. Your child will not have any homework on Tuesday night.

At home, please practice counting change, and getting change back with your child. This is an everyday skill that we are working on in class, and working on it at home, and in the "real world" could be very beneficial. Also, working on telling time with an analog clock, and asking questions like "What time will it be in two hours?" helps reinforce skills taught in class. As always, practice with addition and subtraction fact fluency. A good way to do this is through Xtra Math.


This weeks literacy concepts are:

  • Sound of the week: are, air, ear, ere
  • Story Genre: Poetry
  • Comprehension Skill: theme
  • Comprehension Strategy: visualize
  • Grammar: contractions- not, is, had, would, have
  • Mechanics: apostrophes with contractions
  • Writing: persuasive writing

Please continue to do Smarty Ants at home with your child. The skills your child learns in this program go right with what we learn in class. It really is a great tool, and on top of it, it is fun and engaging.


This week we will begin our States of Matter unit. We will be learning all about solids, liquids, and gases. We will learn about their different properties, and what can change a state of matter. We will conduct one science experiment where we will be able to see that heat changes a liquid into a solid. (We will do this by making cupcakes!) .

Spelling Words for the Week

1. dare

2. stare

3. fare

4. hair

5. pair

6. chair

7. bear

8. pear

9. where

10. there

11. dear

12. cheers

13. knew

14. never

15. talk


1. March

2. excite

3. simile

4. repetition

5. outdoors

High Frequency Words for the Week

1. talk

2. once

3. upon

4. among

5. touch

6. bought

7. never

8. knew

9. soon

10. sorry

Specials for the Week

Our class will be split this year between PE and Music each day. They are divided into a blue and yellow group. I have listed below which color group your child is in so you will know which day they will have PE so they can be sure to wear their tennis shoes.

Blue group: Beckett, Bruse, Heyden, Julian, Maddox, Preston, Tanner, Katelyn, Marlena, Rae, Rylie, Brandon

Yellow group: Adrian, Colt, Collin, Ian, Kamden, Nate, Traiden, Baylee, Bella, Carlie, Evey, Isabella

PE schedule:

MONDAY- combined

TUESDAY- combined

WEDNESDAY- combined

THURSDAY- combined

FRIDAY- combined

Classroom Needs and Wish List

Thank you so much for sending in snacks last week! We are in need of snacks if you can donate some! Our tummies greatly appreciate this to help us through our long morning. Thank you!

small sticky notes

electric pencil sharpener

Thank you all so much for being willing to donate materials to our classroom. We could not do all that we do without your support and generosity!! We sure appreciate it!

Dates to Remember

Friday, March 9th - Family Fun Night

Monday, March 12th - Thursday, March 15th - Book Fair

Monday, March 12th - Thursday, March 15th - Ice Pop Sales

Thursday, March 15th - Student Led Conferences

Monday, March 19th - Friday, March 23rd - No School (Spring Break)

interviews for our Friendship Biography

Chinese New Year assembly

Mrs. Raper's contact information

Phone: 405-366-5927

Reading/Spelling links

Math Links