Ms.Gilchrest's Second Grade Class

Hello, my name is Brittany Gilchrest. I'm excited to teach your child and I know we're going to have a great year. I received my bachelor's degree in Teaching and Learning EC - 6 from the University of Houston. Teaching second graders is something I enjoy and I hope that I can help your children become creative thinkers who love to learn.

What We're Learning In Class This Week

This week our class will be focusing on a nature and environment theme. We will practice sentence structure by making sentences about what we see outside. As a class we will investigate insects and life cycles.

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Alien Addition Game

Hello parents, I have found this game called Alien Addition at www.arcademics.com/games/alien/alien.html where the child plays as a cannon that fires at approaching spaceships. The game encourages the children to practice their addition skills and to identify which problem matches the indicated solution. This game reinforces the math content that we are learning in class. The students enjoy the colors and the engaging aspect of the game.

Thank you, Brittany Gilchrest

Zoo Trip

This month on October 29th our grade will be making a trip to the Houston Zoo. I have sent home a permission slip with your child. Please sign and return this permission slip on or before October 26th. You will also need to send your child with a sack lunch and appropriate clothing.

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Book character parade

On Friday October 30th the school will have a book character parade. Your child can dress up as their favorite character from any appropriate book. Be sure that the costume is appropriate for school and that you send your child with extra clothes in case they get uncomfortable in their costume. We would also like to invite parents to come see the parade and take pictures of their children.

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