Mrs. Dufresne's Second Grade
April 20th - 24th, 2015
The theme "Family Time" will continue this week with two selections that will help students make connections with other theme literature and to wrap up the theme of family time. The spelling list contains frequently misspelled words in 2nd grade writing. There is only a List A and List B.
Our math unit focuses on 3 digit addition with a story problem, the relationships between addition and subtraction methods, and story problems. We are studying subtracting three digit numbers and working very hard on subtracting from 1,000.
Our science focus for the next few weeks is plants. We will be studying plants, the effect of sunlight on them, and planting our own little sprouts. We are also studying life cycles and started our larvae on Monday. We will be watching them grow, journalling, and learning about butterflies and life cycles.
Important Dates and Information
April 22nd - Staff Professional Development - Half Day Release at 12:20 p.m. April 22nd is also our Gold Ticket Celebration Day with bouncy houses in the playground!
April 22nd and 23rd - Mrs. Dufresne will be attending and presenting at the state Title I Conference in Helena. Mrs. West will be our guest teacher.
Tuesday, May 5th - Field trip to Missoula (Missoula Children's Theater and Fort Missoula)
Monday - Friday, May 11-15th - Book Fair in the Library.
Tuesday, May 19th - 2nd Grade music performance in the Daly gym from 1:15 - 1:45 pm.
We have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays - please make sure they have good PE shoes on those days! Also, please check the Lost and Found table!
The butterfly larvae have arrived! They are growing by leaps and bounds. We are learning the stages and terminology associated with their progression.
This last month and a half of school is going to be busy! We will by tie-dying shirts next week, going to Missoula on a field trip the week after, and have plans to go to a Spectrum Science exhibit at the Ravalli County Museum and have a visit from the UM Star Lab!
We are learning how to write in cursive. The kids are very excited! Our goal is to gain some familiarity with cursive and have the ability to read it. Students will dive in deeper in third grade, but we are enjoying learning it!
List A: who, a lot, were, many, our, friend, cannot, here, first, today, would, could
List B: success, minutes, excellent, beginning, receive, desert, dessert, neither, built, weather, whether, among