Take a Peek into our Week!

Ms. Erickson's Classroom Snippet

January 5th- January 8th 2016

Here is what we are learning and enjoying in our classroom this week...

Math: We will start the week with another day on money. Later in the week we will begin our multiplication unit with a look at arrays and things that come in groups.

Reading: We will begin continue to be figuring out what is the most important part! We will be analyzing how to find the main idea, topic, and important details in text.

Writing: This week we continue with ‘getting back to basics’ in writing. Students will be writing small moment stories while focusing on the writing process. We will review all steps: Brainstorming, Drafting, Editing and Revising.

Social Studies: Students will become geographers as they study the world, landforms, and maps. During this study, students will focus on the continents, oceans, U.S. and Texas landforms, and how to read/make a map. Parents, if you have ANY type of map (ex. city, state, neighborhood, building, etc.) that you would like to donate to the class, please have them bring them. These will be maps that we will pass around the class for all of the students to view. The more variety, the better!

Sight Words: We are learning the following words this week: before, don’t gave, laugh, only, sit, until, white

Please continue to work with your child to read, write, and spell these words with consistency.

Starting XtraMath

For second semester, I will be switching the students to use Xtramath.org instead of multiplication.com. This upcoming week (1/11-1/15) will be the last week to do multiplication.com. In your child's report card envelope next Thursday, I will insert the individualized code to enroll your child into our Xtramath digital classroom.

If your child has already signed up to our digital classroom and begun using Xtramath, then please note that your child will NOT have a note in their report envelope.

However, if your child is still using multiplication.com, next Friday (1/15), please enroll them into our Xtramath digital classroom.

Second Grade Enrichment Opportunity

Dear Parents,

We are offering a four week enrichment course of CHESS and LEGO ROBOTICS and we need your help! We need parents to help the lead volunteers facilitate these awesome experiences for the students!! No experience is necessary, just an extra set of hands and a willingness to help!! Please consider where you could donate an hour of your time. Without parent support, we can not offer this great opportunity!

Here is the link to sign up to volunteer:


**Important Note: **Please email Ms. Erickson to let her know that you will be volunteering to cordinate that your child will attend on the same day as you volunteer.


2nd Grade teachers and the Enrichment Team

Location: Cafeteria

Classroom Wishlist

None at this time. I am very grateful and appreciative for all you do and contribute. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity through your gifts. Thank you cards are in your child's Report Card Envelope, which is going home next hursday. Thank you for making my holiday special.

Again, thank you to Mrs. Campbell and everyone for helping and joining our holiday party. Thank you for making it a huge success for the students and myself.

Celebrating Birthdays

This message is from the library. The following link and form is about having your child participate in Birthday Book Club:


Happy Birthday to our January Birthdays!

Sathvik- 2nd

Shaelyn - 14th

Chase -30th

Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 14th - Report Cards Go Home

Monday, January 18th - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No School)

Friday, January 29th - Assembly