Sneak Peek

2T Edison School *May 16th, 2016* Mrs. Tallman

2T Community

Doc Rock Visit

We were so lucky to have a fabulous visit from Doc Rock and to eat a picnic lunch with our Stoy Pen Pals! What a wonderful day! Students enjoyed a relaxing picnic lunch and a fun playground recess before the assembly. Doc Rock shared valuable specimens, told lively stories of his adventures and identified specimens for students. He also answered many thoughtful questions. Students got a hands on lesson literally touching a dinosaur egg, a meteorite sample and many other amazing rocks! Each child took home a gift from Doc Rock; a new rock or mineral for their collection!


Mr. Ray Assembly

The PTA sponsored a concert on Friday! We sang and danced with Mr. Ray. His music was full of positive messages about school, friendship and creativity. It was a blast!


WEB Poetry Project

The WEB Projects were just amazing! The students were prepared and recited their poems with great poetry power! An excellent job by all! Look for your child's performance on SeeSaw soon!


Alex's Lemonade Stand

Our class will visit Alex's Lemonade stand on Friday, May 27th at 9:40. Lemonade and pretzels will be sold for $0.50 each. Proceeds will be donated to Childhood Cancer. Thanks to Mrs. Cronin's class for providing a refreshing snack and supporting this great cause! Wear yellow or pink that day too!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Eddie Rice! He will be 9 on May 17th! We will celebrate his birthday by making him a book! Have a great day Eddie!


Happy Birthday to Jackson Zalkind! Jackson will be 8 on May 19! We will celebrate his birthday in school by creating him a book on Thursday. We hope he has a great day!

Literacy

This is the final week for our unit on changes. We have read many interesting selections and talked about how they relate to the Big Idea, “Living things change over time.” The living things in question this week are plants. We are going to explore the question, “What steps would you take to plant a garden?” In the fantasy story, How Groundhog’s Garden Grew,” we will find out how Squirrel helps Groundhog with his vegetable garden. In the informational text Super Soil, we’ll learn how soil helps plants grow.


Target Vocabulary: sprouting, crops, blossomed,underneath, fortunate, drooping, promised, harmful


Phonics Skills: words with /aw/: au, aw, ai, o, a

Spelling Words: tall, saw, dog, draw, call, fall, soft, paw, yawn, log, small, awful, wallpaper, young, through *dialogue*


Vocabulary Strategy: Using context


Comprehension Skill: Sequence of events – tell the order in which things happen


Comprehension Strategy: Monitor/clarify – find ways to figure out what doesn’t make sense



Writing: Non Fiction Report Continues!

Students are finishing their Insect Reports. They will make a Table of Contents, add illustrations, diagrams and maps to their written work. Then they will complete an All About the Author section for the last page. We are publishing and sharing our reports with First and Third Grade this week!

Social Studies

We will learn to name sources of information; people, places and artifacts and obtain information about a topic using a variety of sources. We will create visual time line of a week & add events of the week to demonstrate how it is created and read. Then we will learn that HISTORY is a story of the past. Historians (people who study history) look at things from long ago to learn how people lived. They also talk to people, read, and visit places. We will trace the history of Fort Myers, Florida. We will read how local people and events have influenced local community history in this community and in our own community.

Math


Chapter 11 Lesson 1 Money Day 3:

Recognize 1,5,10 and 20 dollar bills.

Show and count money using coins and bills to 20.

Write money amounts using $ and cents sign.

Write dollars as cents and cents as dollars.

Count Amounts of Money: Maze

Independent Practice



Chapter 11 Money Lesson 2:

Compare amounts of money using tables.

Use dollars and cents tables to compare amounts of money.


Chapter 11 Money Lesson 3:

Use bar models to solve real-world problems involving addition and subtraction of money.

Solve word problems using $ and cents symbols.



Chapter 11 Money Lesson Put On Your Thinking Cap!

Use bar models to solve real-world problems involving addition and subtraction of money.

Solve word problems using $ and cents symbols.


Chapter 11 Wrap Up on Friday and Assessment on Monday, May 23

Mark Your Calendars:



May 26th- Arts Night

May 27th- Alex's Lemonade Stand

May 30th- No School

June 2nd- Camp Creek Run Trip

June 10th- End of Year Class Celebration

June 15th-17th 12:30 Dismissal Days

June 15th- Game Day

Last Day is June 17th!

Reminders:


• Please have your child put their name and number on all assignments.


*Please label all of your child's belongings!


*It is warm in our classroom, please help your child to dress appropriately and to bring a water bottle each day!