Mrs. Patrick's September Newsletter

We are off to a great a great start

Dear Families,

We have had a great first month of school. Students are settling into their new routines very well and are doing a great job in second grade. We are having very insightful discussions on many different topics and are learning from each other every day. I am so proud of them and how well they are adapting to a new year. I know second grade can be a big jump in regards to self-reliance, studying and difficulty, but our students are doing a fabulous job and I know at the end of the year they will be ready for 3rd grade!

Thank you for your support at home, it makes a huge difference in how much we can accomplish together.


Please help me remind students to turn in any notes, forms, homework from their folders, agendas and backpacks each morning. They numerous visual and verbal reminders each morning, but often times hearing it from you helps too!

What we are learning this month...

What we are studying this month

Science: Matter (Test is now Friday, September 4th)

Math: Calendar, Equalities and Inequalities, Basic Facts (Test: September 16th)

Geometry (Test: October, Date will be determined in mid-Sept.)

History: Map Skills (Test: Sept.18) Native Americans (Test: October 13th)

*More information will be coming home soon about our Native American Project

Reading: Predictions, Story Elements (Characters, Setting, Plot)

Writing: Capitalization (Test: Sept. 9th), Nouns,

Other Important Dates

Thursday, September 1oth- Picture Day, you may send order forms and money in any time between now and then

Wednesday, September 30th- September Book Report "Main Character" is due

Thank You!

Thank you so much for all of the contributions you have made to our classroom. All of the generous contributions for our matter experiment are greatly appreciated.

Vocabulary Enrichment

Each day we learn and study two- three new words to enhance our vocabularies and extend on our knowledge of topics we are currently learning. I am including a list of the words we studied in August in the event you would like to use the words together at home:

citizenship

analog

connections

self-discipline

digital complete

self-reliance

greater than

less than

trustworthy

guess

text

predict

accurate

equivalent

comprehend

value

enogh

sequence

equation

dull

identify

sparking

compare

before

after

subject

collect

predicate

data

mass

properties

luster

represent

energy

combination

predict

balance