Mrs. Watts' Second Grade Newsletter

October 2017

Monthly Newsletter

So, I try to send out a monthly newsletter. Obviously, I have not done a very good job with that this year. I will try to do better. We have some exciting upcoming events and I want to make sure you feel informed and up to date.

Conferences

Conferences are coming up! I am so excited to talk with each of you about the progress your child is making and the exciting plan we have for the rest of the school year. If you have not signed up for a time, please see this link or below to sign up using Signup genius.


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054aa5ab22a7f49-watts

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 18th- Substitute, Mrs. Watts is in curriculum writing all day.

Homework due

Thursday, October 19th - Earthquake Drill

Friday, October 20th - Gladden Fall Fest/Trunk or Treat 5-7pm


Wednesday, October 25th - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday, October 26th - No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences

Friday, October 27th - No School


Thursday, November 2nd - Grandparents' Day, 7:30 am and Picture Retakes

Homework

I hope you have enjoyed spending some time with your kiddo doing homework. I do not intend for homework to be a long task or a battle between you and your child. I want to build some responsibility as we work to prepare students for future grades where outside of school assignments are required. If you have questions or concerns about homework, please bring those with you to conferences, so I can help make homework enjoyable for you and your child. I would also encourage you to have your child to work on www.zearn.org, xtramath.org, and raz-plus.com. Links are below.


Zearn

Raz Kids

Xtramath


If you need a reminder of login information, please send me an email and I would be glad to send it to you.

What are we learning this month?

Math


We have just finished up our unit on place value, though we will continue to practice and use the concepts from the place value unit. We are beginning the measurement unit now.


Reading and Writing


Fact and Opinion - We are working on identifying facts and opinions and then we will begin writing opinion pieces also.


Nonfiction Text Features - Finding non-fiction text features and knowing what they mean in the text.


Phonics and Grammar - -ed ending on words - We are working on the 3 sounds that -ed ending can make and the past tense meaning of adding -ed to words.


Science


States of Matter - Identify the 3 states of matter, identifying properties of matter and changing states of matter.

Need more info...

If you need more info on any of the following, click the links below.


Tic Tac Toe Homework


Sight Word List


Mrs. Watts' classroom website