Mrs. Baker's Class Newsletter

November 8, 2013

What is going on?

Wow! The kids did amazing today! I am gushing with pride, I hope you are too!! What an amazing celebration of our community! Thanks for all your help and support! We could of not done it without you taking them to their landmark and all the amazing volunteers that came up and helped us! You all have such smart and talented children! I am very blessed to be their second grade teacher! We all need to go to Chuy's and celebrate!

Please fill out the survey about PBL... Thanks! We need to know your opinion.

What we are learning this coming week...

Math: This week the students will be applying their knowledge of previously taught concepts by completing a math menu based on their level of understanding (I will provide two different menus: on grade level and above grade level). As students work their way through the menu they will be demonstrating their understanding the concepts. Students will be problem solving daily to connect math to everyday problem solving while they communicate, and use logical reasoning to solve. *Daily: warm up in math - this covers a variety of skills that the students will spiral through. The goal is that the constant exposure will keep all the skills fresh.

Science: The area in science will be changes in heat. Students will compare changes in materials caused by heating and cooling. Students will demonstrate that things can be done to materials to change physical properties such as melting. We will be conducting experiments throughout the week to demonstrate changes in heat.

Reading: The focus in reading will be a culmination of concepts. We will be catching up on concepts that weren't thoroughly covered this week due to PBL, while moving into media literacy. Students will use comprehension skills to analyze how words, images, graphics, and sounds work together in various forms to impact meaning. If you have any empty cereal boxes you could donate for a lesson later in the week, it would be greatly appreciated!

Writing: The big idea in writing this week will be All About Books. Students will be writing an All About Book, including non-fiction elements on a topic they are knowledgeable about. We will be wrapping up this until of writing by the end of the week.

On the calendar....

Friday, Nov. 8 - Veteran's Day Assembly

Friday, Nov. 8 - PBL Showcase, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 12 - Spelling Bee at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 14 - Spirit Night at Cane's

Tuesday, Nov. 19 - Thanksgiving Feast at 12:20 p.m.

Wednesday - Friday, Nov. 27 - 29 - Thanksgiving Holiday


Please check out eBackpack for electronic copies of flyers and handouts from the school and PTA!

Have a great weekend!