Second Grade Skipper

News and Notes for December 7th - 11th

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Friday, December 11th - PTA Family Movie Night

Week of December 14th - Quarterly Tests

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING NEXT WEEK?

READING: reviewing, practicing, and applying 2nd Nine Weeks' skills

WORD STUDY: quadrigraph -ight

MATH: 3-D shapes and their attributes

SOCIAL STUDIES: cultures and celebrations

WRITER'S WORKSHOP: revising and editing our descriptive writings

SNEAK PEEK:

How can having "hairy toes" help us with our spelling pattern this week? As we study the pattern -ight, think of it as an acronym for "I've Got Hairy Toes" to help you spell -ight words!
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I love a good Schoolhouse Rocks video! Watch this one that focuses on adjectives to help remember how we can use descriptive words to make our writing even better!
Even though this is a video aimed at teachers, this guy really does a good job at engaging the viewer and I think our kids will enjoy it! Great rhymes for helping us connect the attributes of 3-D shapes to their names!

PARENT PARTNERSHIP:

As you are reading with your learner at home, help them pay close attention to words that are unfamiliar to them. Remind your reader to use context clues to help determine the meaning of the word. The same can also go for words that can have more than one meaning. Use clues to figure out which meaning applies to the text.
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We have been studying our family heritage, culture, and traditions along with the traditions of other cultures throughout the world. If you're looking for a new family tradition to try, you might consider this super cute "Kindness Elf" one. Just thought we'd pass and idea along to help teach our kiddos to pay things forward. :)

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!