Trail Blazer News
Life Cycle Puppet Shows
Reporter : Betsy
Fern: I'm used to doing puppetry, so this experience was normal for me. I was a little nervous because I had never done puppetry professionally before but soon I got used to doing it.
Addie Katherine: I have never done puppetry before so this experience was very weird but exiting at the same time. I learned a lot about the life cycles of animals. I also learned that puppetry can be very inspirational.
***Please join us Thursday, May 26th at 1:30 p.m. in the gym for our Shadow Puppet Performance. ***
Wish List: Items that we currently need.
End of the Year Fun!
Classroom Awards and Picnic
We would love for you to join us for classroom awards (selected by their peers) on Tuesday, June 7th at 10:00 a.m. in our classroom. We will have a family picnic outside (weather permitting) following the awards time to continue our celebration at 11:15ish. We would appreciate your support if you are willing to help. Students will either purchase lunch at school or bring a lunch from home, but we can supplement their lunch with some exciting picnic options. Please join us by packing a lunch for yourself. Click HERE to go to the sign-up page.
Happy Birthday, Evan!
- Saturday, May 14, 5K for the Boys Running Group
- Thursday, May 19, Potluck of Learning & Community Drum Circle from 5:30-8:00
- Friday, May 20, Spring Book Fair begins
- Monday, May 23, Second Grade Field Trip
- Thursday, May 26th, Second Grade Shadow Puppet Performance in the gym at 1:30.
- Tuesday, June 7th Classroom awards ceremony and picnic
- Wednesday, June 8th, Last Day of School (Early Release)
We would LOVE to have you read to us! Please follow this link to sign-up!
Thank you, Scott, for being our Mystery Reader this week!
What We are Learning
Reading: We learning about how reasons support specific points an author is trying to make as we read nonfiction books about animal life cycles.
RI.2.8 - Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a grade-appropriate text.
Writing: We currently writing poetry, but we will transition into nonfiction writing about life cycles next week.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Fundations: We will continue Unit 15 on Monday. We are focusing on double vowel syllable
- RF.2.3 Know and apply grade -level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding.
- RF.2.3. Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
- RF.2.3. Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one syllable words.
Math: We are focusing on measurement.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.1 Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.2 Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.3 Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.4 Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit.
Science: We are focusing on the life cycles of plants and animals.
2.L.1 Understand animal life cycles.
2.L.2 Remember that organisms differ from or are similar to their parents based on the characteristics of the organism
Social Studies: We are starting a unit on economic concepts culminating in a student-led classroom "town" with various good and services for sale.
- 2.E.1 Understand basic economic concepts.