Mrs. Dufresne's Second Grade

December 8-13, 2014

Curriculum Notes

For six days in one - hour sessions, the entire 2nd grade team of teachers is developing and teaching a unit on "Holiday Celebrations Around the World". Each 2nd grade teacher has chosen to focus on a country and culture. Exposing children to different cultures with food, games, customs and songs is our aim. Your child will "travel" with his / her passport to a different classroom each day to visit a different country.

In Math we are understanding how 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes are related, estimating and measuring with centimeters, using a line plot to display data and estimating and measuring with inches, feet, and yards.

Important Dates and Information

Parent / Teacher Conferences Tuesday and Wednesday December 9th and 10th from 3:30 - 6:30

Friday, December 20th - Holiday Party at 2 p.m.

December 20 - January 4th Winter Break

The funding for school wide healthy snacks has changed and our snacks will only be on Mondays and Wednesdays now. I would encourage you to send a snack with your student for the morning and then possibly one for the afternoon (especially on days that we will not have snacks - Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays).

Please remember to send your child with a warm coat, boots and shoes to change into, mittens, and a hat. We have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays - please make sure they have good PE shoes on those days!

Tuesday Conference Schedule

3:30 – 3:45

3:45 – 4:00 Noah

4:00 – 4:15 Taylor

4:15 – 4:30 Skyler

4:30 – 4:45 Elise

4:45 – 5:00 Braydon

5:00 – 5:15 Daniel

5:15 - 5:30

5:30 – 5:45

5:45 – 6:00 Cody

6:00 – 6:15 Skyler

6:15 – 6:30

Wednesday Conference Schedule

3:30 - 3:45 Tyisha

3:45 - 4:00 Addisen

4:00 - 4:15 Ethan

4:15 - 4:30 Reyna

4:30 - 4:45 Ava

4:45 - 5:00 Elijah

5:00 - 5:15 Karona

5:15 - 5:30 Damien

5:30 - 5:45 Mia

5:45 - 6:00 Flora

6:00 - 6:15 Dominique

6:15 - 6:30 Kaden

6:30 - 6:45 Melaina

Spelling Lists

List A - a lot, were, too, when, there, said, they, went, our, upon, your, how, now, girl

List B - because, Christmas, friend, know, people, outside, favorite, went, once, scared, again, would, could

List C - because, children, balloon, believe, describe, everybody, except, favorite, possible, something, different, finally, sometimes, through