2F Weekly News
Week of September 21, 2104
A Note from Ms. Graves
The past week was a bit off schedule due to MAPS testing in the mornings. We have one more session this Sunday morning and the students seem to be responding very well to the format. To encourage movement after the assessments we have been enjoying group games. Ask your child about blob tag and the challenges of having to work together as a team.
Students will be bringing home work from their plant life cycle study this coming week as we have moved on to looking at insect life cycles. Students will be assessed on this sicence unit after Eid. Please see the plant life cycle image below and feel free to have you child talk you through to prepare for the end of unit test.
Also we have been practicing math addition drills all week and if you would like to make flashcards at home for you child to practice that would be wonderful! Here are the facts they should know in a snap:
- Combinations of 10: 1+9 and 9+1, 2+8 and 8+2, 3+7 and 7+3, 4+6 and 6+4, 5+5
- Doubles: 1+1, 2+2, 3+3, 4+4, 5+5, 6+6, 7+7, 8+8, 9+9, 10+10, 11+11, 12+12
- Near Doubles: 1+2, 2+3, 3+4, 4+5, 5+6, 6+7, 7+8, 8+9, 9+10, 10+11, 11+12
- 10+: 10+1, 10+2, 10+3, 10+4, 10+5, 10+6, 10+7, 10+8, 10+9, 10+10, 10+11, 10+12
Stay tuned for information regarding our Eid party on Wednesday, October 1st and remember there will be a sub on Thursday October 2nd.
Looking forward to a nice a relaxing break,
Announcements and Requests
- If you have any magazines, advertisements, or newspapers you could donate to our classroom please send them in. We will be decorating our Word Study notebooks with inspring and interesting words.
- Student unser names and passwords have been changed for their IXL account. A sticker will be placed on their homework folder with this information, and is attached to this email. Let the practice begin.
Highlights of The Week
Visualizating What We Read
Our new read aloud: The Most Beautiful Place in the World is set in San Pablo, Guatemala. We practiced visualizing the setting and what it feel like to be in the story, by sketching the details written. This activity could be done time and time again at home.
Understanding the Plant Life Cycle
Students should be able to talk about a plant's life cycle using words such as: seed, seedling, sprout, adult, fruit, flowers, etc. to describe the stages. Action words like germinating, sprouting, growing, pollinating, dispursing, etc. show how the plants get to the next stage.
Setting Goals for Explore Time
This week during explore time students chose their exploration based on one of our 4 goals allowing them to begin with an idea of purpose.