Second Grade SUPER News

December 18, 2015

Highlights from Second Grade

The highlight of our week was certainly the 1st/2nd grade performance of "Bring on the Snow." The students were very excited to perform for the student body as well as all of the parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who came out to see it. They did an amazing job and we were very happy to see such a successful performance put on by Ms. Clark and the wonderful first and second graders!

Literacy

Using Google Docs and the research tool we paired up with a student from Mrs. Pippen's class and did research on different countries. Mrs. Sayre led us on this adventure and we were able to use the LRC to have more space to spread out and do our research. Today, we presented our findings to both classes as a celebration of our learning!


Don't forget to use TumbleBooks over the winter break. It's a great activity to do when you hear those famous words, "I'm bored!" and "There's nothing to do!" There's also Greg Tang Math and XtraMath.


Logon information for TumbleBooks:

usename: woodridgepl

password: woodridgeschools

Math

In your student's Friday folder is the Greg Tang's 2nd grade New Year's Math Challenge. Give it a try.

Kagan Class Building

This week we did a couple of special class building activities. The first was making a spider web by tossing yarn back and forth to make a class web. The second was 'Christmas with the Right Family' where the students passed a present back and forth by following left, right, and across directions. The prize inside was a pencil for each of the students.
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AR Winners

We have two weeks worth of AR winners this week. Due to the assembly last week, prizes weren't handed out. So we have a wonderfully large group this week! Don't forget we hope every 2nd grader makes their goal. The quarter ends on January 22nd so there are only three weeks after break to make those goals. GO READERS!
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Star Student

Liam was our Star Student this week. Some interesting facts about Liam: he takes guitar lessons and can play Beethoven's: Symphony 7, he has swam in two oceans, and enjoys reading Goosebumps and Star Wars-Jedi Academy books. Liam considers himself a master at video games. He enjoys building LEGOS. When he grows up Liam wants to be a plumber because it sounds like a cool job. Nice presentation Liam!!

...Our next Star Student is Landon C.

Miscellaneous Items:

  • Winter break begins on Monday, Dec. 21st, and goes through Friday, Jan. 1st. School will resume on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.
  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!

Our Mission

In partnership with family and community, Woodridge School District 68 will provide a comprehensive educational foundation for all children in a safe, caring environment, preparing them to be productive, responsible, and successful members of society.