Mrs. Sieman's 2nd Grade Class!

December 12, 2014

Students learned about computer science and programming during Hour of Code!

Genius Hour!

Our students have been participating in Genius Hour! This week, we divided into two groups and practiced researching and presenting information based on the questions that we were interested in.

Mystery Number Skype!

This week, we were so excited to do a mystery number Skype with another second grade classroom in Texas!
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Gingerbread House Decorating

We will be decorating gingerbread houses on this Thursday, December 18th from 10:45 to 11:45. A permission form and ingredient list was sent home on Monday. Please return the permission form as soon as possible. Students will not be able to participate without a permission form.

Don't forget that all parents are invited to attend! Please indicate on the permission form if you will be attending. We hope you will be able to join us for this fun event!

Icing for Gingerbread Houses

Please remember that each student will need their own container of white icing (any brand) to decorate their gingerbread house. Please write your child's name on the container and send it in as soon as possible! Thank you!

Holiday Party

Our holiday party will be next Friday from 1:45-2:45. A big thanks to Mrs. Kilberg for planning it! The students are so excited!

Important Information for Next Week!


There will be no Word Study homework next week. Please have your child complete math and reading only. Students will be given their next set of Words Their Way spelling words and Vocabulary words on Tuesday, January 6th.

Mark your Calendar!

  • December 18: Gingerbread House Decorating from 10:45-11:45
  • December 19: Holiday Party from 1:45-2:45
  • December 22-January 5: Winter Break
  • January 6: First day back for students

Next Week's Specials

Monday 12/15- Day 3: Music

Tuesday 12/9- Day 4: Art

Wednesday 12/10- Day 5: P.E.

Thursday 12/11- Day 6: Music

Friday 12/12- Day 1: Art

We are Learning...

Reading: We are continuing to study nonfiction texts. We will be focusing on using the features of nonfiction texts to help us learn more. We will practice using the table of contents, glossary, photographs, and captions as we read!

Math: We will continue our topic on subtracting double digit numbers using mental math.

Writing: We will continue our author mentor study of Kevin Henkes as we write personal narratives.

Social Studies: We will continue our study on economics. Students will describe how people in a community use productive resources, create a variety of businesses and industries, specialize in different types of jobs, and depend on each other to supply goods and services.