Mrs. King's 2nd Grade Class
January 8, 2016
How to read nonfiction!
A message from Mrs. Curran
On Thursday, January 14 at 6:00pm our Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Combs, will be joining us at our PTO meeting to talk more about how HSE21 and the 1:1 iPad roll-out will work for K-4 elementary grades. Next year all students in HSE (including our Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students) will use an iPad at school as a tool for learning. Please join us at this meeting to learn more. We will meet in the library. Our PTO will provide childcare in the gym.
We will have some fun prizes available for those in attendance, as well. We look forward to seeing you January 14 at 6:00pm.
Family S.T.E.A.M night!
Choir Club information was sent home this week. If your child is interested in joining the Choir Club, the slips are due next Monday, January 11th. This is an optional club that will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays before school at 8 a.m. in the music room. No auditions! (Possible lottery depending on the size of interest). Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, January 19th. The club will meet for 5 weeks and will have a small performance on February 23rd at 6 p.m. for friends and family to enjoy what we've learned! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
A message from Miss Meyer in the Art room
The artists in first and second grade are working hard on their student choice animal paper mache projects. We are running low on the following items. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Newspapers, masking tape rolls used, any small plastic container ex: butter bowl, sour cream etc.
Thank you for your help and supporting the arts!
Mark your Calendar!
- January 15: 1/2 day Teachers Professional Development students dismiss at 12:01
- January 18: NO SCHOOL- MLK Jr. Day
- February 5: Family S.T.E.A.M night
Specials After Break!
Monday 1/11- Day 6: Art
Tuesday 1/12- Day 1: P.E.
Wednesday 1/13- Day 2: Music
Thursday 1/14- Day 3: Art
Friday 1/15- Day 0 - No Specials
Class Library Checkout!
Our next class library checkout day will be Friday, January 15th, but remember, your child may bring his/her books back at anytime. We will find a time for him/her to visit the library individually to get new books!
We are Learning...
We will continue to study nonfiction texts. We will be learning how to gather information from informational texts so that we can become experts on a topic. We will be comparing and contrasting different books on the same topic as we read.
We will continue working on subtraction with and without regrouping!
This week we began thinking about our upcoming young author books. We have spent much of this year reading books in the Magic Treehouse Series. Our class is now going to follow the same pattern as Mary Pope Osborn's books, and write their own Magic Treehouse books! This week students began brainstorming all the places they might want to travel to in their story! We will eventually be using a green screen app to put each student in that place or time period!
We will continue our study of matter. Students will be studying the properties of solids, liquids, and gases.
Word study in 2nd grade includes spelling, phonics, and vocabulary development. We will be focusing on 13 new vocabulary words. Those words are: matter, solid, liquid , gas, property , mixture , solution , reaction, evaporation, matter, mass, condensation, and dissolve.