It's a Second Grade Thing

February/March 2016

What we will be learning in February and March

In ELA, during the month of February and March, we will focus on our favorite authors, Mo Willems, Patricia Polacco, and David Shannon. Students will learn about some of the crafts they use as writers and illustrators. We will have weekly spelling quizzes. Below is a list of the pattern for the week and the word of the week.

February 1st - air/are; harbor

February 8th - ou/ow; hollow

February 15th - oy/oi; heed

February 22nd - oo/ui/ew; inquire

February 29th - oo/ou; mention

March 7th - aw/ay; moat

March 21st - Long i and Long e; narrow

March 28th - ei/ea; pale

In Math, students will learn all about graphs. They will create bar graphs and pictographs and analyze the information. Students will also work on becoming more fluent with math facts. You can visit Fun4theBrain for online quizzes to help build fluency. In Social Studies, students will be learning about biographies and presidents.

Upcoming Events in February

Please take note of special events happening in February and March.

February 1st - 100th day of school

February 15th - Staff Development/Student Holiday

February 18th - Class picture day (see below)

February 19th - End of the 4th 6 weeks

February 22nd -Beginning of 5th 6 weeks

February 23rd - Author visit

February 25th- 2nd grade awards at 1:15

February 29th - Report cards go home

March 3rd - 2nd grade musical 8:30 and 1:30

March 14-18 Spring Break

March 25th - Bad Weather Makeup day

March 30th - Field Trip to Mayborn Museum (see note)

Wednesday is Library Day!

We go to the library every Wednesday. Please make sure that your child has their library books in their backpack each Wednesday morning.

We need you!

There are many opportunities for you to help. We will need help this year with class parties, field trips, and small group tutoring. If you can help in any way please let us know. If you would like to help in the classroom, or go on our field trip in March, you must sign up as a CSISD volunteer. Background checks will be done to keep all of our students safe. To sign up please visit this link.

CSISD Volunteer Sign up

Field Trip: March 30th

We will be going to the Mayborn Children's Museum in Waco. We rescheduled the trip to March 30th! Please mark your calendars and make sure that your volunteer forms are filled out if you would like to go or meet us there! It takes up to 2 weeks for the background checks to be completed so please do not wait until the last minute. We will be sending home new permission forms and reminder letters as it gets closer to the event.

Class Picture Day

Thursday, February 18th is class picture day and spring pictures. Students were given a picture money envelope in their Monday folders. Please send the money for the class picture if you wish to buy one by Thursday.

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Check your child's lunch balance

Don't forget to check your child's lunch account. You can access your child's lunch account and add money online by visiting this website.

Next month...

There are a few things that you might want to put on your calendar for next month.

April 6 - Early Release 12:45; Sing-a-long 8:30

April 8 - End of 5th 6 weeks

April 11-15 Book Fair

April 11th - Beginning of 6th 6 weeks

April 14th - Awards assembly at 1:15

April 18th - Report cards go home

April 28th -VIPS brunch