What's New in Grade 2

December 2014

December 2014

December 3 College Day; Progress Reports

December 4 Picture Retakes; Garden Club; Grapevine Christmas Parade 7pm

December 8 Hour of Code

December 10 Team Shirt

December 11 Game Club; PTA Meeting/Choir Performance 6:30

December 13 Breakfast with Santa 9-11am

December 17 Wacky Wednesday - Holiday Wear

December 18 Pajama Read o Rama

December 19 Holiday Party 9:30; Early Release 11:45

December 20-January 5 Holiday Break

January 6 Class Resumes

*No Running Club in December*

Hour of Code

We are participating in Hour of Code to provide opportunities for computer science in our classrooms. For more information visit:



A few apps we will explore in class:



The Giving Tree at SLE

The Holiday Season is a time for giving and sharing. One way to help someone in need is to adopt a "Bell" from the Silver Lake Giving Tree. It is as simple as 1, 2, 3!

What a fun way to involve your children in giving this season. Happy Holidays!

1. Adults may “buzz” into SLE using the bell in the front to choose a “Bell” from the tree.

2. Fulfill the request noted on the star.

3. Return the bell and unwrapped item to Silver Lake by December 17th, 2014

More info on how to get involved w/ Christmas Cottage: http://www.gracegrapevine.org//christmascottage.aspx

Pajama Read o Rama - Illustrator Michael P. White

This is the order form to order books illustrated by Michael P. White! He will be visiting our school on December 18th, the Pajama Read-a-Rama day. In order to ensure you get a copy of the book you want, you must return book orders no later than Dec. 8th. Additional titles will be ordered and sold on Dec. 18th on a first-come, first-served basis. All titles are $15 through the school. We are very excited for his visit.
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Holiday Party

Holiday Party Notes are headed home soon. Please send the listed supplies and a $5 gift card for the Holiday Party gift exchange.

Language Arts

Spelling - Doubling Rule

Writing - Friendly Letter, Poems, Seasonal Writing

Reading - Making Inferences

Social Studies

Identify and Explain Various State and National Landmarks and Celebrations


Force: Pushing and Pulling


Two Digit Addition without Regrouping

Two Digit Subtraction without Regrouping

Adding Mixed Coins to $1

Telling time to the Minute

Practice for Home

Remember, students can use apps such as XtraMath, Front Row and iStation to practice learning at home. Plus, students can access many tools for reading and learning by using our SLE Symbaloo created by Mrs. Sporrer. http://goo.gl/maaZZX Daily reading and math practice are important for continued academic growth, as well as instilling a love for learning that lasts a lifetime.

Second Grade Teachers

You can support your child's teacher/s by volunteering time to work with children, help in the teacher workroom, sign up to be a WATCH D.O.G. or fill supply needs of the classroom. We appreciate your support!