January 29, 2016

Dates to Remember

Feb. 5- Play it Safe, Wear Red for American Heart Association

Feb. 12- Valentine's Day Parties; 12:00-1:00 for Second Grade

Feb. 15- No School

Feb. 17-18- Dismiss at 11:45

Feb. 24- Progress Reports

March 13-20- Spring Break

Valentine's Party

Our class with have our Valentine's Party on Friday, February 12 from 12:00-1:00. You do not have to worry about decorating a fancy mailbox as we will make bags in class, but you will want to send in valentines with your child. I will attach a class list to the weekly email so you can make sure your child gives one to everyone and has the correct spelling.

25/100 Book Challenge

Our class is happily working on their book challenges! I love that students are so interested in beginning to explore different genres.

We have a graph in our classroom (which you can see below) to track everyone's progress.

Please be sure to keep this reading log in your child's binder so we can see when to move his/her book icon up. Also, remember that this book challenge is for the 15-16 school year. You can count any book (over 100 pages for the 25 Book Challenge) that they have read this school year.

Thanks so much for your support!
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Class Objectives for next Week

Math- 3-D figures

Writing- Expository Writing, Major focus on clarity and organization

Reading- Finish Fairy Tales, Begin to look at Author's Craft

Science- Magnets

Social Studies- Local History and Landmarks

Winter Reminders

Please be sure to check the forecast each day to determine what type of coat to send with your child. We go to recess at 9:30 in the morning as long as the windchill is at or above 38 degrees. Often times the temperature at that time can be very different than the high for the day.

Please send your child with a coat with his/her name in it. We'd rather get lost coats back to the owners instead of taking them to the lost and found!

Classroom Wishlist

If you'd like to purchase items for our classroom, you can check out our Amazon Wishlist. After talking with students, I've added books they'd like to see in our classroom library as well as other items I know we will need throughout the year.

Class Blog and Shutterfly Page

If you haven't already, be sure you bookmark our class blog and join our class Shutterfly page. These are two great ways to see what we are doing in our classroom.

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