Miss Mitchell's 2nd Grade News

April 11th-15th

Events to Remember

Monday Day 3: Art

Tuesday Day 4: Music

Wednesday Day 1: P.E.

Thursday Day 2: Computer Lab

Friday Day 3: Art

Tuesday, April 12th PTO Open Forum meeting @ 7 PM in the Art Room

Friday, April 15th is MIX MATCH DAY!! Wear your most mismatched outfit!


Monday, April 11- Taco Scoops

Tuesday, April 12- Scrambled Eggs

Wednesday, April 13- Pizza Calzone

Thursday, April 14- Breaded Chicken Sandwich

Friday, April 15- Cheesy Breadsticks

*Always an option

Turkey Sandwich

Pizza Pack



Specials Schedule:

Day 1: P.E.

Day 2: Computer Lab

Day 3: Art

Day 4: Music

****Wednesday's are Library Checkout days!

Our Schedule

9-9:30 Learning Clubs

9:30-10:45 Math Workshop

10:45-11:15 Lunch

11:15-12:25 Reader's Workshop (Word work)

12:25-1:00 Specials

*1:00-1:20 Wednesdays Library

1:00-2:00 Reader's Workshop

1:50 Snack (Please send in a healthy snack for your child)

2:00-2:25 Recess

2:25-3:00 Writer's Workshop

3:00-3:30 Science/Social Studies

3:30-3:40 Dismissal


We are in DESPERATE need of these supplies:



Dry Erase Markers


Every Monday, the students will receive a $5 (fake). If they display negative behavior, they owe me $1 and have to trade in their $5 for $1. On Friday, if they still have their $5 they get to pick a coupon! They get to keep collecting what is in their bags and start with a fresh $5 every Monday!

THEY LOVE IT!! They are still getting positive reinforcement in the form of verbal praise and they are self motivated!


This week we are working on asking THICK questions. Thick questions require the reader to think beyond the text, use story clues and background knowledge, and are meaningful.

Next Week:

We are Becoming Experts on Hero's. Talk to your child about REAL LIFE Hero's.

A Hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

Our mentor text is: Dear Malala, We Stand with You

By the end of the unit Readers will be able to:

  • Use comprehension strategies and informational text features to understand information text.

  • Compare and contrast information from different sources on the same topic.

  • Deepen their understanding by asking questions about information texts.

Word work (Spelling)- Testing over buy, by, knew, new, no, know, right, write, threw, through

Weekly reading homework:

20 minutes of reading each night plus a reading and math page! Due April 18th!


Becoming an Expert!

By the end of the unit Writers will be able to:

  • Understand that authors write to teach us about a topic.

  • Become experts on a topic and teach others what they know.

  • Understand that informational writing is a process that involves planning, gathering information, drafting, revising, editing and publishing.


Tick Tock! Telling Time!

By the end of the unit Mathematicians will be able to:

      • Tell and write time to the nearest 5 minutes.

      • Solve real-world problems using intervals of time on the hour and half-hour.

      • Describe the relationships of time in minutes, hours, seconds, days, weeks and months.

      • Use quarter-after, half-past, and quarter-till when telling time.
      • Understand how time and fractions are related (visually and numerically).
      • Figure the elapsed time between the start and end of an activity.
      • Find the end time when given the start time and duration of an activity.
      • Find the start time when given the end time and duration of an activity.

Miss Mitchell

  • I will send out newsletters on Sunday evening
  • I always check my email in the morning, during the day, and in the evening
  • If you leave a message for me, I will return it during my prep time (12:30- 12:55) or after 4 PM
  • Please send all transportation changes in writing if you can or to the office before 2:00
  • If you do not get a reply e-mail from me about transportation, please call the school. I do not always get the chance to read emails right away or I could be absent