Mrs. Arndt's Classroom News

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Quick Updates

  • Tomorrow is slipper/cozy sock day. Don't forget phy. ed. shoes as it is a Tuesday schedule.
  • We are almost out of crackers for oopsie snack when students forget a backpack snack. Please send in one box of crackers by the end of January. Thank you!
  • Please send snow pants, boots, hats and mittens everyday. It is also a good idea to have in their backpack an extra pair of dry socks and mittens. Make sure all winter apparel are labeled.
  • If you need to send in cough drops, please fill out the form that is linked below and send it to school. I will then keep the cough drops on my desk and dispense as needed.


Next week second grade will begin assessing each child's reading level. Due to budget costs, substitutes are no longer an option while we assess individuals. We will have Mrs. Culligan's class in our room for Wednesday morning. I have a technology lesson planned and we will be using iPads while Mrs. Culligan is assessing. Then on Thursday morning, our entire class will be going to Mrs. Werlein's room in the morning to do another technology project using iPads. Mrs. Hughes, a reading specialist, will teach just our class Thursday afternoon for math and social studies.

Once the reading assessments are complete, I will be rearranging guided reading groups into new levels and peers.


The second graders are finishing up the snowman descriptions. Next we will be creating a flip book where the students will need to write sentences with descriptive adjectives, nouns, verbs, adverbs and prepositional phrases.


We are expanding counting money various ways to one dollar. This will be practiced in story problems. Then the unit moves onto double digit subtraction. I will show the students two different methods and then once both are taught, they will be able to choose the method they feel most comfortable with.

Social Studies/Science

We have begun learning about important people in history. The important people are George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. We will be spending a few days on each person in class. Then the students will research more about each person with a partner and create a Google Presentation.

A roll of paper was sent home on Monday to make a timeline of your child's life. These are due Monday, February 3rd. The timelines can be brought in earlier if you finish before then.