Mrs. Jarr's Second Grade Newsletter

*April 21st Update*


We are officially into the final stretch of the school year! The next weeks we will continue to learn essential skills to prepare us for third grade. We will also enjoy many 'extra' activities including: Starry Games, a visit to FMI, summer reading program visits from the CR Kernals and Marion Library, and alot more! We will also continue to have an A-Z Countdown (similiar to what students have done the past few years, where we have a special day each of the last 26 days of school). The A-Z Countdown will start on April 24th.

4-24 Art Day (we will create art in the classroom)

4-25 Blue Day (wear blue)

4-26 Crazy Hair Day (Wear your hair crazy)

4-27 Dance Day (we will dance in the hallway)

4-28 Exercise Day (wear exercise clothes)


We have just finished up our unit on fractions and are officially in Unit 8 of Math, during this unit, Partners, Teams, and Paper Clips students will continue to develop an understanding of place value and our number system and work on making sense of the operations of addition and subtraction. We continue to work on fact fluency, telling time to the five minute mark, and counting money.


Our end of the year FAST testing will take place in May, end of the year expectation for second grade students is 106 correct words per minute.


We are working on opinion writing! We have read some great mentor texts to go along with creating our opinion of different things, a few include: Hey Little Ant, Shark vs. Train, and Duck, Rabbit! Students have written an opinion writing piece on their favorite recess activity. The next writing we will be working on is our favorite dessert!


We are currently working through our science unit, Insects and Plants. We are currently observing beetles, moths, and butterflies change from larvae to pupae to adult. We are working to compare the plant and animal life cycles.

Important Dates Coming Up....

Wednesday, May 3rd- Early Dismissal

Thursday, May 18th- Second Grade Musical @ High School Auditorium 7pm

Friday, May 26th- Starry Games

Monday, May 29th- Memorial Day/NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, May 30th- Early Dismissal/LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Contact Mrs. Jarr

If you have any questions please contact me anytime. I'm always here to help! Email is the best way to get ahold of me for a quick response. You can also contact me at my extension through Starry. 319-377-4698 ext. 2217. Thanks!!!!