2B & 2D News!
December 7th-December 11th
What We Are Learning This Week
Language Arts: Our story of the week will be How To Catch Santa by Jean Reagan. Through this new holiday book, we will use ideas to make and confirm predictions, describe characters, and study nonfiction text. In writing, we will have a strong focus on writing a short letter, transition words and capitalization/punctuation in the salutation and closing of letters. Our spelling rule for this week is vowel patterns -o, -oa, and -ow. We will have our spelling test on December 11th. Please be sure to practice with your child.
Social Studies: We will continue our study on Holidays around the World! We will travel to France, Sweden and Germany to learn all about their winter holidays!
Math: We will continue working on all forms of word problems. We will work on adding and subtracting three-digit numbers in word problems, and we will work on subtraction word problems. Please continue working with students at home on basic addition and subtraction facts through Reflex or other at-home strategies. This will help them be much more successful with word problems in the classroom!
Science: We will continue recording weather data and moon observations each day. Students will learn more about how we measure temperature, rainfall, and wind speed as we conduct different hands-on classroom explorations with weather measurement tools.
Using student-created weather bar graphs to make word problems with a partner
Celebrating holidays around the world with a pinata last Friday
2B started our aerial snowmen during E-Time this week! Step 1: white crayon and watercolor
Observing Our Moon
HOUR OF CODE!
This week, 2B and 2D will participate in the Hour of Code, along with many other classes at Austin Elementary. We are excited to give the students this opportunity. Be sure to ask them how it went at the end of the week!
Lunch Duty Volunteers Wanted!
Schoolwide Enrichment Model
Great Expectations of the Week
Life Principle: Tenacious
Quote: “The man who removes mountains begins by carrying away small stones." -Chinese Proverb
Healthy Tip: After you eat dinner, wait 10 minutes before you go back for seconds. Sometimes it takes a while for the food you eat to make you feel full.
*December 8th - Parent Learning Walks @ 8:30 AM
*December 17th - Holiday Party @ 2:00 PM
*December 18th - Early release @ 12:50 PM
*December 21st - January 1st - NO SCHOOL! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!