Mrs. Dufresne's Second Grade
March 23rd - 28th, 2015
In the Reading anthology, we are entering a new theme called "Family Time". This week we will be reading "Brothers and Sisters" and focusing on making generalizations while reading.
In Math, we are solving multi-step problems using a bar graph, using comparison bars to solve 2-digit problems and a focus on mathematical practices.
Our science focus for the next few weeks is "All About the Weather". We will be studying weather, weather changes, and the water cycle.
Important Dates and Information
April 3rd and 6th - Spring Break!
Friday, April 10th - Seussival, more information to come!
April 22nd - Staff Professional Development - Half Day Release
We have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays - please make sure they have good PE shoes on those days!
Thank you for attending portfolio conferences last week! I am so proud of your kids and all they have accomplished. They are a dynamic, energetic group and are so eager to learn and work hard.
Mrs. Webberly has been leading the class through a safety unit. She has covered bike and gun safety, phone and internet safety, and will be covering safe touching, unwanted touch, and the touching rule this week. Later will be assertiveness, finding support, telling a grown up and asking for help.
Our new reading theme is family time:
What is family?
Who is family?
Either a lot or a little is a family:
But whether there's ten or there's two in your family,
All of your family plus you is a family!
by Mary Ann Hoberman
List A - flower, water, under, over, better, sister, brother, mother, father, after
List B - other, center, writer, shower, another, baker, shiver, river, teacher, doctor
Lis C - answer, bakery, manager, climber, teenager, quarter, author, daughter, hamburger, servant