Second Grade Swag!

February 22nd - February 26th

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What We Are Learning This Week

Language Arts: This week,we will be reading Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine. We will be identifying the mood of a text and using conjunctions in our writing. In spelling this week, we will be studying words with syllable patterns and our spelling test will be on Friday, February 26th .

Social Studies: We will continue out study on how historical figures and good citizens have helped shape our community, state, and nation.

Math: This week we will wrap up our review of the first 7 polygons we've looked at. Learners should be able to identify the number of sides for these shapes:



Quadrilaterals ( squares, rectangles, rhombuses, trapezoids)




Along with that we will look at three new terms octagon, nonagon, and decagon.

We will also continue to focus on reviewing counting money up to $1 and reading and interpreting bar and picture graphs.

Science: This week as we continue to explore with magnets, we will explain why magnets attract metals and answer the question, do magnets attract all types of metals.

Key terms: Magnetic force field, North Pole and South Pole

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I had an AMAZING time experiencing the Ron Clark Academy and I can't wait to share with your some of the great things I saw and learned. I am truly inspired!! One thing that I know I can do immediately is ask for donations of 5x7, 8x10, 11x14 and 16x20 frames! I will take any color frame, new or used, that you would like to donate... spray paint is a magical thing! What a special moment it would be for our kids to walk in my classroom and see pictures of them everywhere! Please feel free to send in your picture frame with your child as soon as possible. Thank you in advance!

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Austin PTO Seeking New Members for 2016-2017 PTO Board

Do you have ideas you would like to see happen at Austin Elementary? Do you have a talent like planning, or spreadsheet skills, etc. you would like to share with the PTO? Or do you just want to become more involved?

Here’s your chance. The Barbara S. Austin Elementary PTO board is looking for members for the 2016-2017 school year. Many positions held by our 5th grade parents moving up to 6th grade need to be filled, so there are many to choose from. Maybe there’s one to fit your talent!

Many of our board members work outside the home, work from home, and are stay-at-home parents. So, yes, it is possible to be a board member.

The PTO board’s mission is to partner with the school in elevating the elementary experiences of our learners, parents, educators, and staff. If you want to help make a difference in your child’s experience, become a part of Austin PTO!

Complete the application that was e-mailed to you via the PTO Connect (or e-mail Mrs. Naragon fora copy) and turn in to Mr. Wu or Mrs. Naragon. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, March 24.

Lunch Duty Volunteers Wanted!

We are in need of volunteers for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this coming week. As a reminder, our lunch is from 11:45-12:15! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

Schoolwide Enrichment Model

To read more about our SEM journey, please check out the SEM newsletter!

Great Expectations of the Week

Life Principle: Giving

Quote: "We make a living by what we get and a life by what we give."

-Winston Churchill

Healthy Tip: Make sure you eat at least 3 healthy meals a day. Skipping meals is not a good way to lose weight or get in shape.

Important Dates

*February 25th - Boosterthon Fun Run!

*March 10th- Open House, more information to come

*March 14th - 18th- Spring Break, NO SCHOOL!

Austin Elementary

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