Mrs. Hamilton's 2nd Grade Class
April 20, 2015
Young Author Books
Thanks to all who attended the Pancake Breakfast and Book Fair on Saturday!! Thank you also for all of the ONE for ONE money/donations! I was able to purchase a few non-fiction (life science) books and also some picture books for our classroom library! We appreciate it!! We are going to keep our YOUNG AUTHOR BOOKS here at school for the rest of the week and next week so that we can share our books with other 2nd grade classes and also a 1st grade class!! The kids are SO proud of them!!!
By the end of the week, we will be starting a new math unit on money. It is beneficial for students to use real coins during this unit. I would like for each child to have his/her own set to use. Please send the following coins in a sealed plastic bag with your child’s name on it by the beginning of next week:
4 half dollars* (optional)
*If you have 4 half-dollars at home and would be willing to send them in your child’s bag, that would be great!
I will send the bags home with your child at the end of our money unit. As always, thank you for your support!
Important Information For Next Week
Mark your Calendar!
May 22nd: Field Day
May 27th: 2nd Grade End of the Year Pizza Party
May 29th: Last Day of School
Next Week's Specials
Monday 4/20- Day 4: P.E.
Tuesday 4/21- Day 5: Music
Wednesday 4/22- Day 6: Art
Thursday 4/23- Day 1: P.E.
Friday 4/24- Day 2: Music
We are Learning...
Math: We will finish up GEOMETRY and begin learning about MONEY. Students will be counting a collection of coins and solving word problems that involve money.
Writing: We will begin a new nonfiction writing unit. Students will write informative/explanatory text in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section. Students will be taking notes from different resources as they research and gather information for their book.
Science: We will begin a new unit on life cycles. We will be focusing on the life cycles of plants and animals. We will observe the changes in plants and animals throughout their life cycles including details of their body plan, structure and timing of growth, reproduction and death.