Second Grade Swag!

September 28th - October 2nd

What We Are Learning This Week

Language Arts: We will be learning about consonant digraphs, fact/detail and imperative and exclamatory sentences. We will also be writing a play scene!

Social Studies: Students will continue to explore the question, how are communities different? We will explore different kinds of communities, learn about the features, advantages, and disadvantages of urban, rural, and suburban communities, learn how Levittowns were built and create a collage of images from different communities. We will wrap up our question by making bar graph showing each student's preference for each of the three types of communities.

Science: This week we will wrap up our plant unit as we prepare to begin learning about insects next week. We will continue observing our brassica plants and discussing the plant life cycle and parts of a plant.

Math: This week we will learn how to determine if a number is odd or even, use place value to determine 10 or 100 more or less, and begin learning addition fact strategies.

Beginning of the Year Conferences

You should have received an email on Friday with a link to our Beginning of the Year Conference Sign Up website. The link is below for your convenience. Please sign up for an open slot as soon as possible. We look forward to meeting with you! Thank you!

Spelling City

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Spelling city is a GREAT resource for your child to practice spelling words at home. There are different games, activities, teaching resources, and vocabulary practices that will enrich their spelling. Each week, the leveled lists are posted, so be sure to check it out!

For Mrs. Trueblood's Spelling City Website, click here:

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Save the date!

2nd Grade will be taking a field trip to the Dallas Arboretum on October 28th. We will be gone from 8:30-2:30. Permission slips and parent volunteer forms will go home the week of September 28th. The cost of the field trip will be $8 for students and $15 for accompanying parents.
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Kindergarten Color Days!

Kindergarten will be learning how to read and write the color words, as well as recognize the different colors and use them for patterning activities. We think this will be a fun opportunity for our students to see the color they are learning about all over the school. On the designated day, please have your child wear the following colors, if they want! Thanks!

October 1 - Green

October 8 - Black

October 15 - Brown

October 22 - Orange

Schoolwide Enrichment Model

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

Great Expectations of the Week

Life Principle: Responsibility

Quote: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." -Eleanor Roosevelt

Healthy Tip: Try to eat fish at least once a week. It is full of vitamins and oils that are good for your heart.

Important Dates

*September 29th - Picture Day

*October 2nd - Spirit Rally

*October 9th - No School for Students/Parent Teacher Conferences

*October 12th - No School!

*October 20th - Cookie Dough Kick Off

*October 25th-30th - Red Ribbon Week

*October 28th - 2nd Grade Field Trip

Austin Elementary

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