Mrs. Baker's Class Newsletter-

December 1st, 2016

What is going on?

Writing: Students will be continuing to work on their All About books. They are focused on sharing information on a favorite holiday that is celebrated in their family.


Spelling Words and Grammar: asked, clean, does, friend, kind, night, should, turn

We will be learning about linking verbs this week as well as reviewing action verbs.


Reading: Students will use nonfiction sources to gather information about different countries and their culture’s celebrations to support their learning in our PBL project.


Math: This week we begin 3D shapes! We will study faces, edges, and verticies. In the middle of the week, we will use toothpicks and marshmallows to construct the various shapes.



Social Studies/PBL: This PBL will focus on Holiday Traditions around the world. We will learn about world cultures, compare them to each other, create a culture doll and posters for around the school. Students will learn how holiday’s have some similar customs, celebrations, and traditions.


We need a donation of 2 bags mini marshmallows and one box of toothpicks. Please let me know if you can donate.



Calendar:

Dec. 9th K-2 Assembly

Dec. 14th Holiday Party

Dec.16th-Jan 2nd Holiday Break

Feb. 22nd Six Flags logs due-

Please talk to your child about your holiday culture!

Dear Parents,

We are excited to announce that we are beginning our second PBL project on December 1st. This PBL will focus on Holiday Traditions around the world. As an introduction students will record their winter holiday traditions that they celebrate; specifically focusing on food, clothing, games, dances and songs. . Therefore, if you could have a conversation with your child prior to December 1st going over your family’s holiday traditions this would be helpful for them to be able to have ideas ready to record.


One last thing….We will be discussing Christmas and the traditions that go along with that, including Santa Claus. If your family does not believe in Santa, please make sure to have a prior conversation with your child to explain this situation. There are many students in our class that do believe in Santa, and my goal is NOT to spoil the magic of Santa Claus for those that believe during our project. Thanks you for your help!


Have a wonderful break!

The Second Grade Team

Have a good weekend!