Mrs. Hamilton's 2nd Grade Class
December 4, 2015
Hamilton County Humane Society Passion Project
AN ICING STORM HIT GINGERTOWN!!!!
Other Exciting News!!
Gingerbread House Decorating
***Volunteers are needed next Monday, December 7th from 2:20-3:30 to help divide out all of our gingerbread candy and materials that we will be using on the 16th. Please let me know if you are able to volunteer. You must have a background check and watch the anti-bullying video in order to volunteer!***
We will be decorating gingerbread houses on Wednesday, December 16th from 10:45-11:30. A permission form and ingredient list was sent home today in your childs green folder. Please return the permission form by Friday, December 11th. Don't forget to send $2.00 in as well!! Students will not be able to participate without a permission form. Don't forget that all parents are invited to attend! Please indicate on the permission form if you will be attending. We hope you will be able to join us for this fun event!
Hour of Code
Holiday Gift Idea!
Lost and Found
If your child is missing an item (coat, lunchbox, etc.), please remind him/her to check the lost and found table located in the cafeteria. Many lost items are piling up just waiting to be found! You may wish to label any items sent to school with your child’s name in order to make locating lost items easier.
Important Information for Next Week!
Mark your Calendar!
- December 7th: Volunteers needed to pack candy and materials for the students to use
- December 14th: 5:30-7:30 Family/Pizza Night for our Humane Society project
- December 16th: Gingerbread House Decorating from 10:45-11:30
- December 22-January 5: Winter Break
Next Week's Specials
Tuesday 12/8- Day 5: Music
Wednesday 12/9- Day 6: Art
Thursday 12/10- Day 1: P.E.
Friday 12/11- Day 2: Music
Class Library Checkout!
Our next class library checkout day will be Tuesday, December 8th, but remember, your child may bring his/her books back at anytime. We will find a time for him/her to visit the library individually to get new books!
We are Learning...
Next week in reading we will continue to focus on informational text. Students will learn that when reading informational text, they may need to approach their reading differently! We will discuss that the author of an information book may be an expert and is trying to teach the reader something new! We will learn to become experts on using the table of contents, and the glossary!
We are currently working on addition with and without regrouping. After break we will move into subtraction with and without regrouping!
We are starting to introduce nonfiction writing and what types of features go into a nonfiction book! What types of characteristics are common of nonfiction books vs. fiction book. After break we will be working hard on our nonfiction writing! The students have been working hard creating their table of contents, brainstorming, and writing their books.
Word study in 2nd grade includes spelling, phonics, and vocabulary development. We are focusing on 13 new vocabulary words for the next 2 weeks. Those words are: income, profit, economics, need, want, resources, tragedy, effect, design, supply, scarcity, opportunity cost, and surplus!
We will continue our study of economics. We have also started our Gingerbread PBL!Students will describe how people in a community use productive resources, create a variety of businesses and industries, specialize in different types of jobs, and depend on each other to supply goods and services.