Thursday Thoughts

Second Grade

Dear Second Grade Parents,

In math, the students learned about name collections boxes, frames and arrows, and fact families. They also explored weights and scales, odd and even patterns, and dividing equal parts in small groups.

In book clubs, Ms. Holzer's group read I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff and learned how to write letters of persuasion. Mrs. Kaufman's group read Nate the Great and the Big Sniff by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat. The students used a reading toolkit to aid in decoding as well as wrote down the important points of each chapter. Mrs. King's group discussed allegory and read different examples of allegory in children's books, including Gleam and Glow by Eve Bunting, The Singing Hat by Tohby Riddle, Common Ground by Molly Bang, and The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. The children wrote down their thoughts on what moral or lesson was taught in a particular book.

Mrs. King presented her family heritage story on Monday. The first student presentation takes place tomorrow. Please remember that in the future, the Star Student (along with a parent) will present his or her family heritage story that week. If your child has already been the Star Student, please let us know a convenient time for you to come in to present.

Our field trip to Brookside Nature Center takes place on Tuesday, November 17th. We will leave at 9:00 am from CHS and we expect to return to school before lunch time. Thanks to Shari, Kristen, Jamie H., Jamie B., Chris, and Sophie for being our chaperones/drivers!

Have a lovely weekend,

Emilia and Rachel