2nd Grade Newsletter

January 15, 2016

Here's what we are working on...

Reading - This past week, the students learned about how to identify the moral of a fable and how the characters responded to challenges. The students also compared the two stories The Little Red Hen and Manana, Iguana. Next week, we will begin to learn about the characteristics of fairy tales.

Math - This week, we learned about inches, feet, and yards. We also learned how to estimate length. Next week, we will learn about centimeters and meters.

Writing - We began our opinion writing unit based on the article, Should Every Kid Get a Trophy? We learned to find pros and cons in the article to help support our opinion and forming a topic sentence. Next week, we will begin to write our piece by adding supporting details and ideas to our topic sentence.

Science - Today students finished up the science group projects. Next week, we will begin learning about the moon, sun, and seasons. We will be learning about moon phases and we will need 5 packs of Double Stuf Oreos per class. Please contact your child's teacher if you are will to donate towards this.

Grammar - We will learn about shades of meaning such as mad, angry, and furious.

Spelling/Word Study - We will test on Friday, January 22, over the aw/au/ay word pattern. These are the anchor words cause, caught, saw, straw, pay, and stay.

The sight words tested will be number, no, way, could, people, my, than, first, water, been.

Upcoming Events and Reminders

Jan. 18th - MLK, Jr. Day/ School Holiday

Jan. 22nd - 100th Day of School!!

Feb. 4th - SciTech Night

Feb. 5th - Super Dad Super Bowl Party (Breakfast)

Feb. 6th - Daddy/Daughter Dance

Feb. 12th - Movie Night

***Super Dads Super Bowl Breakfast - Be on the lookout for an invitation in your child's Friday Folder inviting all dads to come have a little football and measurement fun from 7:15 to 7:45 am in your child's classroom on Feb. 5th. Lots of father/child fun will be had and you don't want to miss it!

***Recess: Please be aware that county policy states that we cannot go out to recess if the temperature is below 40 degrees. However, if it is above 40 degrees, we will go out to recess. Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for colder weather.

*** The Six Flags Reading Log - If your child reads for six hours before Feb. 12, then they can get a free ticket to Six Flags!! Please be sure to have minutes and hours added up before your child turns in their log.

Please remember to send in library books on your child's class library day. The class library days are:

Lord - Monday

Moore - Monday

Queen - Tuesday

Pendergast - Wednesday

Kamhout - Wednesday

Duncan - Thursday

Have a fabulous weekend!!