Mrs. King's 2nd Grade Class
November 20, 2015
Today was CRAZY HAT AND CRAZY SOCK DAY!!!
A Character for Thanksgiving!
An Icing Storm Hit Gingertown!!!
Gingerbread Town (a fictional community, much like Fishers) has been hit by a major icing storm and the entire town was destroyed. Using what students know about communities and economics they are being asked to rebuild the community. Students will work in small groups to recreate a business out of a shoe box, that would benefit the Gingertown community. Students will be challenged to work within a set budget to get the business up and running, all while learning about opportunity cost, scarcity, and trading! This will be a project that we will work on over the next few weeks!
The Gobblers Jog 5K is right around the corner! The event runs through the
beautiful Saxony Residential and Business area. The Gobblers Jog has quickly
become an Indianapolis area favorite, and supports several area food banks.
More information is posted under the Royal Report heading on our webpage
AND a link was on the Royal Report email. Try the links below as well!
Start your Thanksgiving off with some fun and fitness!
Full information attached and at: www.goldeneventpro.com
Register at: Gobblers Jog Registration
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Roving Reader Leaders!
Other exciting activities!
Decorating Gingerbread Houses!!!
We will be decorating gingerbread houses on Wednesday, December 16th from 10:45 to 11:30. A permission form and ingredient list will be sent home on soon! 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!
Upcoming Economics PBL opportunity!
Do you or a family member own or work at a small local business in our community? We are looking for a speaker to talk with 2nd graders about the importance of small businesses in our community! If this is something you are interested in, please let me know! Thanks in advance for your help with this project!
Holiday gift idea!!!
Lost Library Books!
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.
We are looking for donations for colored index cards. If you would like to donate some please send them in with your child! Thanks in advance for your help!
Important Information for Next Week!
Next Week and the Week following Thanksgiving Break Related Arts Schedule
Monday, November 23rd- Day 3: Art
Tuesday, November 24th- Day 4: P.E.
Wednesday, November 25th- NO SCHOOL
Thursday, November 26th- NO SCHOOL
Friday, November 27th- NO SCHOOL
Monday, November 30th- Day 5: Music
Tuesday, December 1st- Day 6: Art
Wednesday, December 2nd- Day 1: P.E.
Thursday, December 3rd- Day 2: Music
Friday, December 4th- Day 3: Art
Class Library Checkout Days:
Our next class library checkout day will be Friday, December 4th, 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 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 and illustrator of an information book may be an expert and it trying to teach the reader something new! We will learn to become experts on topics and we will learn to use more than one text about a topic to learn the most we can! After Thanksgiving Break, we will be reading and comparing various gingerbread man stories! Be sure to ask your child which version was his/her favorite!
We are still busy working on opinion writing! This week we discussed how it feels to move to a new place. We thought it would be a wonderful idea for students to think of their FAVORITE place in our community, and to make a class book that we could share with any new students to our class. This will hopefully help those new students feel more comfortable and help in their transition to their new community!
We will continue our focus on addition with and without regrouping up until Thanksgiving Break! Following Thanksgiving Break, we will begin working on our math portion of our Gingertown PBL! Students will be using a variety of skills such as: measurement, addition, subtraction, fractions, perimeter, & more to help recreate Gingertown!
Math homework for Wednesday AFTER break will be 9-2 out of the math workbook!