2ND GRADE NEWS
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016
Happy New Year From 2nd Grade
As we enter into the new year I am asking for your help. Each day is an important day as we continue our learning. Please remember to have your child read each night, Also, if your child is struggling to master their basic addition and subtraction skills, it is imperative that they work toward this.
I have signed all students up for Xtra Math, On Friday, January 15th students will log in and take their assessment. Then I will send home passwords and information for logging in at home. Please use this as a tool to help reach mastery of their basic facts.
This is such a pivotal time for your child.
Important Upcoming Events
- February 10th Valentine Field Trip to Roll Haven (12:15 to 2:15) (More to come...). Go to the link below to sign up to volunteer for the fieldtrip:)
- April 12th Sloan Museum (9:00 to 2:00) (More to come...)
We Enjoyed Handsome Harry's Polar Express Story
Looking for Stars!
Daily Take Home Folders
S means your child is doing a Satisfactory job and has met the goal
P means your child is progressing toward the goal
N means your child needs some improvement toward the goal
AC means there is some concern regarding your child's progress and together we need to be working to help them work at progressing toward the goal
Gym: Mondays and Wednesdays (Remember to wear gym shoes)
Music: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Movement: Gym and Music together
December, January and February Birthdays
Happy Birthday to Treyvon Knox: January 4th
Happy Birthday to Thomas Welker: January 2nd
Happy Birthday to Griffyn Nester: February 8th
Happy Birthday to Nathan Crawford: February 10th
Topic 7 Tests Will Be Sent Home This Week!
Onto Topic 8
Log on to Xtra Math to Practice Basic Math Facts
Words Their Way
We are now focusing our learning on Government. Students are learning about the importance of rules and laws in our community, how our community keeps us safe by having laws and rules, and about the roles of the mayor, city council and local courts in keeping us safe and making sure that laws are followed. In addition they will learn about local government services that communities have. Later in our unit, students will learn about their civic responsibilities as a member of a community.
We began our learning of Matter by exploring the properties of rocks. We will continue learning about the properties of matter (size, shape, color, texture, and hardness). Look at different things in your house and discuss and compare them in terms of these properties. Students will also learn about measurement. We started by using a non-standard unit (yarn) to measure how tall we were. See how tall your child is compared to others below:). Students are now learning about different units used to measure the length of something (inches, centimeters), and tools used to measure length (ruler, measuring tape). We will continue our learning of measurement when we learn about tools (measuring cups and spoons) to measure volume. Students will also learn about using a balance to measure the weight.
Fun with Measuring
In reading we have been learning about Story Elements. Story Elements are the components of a story. Thinking about these elements helps us infer what is happening in the story.
- Characterization: What we know about characters based on their actions or words they use
- Plot: Important events in the story (conflicts and problems and how they are solved
- Setting: Where and When the story takes place
- Theme: The message or meaning of the story