Mrs. Wagler's Class Newsletter

May 15-19

Reader's Workshop

Strong readers...

  • use precise words to better understand the story.
  • think about extraordinary (literary) language...what does it really mean?
  • predict how the story will go, using what we know about other stories in the series.
  • use the author's punctuation and special print to bring the story to life.
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Writer's Workshop

Strong writers...

  • use 4-square organizers to craft an opinion piece of their choosing.
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Strong mathematicians...

  • understand that multiplication is repeated addition.
  • practice their math facts.


We have been busy learning about form and function to solve the problem of spreading a large amount of seeds across a large area in a short amount of time. So far we've studied how nature can be used in design by analyzing man-made and natural objects. We've learned about pollen and pollination (seen below) and about how seeds are spread by animals and nature. This coming week, we will learn about properties of matter and begin designing our seed spreaders. We will test the spreaders before we break for summer.

*Students may be asking to bring materials from home for their designs.

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End of Year Testing

We've almost wrapped up our end of the year testing. Most reading benchmarks are completed. Expect to receive a letter in the coming days with your child's most recent reading level. We completed Reading NWEA last Thursday and will take Math NWEA this Tuesday. They are doing awesome - so proud of each of every student!

Second Grade Rocks!

We have had a fun time this week celebrating ...

O - Outside Day (We had math fact races outside).

N - No Bare Heads Allowed Day (Many wore hats to celebrate)!

D - Design, Draw, and Decorate (We decorated stars for Mr. Lawrence's birthday, designed signs for our lockers, and completed math fact coloring pages).

G - Game Day (We played Spelling Battleship and Telling Time Bingo).

R - Read Your Choice Day (We shared some of our favorite books brought from home - check it out below!) We also celebrated PJ day this day for earning compliments from staff.

Lifeskill of the Month: Motivation

Important Dates

Monday, May 29: No School

Thursday, June 1: Last Student Day

Specials Schedule:

M - Art

T - Music

W - Wellness

Th - Computer Lab

F - Music