Camp Learn A Lot
May 6, 2016
This week we drafted our novels through the climax, maxed out our GoNoodle champ, practiced the trade-first subtraction algorithm, discovered the morals in Aesop's fables, and saw how our chicks are growing and moving inside their eggs.
Toward the end of next week our chicks should begin hatching. Although I hope all the chicks will be fine, I forewarned the students that it is possible some of our chicks could fail to thrive after hatching or may be born with disabilities. We will have the chicks a short time before they return to the farm.
Over the next few weeks, we will use our Reading Workshop time to learn about traditional literature and complete our Project Lead the Way activities. Although I will not assign Weekly Reading Logs for the remainder of the school year, it's important for your child to continue to read 20 minutes each night in addition to their math homework.
Thank you to the PTO and all the parents who helped with this week's teacher appreciation festivities. The notes the kids wrote were adorable and warmed my heart!
Please see the important dates section below for all the fun scheduled these last 17 days of school!
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visiting the virtual San Diego Zoo during Technology with Mrs. DuBois!
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thinking about how animals grow and change during their life cycles!
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setting word count goals and then exceeding them!
- Special: Art + Library (2 item limit, last day to check out)
- Logophiles 3 New Sort
- J Jammie Day – Wear your favorite pajamas! No slippers, please.
- Special: Music
- Logophiles 1 Progress Check
- K Kindness Day – Share some kindness (we will write a thank you letter to someone who works with us at school!
- Special: Technology
- Logophiles 1 New Sort
- Early Release Day @ 2:55pm
- L Lunch Outside Day – 2nd grade will enjoy their lunches out side (rain plan is to have Lights-Off day)!
- Special: PE
- Logophiles 2 Progress Check
- M Movie Day – Enjoy a G-rated movie in our class!
- Special: Art
- NWEA Language Arts Assessment @ 9am
- N Name Mrs. Smith’s Baby Day – We will be writing down ideas for Mrs. Smith to name her baby!
- O Outside Day – As long as the weather cooperates, we will complete some of our activities outside today!
- Book Fair
- P Popsicle Day – Enjoy a popsicle from your teacher.
- Book Fair
- Q Quiz Day – Complete a quiz about your teacher’s favorite things!
- NWEA Math Assessment @ 1:50pm
- Book Fair
- R Read What You Want Day – Bring in comics, magazines, or any book you want to read from home.
- Maypole Celebration
- S Silly Sock Day – Wear your silly shoes and socks
- Young Author Day
- T Twin Day – Dress like a friend in 2nd grade.
- U University Day – Wear your university gear.
- V Visitor Day – A visitor will come and read to your class!
- Hamilton East Public Library visits HDE
- W Wash our Room Day – Clean Up Day!
- Field Day
- X EXTRA Recess Day – Enjoy an extra recess with your class.
- Memorial Day - No School
- End of Year Awards @ 9am
- Y Year End Autograph Day – Exchange autographs with classmates. (students may bring in their school yearbooks if they would like)
- End of Quarter 4 / Semester 2
- Last Day of School
- Z Zip Up Your Bag and Go Home Day – Last day of school!!
- How can knowing the 6 syllable patterns help me grow as a reader and writer?
Reading - Traditional Literature
Why was this story written?
What is the lesson/moral of the story?
How can I apply the morals to my own life?
Why is the structure of the story important?
Why are there different versions of the same tales?
How do tales/stories differ based on the viewpoint?
- How do tales/stories differ based on the culture in which they were originated?
- How do plants and animals change during a life cycle?
- How are plants and animals dependent upon each other?
- How do features of animals and plants relate to their life cycle?
- How do plants and animals adapt?
- How does the function of an object influence its form
- How does nature influence design?
- How can estimating help us to avoid errors in addition and subtraction?
- How do diagrams help to solve multiplication and division problems?
- What are fact families? What is the relationship between numbers in a fact family?
- What is the definition of “array?” How can arrays be used to help solve multiplication and division problems?
- How can pictures help to solve multiplication/division problems?
- What are the patterns of 1s and 0s multiplication?
Writing Workshop - Writers Tell Stories
- How do writers create interesting characters?
- How do writers help the reader to visualize?
- How do writers build suspense?
- How do writers develop the story in a logical order?
- How does a writer establish their style of writing?
- How does a writer write a good ending that leaves an impression on the reader?
- How do writers support their writing with illustrations?
- How do we use writer’s craft to make our story powerful?
Parent & Student Resources
- NWEA's Resources for Parents
- Noblesville's NWEA Resources for Parents
- Reading Comprehension Question Prompts
- Everyday Mathematics Resources for Parents
- Hazel Dell Cafeteria Menu
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