WHAT'S THE BUZZ IN 2ND GRADE?

Mrs. Kesler's 2nd Grade Class Newsletter

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - General News

Happy weekend!


A big thank you to you for meeting with me at conferences to discuss the continuing progress of you children! I really appreciate your partnership!!


FIELD TRIP NEWS: Our field trip to Red Oak Nature Center was enlightening and invigorating! The students learned about how seeds disperse with a hands on lesson. They also were able to discover the different animals that inhabit the Red Oak Woods. Pictures will be included in next week's newsletter!


Reminder: We go outside for recess everyday. Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather.


Homework for the week of 11/17/14


Monday - Homelink 3.6, spelling list 10 goes home for test on Friday;Tuesday - Homelink 3.7; Wednesday - Homelink 3.8 and Study Guide; Thursday - Study for the Unit 3 test



Please check out the following links to see what's being used in second grade. Remember that Edline can give you a enormous amount of information, including units we are working on as well has homework.


http://tiny.cc/Edline


http://tiny.cc/2ndgradewebsites

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_KbNilWjsiSZHB2m0vWwsg/videos?feature=guide&view=1


Next week:

Monday:

P.E.


Tuesday:

Art


Wednesday:

P.E. & Music


Thursday:

P.E.


Friday:

Week 10 Spelling Test

Unit 3 Math Test

Library

Music

ELA

Writing: For Writing this past week the students continued working on writing a narrative essay. They practiced the strategy of writing about a memory of a place that was important to them. We continued reading The SOS File for super examples of narrative writing.

Reading: We read a book titled Dubs. Ask your child what they liked best about the story. "Was it fiction or nonfiction? How do you know?" We also have begun discussing cause and effect. Ask your child "What might be the effect be if their shoe was untied?". Or "Because ... , I made a snowman." What was the cause?

We continued reading Meow Means Mischief , which provides ample opportunities for making predictions as well as being another example of narrative writing.

The students worked in their reading centers, which included: read around the room, Top Ten List (this week's topic is Autumn), Word Work (possessive nouns), Listening Center, and Adjectives.

Social Studies

This week we began learning about the first Americans. The students are discussing and making posters about different Native American groups, including the Powhatan, Sioux, and the Pueblo groups.

Mathematics

This week in Math we worked on identifying place value, counting and using coins, telling time, and using class data (how many pockets each student had), to predict and graph the median or middle number of pockets.

Second Step

This week in Second Step we continued to practice identifying feelings. We also continue to practice focusing, listening, using self talk to ignore distractions and being assertive.

Week 10 Spelling List


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