2nd Grade Newsletter

Sept. 19 -23, 2016

Parent Teacher Conferences

Be on the look out for an email from your child's teacher to set up a conference. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your student's progress and goals for the year.

Homework Update

At Curriculum Night, we gave an update to homework. Here a recap:
  • Reading 20 minutes nightly or 3 hours weekly
  • Record reading on reading log (coming home Monday)
  • Practice spelling words for quiz Friday (words are in spelling tab of binder)
  • Math homework will come home the 2nd Six Weeks.

Math and Science

Next week in Science we will be learning about matter. We will look at the three states of matter solids, liquids, and gases. We will identify objects that belong in each state. Be on the look out for examples of matter around you! Pick a few objects throughout the week and ask your students if the object is a solid, liquid, or a gas.

In math we will be working on solving addition equations. We will introduce students to a strategy they can use to solve a 2 digit by 2 digit equations. We will also continue working on our graphing skills. We will collect data and work in groups to create a graph to represent our data.

Reading and Writing

Reading will focus on making connections to stories, retelling events, and reading fluently. Encourage your child to read at home with expression and appropriate pauses at the end of sentences. If your child reads chapter books or other books on their own, you can ask them to read a favorite part or page with expression.

During writing, students will be drafting a small moment story about a ride (roller coaster, slide, carnival). Students are working to add vivid and specific details to the story. We will be grading this writing after revising and editing as a summative grade.

Awards Assembly Dates

We will have a grade level assembly at the end of each Six Weeks. These assembly will be held at 8:00 in the gym.

We will recognize

  • A Honor Roll
  • AB Honor Roll
  • Perfect Attendance
  • Golden Eagle Award-Parents of students receiving the Golden Eagle Award will be contacted before the assembly.

Assembly Dates:

October 7th

November 14th

January 13th

February 27th

April 24th

Upcoming Events

September 15- Cookie Dough Sales End

September 20- Watch D.O.G.S. Kick off- 6:30

September 26- EHS Block Party

September 27- Evening Parent Conferences- 3:45-6:45

September 29- EHS Community Event (Forth-coming)

September 30- End of first six weeks

October 7 - 2nd and 3rd Assembly at 8:00am