Friday News Roundup

Mrs. Morey's Second Grade Classroom

Week of 2/12/16

Dates & Reminders

  • 2/15-2/19 Mid-Winter Break
  • 2/22-2/26 Star Student - Stella
  • 2/22 Famous American Trifold Board due
  • 2/23 Schoolwide Spelling Bee
  • 2/26 Subway Order forms due
  • 2/26 New pizza orders go home
  • 2/29 Famous American Costumes due
  • 3/2 Picture Day - Privileged Dress
  • 3/4 Famous American Presentations
  • 3/4 Last day of the 2nd trimester
  • 3/7 Star Student - Ethan
  • 3/9 Pottery Night 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • 3/14 No school - Professional Development Day for staff
  • 3/18 Report Cards go home (This is a change!)
  • 3/21 Star Student - Zane
  • 3/21 Our class leads LAUNCH
  • 3/24 Flat Stanley dress rehearsal
  • 3/31 Flat Stanley performance

Starting a Rock Collection

What did we learn this week?

Math: Students continued with math rotations, as well as prepared for the 100th day of school. Students also participated in Round 2 of the Continental Mathematics League.

Social Studies: Students worked on biographies and poems.

Science: Students continued learning about rocks and began their own rock collection. They explored the playground and surrounding areas to find as many different types of rocks as possible. Using their knowledge of properties, the students classified the rocks and began sorting them based on the different properties they observed. Students had to create a mystery sort and had Ms. Kennelly and I try to decipher their sort properties!

Literacy: Students worked on biographies and poems.

Writing: Students worked on biographies and poems. Some students began working on their speech.

Taking Advantage of the Weather

After completing our science lesson on Tuesday, students enjoyed racing Ms. Kennelly across the field!

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What's Ahead?

Math: Students will continue with math rotations, Rocket Math (fact fluency practice), Number of the Day problems, and Number Talks.

Social Studies: Students will write their speeches and begin to practice.

Science: Students will review the different properties of rocks and read science texts about rocks to deepen their understanding. Students will use the texts to answer thought-provoking questions that require using evidence to support their answers.

Literacy: Students will begin preparing for literature circles.

Writing: Students will write their speeches and begin to practice.

*New spelling words come home on February 25!*

*Please help your child rehearse for the Flat Stanley performance. I will email you a copy of the script.*

Read Aloud: We will begin Ramona Quimby, Age 8.

Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to our class spelling bee winner - Aanand Arora! Aanand will represent our class in the schoolwide spelling bee on February 23. Zane Albanna was our runner-up. All of the students did a great job!

100 Days of School