Second Grade Swag!

December 14th - December 18th

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What We Are Learning This Week

Language Arts: Our story of the week will be Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve? by Jan Brett. Through this new holiday book, we will use ideas to make and confirm predictions, describe characters, and study nonfiction text. In writing, we will have a strong focus on writing a short letter, transition words and capitalization/punctuation in the salutation and closing of letters. Our spelling rule for this week is compound words. We will have our spelling test on December 18th. Please be sure to practice with your child.

Social Studies: We will continue our study on Holidays around the World! We will learn about Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and New Years!

Math: This week will will continue with our unit on financial literacy. We will look at the terms consumer and producers and how we can calculate the cost of making items.

Science: This week our focus will be on natural and man made resources. We will define the terms and give examples of each type of resource.

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2nd Grade Holiday Party

We are so very excited about the 2nd grade Holiday Party that will take place on Thursday, December 17th at 2:00 in the Cafeteria here are Austin Elementary. We have decided to combine our class parties into one so that we can celebrate as a grade level and take some of the stress off of our room parents! We would love for you to attend, just be sure to check in early as there will be quite a crowd in the office checking in at the same time. If you would like to sign up to bring in something for the party, please click the link below. Thank you so much, we can't wait for the holiday fun!

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Lunch Duty Volunteers Wanted!

If you would like to help in the cafeteria, please click on the link below! Our lunch is from 11:45-12:45 on Monday - Thursday, we will not need parent volunteers on Fridays!! If you would like to help us out, please visit the sign up below! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

Schoolwide Enrichment Model

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Great Expectations of the Week

Life Principle: Diligence

Quote: "All things are difficult before they are easy." -Thomas Fuller

Healthy Tip: Try at least one bite of food before deciding if you like it or not.

Important Dates

*December 16th - 2nd Grade will have lunch @ 11:15

*December 17th - 2nd Grade will have lunch @ 11:15

*December 17th - Holiday Party @ 2:00 PM

*December 18th - Early release @ 12:50 PM

*December 21st - January 1st - NO SCHOOL! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

*January 18th- Martin Luther King Jr. Day- NO SCHOOL!

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