Magnolia Elementary 2nd Grade

Volume 4_____Week of September 19 - 23, 2016


-Remember to SELL, SELL, SELL! Fundraiser orders and money are due Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Homecoming Parade is Thursday, Sept. 22, at 4 PM.

-On Friday, September 23rd, MES will have a School-Wide Hat Day! Students may donate $1, or more, to wear a hat to school. All donations will go toward our school’s total United Way donation.

-We have several new teachers to our system who could use our help in building their classroom libraries. If you have any extra children's books, please donate them to this need. Just send them with your child. Thanks!

SCHOOL EXCUSES: Each student is allowed 6 parent excuses per year. Parent excuses can be a hand written note or you may email the excuse to your child’s teacher or to .

An ORIGINAL doctor’s excuse may be turned in from the parent by the student. Doctor’s excuses may be faxed to 205-228-3501 ONLY by the doctor’s office. We can NOT accept a faxed doctor’s excuse from a parent.

All excuses MUST be turned in within 3 days of the absence.

-We encourage parents to “like” our Magnolia Elementary Facebook page. That is the place to find ALL of our announcements and pictures. The Schoolwide S’more link will be there as well. (See Facebook link below.)

Reading / Language Arts

READING: Students will use multiple strategies to attack tricky words.


VOCABULARY: disappointment, opinion, scowled, snuggled, frightened

WRITING: narrative

GRAMMAR: Parts of a sentence, suffixes ed & ing

SPELLING: ham, tan, mat, dip, slip, list, not, box, mop, let

bugs, buzz, best, get, plug

Click the link for fun games and activities with this week's words.


We are working on addition and subtraction fact fluency, solving word problems, and developing place value strategies for addition and subtraction within 100.

Science & Social Studies

We will finish our study of the properties of matter and begin a unit on American Government.

We will:

-Utilize school and classroom rules to reinforce democratic values.

-Demonstrate the voting process.

-Recognize the three branches of government.

We will also make butter by changing a liquid to a solid.

Character Education

The character trait of the month is


Proving you can be trusted with what is expected of you.

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