The Good Apple Gang

Friday, September 16, 2016

Language Arts

Our story, A Walk in the Desert, was an expository text. This means it was nonfiction and taught us facts. Ask your child to tell you two details he/she learned about the desert. We also learned about landforms. Can your child name at least three kinds of landforms? What landforms are found in and around Ohio? I shared photos on classdojo of our cactus craft with the story's main idea and details and our math array of sunshine.

Next week will be the last week of the first unit. In addition to the weekly story the class will review the concepts learned and take the unit test on Friday. As a result, the spelling test will be taken on THURSDAY next week.

Just Right Books

Choosing a book that is "just right" for your child to read can be a challenge for any parent/grandparent. Your child knows his/her reading level based on the latest reading STAR test. In our classroom, all of the books have the reading level written on the cover. But, how can you find the reading level of a book when at home, the library or when purchasing a book? There is an app. for that! Please see the link below. It is free, easy and you can add the link to your smartphone so you have it everywhere you go. You can even teach your child to use it so they can look up books on their own.

Math

What is an array? It is a way to show repeated addition with a picture. Earlier this week I shared a short video about arrays. The class has done a great job this week on our array/repeated addition topic. This will help them learn multiplication next year. Next week we will take the topic test and move on to adding within 100 using more than one strategy. Please help your child review recognizing and writing numerals 1-100.
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Arrays

September 19-24 Bogan Spirit Week

Monday - Pajama Day (wear shoes to school)

Tuesday - Hat Day

Wednesday - Jersey Day

Thursday - Mismatch Day (wear mismatched outfit)

Friday - Talawanda Braves Day (Red, White and Blue)

Second Grade Field Trip

On Tuesday, October 18 all of the Bogan second grade classes will travel by bus to Wendel Farm for a day long trip. We will learn about corn, soybean and pumpkin life cycles, how farms work, pick our own pumpkin and interact with their farm animals. Parents are welcome to join us, but will have to provide their own transportation and pay $6 per adult. No younger siblings are permitted on the trip. We will leave Bogan at 9:15 and return to Bogan at 3 p.m. More details and the permission slip will be sent home on September 30th.

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 19-24 Bogan Spirit Week

October 8 - Bogan Carnival 5- 8 p.m.

October 14-16 NO SCHOOL: Fall Break

October 18 Second Grade Field Trip: Wendel Farm

October 18 and 20: Parent-Teacher Conferences