STEAMy News

From 2nd Grade

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Construction is OVER!

Happy New Year and welcome back to our STEAMy 2nd grade class. The office wall was taken down over break and now we have more room in the classroom. We spent time this week learning our new space. Things have been moved and we had to help each other out a lot. Ask your child about the new arrangements.

Winter Weather is Here

According to AAPS unsafe winter weather policy, students go outside for lunch recess every day unless the temperature and/or wind chill are below 0 F.
Please consider the following in an effort to keep our room clean and your child dry:
  • Send a pair of inside shoes daily.
  • Send boots, snow pants, hat, scarves & gloves.
  • Keeping a dry change of clothes in backpacks.
  • Send a non-marking pair of gym shoes to be kept in the class for gym class.

Math - Place Value and Measurement

Place value was taught before break, students reviewed all segments of this unit this week. Students learned about expanded form and building numbers with base 10 blocks. Standard units of measurement were introduced this week. Ask your child to how to build a number and also ask about the expanded form of that number.

Writing - New Year Resolutions

As we begin a new year in a new to us room, students discussed the practice of people making new year resolutions. We enjoyed the book Squirrel's New Year's Resolution. Students thought of things that would make them a better person and spent time this week creating a plan to accomplish the goals. Ask your child about the chosen resolution. Stop by our wing of the school to read all about what the STEAMy 2nd graders have resolved this year.
SQUIRREL'S NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Students studied and discussed the book The Crayon Box That Talked in preparation for celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students decided to bring the book to life as a short skit. Take a look at the book below and see if you can make the connection to Dr. King's work.
The Crayon Box That Talked

U of M MLK Children and Youth Program

January 18, 2016 will mark the 18th year for the University of Michigan's MLK Children and Youth Program!

Since its beginning in 1998, the MLK Children and Youth Program has attracted more than 9,600 K-12 student participants from school communities throughout southeastern Michigan.


All participants during these memorable years engaged in a range of activities filled with fun, creativity, dialogue and entertainment. They included storytelling, guided discussions and group projects, skits, rap poetry, and various musical performances.


Once again, the School of Education, School of Social Work, and the Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives invite all K-12 students throughout the southeastern Michigan communities to participate in another MLK Children and Youth Day planned specifically to celebrate and commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Important Dates:

1/18 - MLK day No school for students
2/1 - PD for teachers - No school for students
2/8 - NAAPID
2/23 - Kindergarten roundup