Second Grade Rock Stars

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Let the Countdown Begin!

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Our Highlights: What We've Been Rockin' At!

  • What a Rockin' week we've had! We finished our biggest assessments and began our Rock Star Countdown! We have already rocked out on Rockin' Out Day, remember the good ol' days on Old Time Memories Day, and realized that life is a beach during Catching the Summer Waves Day. Check out the brief recaps below!
  • We really Rocked out on Wednesday! We learned about some instruments, played some, and jammed together! A small prize for the first two parents who can figure out what girl played the ukelele in class and what boy played the violin in class (leave it in the comment section at the bottom of the newsletter- you might have to click to get to the website version). We also Exercised like a Rock Star (try it out! it's below.). We also worked on our "Second Grade Rocked" Memory Book, wrote about being a Rock Star, and began letters to incoming second graders sharing some advice with them.
  • On Thursday we remembered and reflected on the year. We discussed some of our most memorable moments and then wrote about our favorite memory from the year and added the little camera craft so everyone could see a "snapshot of our year!" We additionally made our time capsules (to be opened in 2024 when these kiddos graduate high school- 10 years away). We also discussed what we might want to say to ourselves in the future to get ready to write our letters to our future self. Sent home today was a letter for you to add to it on Monday when we are all finished with them and take them home.
  • Today we caught the summer waves with some great descriptive beach writing, setting goals for our summer, and also how we might dive into summer. We also soaked up the sun as we read "on the beach."

Exercise Like a Rock Star!

Exercise Like a Rock Star | PBS KIDS

Field Day

  • We still need Field Day volunteers, 2 XX shirts, and 4 buckets! Our class will be going through our station this year and we can't wait to see our station volunteers! We need volunteers from 9:10-11:35. Can't make the entire time? That's okay we still need you! Contact Hope Gawlick at hope@gawlick.com if you can help! (Thanks Hope!)

A Snapshot of our year!

Potluck

Remember to join us for a potluck in our classroom from 11:30-12:00ish. Bring your favorite dish so we can spend the last day with good food and great company! Click the link to put down what you are bringing. http://vols.pt/pc8SNY

Rockin' and Rollin' into Next Week!

Math: Subtraction 3 digit numbers with borrowing/regrouping

Reading: Making connections while we read, reading for pleasure, and setting reading goals

Writing: Practicing all three of the forms of writing: persuasive, informative/explanatory, and to entertaining/narrative writing

Grammar: Needed within revising writing pieces and review of grammar

Conventions: Needed within editing writing pieces and review of conventions

Science and Social Studies: Scientific experiments, Travels, and Cultures

Life Trait: Habits #1-7: Reflecting on each of the seven habits, ourselves, and areas for improvement within the habits.

Reading like we are at the beach

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Next on tour: Upcoming Events

  • 06/09- WAVE Meeting at 6:30pm on Del Paso
  • 06/10- Second Grade Spring Sing! (performances at 9:00am and 4:00pm)
  • 06/12- WCS Board Meeting/Brown Act Training at 6:30pm
  • 06/16- Thank You from 3:00-3:30pm at the area by Mrs. Martin's classroom (NP3 parking lot will be available for you to park)
  • 06/18- Field Day (Potluck in Mrs. Martin's room after for students and parents 11:30-12:00ish. Bring your favorite dish!)
  • 06/18- Last Day of School

Contact the Band Manager!

Jen Martin

Second Grade Teacher

Westlake Charter School

Twitter: @MrsMartinsRoom

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