Miss Mitchell's 2nd Grade News

May 9th-13th

Events to Remember

Monday Day 3: Art

Tuesday Day 4: Music

Wednesday Day 1: P.E.

Thursday Day 2: Computer Lab

Friday Day 3: Art


**Thursday: One Book, One School Showcase from 4:30-6:30** This is an open house! Come WHEN YOU WANT! :) I will be heading out promptly at 6:30 to get my son to bed.


Friday- $1 hat day! PJ and Minute to Win it (our class only).


Lunch



*Always an option

Turkey Sandwich

Pizza Pack

Salad

PB&J


Specials Schedule:

Day 1: P.E.

Day 2: Computer Lab

Day 3: Art

Day 4: Music


****ALL LIBRARY BOOKS ARE DUE WEDNESDAY!!!!

Our Schedule

9-9:30 Learning Clubs

9:30-10:45 Math Workshop

10:45-11:15 Lunch

11:15-12:25 Reader's Workshop (Word work)

12:25-1:00 Specials

*1:00-1:20 Wednesdays Library

1:00-2:00 Reader's Workshop

1:50 Snack (Please send in a healthy snack for your child)

2:00-2:25 Recess

2:25-3:00 Writer's Workshop

3:00-3:30 Science/Social Studies

3:30-3:40 Dismissal

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Every Monday, the students will receive a $5 (fake). If they display negative behavior, they owe me $1 and have to trade in their $5 for $1. On Friday, if they still have their $5 they get to pick a coupon! They get to keep collecting what is in their bags and start with a fresh $5 every Monday!


THEY LOVE IT!! They are still getting positive reinforcement in the form of verbal praise and they are self motivated!

Fun Days

Friday, May 13th PJ Day! Minute to Win It Games- Oreo’s


Monday May 16th Rock Paper Scissors Tourney


Tuesday May 17th Paper Airplane


Wednesday May 18th Movie and Popcorn


Thursday, May 19th Sidewalk Chalk


Friday, May 20th Hawaiian Day/ Kickball Tourney and Popsicles


Monday May 23rd Dance Party


Tuesday May 24th and Wednesday May 25th- Camp Days (Golden Grahams Cereal, Marshmallows, Chocolate Chips),(Hot Dog, Bun, Ketchup, Mustard, Chips, Fruit Cup)


Thursday, May 26th Beach Day and Firework Rods (Big Pretzel Rods, Icing, Sprinkles) Bring a Beach Towel and a SACK LUNCH! Wear Fun Beach Clothes (no swimsuits)-Also FIELD DAY, Send tennis shoes to school!

Reading

We are Becoming Experts on Hero's. Talk to your child about which Hero they picked!


A Hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.


Our mentor text is: Dear Malala, We Stand with You


By the end of the unit Readers will be able to:


  • Use comprehension strategies and informational text features to understand information text.

  • Compare and contrast information from different sources on the same topic.

  • Deepen their understanding by asking questions about information texts.



Word work (Spelling)-community, countries, discover, hopeless, journal, terrible, thought, trouble (I picked words that students may encounter while reading about Hero's.) We will practice for 2 weeks with the spelling test on May 13th


Weekly reading homework:

20 minutes of reading each night plus a reading and math page! Due May 16th!

Writing

Becoming an Expert!


By the end of the unit Writers will be able to:

  • Understand that authors write to teach us about a topic.

  • Become experts on a topic and teach others what they know.

  • Understand that informational writing is a process that involves planning, gathering information, drafting, revising, editing and publishing.

Math

We're Measurement Masters


By the end of the unit Mathematicians will be able to:

      • Estimate and measure standard inches, feet, yards, centimeters, and meters using the standard tool.

      • Describe the relationships among inch, foot, and yard. Describe the relationship between centimeter and meter.
      • Estimate and measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools, such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes to the nearest inch, foot, yard, centimeter and meter.
      • Understand that the length of an object does not change regardless of the units used. Measure the length of an object twice using length units of different lengths for the two measurements. Describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen
      • Estimate and measure volume (capacity) using cups and pints.
      • Estimate and measure the mass of objects in grams and kilograms and the volume of objects in quarts, gallons, and liters. Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step real-world problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units. (such as a beaker with a measurement scale, to represent the problem).
      • Choose and use appropriate units and tools to estimate and measure length, weight, and temperature. Estimate and measure length to a quarter-inc, weight in pounds, and temperature in degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit.

Miss Mitchell

  • I will send out newsletters on Sunday evening
  • I always check my email in the morning, during the day, and in the evening
  • If you leave a message for me, I will return it during my prep time (12:30- 12:55) or after 4 PM
  • Please send all transportation changes in writing if you can or to the office before 2:00
  • If you do not get a reply e-mail from me about transportation, please call the school. I do not always get the chance to read emails right away or I could be absent