Weekly Newsletter

May 23rd-June 3rd

Garden Week Volunteers Needed

We are in need of volunteers for garden week. Mrs. Casebier and I will be the docents but we still need lots of volunteers each day. You can sign up for one slot or more than one. If all of the spots are filled for a day that you want to volunteer, please email Mrs. Arnold and she will add you. Thank you so very much!!!

Here is the link for the sign up:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d45a5a923a75-garden1

Language Arts-Reading

Reading Focus:


  • We will be continuing our unit: People who make a difference
  • Focus person for the week: Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • We will focusing on finding the main idea of the entire passage as well as each the main idea for each paragraph. We want students to understand the difference between the topic and the main idea.
  • For example, topic of the passage is Jane Goodall. Main idea of the passage is Jane Goodall did many great things throughout her life. Main idea of paragraph two is Jane Goodall grew up and went to school in England.

Language Arts-Skill

  • This week we will be reviewing quotation marks.
  • There are three rules. See if your student can tell you all three rules:
  1. Quotes go around just the words that are spoken.
  2. 2 on the top (quotes) and two on the floor (comma and ending punctuation).
  3. Capitalize the first letter of the first word spoken.

Math

  • We will be continuing our unit on foundations of multiplication.
  • Focus for this week: creating arrays and connecting that to a repeated addition fact as well as a multiplication fact
  • Make sure you are looking for the Symbaloo on the 2nd grade website if your student needs additional practice.

Other Important Dates

We have lots of important dates coming up:
  • May 30th: No school...Memorial Day
  • June 6th-10th: Garden Week
  • June 10th: Extra credit projects due
  • June 10th-Volunteer Breakfast (small presentation to follow, in class)
  • June: Talent Show (date to scheduled soon)
  • June16th : Field Day
  • June 22nd: Last Day of School

Extra Credit Projects

Last week, we sent home a packet with the last two extra credit projects for the year. They are both research projects. These are optional projects. Grades for Science and Social Studies are effort grades (Excellent, Satisfactory, Needs improvement, Unsatisfactory) Students who do all of the required work in class, earn an S. If they do an extra credit project, they earn an E for challenging themselves to learn more in that content area.

Science: research and study a life cycle of an animal of their choosing. Students will take notes, write a paragraph, and draw the life cycle. They may also create a Google Slides presentation, but that isn't required.

Social Studies: research and study the life of a famous person who has made a difference in our world. Students will write a paragraph about his/her life and decorate a doll in the likeness of the person that they studied. They may also create a Google Slides presentation, but that isn't required.