Mrs. Baker's Class

as told by Mrs. Solis

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Hi! This is Mrs. Solis, filling in for Mrs. Baker. I'll be updating her newsletter and website while she is away.

March 30 - April 3

Math: This week students will continue to generate numbers greater and less than a given whole number up to 1,200. They will use standard, word, and expanded forms to represent numbers up to 1, 200. Students will use place value to compare and order whole numbers up to 1,200. They will solve multi-step word problems involving addition and subtraction within 1,000.

Reading: We will begin our Drama unit in reading workshop, learning the structure and elements needed to comprehend this genre.

Writing: We will concentrate on “hooking our reader” by creating good lead sentences in our own writing pieces.

Science: Students will investigate and record some of the unique stages that insects undergo during their life cycles. We will get hands on experience with our own mealworms! They will come to us in larva form, and we will watch them transform into the pupa stage, then to the adult stage.

Rotating Enrichment Program:

Second Grade has the opportunity to provide a rotating enrichment program during our Stallion Stampede time of the school day. Chess and Robotics will rotate through the grade level classes at different times of the year to provide enrichment opportunities to small groups of students. Each rotation consists of 4 once a week sessions. If this program works well, we will extend it to the second semester to accommodate more students.

Teachers will determine the students who will attend the sessions. Our grade level strives to provide enrichment in all areas and times of the school day. Teachers are stretching second grade thinking throughout the day and providing enrichment activities to students during Stallion Stampede in the classroom.

Mark Your Calendars

Monday, March 30 - Closed Campus for STAAR Testing

Tuesda, March 31 - Closed Campus for STAAR Testing

Wednesday, April 1 - Field Trip to Austin Zoo.

Friday, April 3 - No School

Please check out eBackpack for electronic copies of flyers and handouts from the school and PTA!

Math Super Stars

Elizabeth Grey Baker was born on Tuesday March 24th! Mom and baby are doing well!

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