April 25, 2014
Monday's Fire House Activity 9:00-Students Must Have Tennis Shoes to Participate
Genius Hour Lives Up To Its Name
Thank You For Coming to Our Education Celebration!
It was so much fun walking around the second grade pod and seeing all the bottle buddies! Again, thank you so much for all your help on this project! They were all incredible. I will really miss having them in our room!
Second Grade is Making Soup on Friday! Information coming home in Monday's backpack!
Gum Day is Friday! Students may pay $1 to chew gum in school!
A Great Resource for Parents- Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC)
One of my professors introduced me to this website. I found it to have a plethora of interesting information! Check it out if you ever have a free minute. (I know that doesn't happen very often this time of year.) Here is the website- www.kpirc.org
Second Grade is Heading to Deanna Rose! Tuesday, April 29th 8:40-2:30
Students will need to bring a disposable lunch and wear comfortable shoes. We will be doing a lot of walking. I am crossing my fingers for great weather!
Book Drive-Now through May 3!
Meadow Lane is Collecting Pop Tabs!
Important Dates To Remember
Monday, April 28-Firehouse Activity
Tuesday, April 29-Deanna Rose Field Trip
Friday, May 2-Gum Day
Friday, May 9-Muffins with Mom
Reading-We will continue to integrate our science and reading. Anchor Text-From Seed to Plant & Soil (Informational text) /Ugly Vegetables (narrative text) The target strategy that we will continue to hit hard is checking for understanding. It is so important that students are aware, as they read, their level of understanding. Currently, we are practicing pausing after each paragraph, page, or small chunk of text, and figure out their level of understanding. We have been labeling our understanding-"Crystal Clear, Foggy, or In the Dark" If students are "foggy" or "in the dark" then they will need to go back and utilize their fix-it strategies.
Writing-We will be finishing up our final Genius Hour projects, and our Homework Excuse projects.
Science -Plants Last week we planted our Garden in a Glove project. Next week we will be observing our gardens and recording our data.
Social Studies-Fire Safety, Comparing then and now (Deanna Rose field trip)
Math-Topic 15 Measurement
This week we will be learning how to measure with inches, feet and yards, as well as measuring with centimeters and meters.