Mrs. Mack's 2nd Grade Classroom

Weekly Newsletter - Week of 3/14/16

What's Happening This Week!

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Spring Fever! - We are all ready for warm weather and longer days! However, we must remember the Willow Creek Way here at school. Students consistently remaining on green throughout the week for their behavior charts will participate in Friday Fun Day. We want to keep encouraging being respectful, responsible, and safe. Please remember to review Behavior Charts in your child's folder and remind students of their "job" to learn here at school!

Reading Tic Tac Toe- New choice! Trick word practice on Spelling!

Happy Easter! Enjoy your Spring Break!!!

What are we Learning?

Reading - We will continue our next reading unit. It is an integrated Science unit on "Earth's Systems". Students will begin to learn about systems in our Earth such as tornadoes, earthquakes, erosion, and weathering. Of course, we will be reading for meaning so we will learn important reading skills to help us read these complex texts.

Phonics/Spelling - Unit 13: Long o spelled: -oa, ow, and oe

Please work on the phonics homework with your child. It definitely helps them when we take our Unit tests.

Trick Words (Unit 13): Monday, Tuesday, cousin, lose, tomorrow, beautiful

Writing - We hope to share our Point of View poems soon! This week, we will also learn how to use figurative language in our poetry. Students will learn about Alliteration and personification. We will write a nature Personification poem.

Math -This week, we will work on reviewing all of our math skills through math centers. Students will work on addition/subtraction with regrouping, time, money, and place value. We hope to start our next unit on "Shapes & Partitioning" after Spring Break.

Science- We will briefly learn about "Energy" for the next two weeks. Students will learn about the definition of energy, the different sources of energy (heat, sound, light, and electric), and how to conserve energy. We will read a variety of texts to gain more information!

Important Dates to Remember

~ Spring Pictures, Wednesday, March 23

~ No School, Friday, March 25, Good Friday

~ Spring Break, March 28 - April 1, 2016