Math: This week we wrapped up Topic 10, addition to 1,000. We worked in our workbook, played games, and completed a train challenge packet. We also took our Topic 10 exam. If your child did not finish, they will finish on Monday.
Reading/Language Arts: We are working on how to solve mysteries and identifying the different elements to a mystery. As a class, we are reading Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones and filling out a graphic organizer as we read. We are recording the clues and suspects. During independent reading time, your child chose a mystery book to read and is filling out the graphic organizer as well. I am also completing end of year Fountas and Pinnell reading assessments. These were also done at the beginning of the year and reading levels were explained and shared at parent teacher conferences. Once all assessments are completed, I will send your child’s reading level home with things that you can work on over the summer and recommended book series to read over the summer. These tests do take a while, so all assessments will not be complete until sometime in May.
April 26th is our school wide poetry contest. On Monday, your child will get to choose which poem that they would like to practice and recite for the contest. These poems are part of our 2nd grade curriculum. Your child will have a copy of the poem in school, and I will also be posting the poems to the blog so that they can practice at home. Poems will be posted on Monday evening. The poetry contest will first take place in our classroom on April 25th. Then, the top 3 winners will move onto the school wide contest on April 26th. If your child is a winner I will notify you so that you can go watch in the school wide contest.
Writing: We worked on our final drafts to our Who Would Win writing piece. Last week, your child started an opinion piece on which insect would win a battle against each other, based on one of our favorite book series. These writing pieces are going to be published in a class book, just like the fairy tale book in the beginning of the year. I sent home an order form last week. If you would like to purchase a book, please send the form back. If you are choosing not to purchase the book, I still need the form returned, checked no. Please have these forms returned by Thursday, April 18th. I will be mailing the book back with the order forms on Friday, April 19th.
Grandparents Day- May 3rd. We will be writing letters in class to send to invite our grandparents for a special day of learning and fun. Please send a stamped and addressed envelope to school by Thursday, April 18th. All letters will be mailed from OTA.
I am SO incredibly proud of everyone on the wonderful performance on Thursday. Thank you for coming out to see your child’s hard work! I took a video on one of the ipads in the classroom and will download it and put it on the blog soon. If you have any group photos, please send them my way!
Social Studies: We are still learning about westward expansion. We learned about the Erie Canal and the invention of the steamboat. We also read and learned about the pony express. We wrote letters to our families and pretended to give them to pony express riders. We also made a class quilt symbolizing the journey west. Next week, we will continue with our westward expansion unit.
A HUGE THANK YOU:
I also can not thank my class enough for all of the support, encouragement and kind words this year. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for being nominated and chosen for the Teachers Are Heroes award. It has made all the late nights and hours spent making learning fun for these amazing kids worth it 🙂 My class is thrilled with the prizes that we will get. A burrito lunch party and class trip to Legoland. Here is the information regarding the Legoland trip and party.
- Burrito party will be on May 22nd. The food will be delivered to our school from Sombreros Mexican Food. You do not have to send lunch with your child that day, unless they do not like burritos 🙂
- Legoland Trip- Saturday, May 11th. This is the second part to the Teachers Are Heroes Celebration event. There will be a ceremony when we arrive for the 12 teachers that won. I will have a chance to win another prize against the 12 other teachers. Students are encouraged to come to Legoland representing our school with signs, banners, t-shirts, etc. The ceremony is about 40 minutes and then we are free to enjoy the park for the remainder of the day.
- As of now, all students have free tickets. As soon as I hear back from the coordinator, I will find out how many parent tickets will be given free. However, I have discounted coupons for parents to attend for the day for $52. Parents may also bring siblings at the same discounted price.
- I need to know by Monday if your child can attend, so I can send the form back and get our free tickets. You can email me if you can attend. If your child can attend, I am asking that as a parent, you must also be able to attend, as well, to drive and watch your child while we are there. We will not treat this as a field trip with chaperones, but rather as a day where we can all have fun and be there together! However, if you can not attend, please coordinate with the other parents to see if anyone is willing to take our chid. Rides will not be coordinated through me. We will just having a meeting spot where we will meet when we get there. I will let you know as soon as I can about free parent tickets. I hope that we can all attend and show our school spirit and have a fun day together! I am very excited to be honored again at this special event!
- Vision and Hearing test- April 30th.
- April reading response questions- April 26th
- Poetry Contest in classroom- April 25th. The top 3 winners from 2nd grade will move onto the school wide contest that takes place on April 26th at 1:30.
- Stamped and addressed envelopes for grandparents- April 18th.
- Q4 Schedule changes- P.E. Monday. Wednesday, and Friday
- Grandparents Day- Friday, May 3rd- Minimum Day
- OTA Gala- May 4th
- Talent show tryouts- April 16th and April 17th.
- Field Trip- May 16th. Wild Willow Roots Farm. Information sheet will be passed out on Monday.
Yearbook Photo Request:
Call for yearbook pictures! It’s that time! The school year is over in 10 weeks! It’s time to submit the photosyou’ve been taking all year so they can be included in the 2019 OTA Yearbook…
First day of school, Jog-a-thon, Halloween, holiday parties, field trips, sports, spirit days, school dances, family events, pictures around campus, pictures in class, music, STEM…etc! Please email pictures to: [email protected] or [email protected]
The Yearbook Committee
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