Sunday, May 21, 2017

It's Time!!!

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Week of May 22

Religion
The Second Graders will lead Rosary on Monday, May 22nd. The students will be completing an end of the year art project this week to reflect on their faith journey in Second Grade. The week will end with a fun and interactive, online Jeopardy game that will review all of the religion curriculum from this schol year.

Everyday Math
The students will continue on multiplication readiness and practice.

Daily 5
Daily 5 routines and Guided Reading groups Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Mini-Lessons: Compound Words

Being a Writer
The studentswill be doing some end of the year writing tasks and assessments. They will be creating a fun bulletin board to be displayed for the 2017-2018 school year, which will encourage excitment for the incoming Second Graders.

Science
There will be a Forces and Motion Unit Test this week! Please look for a study guide.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Week of May 15

Religion
The students will be reading Chapter 21: Forever in Heaven. This chapter focuses on our invitation to heaven and the great feast that awaits us upon our arrival. Each of us is invited by God. The students will understand what it means to say "yes" to God, as well as share their images and visions of what heaven must be like. There will be Rosary on Monday, May 15th.

Everyday Math
The students will be reviewing double and triple digit addition and subtraction problems, with and without regrouping. It is our hope students are solving these problems with greater confidence and accuracy than when the year began. We are very proud of how far they have come. There will be a few lessons on multiplication readiness toward the end of the week

Daily 5
Daily 5 routines and Guided Reading groups Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Mini-Lessons: Main idea and details in informational texts

Being a Writer
The students will focus on friendly letter writing. They will listen to three different trade books that model how to write letters. The students will identify the different parts of a friendly letter while working through the writing process. One fun letter will be written from the perspective of an object in space to the Earth!

Science
Our Forces in Motion unit begins! The students will be able to define a force, as well as identify the four different types of forces: gravity, magnetism, moving water and moving air. We will experiment with how friction can slow forces.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Biography Fair Week

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Things to Know:
-Biography reports and posters are being completed AT SCHOOL!
-Please help you child come up with a costume AT HOME!
                   *This costume will come to school in a bag on Friday. We can hang costumes as well.
                   *The students WILL NOT wear their costumes to school.
                   *We will be helping the students get ready for the fair after lunch.
                   *If you need help thinking of a costume, please let us know!
                   *Pinterest has great ideas for homemade costumes.
-Students may bring an item or two to place by their report for the fair.
                   *Example:  Jane Goodall might bring a stuffed monkey.
                   *Example:  Abraham Lincoln might bring a small American flag.

THE STUDENTS ARE WORKING HARD THIS WEEK TO PREPARE FOR THE FAIR!  THIS IS ONE OF OUR MOST FAVORITE 2ND GRADE TRADITIONS.  WE CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE THE STUDENTS' LEARNING ON FRIDAY.  PLEASE REMEMBER THE FAIR IS FROM 1:00-2:00 P.M. IN THE SECOND GRADE CLASSROOMS.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Congratulations 2nd Graders!

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Week of April 24

Religion
Congratulations to all of the 2nd Graders on making their First Communion! This week the students will learn ways to use the Eucharist after leaving Mass. The students will understand what it means to become what you receive. We will discuss ways to serve others and fulfill our sacred mission.

Everyday Math
Unit 10 continues. The students will review place value early in the week. Students will identify values of numbers into the 1,000's and 10,000's. There will be a Unit 10 Review on Thursday and Unit Assessment Friday. Please look for a study guide Thursday evening!

Daily 5
Daily 5 routines and Guided Reading groups Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Mini-Lessons: Text Features

Being a Writer
The students will continue their biography research. Each student will take Power Notes (a modern outline) and turn their learning into an informative report. Students will share information about their person's early life, fame and service to others!

Science
Students will celebrate Earth Day on Monday! They will research ways to care for and preserve the Earth using the Pebble Go app on student iPads. On Wednesday, our study of space starts! The students will be able to identify and list features of objects visible in the night sky.