Thursday, November 16, 2017

There is no school next week for the Thanksgiving break. Please continue to read with your child each day. I hope you all have a wonderful break, I am thankful for each of you!!

After the break: 
November 27- December 1

Reading: We will be studying author’s craft. We will be stalking how good authors write to improve our craft.

Writing: Students will begin learning to write imaginative fiction.  We will be using features of fantasy writing and revising for a strong ending.

Spelling and Grammar: ask, brother, didn’t, four, keep, much, seven, try
After Thanksgiving break we will finish up our verb study by looking at verb tenses: past, present, and future.

Science: We use magnets in so many things!  This week, students will discover how we use magnets in our everyday life.  We will see how opposite poles attract and the same poles repel.  We will also get a look at how the magnetic field looks. 

Math: When we return from the Thanksgiving break we will continue our study of time. We’ll also review all measurement that we have studied so far (inch, foot, yard, cm,mm,meter) and have a measurement assessment at the end of the week.

Important Dates:
Nov. 20-24 Thanksgiving Break/No School
Dec. 22 No School for students
Dec. 25 - Jan 5 Winter Break/No School
Jan. 8  Teacher Workday/No School for students
Jan. 9 Students return to School from Winter Break
Jan. 15 No School/MLK, Jr. Day
Feb. 16 Six Flags Read To Succeed Reading Logs due

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Dear Family,
The weather is getting cooler.  Please send your child with a coat.  We still go outside for recess and PE on cold days.  Thanks!

Next week: November 13-17
Reading: Students will compare characteristics of fiction and nonfiction books and show evidence in their work.  They will respond to nonfiction and fiction text throughout the week using a variety of reading strategies.

Writing: Students will be learning how to write realistic fiction.  We will be focusing on developing the character, setting, problem, and solution.

Spelling and Grammar: around, dear, eyes, found, jump, new, set, too
This week we will continue learning about verbs by adding in linking verbs.

Science: Students will be doing experiments with patterns of movement. The focus will be on rolling, spinning, and sliding of solids.

Math: We are continuing to study measurement, only this week we will learn how to measure time. Our goal will be able to tell time to the exact minute. Please practice this life skill at home! We say the hour first, then count by 5’s, and then count by 1’s if needed. Students will practice saying “quarter till” and “quarter past.”

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Second and Third grade parents are invited to our Thanksgiving lunch. Please see the google form below to RSVP. 

The Thanksgiving Luncheon will be Nov. 14 for 2nd & 3rd grades. Parent RSVP form for Lunch