Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hello Parents!

I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend!

This week we are presenting our biography projects on Wednesday and Thursday.  We will be reviewing proper nouns in language.  In math we will continue our unit in geometry by looking at the area of shapes.

Class pictures will be taken on Thursday.  Please remember these must be pre-ordered.  Individual pictures will still be ordered using a proof.

Friday 2nd grade will have our annual Winter Read In during our reading block! (normally it still feels like winter in the middle of February)  Students can bring books from home (if they want) and a small blanket or towel to sit/lay on and we will read, read, read!  This is not a pajama day.  It is just a fun time to enjoy reading!

Have a wonderful week!
Amy

Monday, February 12, 2018

Happy Monday Everyone!

This week we are continuing to work on our biography projects.  PLEASE make sure your child brings their biographies to school every day! If they do not have their books, they have nothing to do in class and I can't help them.  We are writing our papers this week. 


We continue to work with conjunctions and compound sentences in language and our spelling words have the long e spelling pattern.  In math we are working on identifying shapes based on their attributes.


I will be sending home the parent teacher conferences times in Wednesday folders this week.  Please be on the look out for your time.


Information about class pictures was sent home last week.  Class pictures are pre-order only.  Individual pictures are still ordered using a proof.


Wednesday is our Valentine exchange.  Please send them Wednesday morning along with their box or bag to collect them!


Have a wonderful week!


Amy

Monday, January 29, 2018

Happy Monday Everyone!

This week we are reading Officer Buckle and Gloria and will focus on how characters respond to certain events in the story.  In language we are learning about the differences in the meanings of synonyms (small, tiny, little) and we also continue to use adjectives and proper nouns correctly in sentences. Our spelling words this week our compound words. 

In math we are using money to add two and three digit numbers and writing equations to match word problems.  We will finish up this unit in math this week and will have our unit test next Monday.

I will send home an information packet about the biography project will be coming home tomorrow.  Please be helping your child decide whose biography they would like to read and helping them find a book. They will be able to look at the biographies in the school library this Thursday.

Save the date!  Please see the attachment regarding the Sweetheart Social sponsored by the PTO.  More information to come!

Have a wonderful week!
Amy Kane





Monday, January 22, 2018

Welcome Back!

Wow!  Who would have believed we would have used 7 snow days half way into January?!

This week we are reading a fun story Dex: The Heart of a Super Hero.  We will be looking at how the characters respond to different events that happen in the story.  In language we will be learning to use dictionaries.  Our spelling words have the suffixes -ly and -ful.  We will all have the same spelling list this week due to taking the last spelling test today.

In math we are working with 3 digit numbers, word problems, and practicing telling time.

We will begin our unit on biographies in a couple of weeks.  Students will need to have a biography to read for this unit.  They will be learning about a famous person through their reading and will present what they learned to the class.  Their is an optional people poster that can be done at home if they would like.  More information will be coming home about that soon.  For now, please help your child select a biography to read.  This may be a book you already have at home, one you may purchase, or borrow from the library.  Students will have an opportunity to look for biographies at the school library in the coming weeks.

Have a wonderful week!
Amy



Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Happy New Year!

I am so happy to be back in the classroom with my kiddos!  It sounds like everyone had a wonderful break!

This week during ELA we will focus on writing an opinion paper.  We will also learn about proper nouns and our spelling words this week are 2-syllable words with long vowels.

We began our next unit in math where we will be working with numbers to 1000.

This Friday is our next Focus Friday.  We will learn about commitment.  Everyone please wear GREEN.  We have won the participation trophy two months in a row!  Could we make it three?

Report cards will come home on Friday.


January's calendar indicates that 2nd grade will have a performance on the 18th.  This has been moved to March. 


Have a wonderful week!
Amy

Monday, December 11, 2017

Happy Monday Everyone!

This week we are wrapping up all the standards that were taught this quarter.  We began our writing assessment today and will continue it tomorrow and Wednesday.  In math we are wrapping up Unit 4 on measuring with inches, feet, and yards. We will complete the pre-test together in class next Monday and have our unit test on Tuesday. There will be NO spelling or reading test this week.

We began our Holidays Around the World unit today reading and discussing the holiday traditions we have here in America.  I look forward to hearing about all the countries your children are learning about at home!  As a reminder, girls will make their presentations on Monday and boys will make their presentations on Tuesday.

This is the last week to read and turn in reading logs for the Donut reading challenge.  Please turn in all reading logs by FRIDAY!  Our donut party will be Monday before school.

Have a wonderful week!
Amy Kane

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Parents,

I am so excited about how excited the students are about his project!  Here is a list of the countries that have already been chosen based on what was turned in this morning:
Brazil
Ireland
Peru
Djibouti
Russia
Egypt
Argentina
Canada
Portugal
China
Nepal
France
Thailand
Czech Republic

If they are still deciding, please help them choose a country other than what is listed above.  Countries are awarded on first come first serve basis! So get your requests in early!

This will be a memorable experience for years to come!

Have a blessed day!
Amy Kane