Monday, May 21, 2018

Happy Monday Everyone!

Wow!  I can't believe we are in our last week of school.  In case there is any confusion, Wednesday is a full day of school.  We will have an end of the year ice cream party after lunch at 1:00.  Thank you to everyone who volunteered to send items in for this.

Tomorrow students can bring board/card games to play.  This is not electronics. I have several here at school if they would rather play them.

Today we cleaned out our desks. Please make sure your child takes all of the folders, papers, and workbooks out of their backpacks tonight. They will need the space for other things that will come home tomorrow.

 Have a good week!
Amy


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Hello Parents!

This week we continue our economics unit, and will be reviewing common and proper nouns, as well as adjectives and adverbs.  We will continue to have phonics lessons, but there will be no more spelling tests.  We will also continue our data and measurement unit using our marble mazes.  The test on this unit will be next week.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, and Thursday (if needed) we will be making our products for Market Day.  Please send any materials your child needs to make their products tomorrow.

Friday is Field Day.  Our Field Day t-shirts are the green field trip shirts the PTO supplied us with this year. Normally we allow students to sign each other's shirts on this day.  If you do not want your child's shirt signed, please make sure they are aware of that and I will give them some paper to use instead. Please make sure your child wears sunscreen and brings a water bottle with their name on it (reusable or disposable.) You are welcome to join in the fun at anytime that day!

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Have a wonderful week!
Amy



Monday, April 30, 2018


Happy Monday Everyone!

This week we are beginning our social studies unit on economics.  We will be learning about goods and services, supply and demand, needs vs wants, saving and spending, and income and taxes! Students were able to get with their partners (if they want to work with a partner) and brainstorm ideas for the good or service they want to do for Market Day.  Wednesday I will approve ideas and then they will come home for your approval.  Please do not feel like you have to spend money on this project.  There are plenty of ideas they can do for little or no cost at all.

Our spelling words this week have the -ge and -dge spelling pattern.  In math we started our unit on measurement, data and multi-digit computation with marble rolls.  If you haven't already, jump on Dojo and see the pictures I posted today.  They are having so much fun!

Looking ahead to next week we have field day on Friday, May 11th.  We would love for you to come join us.  More information will be coming home next week.

Have a wonderful week!
Amy

Monday, April 23, 2018

Happy Monday Everyone!

This week we are preparing for our writing assessment for our report cards, which we will take on Friday.  Students will be reading two articles and writing a complete paragraph about what they learned.  Our spelling words this week are homophones.  In math we are adding and subtracting within 1000.

Next week we will begin our Economics unit in social studies.  I look forward to this unit every year.  The kids have so much fun and they learn a lot too!  The culmination of this unit is Market Day.  This is a day where students will provide a service or make a good to sell.  Students will use "money" they have earned to shop during Market Day.  I will send more information home next week.

Please return all signed progress reports tomorrow and any blue registration cards by Friday.

Have a wonderful week!
Amy

Monday, April 16, 2018

Happy Monday Everyone!

This week we will read From Seed to Plant and look for the main ideas and the details that support the main idea.  We will also be writing a paragraph about what we have learned this week.  Our spelling pattern this week is aw, al, and o. 

In math this week we are creating and solving story problems.

Progress reports come home this Friday!

Have a wonderful week!
Amy

Monday, April 2, 2018


Welcome Back!

This week we are comparing two versions of the same fairy tale - Cinderella.  We are reading Yeh-Shen, from China, and The Egyptian Cinderella from Egypt!  We will be looking at the point of view of the characters.  We will practice using our dictionary skills to look up unfamiliar words and we will practice using adjectives in our sentences.  Our spelling pattern this week is ai, at, igh, and y.

In math we are measuring with centimeters and learning about fractions.

Friday is our next Focus Friday.  Please wear the color brown!  We will be talking about how to have balance in our lives.

Please start saving/sending in cardboard tubes from toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, or wrapping paper rolls.  We will need as many as we can get by the end of the month!

Have a wonderful week!
Amy

Monday, March 19, 2018

Dear Parents,

This week we will not have a spelling test.  In language we will be learning the difference between possessive nouns and plural nouns.  We will also look at the difference between possessive nouns and contractions.  Both of these can be confusing for second graders. 

We will continue to learn about point of view by reading The Threee Little Pigs  and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. One story is from the pigs' prospective and the other is from the wolf's.

In math we will continue our unit on measuring with centimeters and working with fractions.

Remember that spring break starts Friday!

Have a wonderful week!
Amy