Monday, October 16, 2017

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a wonderful fall break!  From what I have been hearing, you did!

This week we are reading Click, Clack, Moo and learning about story structure.  Our spelling words this week double the ending consonant to add the suffixes -ed and -ing.  We will test on these Friday.  We will also learn about reflexive pronouns.

In math we are wrapping up Unit 2 and will have a test on Thursday.  Your child is bringing home their study guide tonight to work on.  This is due back to school by Wednesday.  We will review it together in preparation for the test.

Tomorrow is the deadline to turn in Warrior Walk money.  Please turn in the pledge folders and money tomorrow.

Have a wonderful week!
Amy Kane

Monday, October 2, 2017

Happy Monday Everyone!

Thank you to everyone for making Warrior Walk a great day for our kiddos and ILE!  You can start sending in any money that you have collected along with the pledge sheets.  We couldn't do this without your help!

This week we are wrapping up our science unit on animal habitats.  We will take this test on Thursday.  I will send home the science book Tuesday so students can begin to read over the material.  It may take 2 nights to read everything.  Please make sure they bring their science books back to school each day because we will be using them in class.

This is the last week of the first quarter and we will be assessing students on what they have learned so far this year.  Therefore there will be no spelling test this week.

Friday is our next Focus Friday.  We will be learning about the next Key to Success - Failure Leads to Success.  Everyone please wear orange on Friday.  We will be doing some activities in class using inventions that were actually mistakes! 

Have a wonderful week!
Amy Kane

Monday, September 25, 2017

Happy Monday Everyone!

The big news this week is Warrior Walk!  Your sponsor packet came home in your child's take home folder last Friday.  If for some reason you can't locate it and need another one, just let me know.  Thank you for taking the time to ask for sponsors/donors.  I hope that you will be able to come out on Friday to cheer our class on.  We walk from 1:15-1:45.  Our color this year is gray.  So wear as much gray as possible.

What's happening this week:

Reading - We are reading from our science books about animal habitats.  We will practice asking and answering questions and using the illustrations to gain understanding about the text.

Phonics - r-controlled vowels (Bossy R) -ir, -er, -at, -or, -ur

Language - irregular plural nouns (child-children, foot-feet)

Math - Measuring

Science - Life Cycles (Some of our caterpillars are now in a chrysalis!) and animal habitats

Have a wonderful week!
Amy Kane

Monday, September 11, 2017

Happy Monday!

This week we are having "Penny Wars" as a special fundraiser to support children and families impacted by childhood cancer.  Tomorrow I will send home a letter that explains this in detail.  Your children can bring in change Tuesday-Thursday to help support this fundraiser.

Please turn in any picture orders by this Thursday.

What's going on this week:
Reading - Animals Building Homes is our focus text.  We are learning to ask questions that can be answered using our texts, using context clues to determine the meaning of words, and using pictures to understand the text.

Phonics - We have a new spelling list of words with short o, u, and e.  Test is on Friday

Language - writing narratives

Math - learning place value

Science - life cycles

If you haven't turned in your request for a parent teacher conference time, please send that back tomorrow.

Have a wonderful week!
Amy Kane

Monday, August 28, 2017

Happy Monday Everyone!

Today your child is bringing home their first spelling list.  It is to stay in the back pocket of their take home folder.  That way it is with them at home to study and at school when we need it.  Please, please, please do not take it out and post it on your refrigerator!  make a copy if you want it for home. They need it to stay in their take home folder 😉

Friday is Focus Friday for the school.  Everyone will be learning the meaning of integrity, one of the 8 keys of excellence.  Everyone is asked to wear the color black. The second grade class with the most percentage of students wearing black will be the "holder of the key" for the month (trophy).

This week we are:

Reading :  Diary of a Spider and using the pictures to gain and understanding of the characters. 

Language:  Writing narratives

Phonics:  short a and I words

Math:  Adding and subtracting within 20

Social Studies: making a world map and a globe

Have a wonderful week!
Amy Kane

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Wow!  What a fantastic experience we had yesterday.  I hope you and your family enjoyed seeing the eclipse as much as I did.  We are almost finished making our Solar Eclipse lap book.  Then the kiddos will bring them home to share with you.

Here's what's going on in class:

Reading: We are reading Henry and Mudge and learning how good readers are able to ask and answer questions about their reading.  Thursday your child will bring home their reading book.  They need to read the story Henry and Mudge to prepare for our first reading assessment on Friday.

Language: Complete sentences and nouns

Math: Adding and Subtracting to 20,

Science: Solar Eclipse

Social Studies: Maps and Globes

Today in your child's folder you will find information about Science Club and yearbooks.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Amy Kane

Monday, August 14, 2017

Happy Monday Everyone!

Rainy days and Mondays may get some people down, but not us!  This week we continue to get to know each other and learn our routines. 

This week's focus:
Reading - building our reading stamina (we are already up to 10 minutes!)
Language - writing complete sentences
Math - addition and subtraction strategies
Social Studies - maps and globes
Science - Solar eclipse

Thursday is picture day for the yearbook.

Don't forget that tonight is parent night from 6:00-7:00.  I hope to see you then.

Have a wonderful week!
Amy Kane