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



Monday, March 5, 2018

Happy Monday Parents!

It was so good to see so many of you Saturday having fun at the Pow Wow.  I think it was the best one yet!

Today we started our quarterly writing assessment.  This quarter we are writing our opinions.  The writing process takes several days, and we will take it step by step.  Our spelling pattern this week is 3 letter blends. We will also begin learning about possessive nouns.  Today we took our Unit 6 math test over geometry.  We will continue this unit with a few more geometry activities this week.  We also planted pea and corn seeds today.  We will be measuring their growth in the weeks to come!

Just a reminder that the 2nd grade performance will be Thursday, March 15th at 7:00p.m.  More information will be coming about that soon!

Have a great week!
Amy

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