Weekly Update August 27th, 2018

Hi Everyone,
Happy Friday, or as I call it in my classroom, Fri-Yay!

We’ve had another fantastic week in second grade. The kids are definitely feeling more comfortable and are so excited to learn. Look for Monday Folders coming home Monday. In these folders will be all of their graded work from the previous week, including the tests they will have taken today. I keep these private so that students do not feel inclined to share their results with one another. I ask that Monday Folders be emptied and returned on Tuesday, or ASAP. Please DO NOT throw these folders away 🙂

Important Notes:
– Parent Orientation Night is Tuesday, August 28th from 7-8PM in my classroom. I look forward to seeing all of you there!
-Constitution Day is Monday, September 17th at 9:30AM. Come celebrate with us on the quad!
– Parent-Teacher Conferences are September 24th and 25th. If you already have a preference for a day or time please let me know and I will reserve it. Otherwise I will be sending out more information as the date approaches.
– I am looking for a few parent volunteers to bring in hand sanitizer for our classroom. We do SUCH a good job washing hands, but it tends to take up a good amount of our snack time just to wash up. Thank you in advance!
– The Reading Logs sent home were incorrect in the last column. I would like for students to read for 20 minutes a day or a total of 2 hours 20 minutes a week, not an hour 40. Oops! Sorry for the confusion there!

Reading: We completed our first story last week, and the kids did a wonderful job with their work. This week we begin a new story called My Family. Our genre this week we will be studying is informational text.

Reading Skills and Strategies: Our target skill this week will focus on comparing and contrasting.

Grammar: In grammar this week we will be working on simple sentences
Phonics: We will be reviewing short vowel o, u, and e. Spelling words this week will focus on these phonics skills
Math: We have been working hard on our doubles facts, and creating a fun doubles paint activity to help solidify our facts. Next week, we will begin working on adding 4 addends, as well as diving into subtraction. There will also be another check progress during the week.

History: The kids had a lot of fun reviewing the cardinal points on a compass. We took a short field trip to Turner Hall to view the compass and wrapped up our learning with a quick game of Simon Says. We also got busy working on our very own states, complete with a state capital, bird, and song. Next week we will finish up these projects and continue to explore the globe with visits to Canada, South America, Central America, and Mexico.

Science: In science this week we will continue our study of weight. We had a great time exploring with gram bears and figuring out how to get our beam to balance on our fulcrum without moving the bears. Next week we will begin our second investigation which focuses on the Pan Balance.

Homework Week of 8/27/18

Monday:
LA- Read Aloud My Family & Question Worksheet
Math- pg 23&24
Other: Monday Folders go home- return Tuesday

Tuesday:
LA: Grammar Simple Sentences
Math: pg 27&28

Wednesday:
LA- None
Math: pg 29 &30

Thursday:
LA- None
Math: pg 31&32

Friday:
Spelling and Reading Log go home

Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns!
Thank you again for all you do!

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