Weekly Update November 4, 2019
With Halloween behind us we now look forward to Thanksgiving! A special thank you to our volunteers who set up and incredible Halloween Party for both classrooms!
Please be sure to take a look at our newest bulletin board outside the classroom for some laughs. The class worked so hard on their Letters from the Turkey and they came up with some great reasons to convince pilgrims not to eat them for Thanksgiving dinner. I’m very proud of their work, as I’m sure you will be too! We have a lot packed into the next couple of weeks so please read on for some valuable information.
– Open House is this Weekend, Sunday, November 3rd from 2-4 PM. We hope to see you there!
-Our Thanksgiving Performance and Feast will be Thursday, November 21st. Our play takes place in our classroom. It is set to begin at 11:00AM and should wrap up around 11:30. We will take pictures and then head outside into the hallway for our feast. I have costumes for most parts in the play, however, I am always happy to have you dress your child in their own costumes should you wish. After our performance we have our annual feast.
There will be a sign up genius for the items we need for our feast that will be sent out next week. I will also send a follow up email on the parts each child has and what they will need for their costume (should they need one)
-Halloween Candy for the Troops- This is our 5th year collecting leftover Halloween candy to be sent overseas for the troops. We are joining in with first grade for candy donations. Any of the candy we collect will either go to Must Ministries or an Overseas Troop donation. Every bit helps!!
If you have leftover Halloween candy you would like to donate, please send it in by Thursday, November 7th. You may drop off candy in Mrs. Littleton’s room or Mrs. Bratcher’s room.
-November/December Book Reports: Guidelines will go home on Friday, November 8th. National Geographic Books for Kids are a good resource AND if you have Amazon Prime, some titles are available for free in the Kindle Reader app. Please keep in mind that students ARE allowed to use more than one resource should they need it. Students need to check in with a book and their topic by Friday, November 15th. This requirement is part of their grade so be sure to have them thinking about what they want to research before then. Book reports are due Monday, December 16th.
Language Arts: Reading We will begin this week with a humorous fiction story called Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type. Farmer Brown’s cows have found a typewriter, and they are using it to demand better working conditions.
Grammar: We will begin working on compound sentences.
Vocabulary Strategies: We will be working more of prefixes (pre means “before”) and mis (means “not” or “badly”)
Comprehension Skills and Strategies: Conclusions- use details to figure out more about the text. Infer/Predict-use clues to figure out more about the story or parts or important ideas.
Phonics: Base words with endings -s and -es (including pronunciation and syllables)
Math: We are doing well so far with this difficult chapter. Attention to detail, and organization of work is the most crucial element in this chapter. Please be sure to work with your children on organizing their data when finding the mode, median and range. Also, skip counting practice will be beneficial during this chapter as well. I am working on it as much as I can in class, but extra practice at home will really help solidify it!
History: The class did a wonderful, incredible, AMAZING job on their Geography tests. I am very proud of their hard work on this unit. Next, we will begin our next unit, Japan. This is a quick one and therefore we should finish up much faster than our previous units.
2nd Grade Teacher