Info to Know

Hello Everybody,

Wow, the chill in the air is quite different than what we had last week. It seems that winter is finally here, so please make sure your student has the proper clothing for outdoor recess and for walking to our specials. Thank you!

I want to thank you for returning your student’s report card so quickly. I hope you noticed the improvements from the 1st and 2nd grading periods, and I can’t wait to see what’s to come for this grading period. Since it’s the third grading, I will begin to grade a little bit harder because your student has learned a great deal so far, and I want to see how well they are remembering and applying all that’s been taught, practiced, and reviewed.

For the upcoming week,

Reading – We will begin the week with a realistic fiction, Luke Goes to Bat.

Vocabulary – We will be working on antonyms.

Comprehension Skills and Strategies – Sequence of Events and Formal and Informal Language

Phonics – Long i (i, igh, ie, y)

Math – We are moving along quite nicely on two-digit subtraction.

History – The class loved our discussion on the Oregon Trail and learning that children their age had to walk the 15 miles each day for six months before reaching the end of the trail. Next week, we learn more about the gold rush and how some earned their fortunes with clever inventions and business maneuvers!

Science – We will continue investigating the earth’s surface with sand, gravel, potting soil, and top soil.

Please come to Wood Acres on Sunday, January 26 from 2:00-4:00 for our annual Open House. It’s a great opportunity to see what’s to come for your student as a 3rd grader. Hope to see you there!

One more bit of information to know, Monday, February 17 we have no school, for Presidents’ Day but TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 AND WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 ARE PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES. I will be sending out a Sign-up genius for you to reserve a time to talk about how well your 2nd grader is getting ready for 3rd grade. Please let me know if you are out of town, so we can make other arrangements for your parent conference. Thank you.

I do believe that is all for now, and I hope you enjoy your day off from school. Please use this time towards helping and being kind to others in our community which is still Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message to one and all.

Yours truly,
Cheryl Leagan
2nd grade teacher
The Wood Acres School