Wacky Weather Week

Hello Everybody,

Last week, we had several seasons of weather occur all in one week. I bet you were outside with your student making snowmen while I was sipping my coffee enjoying the beauty from my window. We did take our puppy outside so he could feel, see, and eat snow for the first time and he loved it. I wonder what kind of weather is in store for us this week as we begin to head towards Valentine’s Day on Friday.

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, your student should have the list of names for both classes, so they can start working on their cards to exchange and deliver later this week. Our mailboxes are almost ready. We have just one more thing to take care of then our “post office” will be ready for mail. We will be making a sweet valentine for our beaker buddies, but please include a valentine for your student’s book buddy. We will get together with our sweet little friends on Friday to exchange our treats with them.

As far as sweet treats, I believe our Valentine’s Day is a special snack and not a party. I’ll be in touch soon with more details.

In your student’s blue binder, you should find your reminder for our parent-teacher conference notice. Please fill it out and return tomorrow, so I can confirm with the administration that we are meeting to talk about your student’s progress in 2nd grade. Thank you.

I must admit that after grading Friday’s tests and quizzes on Saturday, I can see that your student has learned a lot of information this year. Each week, I get to watch my students’ confidence and determination improve with each lesson. There are days that we stumble, but my students continue to show that they are trying their best to succeed, and I LOVE that effort. I’m so excited to see what’s to come for the remainder of this year.

Just a quick note, we are near the end of subtraction. We will have more practice before the final assessments are given this week. The multi-step word problems are the trickiest, so any extra practice at home and in class will be helpful for your student to truly understand how to tackle them with ease.

On Thursday, Mother Nature and our beaker buddies helped our 2nd graders learn more about percolation, infiltration, absorption, and precipitation. During Investigation Four, our 2nd graders discovered the differences between rocks, soil and sand in terms of their ability to absorb water. Through the creation of models and through conducting experiments, students quantified the absorbent properties of each sample. We have one more investigation to complete, and we will be done with this cell on the Earth’s Surface. I think will have a better understanding of how our Earth’s Surface works and how special it is for plants, animals, and us.

Thanks for your time and I hope you enjoy the rest of this weekend. Take care and I can’t wait to hear all about what your student did outside while playing in the snow.

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

P.S. Happy Birthday Veer! We hope you had a great day with lots of great memories.