I hope you all have been enjoying this beautiful sunny weather that we are having. Hopefully, with the arrival of spring next week, more sunshine awaits us. We have had another busy, but productive week. I am glad that most everyone seems to be getting over the flu bug that has been going around our classroom lately. If anyone would like to donate Clorox wipes to help keep those germs away, it would be greatly appreciated.
Please remember to check your child’s folder today. After you have checked their folder, please remove their graded papers and sign the Tiger Check. Also, please remember that all field trip forms and money is due by next Friday, March 22nd. If your child needs another permission slip, please let me know. Finally, the students brought home a pink form earlier in the week with information about ordering field day shirts. You may order online or send in the form with a check to order a shirt for your child. The last day to order is March 29th.
Dates To Remember:
March 18-22- Book Fair
March 20th- Book Fair open from 3-5 pm
March 21st-Book Fair open during PTO Spaghetti Dinner
March 22nd- Field Trip Forms and Money Due $12.00
March 26th- 2nd grade performance
Please arrive by 5:45 pm in the library. Students are asked to wear white tops and black pants or black or white dresses for the girls.
March 29th- 1/2 day dismissal for students
April 1st-5th- Spring Break
WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT:
Reading: The students are continuing to make inferences while drawing conclusions as they read fiction texts. If you would like for your child to have more reading practice at home, please have them log into https://readtheory.org/auth/login Another great way for your child to read more at home is to visit your local Henrico County Public Library. Your child can sign up for their own library card for free. When my own children were young they enjoyed going to the public library to check out books.
Spelling/Writing: The students will receive a new spelling list on Monday along with a new homework packet. Our focus next week will be on the suffixes -ful, and -less. Here is the new list: careful, helpful, thankful, spotless, fearless, speechless, these, best, going, take. The students will have a test on these words next Friday.
In writing next week, the students will be writing persuasive paragraphs about the best part of spring. With the arrival of spring next week, hopefully the students will have lots of ideas to write about. These writing samples will be displayed in our hallway sleeves outside of our classroom by the end of March for everyone to enjoy.
Math: We are continuing our fraction unit. The students will learn how to identify, write, and compare fractions. For more help at home with fractions, check out the following websites: http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/fractions/fractions.htm
Science: The students will learn about magnets next week. They will be able to answer the following questions about magnets:
- How do people use magnets?
- What makes a magnet a magnet?
- How do magnets react around other magnets?
- What materials do magnets attract?
If your child needs more practice with magnets, check out the following: https://www.ixl.com/science/grade-2/identify-magnets-that-attract-or-repel
I hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxing weekend.