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Week of 12/11

What are we learning about this week?
Language Arts – friendly letter writing
Math – double digit subtraction
Social Studies – customs, traditions, and diversity (different types of holidays)

SCA Spirit Dress Up Days (participation is optional)
Dec. 11th – Merry Monday – wear winter clothes
Dec. 12th – Twin Tuesday – wear the same outfit as a friend
Dec. 13th – Work Our Wednesday – wear your athletic gear
Dec. 14th – Tacky Thursday – wear your tackiest outfit (mismatched colors)
Dec. 15th – Festive Friday – wear holiday colors OR pajamas

Mrs. Smith, the art teacher, is in need of toilet tissue rolls or cylinders for some fun art projects!  She needs hundreds, so please consider collecting a few and sending them to school in your child’s book bag.  There is a box outside of the art room door where they can be added to the collection.

Winter Break begins Monday, December 18th.  School will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd.  Have a wonderful time with family and friends!

Week of 12/4

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – homophones
Math – double digit addition
Science – human and natural influences on habitats

Important Dates!
Dec. 5th- & Spirit Night from 4 – 8p at Chipotle

Dec. 6th – Scholastic book orders due
Dec. 8th – Habitat Unit Test & Spirit Night from 5 – 9p at The Rink at West Broad Village

Thank you to all of the chaperones who volunteered for our field trip to the Science Museum this past Thursday.  The kids had a blast!

Week of 11/27

What are we learning about?
Language Arts – adjectives
Math – place value (ten more, ten less, one more, one less)
Science – animal adaptations

Important Dates!
November 28th – Animal Habitat Project due
December 1st – Cubs Night In
December 5th – Spirit Day/Night at Chipotle (must show flyer)
December 8th – Science Test on Habitat Unit (living/non living, habitats, fossils, adaptations, man made influences on habitats) *Students should study using their science notebooks and other classwork that has been sent home.

Week of 11/20

What are we learning about this week?
Language Arts:  proper nouns
Math:  reviewing place value; hundreds chart (ten more, ten less, one more, one less)
Science:  habitats; fossils

On Tuesday, November 21st, we will be eating lunch in the classroom.  The K-2 classes will participate in the Turkey Trot Run from 12:00 – 12:30.  Please make sure your child wears athletic shoes and dresses appropriately for the weather.  If you are interested in helping, please sign up here:

Report cards will be sent home on November 21st.  Please remove the report card from the envelope and keep the report card at home.  Please sign and return the envelope.  I use these envelopes each marking period.  Thank you!

Schools will be closed from November 22nd – 24th for Thanksgiving Break.  School will reopen on November 27th.

Animal Habitat Projects are due on November 28th!

A big THANK YOU to all of the parents who sent in supplies and volunteered for our Fall Fun Day!  Everyone had a wonderful time =)

Week of 11/13

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – irregular plural nouns; proper nouns
Math – reviewing place value, rounding, and comparing numbers
Science – habitats

Important Dates!
November 10th – 16th: Bring in canned goods for our food drive!
November 14th – Last day of CogAT Testing
November 15th:  Disguise a Turkey Project due (send home on Nov. 10th)
November 17th:  Donuts with Dad – Click here for info!
November 21st:  Report Cards sent home; Turkey Trot and Turkey Court Assembly (more info coming soon)
November 28th – Animal Habitat Project Due (info will be sent home on Nov. 15th)
November 30th – Field Trip to the Science Museum (info will be sent home on Nov. 16th)

Fall Fun Day!
This event will be on Friday, November 17th.  Thank you to everyone who has signed up to help out!

Week of 11/6

What are we learning about this week?
Language Arts – abbreviations; plural nouns
Math – graphing; TEST Thursday- Calendar and Graphing
Science – living/nonliving; animal needs; habitats

Important Dates!
Nov. 6th – CogAT Testing; Parent/Teacher Conferences
Nov. 7th – Student Holiday; Parent/Teacher Conferences
Nov. 9th – CogAT Testing, TEST Calendar and Graphing
Nov. 10th – Veteran’s Day Assembly at 9a
Nov. 14th – CogAT Testing; Spirit Night at Burgerworks from 4 – 9p
Nov. 17th – Donuts with Dads at 7:30a; Picture Make Up Day

Week of 10/30

What are we learning about this week?
Language Arts – questioning with fiction books
Math – graphing
Science – water cycle, weathering, erosion

Important Dates!
October 30th – November 3rd:  Smencils for Sale!  $1 each
November 3rd:  Weather Unit TEST
November 6th and 7th:  Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 6th, 9th, and 14th:  CogAT Testing (one of these dates is a change since a previous blog post; a letter was sent home with the correct dates)
November 7th:  Student Holiday
November 17th:  Donuts with Dad!  Click here for info!

SCA Spirit Dress Up Days!  (participation is optional, not required)
October 30th – Pajamas, Messy, Mismatched Monday (no slippers)
October 31st – Tie Dye Tuesday
November 1st – Hat Day
November 2nd – Dress from the Past Day
November 3rd – Jersey Day

Week of 10/23

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Main Idea, Synonyms
Math – Graphing
Science – Weather/Water Cycle

Important Dates!
October 23rd – 27th:  Book Fair in the Library!
October 27th:  Monster Mash at CTES from 6p – 8p  Click here for info
November 6th, 8th, and 9th:  2nd Grade CogAT Testing  *We will start first thing each morning, so please make sure your child is at school on time.
November 6th and 7th:  Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 7th:  Student Holiday; No school for students!

Week of 10/16

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts:  non-fiction predicting; nouns
Math:  finishing place value, comparing and rounding numbers; starting graphing
Science:  weather

Important dates…
Monday, October 16th is PICTURE DAY!  Please send all payment envelopes to school in the morning.
Wednesday, October 18th:  Math Test on Place Value, Comparing Numbers (greater than, less than), and Rounding (to the nearest 10)

Fun Events!
October 17th:  Spirit Night at Zaxby’s – Print Flyer Here
October 27th:  Monster Mash at CTES – View Info Here

Study Island:
I put your student’s login information for Study Island in their red folders on Friday.  Please let me know if you have any difficulty getting on the site.  The students used it on Friday for the first time and seemed to really enjoy it, so please take advantage of this resource at home.

Parent/Teacher Conferences:
These will be held on November 6th and 7th.  Please sign up for a time slot here – Fall 2017 Conferences


Fall Conferences

Good Afternoon Parents,

Please follow the link to sign up for a Parent/Teacher Conference. Let me know if you have any questions.