Blog Update for the week of Dec. 9-13

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Identify the main idea when reading nonfiction texts.
Phonetic strategies – Vowel Patterns  UI/EW
Math – Estimate sums and differences, determine sums and differences using various methods, create and solve single step and two step practical problems involving addition and subtraction.
Science – Plants and Animals are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings, an animal’s habitat provides all of its basic needs, habitats change over time due to many influences.

Upcoming dates…
Monday, Dec. 9 – Half day for students
Thursday, Dec. 12 – 5th grade performance – 7pm

Wednesday, Dec. 18 – Math quiz on addition and subtraction without regrouping
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Spirit Week – week of Dec. 9-13

Spirit Week – Week of Dec. 9-13

Dec. 9 – 13

        • Mustache Monday
        • Twisted Tuesday (teachers dress like students/students like teachers)
        • Wicked Wednesday – Heroes and Villains (Are you a hero or a villain? You decide and dress like your favorite hero or your favorite villain)
        • Throwback Thursday (Dress in your favorite decade)
        • Footie Friday (Wear your favorite PJs)

Bonus Day!!! Friday, Dec. 20th

        • Tacky Sweater Day! Wear your favorite tacky holiday or winter gear!

 

Blog Update for the week of Dec. 2-6

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Identify the main idea when reading nonfiction texts.
Phonetic strategies – Long Vowel I patterns – igh, y, icc
Math – Estimate sums and differences, determine sums and differences using various methods, create and solve single step and two step practical problems involving addition and subtraction.
Science – Plants and Animals are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings, an animal’s habitat provides all of its basic needs, habitats change over time due to many influences.

Upcoming dates…
Friday, Dec. 6 – Cubs Night In – 5:45-8:30
Monday, Dec. 9 – Half day for students
Thursday, Dec. 12 – 5th grade performance – 7pm
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Blog Update for the week of Nov. 18-22

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Describe characters, setting, and plot events in fiction and poetry. Identify conflict and resolution, identify the theme, use knowledge of antonyms and synonyms. Phonetic strategies – Long Vowel O patterns – OA, OW
Math – Place Value – Introduce hundreds place, and value of a digit, put numbers in order of value, and compare 3-digit numbers, identify 10 more, 10 less, 100 more, 100 less than a given number, round 2-digit numbers to the nearest ten.
Social Studies – Identify major rivers, mountain ranges, lakes, and other physical features of the U.S.
Science – Identify living and nonliving things, identify what animals need to survive.

Upcoming dates…
Tuesday, Nov. 19 – U.S. Geography Quiz – Social Studies
Friday, Nov. 22 – Place Value test – Math
Tuesday, Nov. 26 – Turkey Trot Fun Run – k-2 @ 9:15-9:45

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Blog Update for the week of Nov. 11-15

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Describe characters, setting, and plot events in fiction and poetry. Identify conflict and resolution, identify the theme, use knowledge of antonyms and synonyms. Phonetic strategies – Long Vowel E patterns.
Math – Place Value – Introduce hundreds place, and value of a digit, put numbers in order of value, and compare 3-digit numbers.
Social Studies – Learn about Veterans Day, identify major rivers, mountain ranges, lakes, and other physical features of the U.S.

Upcoming dates…
Monday, Nov. 11 – Veteran’s Day Assembly – 9:00-9:45
Tuesday, Nov. 12 – Spirit Night @ Anant – 5-9:30
Wednesday, Nov. 13 – Last day to bring in canned goods and non-perishable foods!
Friday, Nov. 15 – Place Value/Comparing Quiz – Math
Tuesday, Nov. 19 – U.S. Geography Quiz – Social Studies

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Blog Update for the week of Nov. 4-8

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Describe characters, setting, and plot events in fiction and poetry. Identify conflict and resolution, identify the theme, use knowledge of antonyms and synonyms. Phonetic strategies – Long Vowel A patterns.
Math – Place Value – Introduce hundreds place, and value of a digit.
Social Studies – Geography – develop map skills by using globes and maps of the U.S. and the world.

Upcoming dates…
Monday, Nov. 4 – CogAt testing, parent/teacher conferences
Tuesday, Nov. 5 – Student Holiday
Wednesday, Nov. 6 – CogAt testing
Friday, Nov. 8 – CogAt testing
Monday, Nov. 11 – Veteran’s Day Assembly – 9:00-9:45
Tuesday, Nov. 12 – field trip to Maymont

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Blog Update for the week of Oct. 28 – Nov. 1

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Preview selections using text features including table of contents, headings, pictures, captions, and maps. Phonetic strategies using r controlled vowels.
Math – Graphing – review bar graphs and pictographs; organizing data into lists and tables.

Upcoming dates…
Thursday, Oct. 24 – Thursday, Oct. 31 – CTES Scholastic Book Fair
Tuesday, Oct. 29 – After School Enrichment classes begin.
Mon., Nov. 4 – Math test – Graphing

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**Chaperones have been chosen for our field trip to Maymont.  Thank you so much for showing interest in volunteering to chaperone – I had so many parents who shared an interest in doing this, but we were only allowed to take 3.  There will be another trip this year needing chaperones, so I hope that if you were not chosen this time, you will be able to go at another time.

**Please consider sending in items for our STEM lessons.  The 2nd grade team is planning to have some type of STEM or workshop involving student collaboration most Wednesdays this school year, so many supplies will be needed!  I greatly appreciate any and all donations for these fun activities for the children!

Blog Update for the week of October 21-25

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Making and confirm predictions using non-fiction texts, phonics – vowel e patterns
Math – Test – Oct. 21 –  Place value – 3-digit numbers, 10 more or 10 less, comparing and ordering numbers, rounding 2-digit numbers – Next topic is Graphing
Social Studies – Voting in Elections

Upcoming dates…
Mon., Oct. 21 – Math test
Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Mix It Up at Lunch
Thurs., Oct. 24 – Fall Family Picnic 6-8 on the bus loop and the Book Fair begins.
Monday, Oct. 28 – Student Half Day

 Blog Update for the week of October 14-18

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – Making and confirm predictions, phonics – vowel o patterns
Math – Place value – 3-digit numbers, 10 more or 10 less, comparing and ordering numbers, rounding 2-digit numbers
Social Studies – describe why United States citizens celebrate Columbus Day and describe Cesar Chavez’s contributions to the labor movement.

Upcoming dates…

Wed., Oct. 16 – Spirit Night at Potbelly 4-9
Friday, Oct. 18  – deadline to register for After School Enrichment classes
Mon., Oct. 21 – Math unit test – place value, ordering, comparing, rounding, and 10 more/10 less
Thurs., Oct. 24 – Fall Family Picnic 6-8 on the bus loop and the Book Fair begins.

 

Fall parent teacher conference sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080448A8A922A1FC1-fall2

 

October 7th updates:

Language Arts –Making connections, set purpose for reading phonics review – short and long u

Math – Place value – 3-digit numbers, 10 more or 10 less, comparing and ordering numbers, rounding 2-digit numbers

Science – Weathering and Erosion – Test on Friday, Oct. 11

September 30th updates:

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts –Connect previous experiences to new texts, set purpose for reading phonics review – short and long a

Math – skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, identify patterns – repeating and growing, begin place value, comparing and ordering numbers

Science – Weathering and Erosion

September 24th updates:

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – subject/predicate, complete/incomplete sentences, demonstrate connect previous experiences to new texts, text-text, text-self, text-world connections, phonics review – short and long i

Math – skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, identify patterns – repeating and growing

Science – Weather

September 18th updates:

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – subject/predicate, complete/incomplete sentences, demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts, phonics review – sh, wh, th, and ch.

Math – skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s; odd/even numbers;  basic addition/subtraction facts

Social Studies –  quiz on symbols

Science – Weather

September 10th updates:

Important Reminders!
-Students can return their library books and get new books any day of the week!
-Make sure your child wears PE shoes on PE days.
-If you are sending lunch money to school, please put it in a sealed envelope with your child’s first and last name on it and lunch number.
-Please check your child’s gold communication folder daily.  Clear out completed/graded papers.  Check for homework sheets and any other important information that may require payment or a parent signature.  This folder goes to and from school/home each day.

What are we learning this week?
Language Arts – phoneme and blend work, read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts, ask and answer questions using the text as support.

Writing – Creating an anchor chart of “Back to School” ideas and write a story using a topic from the list.

Math – skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s; Count backward by tens from 120; identify, describe, create, extend, and transfer patterns found in objects, pictures, and numbers.

Social Studies – Symbols and Traditions

 

 

 

 

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