Hello families of second grade,
I hope everyone had a great weekend. As you probably heard from your child, I was out sick Wednesday through Friday of last week. The class and I were getting back into the swing of things today.
I sent home new reading logs. The students do not need to write a sentence but they still need to include the date, the title of the book, the number of minutes, and a parent signature. They will keep these reading logs until the paper is filled and then I will give them a new one. These reading logs will help me more easily keep track of minutes for the final score of each student, before April Vacation.
There are two lists of spelling words this week. The first list is focusing on "ur", "ure" and "ear" words. These words are:
The second list of words focuses on short and long a. These words are:
Your child will know what word list they have. I have decided that I will not have the students complete spelling practice for homework. However, I want families to have the word list in case parents want their child to practice at home for the spelling quizzes on Fridays.
We are currently making progress in taking notes to compose our research papers about animals. The students have been gathering information about their animal's habitat, physical appearance, adaptations, family unit, and other interesting facts they want to include. The students will be writing and typing these papers in final draft form in the weeks to come.
All second grade students have completed the Primary Numbers and Operations Assessment. We will be working in small groups to continue to strengthen areas of difficulty, or to challenge students in their thinking and connections.
Tomorrow we have Susan Shimko from the Ava Gallery coming into our class in the afternoon. She is going to teach us a lesson about a Mexican Artist and the technique they used in their artwork.
Thank you to all the families who have signed up for a parent teacher conference time for next week. Here is the link again for anyone who still needs to sign up.
If there are any other questions or trouble signing up, feel free to email me back. Have a wonderful night!
Ms. Mac ☺