We will be celebrating Ms. Yang at the end of this week, as this is our last week with her. She has come to the end of her Student Intern experience! We are very excited for her, but will miss having her here! You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learning Goals for the Week of March 27th:
Reading Introduce “Yellow” questioning skills to include; comparing similarities and differences and cause & effect. Review “Red” questioning skills to include: I wonder why?, Why do you think?, Why would?, How could?, and What if?. Practice “Green” questioning skills to include: who, what, when, where, why, and how.
Writing- Complete and celebrate persuasive writing pieces. Students will share their nominations for “Best Book.” Introduce creative writing and provide opportunities for students to observe creative writing in poetry.
Science- Review matter, properties of matter, and changing states of matter. Students will discuss the changes in matter has when energy is either added or removed. Students will take matter test and complete matter summative projects. Introduce the Water Cycle.
Math: Double-digit addition and subtraction “Fact Families”, estimating differences, and borrowing tens with subtraction. Review estimation, rounding, and basic math facts.
March 29th- Spring Picture Day
|March 31st – Yearbook Orders Due
March 31st- Family Bingo Night 7p.m. to p.m.
April 4th - BMES PTO Night
April 7th – No School for Students, Teacher Workday
April 10th- April 17 No School, Spring Break
March 27th Math Unit Pretest
March 28th Matter Test
March 31st –Reading Test “Green, Yellow, and Res Questions”
Spring Picture Day:
Buckland Mills Spring Picture day will be on Wednesday, March 29th. Picture order forms were sent home this week and need to be returned by Spring Picture Day to your child’s teacher. If you are interested in purchasing a class picture ($13.00) you will need to order in advance of picture day. Individual picture proofs will be sent home for your review and a variety of picture packages are available from SplendidPortraits.com
2016-2017 BMES Yearbook orders are due by Friday, March 31st. Please be sure to complete either the online order form SplendiPortraaits.com or the Yearbook order form sent home in your child’s communication folder. Yearbooks are $20.00 and will be delivered to your child’s classroom teacher in late spring.
Cold and flu season is here! A concern regarding this time of year is that our class shares headphones during our computer center. As a precautionary measure to prevent the spreading of germs, I am asking that you please send in ONE pair of headphones for your child to use during the day. Only your child will be using these headphones, and will keep them in a sealed baggie with their personal belongs. The headphones can be ear buds or normal style headphones, but please no microphones. They do not need to be the expensive type, Dollar Store ear buds work well! The color does not matter. I appreciate you assisting me with trying to keep our students healthy. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Basic Math Facts:
If your child has not yet mastered basic math facts to 12, please be sure to support him or her at home with flash cards, manipulatives, and/or basic counting games. As we continue to teach more challenging math objectives in second grade these basic fundamentals will be necessary for success with computational fluency and accuracy.
RAZ Kids is a free online leveled student reading program with interactive eBooks and reading quizzes which students may access online or through a mobile app. This incredible resource provides our second grade students the opportunity to access hundreds of books within a uniquely leveled individual library on their level. As the year progresses, I will adjust Raz Kids reading levels as needed to ensure students are accessing books they can read independently. This is a great way to make reading fun at home. It can count towards their 20 minutes of nightly reading. Just write in the title of the book in their agenda. Go to www.kidsa-z.com, click on kids login, type in awytovich0, and your child’s name. Next, your child will type in their password to gain access to a multitude of leveled books to read.