We are having a great start to May! You can contact me at email@example.com.
Learning Goals for the Week of May 22nd
Reading: Fairy Tales and the elements which qualify tales as “Fairy Tales.” Continue DRA Assessments.
Writing: Practice writing a personal narrative incorporating the qualities which make a personal narrative a powerful writing piece.
Grammar: Prefixes II
Science: Inquiry into Continents, Magnets and contributions of Christopher Columbus. Introduce Wonder Wall on continents and oceans. Introduce magnets and key terms to include: poles, attract, repel, loadstone, iron, and nickel.
Math: Introduce capacity and units of capacity to include: cups, pints, quarts, gallons, and liters.
Students will estimate and measure liquid volume in cups, quarts, gallons, and liters.
May 23rd- Continents Quiz
May 25th- Grammar Quick Check Prefixes II
May 26th- Reading Quiz-Elements of a Fairy Tale
May 26th – Math Quick Check– Capacity
May 24th- Blandy Farms 2nd Grade Field Trip 9:20 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
May 26th- Fourth Quarter Interims Distributed
May 29th- No School, Memorial Day
June 9th- Donuts with Dad
June 13th- BMES PTO Meeting
June 15th- End of Fourth Grading Period
June 15th – Last Day of School for Students. Happy Summer
Blandy Experimental Farm Field Trip
On Wednesday, May 24th second grade will leave BMES at 9:20 a.m. and return to school by 1:00 p.m. Students should dress appropriately for this walking field trip by wearing tennis shoes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and comfortable outdoor clothing.
All children who did not order a bagged lunch from the BMES Café, will need to bring a healthy lunch in a disposable bag, as we will be eating a picnic lunch on the grounds of the farm.Thank You!
Our June Celebration Picnic:
On Friday, June 2nd an “End of Year” celebration picnic has been planned in honor of our students’ hard work and achievement of their second-grade learning goals!
We are going to need your support to make this celebration an enormous success for all our second graders! Please look for the “Picnic/Celebration Flyer” in your child’s communication folder to volunteer and/or support this day. Kindly, let us know if you are available to help by returning the form no later than May 26th.
As well, please be sure to send a dry, labeled snack and water bottle with your child on this special day, as we will be outside all morning! Please put sunscreen on your child prior to sending them to school.
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.
If your child was chosen to have an IXL account, it is very important that they practice it at home as often as possible. It is a math program used to help with remediation or extension depending on where your child needed support. Unfortunately, we were only given 10 seats per class, so names were selected for seat at highest need. Your child was sent home with a sheet that contained their information. They are also using it during our math center time daily as a support.
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.