Spring fever is among us! We are all excited about our upcoming Spring Break! We have much to learn over the next four days and will be wrapping up a couple of our units prior to leaving for break. If you know your child will be leaving early, please let me know so I can get them caught up before they leave. You can contact me at email@example.com.
Learning Goals for the Week of April 3rd:
Reading: Review questioning and cause and effect. Practice “Green” questioning skills to include: who, what, when, where, why, and how. “Yellow” questioning skills to include; comparing similarities and differences and cause & effect, and “Red” questioning skills to include: I wonder why?, Why do you think?, Why would?, How could?, and What if?.
Writing: Introduce creative writing and provide opportunities for students to observe creative writing in poetry and begin their own creative writing pieces.
Science: Introduce the Water Cycle. Students will identify the characteristics of the water cycle and how it effects weather.
Math: Double-digit subtraction, estimating differences, and borrowing tens with subtraction. Subtract one-digit from two-digit numbers and finding differences in story problems.
April 4th- Math – Story Problems
April 6th- Science- Water Cycle
April 6th- Reading- Questioning Quiz
April 7th – No School for Students, Teacher Workday
April 10th- April 17 No School, Spring Break
April 28th- Field Day
Homework/Word Study Holiday: There will be homework or word study this week as it is a short week and next week is spring break. The second grade team has planned an instructional focus for word study of homophones within their individual classes.
The Ned Show: On March 30th, students participated in a school-wide “NED Show” Character Education Assembly. The program centered upon three important messages that have lifelong relevance:
*Never Give Up
* Encourage Others
* Do Your Best
As students learned about NED’S messages they also enjoyed storytelling, magic, humor, and Yo-Yo tricks. Ned Gear order forms were sent home last week after the show and a variety of items are available for purchase thru April 6th. Yo- Yo instruction for tons of Old Fashioned Fun after the show is available at www.theNEDshow.com/KIDZ
Field Day Lunch Pre-Order Forms: BMES Field Day will be held on Friday, April 28th. Students who wish to buy lunch from school will need to pre- order their lunch from the Wildcat Café. All pre- orders will be due no later than April 4th. Please be sure to look in your child’s blue communication folder for the Field Day Cafeteria Pre Order forms .
Headphones: 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.