Welcome to the "Brilliant Bunch" Second Grade Class!
We Work Each and Every Day the "Wildcat Way" with Swag!
Please feel free to contact me at anytime as your child's safety, happiness, and learning success is my first priority! firstname.lastname@example.org
What we are Learning:
Reading Review summarizing utilizing “Plot Maps” and “Story Elements.”
Writing- Persuasive Writing. Students will begin writing persuasive booklets to extend writing to be stronger, longer, and more convincing.
Social Studies- Continue inquiry into Famous Americans. Introduce people who changed our world. Each classroom will rotate the introduction of various famous Americans to include: Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, George Washington Carver, Rosa Parks, Abraham Lincoln, Cesar Chavez, and Jackie Robinson. Students will explore the contributions of these Famous Americans over the next few weeks.
Math: Data Analysis and Probability. Students will review surveying to create picture graphs, pictographs, and bar graphs. Students will also analyze a variety of graphs and write facts supporting the information, which they represent. Introduce probability and key vocabulary words, certain, likely, equally likely, not likely, and impossible.
February 22nd – Math Test, Graphs and the analysis of graphs.
February 24th – Reading, Summarizing and plot maps
February 24th – Famous Americans Quick Check
Important Upcoming Dates:
February 20th – No School Presidents’ Day
February 23rd- Family Math Night - 6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.
March 14th-BMES PTO Meeting
March 15th – Third Quarter Interims Distributed
March 24th- Variety Show
April 4th – BMES PTO Night
April 7th – No School for Students, Teacher Workday
April 10th- April 17 No School, Spring Break
Sincerest Thanks!- My sincere thanks for the Lovely “Brilliant Bunch” Valentine’s Day! Love was in the air on this very special day in second grade. I greatly appreciated spending the day full of Valentine’s and “Sweet Acts of Kindness” which were enjoyed by all. Thank you all for the much-needed replenishment of school supplies. I also especially appreciated the beautiful homemade cards, chocolates, orchids, roses, jewelry and gifts. Heart, Mrs. Polhamus
Cupid Calls! Come join us TONIGHT at BMES for the 2017 “Cupid Ball.” Dance your little hearts out” from 7:00p.m. until 9:00p.m.. The dance will be complete with Pizza, drinks, candy, photo booth and D.J.
Family Math Night: Family Math Night at BMES will be this week on Thursday, February 23rd from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.. If you would like to participate, fill out and return a Family Math Night flyer ASAP, as you do not want to miss this fun night of math games and information.
BMES Variety Show:
BMES Variety Show will be held on March 24th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m.. Please be sure to mark your calendars and save the date for this exciting BMES event.
Now that we are deep into the winter season, we are unable to go outside frequently due to outdoor temperatures that are too cold, rain, or too much snow on the ground. With that said, we are often playing indoors, so if you have any new or gently used games you no longer use and would like to donate to the classroom, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
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 fundamentals will be necessary for success with computational fluency and accuracy.
RAZ Kids Online Reading Makes a great New Year’s Resolution!
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 created by their teacher.
All students have information regarding their individual RAZ kids reading accounts with their personal username and the password.
As the year continues to progress, teachers will adjust Raz Kids reading levels as needed to ensure students are accessing books that they can read independently and find interesting to read.
This is a great way to make reading fun at home. Go to www.kidsa-z.com, click on kids login, type in mpolhamus0, and your child’s name. Next, your child will type in their password to gain access to a multitude of leveled books to read J
Each Monday & Friday you will find all your child’s graded classwork, quick checks, quizzes, and tests being sent home via the “Blue Communication Folder.”
Each Friday, you can expect a newsletter outlining Important Notes, Announcements, Curriculum Information and Assessments for the upcoming week. Please use this newsletter to support your child in his/her learning.