I cannot believe we are already into the month of February! Wow!
This coming week we will be wrapping up our Unit 3 in Wonders and we will be taking our Unit 4 Math Assessment. We have been learning a lot about different kids of weather, tracking weather patterns, different kinds of weather events and weather tools. Today during our Fun Friday Time we built ANEMOMETERS to measure wind speed. Check out the amazing pictures below....great team work!
A Few Reminders:
-Please send picture of your child reading to me via text or email for our new bulletin board
-Valentines' Day Celebration for students will be in class Feb. 14th (Valentine Boxes Due this day)
- Jump Rope for Heart is also February 14th - Please bring in forms/donations when you have them. I will make sure they get to Mrs. Baines.
Be on the lookout for a SignUpGenius link for our Valentine's Day Party.
KUDDOS to us!!! We were one of the top 5 classes school-wide to earn 100 PAWS cards for fantastic lunchroom and hallway behavior! Congrats to the SUPER BOBCATS!!! They earned every PAWS card!
WE are in NEED of GLUESTICKS! :)
Have a great weekend!
The last two weeks we have tied "magnet and forces" activities into our day, that coincide with our Wonders unit. In math we are working on place value; including the ones, tens and hundreds place. We are also working on telling time to the nearest 5 minutes. Please make sure to practice telling time at home on analog and digital clocks. This week in math we will be measuring by the foot, inches and centimeters!
We are expected to have a 2 hour delay tomorrow, but please be on the lookout for Unit 3 Math Assessment that will be placed in their cubbies for them to take home!
*Scholastic Order forms went home on Friday. There are an abundance of books $3 and below at your child's reading level. If you have any questions about their individual reading level please let me know. We refer to the "5 finger test" in the classroom. If they read a page and get a few words incorrect, it is an "okay" book for them. If they get 5 or more errors on one page, it may be too challenging for them and may also hinder their comprehension. *Scholastic orders will be due back by this FRIDAY, January 25th. Thank you!
Thank you very much for all of the Theme Basket donations! Out basket looks amazing! Each student is given one ticket to place in one of the raffles for a chance to win a basket. All other tickets can be purchased either before school, after school or the night of the Lip Sync Contest, which is this Saturday night!
Parents...Thank you for all you do!
What a week!
We are half way through conferences!!! I am enjoying getting you caught up on what we have been working on in class and the progress all of my students have made!
Coming up this week...
-AIMsWeb Numeracy and Literacy Winter Benchmarks
-Unit 3 Wonders Assessment
This month the second grade team will be planning some STEM rotations from classroom to classroom and I will also be planning some special events in the classroom as well. We are looking for a few items... Please send me an email if you would like to donate so I can mark it off my list.
I would need these items by this Friday.
Empty paper towel rolls for a STEM project
80 cardboard/styrofoam cups for hot cocoa
10 boxes of cornstarch
5 containers of WHITE hair conditioner
On Friday we were able to take part in a really cool experiment! First we watched a power point presentation on germs, created by one of the 2nd grade parents. Then, we were able to put "germ lotion" on our hands and look at the germs under a black light. We then washed our hands with soap and water and looked under the black light again to see if they were really clean. We learned very quickly how thoroughly we need to wash our hands in order for the germs to be washed away!
We had a very busy day Friday along with our snow delay! We took our spelling test, phonics test, coins assessment and our owl adaptations assessment too!
This coming week there will be NO spelling homework, but instead a special "Helping Assignment" that will be due back after Thanksgiving on November 26th. We will also be taking our Unit 2 Math Assessment.
What an amazing experience to have Eyes on Owls come to our school for second graders. We kicked off our owl unit with 5 different owls. We will be wrapping up our week on owls on Friday (if the snow allows). We will take an assessment on owls and what we have learned about habitats! We have also been comparing and contrasting between bats and owls and everything we have learned about them so far.
That very same day, students got to dissect their very own owl pellet! They loved every minute of it!!!
Next week we will take our Unit 2 Math Assessment and move on to Unit 3 after Thanksgiving.
We are also coming to the point in time where we night start switching up some RTI groups depending on student needs. If your child is going to start seeing reading or math support, I will reach out and contact you before we begin our new groups.
Report cards will be going home around December 14th. Grade close on December 3rd and conferences will begin shortly after. Please make sure to sign up for a conference so we can chat about your child and the progress they have made so far.
Enjoy the photos!
What an incredible learning experience just a short walk down town can be! I love our town and the layers of history within New Boston.
Our first stop was at the Historical Society Building where we watched a small video and met our guest speakers. We then traveled with our guest speakers past the North East Cafe, Nan's House, Parker Mill, the old Ice House grounds, through the woods, across the foot bridge ending up at the library for snack.
Please enjoy the photos taken from our walking field trip.
If you haven't stopped by our classroom lately...here are a few awesome things we have been working in in second grade...
After our Bat Unit, we worked on a bat acrostic poem. Other bat activities will be going home this week.
Pumpkins! During our pumpkin unit, we compared and contrasted different pumpkins. We weighed, measured and counted seeds!
Check out our hard work!
Just a reminder that our Walking Field Trip will be tomorrow. We will leave at 8:15am and return to the building right before lunch. Students will need to bring a snack and water in their lunch box that is easy to carry. We will be stopping for snack about half way through the walk. Please make sure to wear weather appropriate shoes, clothing, jackets, hat and mittens. It will be very chilly tomorrow morning...mid 30's.
Our Halloween celebration was a lot of fun! We had some amazing costumes in 2nd grade this year! Please enjoy the pictures below!
As a reminder...
Tuesday - No School - Voting Day and Teacher Workshop Day
Wednesday - is our visit with Eyes on Owls and we will get to meet some interesting feathered friends.
Friday - Spelling test and homework packet due
Just a reminder that we go outside TWICE a day for recess and the occasional fire drill where we are outside for 20 minutes. Please make sure your child comes to school dressed in a warm jacket, hat and gloves daily...
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