A note went home this week about a supply drive for Beaumont ISD. That city and their schools were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey and our school district would like to help them out by sending donations of school supplies and other items they may have lost.
Thank you so much for your help!
Spelling/Phonics– This week we will have our first spelling test on Friday. Every other week we will have a spelling test and the off weeks we will have some sort of phonics lesson. Last week we reviewed and discussed nouns. Also, when we have a spelling test we will have 5 new words and the rest of the words will be review words that are posted on our word wall. Then the next time we have a spelling test those last 5 words will go on the word wall and they will get 5 more new words. Here are this week’s words.
New words: go, much, back, through, get
Review words: they, have, what, there, which, been, now little, called
Reading– We are learning how to make inferences while we are reading a passage. You make an inference when you use clues from the story plus what you already know to figure out something that the author doesn’t directly tell you.
Math– We are learning the value of each coin and how to count a mixture of coins. Please practice skip counting by 5’s and 10’s, especially in the middle of counting numbers.
Ex. 25,30, 35, 40
30, 40, 50, 60
Most students know how to skip count by 5’s and 10’s when starting at the beginning but find it difficult when starting in the middle.
Scholastic Book Order
I sent home with your child today a Scholastic Book order. It is not due till Monday, October 2. If everyone gets their order in before the due date, I may send the order in sooner. I have attached a letter with all the information about who to make the checks to and about how you can order on-line using our class code printed on the letter and order form.
There is no school on Monday, September 4th, in honor of Labor Day. Stay safe and enjoy your time with family and friends!
We had a great week! In science this week wee learned what type of weather we might experience in each season and we did a tornado experiment. In math we reviewed ways to make 10, doubles and fact families. Next week we will begin our unit on money by learning to count a collection of coins up to $1.00. In read we have been reviewing how to be a CHAMP and doing readers response in our journals from books we have read. Next week in reading we will discuss what the plot of a story is and what we need to look for, such as who are the characters, what is the setting, the problem and solution.
Today we learned a lot about the Solar Eclipse and hopefully your child will be able to explain to you what causes a solar eclipse. We did many activities, watched videos and made a hat to wear today.
Wow! We have had a lot going on the last 3 days. We are learning rules and procedures for 2nd grade and have set up all our folders and journals for the year. I know a lot of notes have gone home the last few days, hopefully your not on information overload! If you are confused about anything or have any questions about something please let me know. I absolutely love my class and have the best group of students! I think we are going to have an awesome year!
This will be my last post on the blog for the year. Wow!
Here are reminders about this week:
Tuesday is game day, students may bring a board or card game of their choice. (No Pie Face or other games of that nature)
Thursday & Friday are early release days at 11:30.
As the week goes along your child will be bringing home things from the classroom in their backpacks.
Also, no more reading logs for the year. I have collected all reading logs.
Thank you for allowing me to teach your child this year! I will truly miss this class!!
Tomorrow is our field day 12:30 – 2:30 and parents are welcome to come.
Please wear shorts, a t-shirt (no white shirts), socks and tennis shoes that you don’t mind getting messed up because they are going to get wet and muddy. Also, please bring a water bottle and a change of clothes (if they are not getting checked out early).
Only 2 weeks left! Wow!
This will be the last week for reading logs. We want to make sure we have all the books returned by Friday. We are also getting all our grades and work completed this week.
Please don’t forget that Friday is Field Day 12:30-2:30.
A note went home today with your child regarding our field trip next week. Due to the weather that occurred on Saturday we have had to change our field trip from Yesterland Farms on May 10th to Callie’s Acre on May 9th. We will still need your child to bring $5 to help cover the cost of the trip. If you have already sent $5, then it will count towards our trip to Callie’s Acre. If your child has not brought the $5, then please send it with them to school by Wednesday, May 3rd. Also, we have sent home another permission slip at the bottom of the note that went home today for Callie’s Acre and for a sack lunch. Please fill this out and return it as soon as possible. Thank you and we apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
Spelling/Phonics- We will be working on various phonemic & spelling rules.
Reading– We will continue our ocean theme from last week.
Math- We are beginning to learn multiplication concepts. Below I have attached examples of what we are learning in class.