Good morning, 2nd grade families,
It was wonderful to meet with many of you at our parent-teacher conferences last Thursday! Teaching your children has been an unexpected, yet incredible adventure this semester, and we appreciate all of the support you each provide at home with reading and writing skills. If ever you have questions about your child, please email us.
Morning Forum: We are continuing to read in our small groups on Tuesday – Thursday and would love your support. On Monday, the CCs are reading A Hundred Dresses to the students, which reinforces the virtue of compassion. On Friday, we will have a nonfiction reading as a whole class.
Reading Skills: Now that we have completed our reading of Peter Pan, we will be focused on using our time this week to reflect upon the text, reference it when writing, and do re-readings as needed for understanding.
Writing Skills and Literature: The students will continue their Riggs literacy studies, focusing on the morphology of the spelling words, and learning & reviewing spelling rules. We will revisit the “y + a vowel suffix” rule as a key focus this week. Additionally, we are diagramming sentences containing a subject and a verb, plus a variance of adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases to reinforce the students’ abilities to find and identify each in sentences.
We will put into practice our excellent simple and compound sentence writing abilities while developing a persuasive response to a prompt regarding Peter Pan. The students will be introduced to the full writing process (including brainstorming, outlining, drafting, editing, and revising prior to the final draft). The students will connect our reading studies of analyzing paragraphs to their own writing.
Homework: Spelling and reading homework will be sent home on Monday, due on Wednesday. Additionally this week, we will have the rough drafts of the students’ paragraphs sent home on Thursday, due on Friday. We will update you on the day they are sent, just in case our writing goes quicker or takes longer than expected.
Tuesday: breath, breathe, breathing, breathes, continue
Wednesday: person, debt
Thursday: slowly, quickly, carefully, carelessly, gladly, sadly
Friday: personal, personally, personalize, personality, impersonal
Enjoy the week!
Mrs. Grove and Mrs. Worrell
Test on Thursday
Students will become more familiar with the life of Beethoven and Fur Elise. Students will begin to learn some of the actions and fun movements to their songs that they will sing for the Spring Showcase. This week, the music room will hold each class’s talent show. Please see the schedule sent out a couple weeks ago in regards to which class is presenting when.
Will begin to learn how to manipulate objects as it relates to that actual game of tennis through small games. Such as, drop shot game and lob shot game.
This week we continue to learn about Westward Expansion. We will be learning about Native Americans with Sequoya and the Trail of tears.
Your student is going to continue their studies on simple tools this week. Today we are finishing up with screws by demonstrating how the threads on the screw are sitting in a helical fashion. We will be investigating how the work load changes when the threads are closer and farther apart!
We are starting Generosity this week, We will need 2 Cookies from each child on Friday I will also be sending an email to parents. Thank you for your help in this little generosity project.
This week in At, students will learn about sculpture. Students will look at and discuss different types of sculptures including memorials. Students will carve clay butterflies as a memorial in honor of tolerance for The Butterfly Project, which is a international memorial representing tolerance and commemorating victims of the Holocaust. Student’s butterflies will be hung in the lobby during the production of The Diary of Anne Frank. Also, Please join us for the annual Spring Art Show on Thursday, April 18 from 5:30-8:00 pm which will exhibit art work from students in grades 1-5.