It is hard to believe that it is already the end of the year! I have enjoyed spending the year with all the students in our class community, helping them grow both socially and academically. On Tuesday, I will return them to you; they will be inches taller, months older, pounds heavier, more responsible, and wiser than before.
It has been my honor to watch their personality unfold, and watch their amazing development throughout the year. I give them back reluctantly, as we have spent the past ten months together and I will miss them more than you can know. I wish we could continue on- as we have lived, laughed, played, studied, learned, and enriched our lives together this year.
Remember that I will always be interested in your child and in your child’s life. Please call on me if there is anything further I can ever do for your child, as I am always here for them!
Monday- Please send your child with a cleared out backpack- lots will come home!
Tuesday- We will enjoy light snacks and the short film Ralph S, Mouse. Dismissal is at 12:00-
Field Trip Information:
I am so excited about our field trip tomorrow! It looks like it’s going to be a HOT one! I want to send along a couple of reminders.
- It is going to be HOT! Please make sure that the children have plenty of water to drink. We will be encouraging them to drink throughout the day.
- Children will need to bring a lunch with them. Please, no glass bottles!
- They can have a snack on the ride up, and the ride back. Please send two snacks that do NOT include nuts. There are 2nd graders with nut allergies, and we want to ensure their safety on the bus. Cut fruit is a great idea, since we can’t have drinks on the bus.
- If children bring electronic devices, the games must be school appropriate, and they are responsible for them. I told the children that they will need to carry them with them. We cannot leave them on the bus.
- We will be outside most of the afternoon. Please apply bug spray and sunscreen in the morning. I cannot give any to them.
- We will be leaving at 8:15, and returning to the school by 4. Children will need to be picked up at 4, at the school. If your child is being picked up by someone other than yourself, please let me know so that we can ensure their safety!
Thank you for all of your help making this such a fun day for the 2nd graders! If you have any questions or concerns, as always, feel free to contact me!
Field Day Information:
Tuesday is Field Day and New Boston Central School. Your students will come home with a class t-shirt tomorrow that I would like them to wear for field day. We will spend some time signing each others t-shirts after field day is over.
As we will be on the lower field for the entire morning, I strongly suggest sunscreen, bug spray, and a water bottle.
We will attend the school-wide awards assembly on Friday morning, and the remainder of the week will be spent on end of the year activities and a special gift for those special fathers!
End of the Year Party:
I find the end of the year to be quite hectic, as we have so much going on school-wide. I do not host a typical end of the year party, but instead will make the last day of school extra special for the kiddos with a movie, and a few surprise gifts. If you would like to donate water, popcorn, or a treat (please make sure everything is nut free) for the kiddos to enjoy during the movie, just let me know!
This will be our last week in the Wonders reading program. We will study the question, Why is teamwork important? This is a fantastic topic to study anytime, but especially before field day! As this is our last week in the reading program, it will also be the last week of spelling for the year. The students will study words that have the le syllable. As we read this week we will work to identify the main idea and important details.
In math this week we will wrap up our learning about dividing objects into equal groups. As well, I will introduce students to the Everyday Math Approach for multi-digit subtraction. This method is called expand and trade subtraction. I have included a helpful parent’s guide to this approach to subtraction. Again, we are trying to ensure the students understand why they trade or borrow before we introduce the traditional algorithm.
Parent Guide to expand and trade subtraction:
We are wrapping up the year writing poetry and research reports. Many of the students have completed a research report about an ecosystem and are moving onto their final choice research project. For both projects, they have used the platform glogster. The kiddos can log on from home and share their work with you!
June 12th- Squam Lake Field Trip
8:15-4:00- please arrange for transportation for your child at promptly 4:00
Don’t forget to apply bug spray and sunscreen– packed lunches a must this day
June 13th – Field Day 8:15-10:30ish (another great day for sunscreen and bug spray)
June 20th – Last day of school; dismissal at 12:00