We certainly lucked out with the weather for our field trip this week! The kiddos were amazing, and we had so much fun!
We are busy working on our biome research. Many students are wrapping up the research portion of the project and moving on to writing an informational piece about their biome. As well, they have two options for showcasing their learning once their writing is complete; a dodecahedron ball, or a glogster project they create.
We are wrapping up our final math unit this week. Students will learn how to expand and trade-first when subtracting. This is an introduction lesson to subtraction with borrowing, and always a fun one! As well we will review place value and equivalent money. The students will begin their end of the year assessment for Math on Friday.
A few big reminders this week:
On Monday, June 11th we will have our rescheduled school-wide read-a-thon celebration in the afternoon. I encourage you to send in a beach towel or blanket, as we will be reading on the grass. As well, you may want to apply bug spray or sunscreen. Children are allowed to bring a hat or sunglasses if they like.
On Thursday, June 14th we will participate in field day. Please apply bug spray and sunscreen to your child. As well, you may want to send in an extra water bottle this day. PLEASE HAVE STUDENTS WEAR THE CLASS SHIRTS THEY WERE GIVEN ON THE DAY OF THE FIELD TRIP.
On Thursday, June 21st we will have our end of the year celebration from 9:45-10:30. I have a special craft planned for the celebration (we will make picture frames for a class photo) and have some treats. Look for a sign-up genius to come via email if you would like to send in a snack. You are welcome to join us, but please know that our end of the year party is very low key. All students react to change differently, and the last day of school can be quite stressful for some!
Monday, June 11th: School-wide read-a-thon celebration
Thursday, June 14th: Field day
Thursday, June 21st: End of the year celebration – 9:45-10:30
EARLY RELEASE AT 12:00, Report Cards Come Home
We had another wonderful week in Second Grade! This week we had Mrs. Champman from the NH Audobon Society visit our classroom. She helped deepen our understanding about the ways in which seeds travel, and the impact animals have on seed dispersal.
This will be our last full week of Wonders. We will explore the question, where can your imagination take you? Our spelling pattern this week will be r controlled syllables, as in the word pattern. As well, we will revisit the reading comprehension strategy point of view.
We will begin our final mathematics unit this week. In this unit, we will explore the concepts of equal shares. This lays the foundation for students to understand division as they move to third grade. As well, I will introduce students to a more efficient strategy for subtracting larger numbers.
A few big reminders this week:
On Monday, June 4th we will have our school-wide read-a-thon celebration in the afternoon. I encourage you to send in a beach towel or blanket, as we will be reading on the grass. As well, you may want to apply bug spray or sunscreen. Children are allowed to bring a hat or sunglasses if they like.
On Thursday, June 7th we will head to Squam Lake for our field trip. There are not any special items you need to pack with your child beyond a lunch and snack. There is not an option for purchasing lunch there. I would encourage you to have your child dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, and apply bug spray. As a reminder, we will return to school at approximately 4:00. Please arrange for transportation at that time.
Monday, June 4th: School-wide read-a-thon celebration
Thursday, June 7th: Field Trip to Squam Lake