Art- Every other week P.E.
Library Music P.E.
2nd grade newsletter May 11, 2018 Reading /English : This week we started our reports on Dinosaurs. We have been looking up facts and filling out our fact sheets. We also made our “lab coats”, which we will be wearing during our “Living Museum” on Wednesday, May 23. (Remember that dioramas are due on Friday, May 18). This week and next week we will write “sloppy copies” and complete our final drafts. Our reports will be at least five paragraphs long—we are getting the students ready for 3rd grade next year! Spelling: This week’s words focused on the months of the year. Next week will be our last spelling test of the year! We will take the pretest on Monday and the post test on Friday, May 18. Math: We continued with Chapter 11 this week. This part of the chapter focuses on fractions. This week we reviewed equal parts and what makes halves, thirds, fourths, etc. We will take the chapter test next Friday, May 18. *Remember to log into www.thinkcentral.com if your child is having difficulty with a concept. There are videos on the website that show you step-by-step instructions. **This past week we reviewed chapter 10, lessons 8 and 9 if you are trying to look up the lessons online** Science/Social Studies: We worked on our Dinosaur Research Projects. *A BIG THANK YOU to all of the chaperones who came with us to the Field Museum on Tuesday! The students had a blast checking out Sue the T-Rex and all the other dinosaurs, as well as the mummies, Pawnee Earth Lodge, and all of the other awesome things at the museum! We definitely couldn’t do it without our volunteers! Homework and Dates to Remember: *Make sure you are working on your dinosaur dioramas all this week. They are due this Friday! Monday, May 14th –M-Music Day: Listen to music while you work today! Homework- Work on dinosaur dioramas Tuesday, May 15th –N-Name Day: Change your name for the day! Make a name tag and display it! Homework- Poetry Folder and read Cinderella in your textbook *Return to school the next day your Reading Homework Slip and your textbook. Wednesday, May 16th- O-Outside Day: Be ready to go outside for an extra recess today! Homework- Work on dinosaur dioramas Thursday, May 17th- P-Poppins Day: Help celebrate Mrs. Binzen’s retirement by wearing one of her favorites-Mary Poppins, ladybugs, Elvis, music notes. Homework-Study for tomorrow’s math test and read Yeh-Shen in your textbook *Return to school the next day your Reading Homework Slip and your textbook. Grammar, Phonics, Vocabulary, and Comprehension online assessments today. Friday, May 18th- Q-Quiet Day: Bring a pillow, a book, and read quietly under your desk today! Dinosaur dioramas due today. Chapter 11 Math test today. Field Day today! Make sure to wear gym shoes to school today! Free SCO Hot Lunch for those that handed in permission slips. Spelling test today (Last spelling test of the year!). Upcoming events and dates: Wednesday, May 23rd– Living Museum today. Parents are welcomed to come anytime between 10-11:15am to view the “exhibits” and hear from the “scientists” at the museum! Friday, May 25th- No School, Teacher’s Institute Day Monday, May 28th- No School, Memorial Day Wednesday, May 30th - Flat Stanley Day (more information will come home about this day in the near future) Friday, June 1st - Bag and Rag Day (more information will come home about this day in the near future) and Family Picnic Day during lunch Thursday, June 4th - Last Day of School!! Bring a beach towel, a book and a board game that day!