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2nd grade newsletter February 23, 2018 Reading/English : This week’s story was The Signmaker’s Assistant, a humorous fiction text about a boy who makes silly signs to see if the townspeople follow them or not. We learned about words that have shades of meaning, which means synonyms and how some have a stronger meaning than others. We also discussed text and graphic features—we used pictures from the story to tell us more about the plot. We also read the play The Trouble with Signs. Our grammar skill of the week focused on using commas in dates, places, and in friendly letters. Spelling: This week our spelling pattern dealt with words with the ar sound. Next week, we will take our pre-test on Monday, February 26 and the post-test on Friday, March 2. Math: We continued with Chapter 7, focusing on time. We reviewed time to the hour and half hour, time to every 5 minutes, and the difference between AM and PM. We will be taking the Chapter 7 test over money and time on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Please look for the study guide to go home next week on Tuesday. *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 7, lessons 8-10 if you are trying to look up the lessons online** Science: We continued our unit on matter. We discussed what molecules would look like under a microscope and used Fruit Loops to create models. Homework and Dates to Remember: Monday, February 26- Homework-Math worksheet Tuesday, February 27–Homework- Poetry Folder and read Heroes: Then and Now p.194-196*Return to school the next day your Reading Homework Slip and your textbook. *Study for tomorrow’s math test Wednesday, February 28–Chapter 7 math test over money and time today. Homework- Math worksheet Thursday, March 1–Homework- Read Dex: The Heart of a Hero p.162-189 *Return to school the next day your Reading Homework Slip and your textbook. Online assessments for grammar and phonics tests today. Friday, March 2- **12:10 dismissal today due to Teacher’s In-service. Remember, students can still bring in a snack to eat, but no lunch today. Spelling Test today. Online assessments for vocabulary and comprehension today. Monday, March 5 - No School, Pulaski Day Monday, March 12- Leprechaun Traps are due today. *A letter explaining this project went home this week. *Please note: Students cannot use a “No Homework Pass” for this project. Every student must complete it.