2nd grade newsletter May 18, 2018 Reading /English : This week we read the Chinese fairy tale of Cinderella, Yeh-Shen. We also read the classic version that most students are familiar with. We compared and contrasted the two versions, as well as discussed the sequence of events (beginning, middle and end of the story). We reviewed classifying and categorizing text, as well as analyzing/evaluating the text (telling how you feel about the text and why). Our phonics/spelling skill for this week was the ou and ow sound. Math: We finished chapter 11 this week, which was on geometry and fractions. Early next week, we will take an End of the Year math assessment to see how well the students are retaining their second grade math skills. *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 11, lessons 9 through 11 if you are trying to look up the lessons online** Science/Social Studies: This week we wrapped up our dinosaur unit. The students have been typing out their reports and have been getting ready for next week’s Living Museum! Homework and Dates to Remember: NO HOMEWORK FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR! ???? Monday, May 21st – R-Recess Day: Enjoy an extra recess time today! Tuesday, May 22nd – S-Soak Up the Sun Day: Wear sunglasses today! Wednesday, May 23rd- T-T Shirt Day: Wear your favorite t-shirt to school! 2nd Grade’s Living Museum today. Come and check out our dinosaur dioramas and hear from our “scientists”! Loved ones are welcome to attend any time between 10:00am to 11:15am. Thursday, May 24th – U- U Look Fabulous Day: Today wear your favorite fancy outfit! Friday, May 25th - No School, Teacher In-Service Our last 4-day week of school! Monday, May 28th—No School, Memorial Day Tuesday, May 29th — V-Video Day: Watch a video with your grade level today Wednesday, May 30th- W-Walk Day: Wear gym shoes and be ready to take a walk outside today! Flat Stanley Day for 2nd grade Thursday, May 31st – X-X-change Autographs Day: Yearbook signing will take place today! Friday, June 1st-Y-Year-End Cleaning Day Bag and Rag Day and annual Family Picnic Day during lunch time 12:00-12:40 (Make sure you RSVP with the front office if you have not done so already) Monday, June 4th -Z-Zip Up Your Backpack and Zoom Out of School! Last Day of School!! Bring a beach towel, a book and a board game that day!