2nd grade newsletter May 24, 2018 Reading /English/Science : This week we continued with our reports on Dinosaurs. We finished our final copies. We showed off our dioramas during our “Living Museum”. Loved ones and all of the classrooms in our building were invited to come into our lunchroom/”Museum”. The students wore their lab coats and a button that said “PRESS HERE for more information.” When loved ones and students from another class pressed the button, our second graders “came alive” and started reading their reports and giving information about their dinosaurs. Everyone did a great job and we were very proud of the second graders. Next week we will read The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl. Every year, the second grade students really enjoy this book. We will make predictions and try to guess what the crocodile will do next in the story. We will also write in our end-of-the-year memory books. Math: We took our End of the Year assessment. The students did very well with this. Some areas of weakness were 2 and 3-digit addition and subtraction. Make sure to practice these skills over the summer to ensure that your child retains these 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. Dates to Remember: Monday, May 28th -No School, Memorial Day Tuesday, May 29th- V-Video Day: Watch a video with your grade level today! Junior Achievement will visit with us in the morning. Wednesday, May 30th – W-Walk Day: Wear your gym shoes and be ready to take a walk today! Flat Stanley Day for second grade. Please send in a set of clothes your child can use to dress their “flat” selves if you have not done so already. Thank you to those who have brought it in. These clothes will be returned later that day—they will not be glued down, cut, etc. Also, children are encouraged to bring a “flat” snack that day for snack time Thursday, May 31st – X-X-change Autographs Day: Students can bring in their yearbooks today to sign—weather permitting, we will head outside with some other classes to sign yearbooks. Friday, June 1st- Y- Year End Cleaning Day! Rag N Bag Day for second grade. Please send in a rag (which will be tossed away) and a bag (which will be sent home with school supplies) for your child that day if you have not done so already. Thank you to those who have brought it in. Family Picnic Day during lunch time 12:00-12:40pm. Please RSVP with the office if you will be attending that day. Monday, June 4th-Z-Zip Up Your Backpack and Zoom Out of School Day! Last Day of the School Year!!! Beach Towels, Books, and Board Games Day. On this day, please send your child with a beach towel, book, and board game. Your child may also bring in their yearbook to have it signed by their classmates. Report cards will be distributed today. *This is the last newsletter of the year. It has been an absolute pleasure having your child in my class this year. We have learned so much together and I am so proud of how successful the year was. Thank you for being so supportive this school year and for working together to help your child succeed. Have a safe and relaxing summer! Before you know it, school will be starting again!