November 28, 2011: Spelling~Unit 11

This week, we are working on Unit 11 in Spelling. Your child should have brought home their pretest today along with their spelling homework paper. Homework is due back by Friday. This week’s skill is working with the different spellings of the long a sound, ay, ai, and a-consonant-e. Please visit Spelling City to practice this week’s words with some fun games.  If you would like to practice this week’s skill, just click on the picture below. There are 3 activities to do there.

THIS WEEK”S SPELLING WORDS ARE:  way, find, use, may, water, people

November 28, 2011: Social Studies Unit~Celebrations Around the World

Today we started our Celebrations Around the World unit in Social Studies. For the next three and a half weeks, we will be “traveling” all over the world leaning about how different countries celebrate the holidays. Today, we got our suitcases (that we decorated last week) and a plane ticket. Each day, students will get their plane ticket punched as they board the plane to travel to the ”country of the day”. As a culminating activity, we will be having a huge celebration in the gym with the other second grade classes. We will be eating foods from different countries, playing games from different countries, and doing lots of different crafts.

November 27, 2011: Weekly Reminders

MONDAY: We have Library on Monday, don’t forget your books. We also have Gym so please wear/bring your tennis shoes.

SOCIAL STUDIES TEST: We will be having our test on Then and Now on Tuesday. Please make sure that you are reviewing the study guide that you took home last week.

MATH TEST: We will be finishing up Unit 3 on Monday. We will be reviewing on Tuesday and Wednesday and will have our Unit 3 Math test on Thursday. Please make sure you are going over the review sheets that come home and practice skills that you are having trouble with.

DECEMBER SELF-ESTEEM PROJECT: Before the break, your child should have brought home the December Self-Esteem project which was a stocking to decorate. Please be sure to return your stocking by Wednesday. We will be hanging them out in the hallway around our fireplace.

EARLY RELEASE: Wednesday will be an Early Release Day. Dismissal will be at 1:30.

BOOK ORDERS: The December book order forms will be coming home on Monday. If you would like to order, please send back the forms and money by Friday. Please remember that you can also order online and it will earn us a free book for our classroom library. We will be doing a book gift exchange at our Christmas party and this is a great way to pick up your book for that.

GRANDPARENTS & DONUTS: On Friday we will have a special grandparents breakfast before school. Grandmas and grandpas are invited to come enjoy a donut with our students beginning at 7:45 until school starts at 8:30.

Beautiful decorated green Christmas tree drawing with red baubles(balls) clip art picture with Christmas(Xmas) star hd(hq) wallpaper free download religious Christmas  images and Christan pictures

November 27, 2011: Spelling City

The last time that we visited the computer lab, we went to a website called Spelling City. This is an awesome website to play games with our spelling words. There is a link to the site on the right-hand side of the blog under “Educational Links.” You can also click on the picture below to get there. Once there, find the unit that we are working on. Then you can take a practice test, click on “Teach” to hear the words being spelled and used in a sentence, or click on “games” to play games with the words. It’s a great way to practice for the weekly tests. Have fun!!!!

November 24, 2011: Thanksgiving Day

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!!! I hope you all enjoy your day with family and friends and eating all of the yummy food. I will be spending the day at my mom’s with my family. My daughter, Kayla, will be dancing at the Detroit Lion’s halftime show with Nickelback. This is her fifth year dancing during the Thanksgiving show and we are very excited to see her on TV. Here is a picture of her with her best friend Gina at the dress rehearsal (she’s the one on the right.)

November 23, 2011: THANK YOU!!!

On Monday, we had our Thanksgiving Feast with the other two second grades. It was truly a wonderful day!!! I just wanted to thank all of our parents who sent in food and drinks. I also want to thank all of our parents who took time out of their busy day to come in and join us. It was great to see everyone and the kids really appreciated your help. I am blessed to have such wonderful parents this year!!! We really couldn’t have done this without ALL of you!!!!