January 13, 2012: Book Treasure Book

This week our Book Treasure book is The Mitten, written by Jan Brett. When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing.  One by one, woodland animals find the mitten and crawl in; first a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger and others, each one larger than the last. Finally, a big brown bear is followed in by a tiny brown mouse, and what happens next makes a wonderfully funny climax. Today, your child should have brought home their envelope, retelling sheet, and a mitten with the animals to practice retelling the story. Envelopes and retelling sheets are due back by next Tuesday. If you would like to listen to the story again, just click on the title  below.

The Miten

January 7, 2012: Weekly Reminders

MONDAY: We have library on Monday, don’t forget your books. We also have gym class, so don’t forget to wear/bring your tennis shoes.

JANUARY PROJECT: The snowman project is due back to school by Monday.

FIELD TRIP: We will be visiting the Troy Historical Museum on Wednesday. Please remember to wear your gray, second grade t-shirt. Also, please bring a bag lunch with only dispossable items in it. Please dress for the weather, we will be traveling from building to building throughout the day.

BOOK ORDERS: The January book order forms will be coming home on Monday. If you would like to order books, please return the slips and money by Friday. Also, don’t forget you can order on-line. If you would like to order on-line, please click on here on the left hand side under Book Club Ordering.

January 5, 2012: Similes

Today we learned about similes and how to use them in our writing. We read a book called, Crazy Like a Fox, a Simile Story and watched a video on BrainPop Jr. We also wrote some similes about snow. We will be typing up our favorite on in the computer lab tomorrw and add clip art to it. Watch for a slide show of them coming soon.  Here is a cool simile video I found last year.