Ms. Short's Second Grade

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September 7, 2014: M&M Activity

On Friday, we did an M&M getting to know you activity. Students got into groups of 2-3 and took turns taking out an M&M from their bag. They used a color code key to answer questions about themselves.

September 6, 2014: Weekly Reminders

 **SIGNED PAPERS: Please take time this weekend to fill out all of the paper work that came home last week. I know it’s a lot, but it’s important that everything gets returned quickly. I would like to start using the iPads this week. If your child has not brought back the 2-sided iPad paper, they will not be allowed to use the iPad until it gets returned.

**REMIND 101: I looked at Remind101, and saw that we have 7 parents already signed up. If you have not done so, please try to sign up this weekend.

**MYSTERY READER: We have many Mystery Reader dates available. Mystery Readers come in on Fridays @ 1:00. If you or a family member are interested, please drop me a note or email to set up a date.

**HOMEWORK: A few students ended up with homework this weekend because they didn’t finish morning work yesterday. It was an addition code and color sheet of a parrot. If this was in your child’s homework folder, it needs to be completed and returned on Monday. Starting Monday, if homework is not turned in, students will lose recess.

**SPELLING: We will begin our spelling units this week. Watch for a pretest to come home on Monday, along with a homework sheet. Spelling homework is always due back to school by Friday each week. We will be having our spelling tests every Friday. The pretest that will be coming home will contain 5-6 words on it. Students are only given a portion of the words on the pretest. There will be more words on the tests. Our spelling programs spirals, and all words on the tests will be seen throughout the year on future tests.

**GYM: We have gym class on Tuesday, please make sure that your child wears or brings tennis shoes.

**SUPPLIES: If you have not done so, please send in all school supplies at the beginning of the week. We especially need the 2 composition books ASAP.

**PICTURE DAY: Don’t forget, picture day is this Friday!

May 30, 2014: Book Treasure Book

Today, we read The Rainbow Fish, written by Marcus Pfister. The Rainbow Fish is about a little fish who thought he was too good to play with the other fish. He learns his lesson about sharing. Your child should have brought home their envelope, retelling sheet and a “shimmering scale” to put in their treasure chest. Your child needs to write a detailed retelling of the story. Retelling sheets and envelopes are due back to school by Tuesday. If you would like to listen to the story again, just click below to watch a video of it on Storyline Online.

May 24, 2014: Writing Celebration

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May 19, 2014: Spelling~Unit 26

Today, your child should have brought home their spelling pretest. Please help your child study these words for the test on Friday. They should have also brought home their spelling homework. This week’s skill is working with “surprise words’ or tricky words. Please make sure your child does one of the activities listed on the sheet with the words. Please sign the top of the paper and return it to school by Friday. If you would like to play some games with this week’s words visit Spelling City, just click on the picture below.

THIS WEEK’S WORDS ARE:  line, set, own, under, read, found

May 18, 2014: Second Grade Flash Mob


May 16, 2014: Book Treasure Book

This week we read a wonderful story called, The Big-Wide Mouthed Frog. It is a traditional tale, illustrated by Ana Martin Larranaga.  In this story, a big wide-mouthed frog asks every creature he meets what they like to eat, but when he meets a crocodile he doesn’t like the crocodile’s answer. Today, your child should have brought home their retelling sheet, envelope and a frog for their treasure chests. Please help your child retell the story, this one is great for sequencing. Retelling sheets and envelopes are due back to school by Tuesday. If you would like to listen to the story again, just click on the title below.

May 15, 2014: One Seed Song

May 15, 2014: Needs of a Plant Song

May 13, 2014: Fish Celebration

Last week, we had our third Fish Celebration. We celebrated four students in our class that have been following all aspects of the Fish Philosophy. A HUGE congratulations to Emily, Jamie, Zack B., and Riley!!!!