We finished up our Landform unit with a yummy activity!! The children decorated an island with different chocolates and frosting. We then made a map to go along with it!!
This week we read one of my favorite authors-Robert Munch!!
-“Ugly, ugly, very ugly,” decrees the class when Stephanie arrives in school with a ponytail. But the next day, all the girls have ponytails, too. Dismayed and disgusted by these copycats, Stephanie has her Mom move her ponytail to one side with the same results. After wearing it top and front as well, Stephanie confronts the class with her final act of defiance-she announces that she’s going to shave her head! Next day, her teacher and classmates are bald as billiard balls and Stephanie? Why, she’s chased from the classroom with her very ordinary ponytail flying out behind her.
Take a listen to Robert Munch reading his story!!
SPELLING- The R family has five spellings for the /er/ sound: er, ir, ur, ar, and or. Two of these spellings, however, are teenagers in the family. They will signal the family sound, but they prefer their own sound. The spelling or signals the /or/, as in “for”. The spelling ar signals /ar/, as in “car”. This week we will focus on the or spelling.
SPELLING TEST WILL BE ON THURSDAY
MATH-This week we will be finishing up our unit on fractions. Please look for a review sheet to come home Monday and Tuesday-Test will be on Thursday.
SOCIAL STUDIES-This week we are also finishing up on our Landforms unit. Please look for a review sheet to come home Monday with the test scheduled on Wednesday.
READING LOGS-Please make sure to turn in your final reading log on Monday!!!
APRIL SELF-ESTEEM PROJECT-I will be sending home the April self esteem project this week. Please send it back in on Monday,April 11th.
SPRING BREAK-Please enjoy your spring break!!! We are off from April 1st through April 10th.
SPELLING-The R Family- The R family has five spellings for the /er/ sound: er, ir, ur, ar, or. Two of these spellings, however, are teenagers in the family. They will say the family sound, but they prefer their own sound. The spelling or says /or/ as in “for”. The spelling or says /ar/ as in “car”.
–New spelling words for this week:
EARLY RELEASE DAY-We have an early release day on Tuesday March 22nd. Children will be released at 1:30
JUNIE B JONES PLAY-We will be attending a Junie B Jones play Wednesday March 23rd in the morning. We will be back in time for lunch! Please wear your Sunday best to the play.
BOOK EXCHANGE-Student Council is sponsoring a book exchange. Please send in gently used books and your child will be able to pick out new ones. Please send in books by Tuesday, March 23rd with the exchange happening on Wednesday 24th in the afternoon.
MATH-This week we are reviewing for the 3rd quarter assessment. The test will be given on Friday, March 25th. Please look for the first review sheet to come home Monday!!
READING LOGS-Please send in your reading logs Monday!!! This weeks prize is 20 minutes extra recess!!!
On Monday we are starting our Landform unit!!
Take a peek at this slide show for some definitions on Landforms.
Mrs. Short and I are attending a technology conference at COBO hall for the rest of the week!!! This morning we took a worshop and learned how to make a prezi!!
Here is my prezi!!!
The R Family- The R family has five spellings for the /er/ sound: er, ir, ur, ar, or. Two of these spellings, however, are teenagers in the family. They will say the family sound, but they prefer their own sound. The spelling or says /or/ as in “for”. The spelling or says /ar/ as in “car”.
SOCIAL STUDIES-We are having a test on Tuesday for our American Symbols unit. Review sheet should have come home on Friday.
Our next 2 week unit will be on landforms.
MATH-We have started Unit 8 on fractions. This is a fairly short unit and will test on it before Spring Break. Next week will will take a break and review and take the 3rd quarter math assessment. Look for review sheets to come home for the quarterly assessment next week.
WRITING-We just finished writing our class book for publication. We have been working on writing similies and using more precise words in our writing. This week we are writing a paper on how lucky we are and why.
MARCH IS READING MONTH-Please remember to hand in your reading logs every Monday. Second Graders are expected to read 100 minutes a week.
School wide read in is scheduled for Friday March 18th. We encourage your child to bring a pillow blanket and stuffed animal. They may also wear PJ’s that day.
TIMELINE-Don’t forget to turn in your social studies timeline on Monday!!
This weeks book treasure was The Leprechaun’s Gold by Pamela Duncan Edwards. Kindhearted Old Pat and coldhearted Young Tom set off from their tiny village for a royal contest to determine the finest harpist in all of Ireland. As the two men sit by a campfire on the eve of the contest, Young Tom secretly breaks a string on Old Pat’s harp in an attempt to ensure his own victory. Then, out of the darkness they hear a cry for help. Kindly Old Pat comes to the aid of what turns out to be a leprechaun while selfish Young Tom quickly flees the scene. At the contest the next day, both are appropriately repaid for their actions by the leprechaun and his buddies.
Click below to hear the story!