SPELLING- Unit 10 spelling words are: way, find, use, may, water. Please practice your spelling words nightly!
MATH-We are finishing up unit 3 this week. Look for review sheets to come home Thursday and Friday. Test is planned for Monday Dec. 5th.
SOCIAL STUDIES-We are finishing up our Then and Now social studies unit. We will be rieviewing Tuesday with the test planned for Wed., Nov 30th.
Starting Dec. 1st we will be studying Celebrations around the world. We will learn about holiday traditions from through out the world for the next 3 weeks. Our culminating activity will be a Celebrations around the World celebration in the gym with the entire 2nd grade in the morning on December 14th. A sheet came home asking for volunteer and donations for this amazing activity. Look for a confirmation sheet to come home shortly if you volunteered to send something in!
EARLY RELEASE DAY-Early release day is Wednesday Nov 30th at 1:30pm.
GRANDPARENTS & DONUTS-On Friday we will have a special grandparents breakfast before school. Have grandma and grandpa come enjoy a donut with our students beginning at 7:45 until school starts at 8:30.
POLAR EXPRESS PARTY-We are planning a Polar Express party on Dec. 21st. Look for a note to come home on this actvity!
Monday we had our Thanksgiving Feast! The kids had a great time eating and enjoying their friends!
Take a peek at our feast!
During Daily 5 we are learning to think about what we are reading and expand on that thinking. One of the first strategies the children learned was wonderings. The children write their wonderings on a post-it note and then confirm their thinking as they continue reading.
The kids did such a great job disguising their turkeys I made a slideshow of everyone’s work!
Take a peek at the slideshow!
Today we chose words that make us think of Thanksgiving! The children each gave me 3 words. If the words were multiples the word becomes bigger in the wordle. Family won!!!
Take a peek at our wordle
Today we had a video conference with a second grade class at Axtell Elementary School in Texas. The children shared their disguised turkeys with eachother. Afterwards we had a chance to ask eachother questions about their school and community.
This week is very short. We only have school Monday and Tuesday!
NO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd –SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27th
THANKSGIVING FEAST-Today we had our annual 2nd grade feast! The kids had a wonderful time making vegetable soup and homemade butter. We then shared some yummy Thanksgiving favorites along with our soup: mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, cornbread and of course pumpkin pie! Thank you to all our families that donated food items and moms and dads that came in to help serve!!!
DISGUISED TURKEY-Tomorrow we are having a long distance learning experience with a school in Texas. The children are going to show their turkeys and tell our new friends what they are disguised as. Hopefully we will have a chance to ask the other class questions about their school.
ENJOY YOUR FAMILY, GOOD FOOD AND TOGETHERNESS!
Just a reminder!
Monday we are making vegetable soup. Please send in 1 cup of a cut up vegetable to add to our soup! I can’t wait to taste it!
SPELLING- This week our spelling words are: did, down, made, over, only. Please continue to work on spelling words nightly. Don’t forget to review old words, as they recycle through the tests.
DISGUISED TURKEY-Please remember to send in your disguised turkey on Monday. On Tuesday, November 22nd we are showing our turkeys to another 2nd grade classroom in Texas.
CONFERENCES-I am looking forward to meeting with all my parents this week. Conferences are scheduled for Wed. & Thurs. evening. Please let me know if you cannot make your scheduled time.
1/2 day on Thursday, November 17th-children will be released at 12:00
Wednesday we made a landform cookie and map that represented what we put on the cookie. The kids had a great time building and then eating their cookie!