Peek at the Week 3-31

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Spelling words of the week-again, off, went, old, number. The skill this week is contractions. Our tests are up to 16 words. 5 new words and 11 old words from previous tests. Make sure you study old words-especially homophones.

Last week we finished Unit 7 is math. We will be reviewing Monday and Tuesday with the test planned for Wednesday. We will start unit 8 when we get back from spring break.

The Social Studies unit is moving along. We are learning about opportunity cost, natural resources and product goods and services.

Our field trip to Denewith’s nursery is right after spring break. Please send in permission slip and money as soon as possible. We are also looking for 2 more chaperones. Please let me know if you can join us.

Spring break is April 5th through 14th. Hopefully the weather will break and everyone can spend lots of time outside! I know I’m ready for spring!

If you have a chance take a peek at our classroom blog and weebly to see what we are doing in class! If you tweet make sure to follow us on twitter! 

Rainbow Similes

Last week we wrote rainbow similes and used the Pic Collage app to showcase our work. Take a peek at a few! All the collages are on the Weebly under the student work tab. 

BINGO night at IKE

Fun times at school Friday night. Families had  a chance to play a few games of bingo and win some pretty cool prizes. 

School Wide Read-in

On Friday afternoon we had our read in! The kids brought in pillows, blankets and books from home. We spent an hour enjoying books.

Book treasure-Purple, Green and Yellow

We read a the book Purple, Green and Yellow by Robert Munsch book on Friday. It is a really funny story about a little girl who wants coloring markers. First she colors with washable marker then moves on to smelly markers and finally on to super-indelible-never-come-off markers. Funny things happen when she decides to paint just one finger nail purple. 

Robert Munsch has a great website where he reads all his books. Take a peek at the website and listen to his hilarious stories!

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Peek at the Week-March 24th

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Spelling words of the week-place, well, such, here, take. The skill for the week is letters that have two different sounds. Such as the letter c and g and y.

We are continuing Unit 7 in math. We are working on patterns in numbers, compliments of 10, how to add sets of numbers mentally and to be able to look for patterns to help add up the sets. Please continue practicing adding and subtracting for mad minute. Having fact power will help with this unit.

We are continuing our nonfiction writing unit-personal expertise. We are writing a class book on being in 2nd grade. We are all experts on being in 2nd grade. As we work on sections of our book student will transfer what they learned to their own expert book.

As we continue our theme on tolerance we are also going to work on retelling skills. We are going to start out working on verbally telling stories with all its parts then to working on written retellings.

We have a science test Monday. Review sheet came home Friday.

Social Studies unit starts this week. We will be focusing on needs and wants. 

Peek at the Week-March 17th

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Spelling words of the week-why, help, put, different, away. Skill for the week is putting words in ABC order. NOTE-the wrong spelling homework went home Mon night. The correct one will be going home Tues. Sorry!!

Today we started unit 7. This unit focuses on patterns in counting and doubles, mental arithmetic, ordering no#s and finding the median. We have moved on to harder subtraction facts for mad minute. This has been really difficult for students- please practice at home.

This week we are starting on a new nonfiction writing unit-personal expertise. We are going to discover what we are experts at and write a nonfiction piece on it. We are going to learn about nonfiction text features and add them to the writing. The students really enjoy this unit.

Our new reading theme is tolerance. We will be reading a set of book that revolve around that theme. We will be discussing and writing what it means to us to tolerate so me thing or someone.

This week we are finishing up the measuring science unit. We are learning about volume, single substances, mixtures and how to separate them. Look for a review sheet to come home Friday with the test planned for Monday March 24th.

Report cards come home Thursday.